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Stowford School

Stowford School



                             Welcome to the Robins                

This term our topic is called 'On Safari: Africa'.

For Robins, PE is on a Tuesday and a Thursday; so please can you ensure that children arrive at school dressed in PE kit (shorts/joggers, trainers and a polo/t-shirt) every PE day.

During this topic, the children will be learning all about life in Africa, with particular focus on the habitats and animals you can find across the continent. We will be enjoying a range of creative activities based upon African patterns and animal prints.  In PSHE and RE, we will be looking at transitions and change with particular focus on moving on and growing up; we hope to prepare our lovely foundation children for their new year group as much as possible before the summer holidays.

Africa map vector illustration 2702818 Vector Art at Vecteezy

The children will read stories for this topic which include; Handa's Surprise, Anansi and the Golden Pot and Mrs Noah's Garden.

Handa's Surprise

We will be continuing our phonics learning with the Little Wandle: Letters and Sounds Revised phonics programme. We have completed learning ALL of our phase 3 phonemes (sounds) and will be applying our decoding skills in longer words. For guidance on pronunciation of the phonemes (sounds) please use this link:

Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised - Grapheme  Chart for Reception: Phases 2 and 3 For Year Reception | Badger Learning

In Maths, we are exploring number and looking at: sharing, doubling and halving.

We look forward to sharing some more photographs with you soon on our Robins Class dojo page and welcome any questions that you have. We are always available at the gate after school and in the mornings and can be messaged via Class dojo messenger if there is anything you need help with.                                                     

If you have any concerns or worries please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Hill.

Best wishes,

Mr Roberts and Mrs Hill


Home Learning Resource Links - Foundation

For foundation curriculum support:

For interactive maths and English games: (lots are tablet-friendly)