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.



"Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become

children of light.”




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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 Sherlock teaches us on Monday and Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.  She also helps with our learning when we have time with Sparrows in Class 2.

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


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


Spring Term 2024

In the first half of the Spring term, we will be linking our learning and play to our book 'Let's all Creep through Crocodile Creek' by Jonny Lambert.

We will also be looking at Leaf by Sandra Dieckman which will help us to explore the issue of the polar ice melting.  We will think about polar regions and winter and also rainforests/jungles & desert habitats.  We will explore where theses regions are in the world and what lives there.  

We will be thinking about our how we are similar and different to others around us to encourage acceptance of diversity.  Chinese New Year is an important festival we will explore during this half term.

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

We will be read 'The Pirates are Coming' by John Cordon, exploring seasonal changes and growing and looking at how farming has changed over the years.  Easter and Lent will be important Christian festivals to explore this half term.




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).  This continues in the Spring term to ensure we develop understanding of ryhming, alliteration, initial sounds and rhythm.  It is particularly important for Nursery children to prepare them for the next year of learning.

In Spring Term we continue to learn the different phonemes and graphemes we use to read and spell words (phase 2 and 3). 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.

We meet up with Sparrows on Tuesday afternoon for Roundabout Worship and for PE on Thurdays.  We are also with Sparrows on Wednesday pm and Fridays completeing our own learning and enjoying time playing with them.


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