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Robins Curriculum News                                   

Monday 25th April

Our Theme

Our curriculum theme for the summer term is Ahoy Me Matey, over the term we will be exploring all things related to the sea. In the first half term we will be looking at Pirates, our key texts will be Pirates Love Underpants and A New Home for a Pirate. During this half term we will look at some famous pirates and pirate ships and will  explore maps and directions. Some activities we will complete are designing our own pirate underpants, creating a treasure map and making up our own pirate stories. We are also hoping to visit Sigglesthorne school and have a pirate day with their EYFS class. The second half term we will be looking at Sea vessels and marine life. In this half term we will explore different sea vessels and looking at things that float, we will also study different sea creatures and the importance of protecting them. Some activities we will complete are making a lighthouse, writing a sea shanty and exploring ways we can help the environment such as recycling plastics. 

Phonics and reading (Big Robins)

We will be starting our Phase 4 phonics on Monday 25th April. Below is an overview of what we will be covering in this phase.

It is important that the children are confident in their letter recognition and blending so it would be great if you could continue practising and supporting with this at home. The children will continue to be sent home with a reading book each week and we ask that you read these with them. Your child will read their reading book three times with us in school in group reading sessions, in these sessions we will focus on decoding, prosody and comprehension. 

Collection of children

Could we please ask that you send in a written note or pop us a note on Tapestry if someone different will be collecting your child. It can be very busy in a morning at the door so this will enable us to keep a track of collections.


Please keep logging in to Tapestry and commenting on your child’s activities. It is really useful for us to see your comments and it can also provide a further talking point with the children. We think Tapestry is really beneficial in supporting our home/school links. We will also be adding home learning tasks onto Tapestry for you children to complete and it is great for us to see pictures of them doing this. We would appreciate any feedback you have on the Tapestry app, please note this down or speak to a member of staff.


Please can you make sure all items of clothing are named, this helps us return anything that is lost to the owner straight away. Please can you also ensure your child is sent with the correct PE uniform, for indoor PE this includes a pair or royal blue shorts and a royal blue t-shirt. The kit for outdoor PE will include a pair of joggers and a hoodie/sweatshirt and a pair of trainers your child can fasten themselves. Our indoor PE day will be Monday and our outdoor PE day will be Wednesday.

A little request

We would like some wire baking racks, buttons, small terracotta plant pots and any decking planks. The baking racks are for our finger gym area to help the children with their fine motor skills by weaving. The buttons are to use in both our creative area and as part of our maths provision. The terracotta plant pots are to use as pencil pots around the classroom. The wooden decking planks are to use in our construction area for the children to develop their balancing skills. Please come and see us or let us know on Tapestry if you can help!

Miss Sleight, Mrs Preston and Mrs Gill

The EYFS Team

Please follow the link to our long term plan – The Robins Long Term Plan