“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” Colossians 3:23

Class 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Jobbins

I am Mrs Jobbins and I am the teacher in Reception. I have been working at St John's for 13 years and I feel very passionate about Early Years! Mrs Howarth is always on hand to help us with our learning. 

Our big classroom is made up of lots of areas for us to explore and investigate. We also love to play outside and in our purpose built outdoor classroom 'The Den.' 

Our outdoor space is full of wonderful wooden equipment; our marvellous water wall, play house, rope and pulley system, den posts and story telling throne are just the beginning! We look forward to making the most of it all and seeing lots of wonderful conversations and moments of learning.

Welcome back to the Spring term!

We will be starting off our learning this half term with the topic 'The World Around Us'. We will focus on exploring nature, birdwatching, tree investigations, people that help us in our village and recycling to keep our environment safe and protected. 

We will start with the story, We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury which will inspire lots of sensory experiences, especially in Forest School, as well as story boards, role play, music making and extending our descriptive language.

As always, we will adapt and change our plans alongside the children's interests and focus and ensure that they play a key role in what they learn about.

Our phonics journey will continue with Phase 3 sounds; focusing on segmenting and blending to support our reading skills. We will support our handwriting through a dedicated time for letter formation but we will continue to use playdough, dancing, painting and drawing to practice our fine motor skills and build our muscle strength.

In maths we will continue our focus on subitising and gaining a deeper understanding of how the smaller numbers are made up.  We will do all of this learning through practical, hands on play. We will use numicon and our numberblocks as well as lots of natural manipulatives such a pebbles, shells and sticks to help us. 

We are so excited to share our learning with you over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for photos!

Mrs Jobbins and Mrs Howarth.


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