The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Welcome to Robins Class - Year R 

On this page you will find information about Robins Class, including homework set and gentle reminders about upcoming events.

Home Learning during closure

 Dear parents and carers,

Each week we will be uploading a timetable of activities for your child to complete at home. We have tried to follow the structure of a normal school day as closely as possible to allow you to maintain a familiar routine whilst learning from home. These activities include phonics, English and Maths. There will also be a 'wider curriculum' activity assigned through Purple Mash for your child to work on during the afternoons. Every child has a login to access all digital platforms, however, if misplaced please contact us.

A new timetable will be available on this page every Monday morning for the school week ahead. 

Kind regards,

Miss Grace

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Children's home learning

Here's some examples of what the Robins have been learning at home! Please send in any other photos of your home learning - they are great to see. 

Reading at Home

Our school now has access to the Oxford Owl reading scheme online. To ensure that your child is still reading as frequently as possible, please feel free to sign in and access the wide range of age appropriate reading materials. - Look for 'My class login' at the top of the page.

Username: pethamrobins

Password: robins20

Additional Resources and Weblinks

Early Years Challenge Sheet

More Fun Ideas  



TopMarks interactive games:

NRICH Maths activities you can try at home:




Phonics Play, use code march20, home:

Teach Your Monster To Read, a fun Phonics/reading app:

Literacy Shed:



NEW activity booklet: Early Years Home Learning Collection

Twinkl, use code UKTWINKLHELPS

ABC Does - lots of fun EYFS activites:

 Curriculum  Information

Welcome back to our fourth term in Robins. I hope you all had a wonderful break. Our topic this term is 'Once Upon A Time'. Below you can find useful documents to support you child this term.

Our curriculum overview for the academic year: 2019/2020

Our topic web for the term: Once Upon A Time

Our Love to Learn for the term: Love To Learn


Our previous learning in Robins Class

 Flower Arranging

Robins had a lovely time working with Mrs King to make flower arrangements for our loved ones. 


Dinosaur Workshop

The Robins had a very exciting Dinosaur Workshop from History 4 Homes. We looked at lots of different pictures which showed us what the Earth used to be like when the dinosaurs were around. The Robins learnt lots of new information about dinosaurs and had a great time exploring real fossils, we even learnt how fossils were made. Our highlights of the day wertr meeting the sweet baby Triceratops, Trixie, and walking around a dinosaur park using VR headsets. We also had an opportunity to make our own dinosaurs which are now proudly displayed outside of our classroom for everyone to see.


Naughty Bus

We have had an extremely busy week in Robins. We have been visited by the Naughty Bus and he has been evading our capture all week! In English we have been creating our own story maps about the adventure of Naughty Bus to show all the places that he visited. Some of us have also created posters to warn people about the Naughty Bus. 

In Maths we have been ordering vehicles by size and measuring buses using cubes to find out which was the longest and which was the shortest.

The Robins have also earned their driving licenses this week as they completed an obstacle course on the bikes and we have made our own London Buses using craft materials. We have have lots of fun being bus drivers and passengers on our very our bus too! The Robins have been all over the world, particularly to Africa and America!



 Further Information

Our Curriculum

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the curriculum until they enter the Primary National Curriculum in Year 1.

There are seven areas of development which the children will be assessed against throughout the year. Children are expected to achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ by the end of the year. This is achieved by meeting the Early Learning Goals which can be found using the curriculum links below.

We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that all children are given the best opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

 If you would like to explore our curriculum please click on the attachments below:

EYFS statutory framework

Development Matters


In Robins Class, we use Tapestry to document children’s learning and development in their online Learning Journal. This is a fabulous tool for us to share the children’s significant new learning with you and for you to share the things you do at home too.

The children love to share their photos from home with the class and it is a great opportunity for them to develop their confidence, especially when speaking to a large group. Look out for ‘I Wonder’ challenges we might leave on tapestry observations to support you in challenging your children’s next steps.

It is great to see so many of you already engaging  with Tapestry, the children have thoroughly enjoyed sharing their experiences from home with their friends!