Ravensden CE Primary Academy



Robins Class is our Reception Class with their teacher Mrs Palliser, Learning Support Assistant Mrs Wilson and  our 1 to 1 teaching assistants Mrs Gotham and Miss Spyropoulos. We admit a maximum of 15 children per year.

The Robins class has 11 reception children at present  working towards their Early Years goals. We carefully consider each child as an individual and try very hard to best suit their stage and optimum pace of learning with a personalised approach to their development.


To make their transition from Pre-school/Nursery school to full-time schooling we welcome our next year’s new reception children as they turn 4 years old (for all summer born children in the Summer term) into the Robins class for 2 afternoons a week during the Summer term. We make this invitation to all our intake whether or not they attend our own Pre-school. The children join as ‘nursery children’ complementing their Early Year’s journey alongside their current setting. These additional sessions are either funded through the 15 or 30 hours allocated Funding or charged extra for an afternoon.


Our topics in Reception for 2022 /2023 are:


Autumn - Knock, Knock!

The children will meet surprise visitors behind our door that will each link to a different theme! They will learn about important people in our school community and explore the surrounding area.


Spring - Where Will a Story Take us?

Each week we will find a new book and some clues that will take us on a new adventure! We will explore the outdoors and a range of traditional tales.


Summer - On the Move 

Ways to travel, different types of transport and all things that move will inspire our learning each week in the Summer term!






The Tiger Who Came To Tea Party !

Robins Phonics Evening Presentation -

Our trip to Mollivers Outdoor Activity Centre !Gathering materials to build a fire !Cooking our sausages at the fire!

Learning about the life cycle of a hen!We looked at non-fiction information books to find out about how a chick grows and changes!