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A warm welcome to Autumn Term 2021 in Robin Class!

 

We will start this new year in Robin Class with lots of play and learning, following the children's interests and their fascinations. We will be learning about seasonal changes and watching as Autumn comes. In History we will be time travelling back to investigate the beginnings of flight, focusing on the Wright brothers and Amy Johnson.  In Science we will learn about animals. 

More details of all of our learning can be found in our Curriculum Map attached at the bottom of this page, where you will also find a typical weekly timetable.

 

Below, you will find some guidance about practical issues relating to the day to day running of Robin Class, an overview of the subject areas we will be covering and other useful information to get us started this year.

 

Morning Routines

Please bring your children to the school playground outside the Robin blue gates at 8.50 am where Robin Class staff will be there to greet them. If you need to pass on quick messages or letters, this is a good time to do so.  At 8.55 am the school bell will ring and all children will line up with their classes before walking into their classes. Children will hang up their coats and put bookbags into their named drawers. Water bottles are put into a tray.

 

Essential Equipment for Everyday

  • Named water bottle
  • Named coat 
  • Reading books and Reading Journal (These be issued to Year 1 children in the full first week of school, Reception children will be given banded books towards the end of Autumn term.) Please can these be brought in every day as the children may read with adult any day of the week. A book bag is the best thing for carrying these to and from school.
  • Named wellies and waterproofs Please can children have a named pair of wellie boots and a named waterproof coat and trousers which are to be kept at school.

 

Communication

If you have a quick, non-urgent message to relay or question to ask regarding the day ahead, please have a quick word in the playground in the morning before the line up bell.  

Urgent messages should come through the office, either by telephone (01223 262474) or by email  (Office@barton.cambs.sch.uk) as these will be dealt with immediately. 

You can email Miss Beresford at dberesford@barton.cambs.sch.uk

Generally speaking, teaching staff cannot access their emails during the school day. 

 

Tapestry

Tapestry is a brilliant way to communicate between home and school. We will share your child's learning and 'wow moments' on Tapestry which you can access at home. We also love to see what the children are doing at home so please also share any special news or activities with us at school. 

 

PE: Mondays this half term.

Please send your child into school in PE kit on Mondays, preferably a plain, white t- shirt with black shorts.  On colder days, plain jogging bottoms and a plain (or school) sweat shirt should be included.  Your child will also need a named water bottle as well as trainers or plimsoles. 

 

Forest learning

We will start going out into our on site Forest Area during Autumn 2 on a Tuesday. Children will wear their wellies and waterproofs during this time. 

 

Breaks and Lunchtimes

Morning break is at 10:30 each day.  Children in EYFS and KS1 are provided with a free fruit or vegetable snack each day. If you prefer to you can of course provide your own healthy, nut-free morning snack instead. Lunches will be eaten together in the hall, staring at 12.00 pm.  

 

Please pre-book lunches on the Dolce Live Kitchen site (https://www.live-kitchen.co.uk/see title page of website) or provide a packed lunch that will be stored on a central trolley.  

 

End of the Day Routines

Children in Robin Class exit through our blue gates and are collected from the playgroung. We will keep the children behind the little gate until their family member (or nominated other) is identified. Where pick up is late for any reason, children will be taken back into the school to wait and family members should go to the reception area instead.

 

Home Learning - Reading, Maths, Spellings, Projects

Information on this can be found under the Home Learning section of the Robin Class page and our weekly learning will be posted on Tapestry.

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