Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Class Robins

Welcome to Robin class!

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. We have all been so impressed by the way in which the Robins have been coming into school so far this term. They have been very happy, smiley and full of excitement for school! The new Reception children have spent their first few weeks at school making new friends, finding out about routines, resources and exploring the school.  We would like to create a family wall in the role-play area so that the children can talk about their families with their friends. We would be very grateful if children could bring in family photographs that could be added to our display.

Thank you to the Reception children who have returned their ‘All About Me’ booklets, we look forward to sharing these in class over the next few weeks. Throughout the Autumn term the Year One children will be learning about Inventors. The whole class have already been finding out about the Wright Brothers and the invention of the first powered aircraft. The children really enjoyed creating their own aeroplanes!

All children have now been given a reading book and reading record to take home. We do not expect the children to be reading at the this stage but please encourage your child to enjoy books and share the story with you. If you could leave a comment or simply tick in the reading record when you have shared the book we can then change it for a new one.

Once again, a warm welcome to all new members of the school community. Do come and talk to us if you have any questions.

Miss Larter

Phonics Meeting

Phonics Meeting 2020 PowerPoint

Robins Timetable can be viewed here. Please be aware that this is a timetable for the whole class and therefore Reception children only take part in appropriate activities. Our timetable is also is subject to change, as we operate a flexible schedule to ensure we are meeting the needs of the children.

What to Expect in Reception – This should give you an idea of what your child will be learning during their first term in Reception.

Key Skills

If you would like to keep up with some key skills practise here are some helpful websites with activity suggestions:

English Skills

Here are some fun games that children can play at home to practise and reinforces their phonic skills.

Buried Treasure

Phase 2 phonic sounds

Phonics songs

Forest Phonics – Year 1

Can’t get to the library but read all the stories you have at home? Oxford Owl has an extensive free online library.


Maths Skills

We have selected some of our favourite activities and games from the NRICH collection that are ideal for working on at home without a teacher.

At BBC Bitesize you can continue to practise key skills with short daily activities.

Topmarks has a wide range of games and activities available for all ages and year groups to practise key skills independently.