Class 1 (Robins) 2023 - 2024

Mrs Cowell

I have worked at Kingsley St Johns for about 5 years. I work part-time and usually teach maths, science, RE and art/DT.

I enjoy cycling, jigsaws and reading and can often be found building or repairing lego with my daughters.

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Welcome to Class O

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We are the Robins and are made up of Nursery and Reception


Mrs Cowell is our teacher and Mrs Hudson and Mrs Sherlock help with our learning everyday.  

We love to see our Robins' WOW Moments from outside of school.  If you have any images or thoughts please do send them to us...


We understand that your child is precious and a gift from God and that leaving them in our care can be a little upsetting, particularly at the start of the year.

Rest assured that we will love, cherish and care for your child each and everyday. Try to encourage your child to grow in their independence as the term develops and encourage them to enter school without parental support. Staff will be available at the classroom entrance every morning from 8:45 to discuss any news for the day.


'We love because God first loved us.'

1 John 4:19



Autumn Term 2023

In the first half term, we will be linking our learning and play to our book 'Peace At Last' by Jill Murphy. 


We will also be looking at different versions of Golidlocks and the Three Bears as well as learning about homes around the world and historically.

We will be thinking about our local area and significant people within the community, keeping ourselves healthy, our friends.  It will also be an important time to learn the school routines and classroom expectations.

In the second half term, our book will be different versions of 'The Three Little Pigs.'  

We will be thinking about Autumn and the changes to our environment, Diwali and Hanukkah, The Christmas Story and Christmas traditions such as a tree and cards. 

We have a whole school performance for Christmas and some time will be spent getting ready for this.


Our classroom is unique - just like us.  And we have the most amazing outdoor learning environment to explore the world around us.                                                                

We love learning outside, exploring our wonderful woodlands and local environment; inventing in the mud kitchen, water, sand and playhouse; developing our physical skills riding bikes, climbing on the adventure playground, and playing with PE equipment. We love the large construction. Dressing up and performing with instruments is great fun! Our quiet learning area enables us to develop small world skills whilst getting plenty of fresh air. 

Inside, we enjoy our creative table and office, playdoh, construction activities, investigation area, small world, fine motor activities, phonics area and number area. We like quiet time in our reading corner and reflection area. We also love listening to stories, singing songs and playing with our friends.

We have daily phonics and numeracy small group sessions in which we learn to read, write, count and develop maths skills which we can then apply during our play.


Phonics and reading

As Robin's we are starting to learn how different sounds have different meanings, sometimes that could be recognising different sounds in our environment (phase 1)


the different phonemes and graphemes we use to read and spell words (phase 2+). We will have discrete phonics sessions at least once a day for all children.  We follow Twinkl Phonics which include interactive whiteboard work, tasks, games and reading books.


General information

Please ensure PE kits are in school each day. They can be kept in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term.

Please ensure earings and removed or covered for PE.

A change of clothes, in case of accidents or messy play, can be left in school.

Please bring drinks bottles daily for water. These must be labelled and not single use bottles.

Please clearly label all you child's belongings

Please ensure any hair longer that shoulder length is tied back.

A waterproof coat is essential as a large proportion of your child's day may be outside.

Forest School follows the schedule sent out by Mrs Raynor. Old trainers, wellingtons or boots will be needed on these days as well as arms and legs covered.

We meet up with Sparrows on Tuesday afternoon for Roundabout Worship


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