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Beckington and Mells

Church Schools Federation

“The best we can be”

Robins (reception, year 1)

Robin Class: 

Class teacher: Miss Jess Knight

Teaching Assistants:Mrs Lou Singer, Miss Nicola Wenlock (1:1) and Mrs Laura Bowker (1:1).

Year Reception and Year One.

Welcome to Robin Class: 


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Robin Class and to Beckington First School and for those with children returning as Year One's, hello again! I hope you've all have had a chance to enjoy a lovely calm summer, ready for what will be a long and busy term! I look forward to getting to know you all better and making many happy memories with your children. 


I will be updating our class page regularly with information about our current learning, timetables and with photos of the fun things we have been up to!

A tour of Robin Class and Beckington School.

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It would be great if you could take the time to share this video with your child before they start at school as many of your children will not yet have seen the classroom/school, hopefully this will help with their transition.



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. I will be sending information out about this at the beginning of term.