Robins class is a mixed Nursery/Reception class. Mr Forman is the class teacher and is supported by our Robins Teaching Assistants, Mrs Perry and Mrs Smith.
Here at Manor, we recognise that settling into school is a big step for your child and we endeavour to make it a happy transition.
Our aim is to make school a happy, stimulating and rewarding environment for your child to discover, learn and play in a wide range of experiences.
Reading books - These books will be given out weekly (usually on a Thursday). If your child has a picture book, this is a wonderful way to invent a story and give characters their own story. If your child has a book with text, please spend time talking about the words and show that text carries meaning. Please do not worry too much if your child finds reading every word at this stage challenging.
Water Bottles – your child will have their water bottles cleaned every day and re-filled with ‘brain juice’ each morning. We aim to encourage a healthy appetite for water and keeping hydrated. Any concerns please speak to the teachers.
PE- When our P.E. lessons start they will often take place on Friday afternoon. Please don't worry about having a PE kit until after Christmas. We won't be getting them changed other than removing socks and shoes until then. Thank you.
Home Learning Opportunities- Each fortnight you will receive a ‘Robin’s News’ newsletter where there will be information about the things that the Robins have been doing and a suggested home learning activity. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s learning and complete a simple activity.
EYFS curriculum at Manor takes into account the young child’s aptitude to learn through different forms of activity – in particular play, talk and first-hand experiences. It is organised into seven areas of learning and includes both adult directed and child-selected activities that best respond to their needs and interests:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This area of learning helps children to feel good about themselves and others so they are able to develop positive relationships. It supports them to become independent, excited and motivated learners.
Communication and Language and Literacy
This helps children to develop language through: talking, thinking and listening in different situations. To support children in their early reading and writing they are encouraged to: mark make, enjoy stories, books and rhymes and link sounds and letters.
This area of learning includes developing mathematical understanding through: stories, songs, games, everyday activities and imaginative play. It helps them to enjoy experimenting and becoming confident and curious about: numbers, shapes, patterns and measures.
Understanding the World
In this area of learning, children develop knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. This is the foundation for later work in: history, geography, RE, science, design technology and ICT.
Making progress in physical development, particularly fine and gross motor skills, gives children confidence and enables them to feel the benefits of being healthy and active.
Expressive arts and design
This area of learning includes: art, music, dance, drama and imaginative play - opportunities for children to try new experiences and express themselves in a variety of ways.