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Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

Robin Class

Reception / Year 1 

TEACHERs: Mrs Hoddy, Mr boote and mrs cole (trainee teacher)

Teaching assistants: Mrs Henderson And Mrs joplin

Welcome to Robin class!


We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class. Our learning environment encompasses a classroom and large outside area that we are constantly developing and improving to support the children's learning.

In Reception we are learning many skills across the 7 areas of the Early Years curriculum through a mixture of child-initiated learning and adult supported activities. As part of this we take special attention to the children's interests and incorporate their ideas into our planning.  In Year 1, we build on the many skills we have learnt in reception and provide the children the time to improve their learning through formalised lessons and free-flow learning. 

Our  enquiry question for the 2nd half of the Spring term is:

PE will continue to be on Wednesday and Friday this term.  Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every Monday, ready with a clean t-shirt and shorts. Earrings also need to be removed for PE - so if in doubt, do not wear them on Wednesday or Friday.

At our school we like to celebrate achievement both at school and at home. We share certificates and awards from home in class and Celebration assembly on Fridays. we also share successes at school and at home on our Tapestry learning journals for Reception and in Year 1 via a photo, written note or email.  At school we have a range of weekly certificates (with a large display board in our main corridor, by the head teachers office) and postcards that are sent to parents/carers.

GOLDEN TICKETS are awarded for showing good examples of our school values and green behaviour choices  and go into the golden ticket draw for a prize per class at the end of each half term. 

As a school, we are work on a behaviour policy which we call 'It's good to be green.' This focuses on helping the children making good choices to help them become more responsible and respectful. In Robin class, we celebrate green (good choices) and golden choices daily to help the children become more aware of their actions and how to become better learners.

We have an exciting half term planned and we are really looking forward to learning all about minibeasts and plants.

If you would like to talk to any member of the team we are available on the playground at the beginning or end of each school day or alternatively if you contact the school office to arrange a meeting. 

Thank you for all your support. Let's have a great term!


The Robin Class team