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Dear Robins: parents and children

We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to either coming back to school or starting school. We are looking forward to having you all back in Robins class and have missed those of you we didn't see in the summer term very much.

Things will be a bit different for a while, as we get used to our new routine, and as we learn to keep ourselves safe in school. Our school start time is 9.05am, please come throught the sunflower gate onto the playground, where I (Mrs Underwood) will greet you with a surprise! We will finish our day at 3.20pm and you will leave school via our .outside area and onto the playground. Throughout the day we will wash our hands regularly especially before eating and leaving and returning to the classroom. At lunchtime we will be eating our lunch in the hall with Chaffinches, although we will stay in our own bubble in the hall. Hopefully in a couple of weeks you will be able to choose a hot dinner or bring your own packed lunch, but for next week we are asking that you bring in your own packed lunch. After lunch we will have free learning in the classroom until 1.00pm and then go outside for a play for 20 minutes. We will always remain in our own class bubble. 

Please bring a pencil case with you on the first day back to school and we will fill it with stationary ready for you to use. You do not need to bring any stationary in your pencil case as we have this all ready for you at school.

Reception Children - For the first couple of weeks you will spend time getting to know each other, the adults in the class and becoming familiar with school rules and routines. There will be lots of opportunities for 'Free Learning' as you settle in to school life as a Robin. You will be encouraged to join in with circle times, number rhymes, listen to stories and begin to learn your phonics. 

Note to parents: We like to ensure the transition to school is as smooth as can be, with very few demands on the children in the first few weeks, so please do share any issues you or your children may have that may affect their enjoyment of this special time. After the children have settled in, I will begin more formal teaching and they will bring home picture books to share with you twice a week.

Y1 Children -  You will be doing more focused learning, but don't worry there will be plenty of opportunity for 'Free learning' as well! Reading books will now be sent home, but only twice a week, on a Monday and a Friday, this is due to us having to isolate the books before sending home to another child, and ensuring we have enough books to go round.


When you have settled into school we will start our topic, which is called “Frozen Planet”. We will be exploring the Arctic and Antarctic for two terms, learning about the animals that live there, geographical features, Inuit’s, similarities and differences between the Antarctic and the Arctic and much more. Please see our Topic Plan for more information.

I will confirm when PE is going to be in the next couple of weeks. Then on this day each week you should come to school dressed in your PE kit.

Please ensure all school uniform, shoes and PE kit are named, especially jumpers and cardigans.

 Please don’t worry, we are all in this together and we will do our best to make sure that we are safe and have lots of fun as usual.

We know it is going to be a challenging time as we all adjust to the ‘new normal.’ If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavour to get back to you at the end of the school day.

See you all very soon!

Mrs Underwood, Mrs List Rose & Miss Dyke