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Beckington and Mells

Church Schools Federation

“The best we can be”

Robin class

Robin Class:

Class teacher: Miss Jess Knight

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lou Singer.

Year Reception and Year One.

Welcome to Robin Class: 


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Robin Class and to Beckington First School.


I will be updating our class page regularly with information about our current learning, timetables, don't forget to check out Tapestry for photos of the fun we've been having in class.

Marble Treat:

The children have been working together brilliantly over the past two terms to fill their marble jar. Due to their amazing tidying up and lining up they have filled their jar! They decided the best marble treat would be to do some fun science experiments, making lava lamps and making exploding volcanoes!


We enjoyed carrying out these experiments this afternoon, and got very excited to see the fizzing reactions!

Puxton Park: 

We had a fantastic time at Puxton Park, we enjoyed a tractor ride, looking at the farm animals, meeting some smaller softer creatures and also had a chance to enjoy some playing time in the park and the soft play too!

The children were beautifully behaved and were a credit to our school! 


Forest School- Preparing our school garden!


The children all had great fun celebrating STEAM week. We enjoyed taking a day for each letter of STEAM and it was great having all our lovely parents in to see the fun we'd be having!

Pirate Day:

The children really enjoyed their pirate day as part of our topic of Pirates.


We had lots of fun playing pirate games, walking the plank, making swords, pirate biscuits, tropical pirate smoothies and pirate sand art pictures. We all enjoyed pretending to be pirates and were excited to dress up too! 

Pirate Day Photos:

Visit to Church- RE- Special Places

Forest School- Animal home building

Following instructions- Jam Sandwich making

Forest School- Mud Painting



Year Reception:

Our Year Reception children follow the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. 


This is curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning: Personal, social and emotional development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 


The children will have a play based approach to learning which we refer to as choosing time. As well as this they will have regular small group and whole-class teaching sessions to develop their attention, listening and key skills such as reading, writing and maths. During their choosing time children will have access to some activities put out by adults that aim to extend the children's current skills and they will be able to choose some of their own activities, adults will support them in play to encourage further development of knowledge and skills through positive interactions. Most of their learning will recorded through photos and observations, they will however do occasional recording of learning for areas of learning such as writing. 


Year One: 
Our Year One children follow the National Curriculum. 


This curriculum is split into core and foundation subjects, core subjects are those like maths and literacy, foundation subjects include music, history, geography etc. 


The children will have a balance between play-based learning and adult led activities. There will be a shift towards more adult led activities as the year goes on. The children will record their learning in books, and will have literacy, maths and phonics sessions everyday. Sometimes our Year One's will share learning experiences with the children in Blackbird Class to ensure continuity in learning between the two classes and supporting transition to Year Two. 



To record our learning and play we are using an app called Tapestry. We will regularly upload photos and observation

to Tapestry, and this will act as a record of the learning your child has done. 


As parents/guardians you will be able to access Tapestry and view the learning and activities your child is doing whilst they are at school. If you are unsure of your login for this please come and see me.