Robin - YR/1

Welcome to Robin Class!

We are a mixed class of children from FS2 (Reception) and year 1. You will find us in the room known as the Nest.  Classroom Locations Diagram


Welcome to Robin Class. We are a mixed Reception and Year One Class. Our teacher is Miss Howlin, and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hughes, Mrs Coles (for Forest School mornings) and Mr Payton. 

If you have any queries you can email the teacher on

Miss Liz Howlin, Robins TeacherMiss Liz Howlin, Robins Teacher Mrs Clare Hughes, Teaching AssistantMrs Clare Hughes, Teaching Assistant Mr Rob Payton, Teaching AssistantMr Rob Payton, Teaching Assistant
Ria ColesMrs Ria Coles, Teaching Assistant    


Welcome to Term 5!

This term our theme is ‘We Are Botanists’, and our class text is the Big Book of Blooms by Yuval Zommer. We will be looking closely at flowers, learning about flower anatomy and the purpose of a flower. We will be planting seeds and watching them grow; learning about the flower art of Georgia O'Keeffe and writing information texts about flowers. 


General Class Information

In Foundation we are taught through whole class sessions, such as Little Wandle Phonics and White Rose Maths, and then practise, develop and extend our learning through high quality play experiences. Please come to our Fitz Playdates to learn more about your child's education in the Foundation Stage and discover how you can support your child's learning. Please see the link to the workshop presentations below for more details.

Year 1 children are working within the National Curriculum and all their learning experiences are planned alongside the wider Key Stage 1 team.

Information about the learning for the year can be found in our Long Term Plan, which, along with other key documents such as Knowledge Organisers and Spellings, can be found in the document list at the bottom of this page.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the course of the year. 

Our core aim as educators is to get your children reading and become confident writers and mathematicians. Please read to your children and with your children as often as possible. Regular practise with their phonic reading book is a key expectation of learning at home but it is also really important for you to read to your children - that bedtime story is growing their vocabulary and understanding!  Regular counting in ones for FS2 children and in ones, twos, fives and tens for Year One will support their maths and opportunities to write at home are always beneficial. However remember they have had busy days at school - so if you can only fit on one thing before they are too tired, please read!

Reading books

We change reading books every Tuesday and Friday, this gives you opportunity to read and re-read your book three times. We also send home the read and share bags with your Reading for Pleasure texts; we ask that these are returned every Thursday please.


We reward your children using positive praise, marbles and tokens home. The marbles the children earn feed into a jar and when this is full we have a whole class treat- this is often things like extra playtime, extra time on the pirate ship play equipment or a dance session. 

Raising readers Read aloud Einstein


FS2 Parent Workshop PresentationsFS2 Support Sheets - Letter Formation and Sounds

Recommened Websites

Here some websites that we thought Swifts would enjoy: - Lots of fun maths and english games.

Reading:  - reading books at different  levels.

Virtual Visits:

This website has a list of museums which now offer virtual tours:


Visit an aquarium online:


Explore NASAs image and video library


Learning / lessons - various subjects:



Phonics Play




Story time:

Stories from space:


Arts & Crafts:

Draw with an illustrator:   - free clipart



Try a PE lesson with Joe Wicks


Page Downloads Date  
Long Term Plan 2022 23 Robin Y1R Website 19 Oct 2022 Download
We Are Botanists Creative homework Robins 14 May 2023 Download
Spellings Term 5 Finger spaces 14 May 2023 Download
Spelling Term 5 full stops 14 May 2023 Download
Spelling Term 5 Question marks 14 May 2023 Download
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