Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy

Strong foundations, greater opportunities.

Our child centred, language rich curriculum will enable every pupil to maximize their potential. They will recognise their strengths, develop a love for learning and be fully prepared for the next stage of their journey.

Robin Class - Reception 

Class Teachers 

Miss L Foster 

Mrs A O'Grady


Class TA's 

Miss S Cook 

Mrs G Davies

A very warm welcome to Robin Class

Reception Class 2023

We would like to welcome our newest Robins to Pen Mill School. The children are settling into the routines well and are enjoying exploring all of their new areas. Phonics teaching has already begun with Phase 1 and the children are keen to show off their new skills. The children are looking forward to their first PE session with Mr Shire and wearing their Welly Boots for Forest School. Topic webs have been sent home with the children to keep you updated with their learning journey. Please ensure that you can log into Tapestry so that you can share your child's learning with them.

As always if you need any help with anything please come and see Mrs Cundy/Miss Foster or a member of the team. We will

happily help no matter how big or small.


The children have had a fantastic start to the year 2024. They have learnt about how people celebrate new year and thought about their own new year’s resolutions. We have also found out about Chinese New Year. The children took part in some races to show the order that the animals finished the race in just like in the Chinese zodiac story.


 The children are developing a good understanding of numbers to 5 and are finding out about the vocabulary ‘more than’, ‘fewer than’ and ‘equal to’.

The children have learnt about keeping themselves safe. They know how to keep themselves safe in the classroom, at home, in the garden and in the park. They have looked for possible dangers within each environment through pictures. They have helped Harold the Giraffe to keep safe too by reminding him to ensure he stays away from medicines and cleaning products.

The children have enjoyed our Superhero topic; especially making superhero masks and potions during forest school. We have based their writing on superhero themed books and they are remembering to use their sounds and the correct letter formations in their work.

The progress the children are making is fantastic.

Thank you for all your support with your child’s reading and letter formation. You make a big difference to the progress they make.

We will be looking closely at the following texts: 

The Little Red Hen The Little Red Hen 

Little Red Riding Hoood            Little Red Riding Hood

Jack and the Beanstalk        Jack and the Beanstalk 

Robin's Will learning through a variety of adult led and child led opportunities. You will be able to see all the exciting things we will get up to on  Tapestry so please check you can log in. 

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