All children starting in Reception will be participating in the reception baseline assessment (RBA) within the first 6 weeks of starting reception. The purpose of the assessment is to provide the starting point for a new measure that will help parents understand how well schools support their pupils to progress between reception and year 6 / the end of key stage 2.
It is a short (approximately 20 minutes), practical assessment focusing on their early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills. A teacher will carry out the assessment one-to-one with each pupil, any time within the first 6 weeks of Reception. It does not require any preparation at home or at school, and will help teachers to understand what their pupils can do at the beginning of their time here at Roby Park. It is important to note that this is not a pass or fail assessment and the results will not be published. It will be used to inform us of your child’s next steps in learning.
If you wish to find out more please follow this link to a short video explaining further:
- Information for Parents – Reception Baseline Assessment
- Taking Your Child to an Early Years Setting – Information for Parents
Reception have PE on Friday. Children wear their complimentary Roby Park PE kit to school – white logo tshirt, navy joggers and jacket. In the warmer months, children may want to wear their burgundy shorts.
Children are allocated multiple books weekly on Rising Stars Reading Planet as well as a physical book which is changed weekly, linked to their stage of Reading. Physical books are changed every Monday. We expect children to read for 10 minutes every night and then to complete the end of book comprehension quiz online when they come to the end of their book. You can access Reading Planet here.
Class Curriculum Maps
Click on the class curriculum map below to see what exciting topics children will be learning about each half term:
Recommended Reading Lists
If you’re looking for Reading inspiration, look no further! Click below to find out more about our Recommended Reading List:
Click below to find out more about our incredible English Curriculum:
We follow Power Maths. See our Maths curriculum below:
Curriculum Overviews & Progression Maps
Head to our ‘Curriculum’ page to discover the whole school curriculum overviews and progression in skills across the school.
Below is an overview of the Reception Sex & Relationships:
Meet Our Roby Park Learning Heroes …
Christmas Family Dining Event
If you haven’t yet booked on for Christmas Family Dining, you have until Friday to reserve your place. Any new bookings we are asking for Weds 6th or Thurs 7th Dec Check the letter out for more details: https://robyparkprimary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/17.11.23-Christmas-Family-Dining-2023.docx1
Christmas Family Dining
Our Christmas Family Dining event is back this year but with a few changes. This year, parents and carers can choose the day they want to attend and book their whole family on together so siblings can sit together. Head to Parent Booking to reserve your seats.3
Autumn Term 2 Extra-Curricular Clubs Are Live Now!
Extra-curricular clubs are now live on Parent Booking. Clubs will not run on the following dates so please make a note before you book: 14th Nov, 24th Nov, 15th Dec, 18th Dec, 21st Dec. Thank you to all of our staff for dedicating their time for free clubs7
YR Rock Kidz
Rock Kidz Day! We loved singing and dancing and Reception really loved the dance battle between children and teachers.
Rock Kidz Day! 🎸🤘🏼We loved singing and dancing and Reception really loved the dance battle between children and teachers. @RockKidzUK reminded us how amazing and unique we all are. #RPEnrichment #RPWellbeing pic.twitter.com/KjR4vqdIku— Reception @ Roby Park Primary (@RecRobyPark) November 10, 2023
Parent & Carer Feedback
Thank you to all of the parents/carers who have attended our Progress Meetings this week. Staff have enjoyed meeting you & taking the time to discuss how your children are thriving. Your feedback is incredible & we really appreciate it. Thank you.6
Social Media Kindness Day – 9th Nov
We have really enjoyed our pumpkin fine motor skills activity this week
We have really enjoyed our pumpkin fine motor skills activity this week, we had to be very careful using the hammer. It took a lot of concentration but Reception did a great job and showed lots of resilience and motivation. #RPEYFS6
In maths this week we have been comparing amounts using the vocabulary more and fewer. We had a dilemma while making our fruit skewers, there wasn’t enough of each item for everyone. We compared amounts and even did some great subitising. #RPMaths7
YR Picture News
In this weeks @HelpPicture children felt that speed limits should be reduced, especially outside schools.They said going too fast might cause you to miss a red light or to injure somebody. We even made some signs to encourage drivers to slow down.6
Halloween Disco 🎃
Halloween Disco 🎃 We had a fantastic time at the disco, singing and dancing with our friends. We enjoyed some tasty snacks and had lots of fun with the glow sticks. #RPEnrichment7
FOREST SCHOOL 🌲 Reception had a great day yesterday, making different shapes and knots with the rope. We also had to make our way through the rope obstacle course and we finished off by learning how to make a fire 🔥 #RPEnrichment8
We loved our @HelpPicture this morning
We loved our @HelpPicture this morning, we have lots of special places including school, our homes, holidays, parks and beaches. We could not believe what happened to this beautiful tree, some children have drawn pictures to show that we should be looking after trees.7
We had a very exciting visit from @AnimalsTakeOver today
We had a very exciting visit from @AnimalsTakeOver today. We had the opportunity to meet and hold some amazing animals. We met a bearded dragon, owl, mouse, frog, snake and a hedgehog. We really enjoyed it and Reception were very brave! 🐍 🦔 🦉 🐸 #RPEnrichment #RPScience8
@RecRobyPark Today in PE our aim was to explore different ways to travel. Well done reception!
@RecRobyPark Today in PE our aim was to explore different ways to travel. Well done reception!8
Todays @HelpPicture encouraged us to discuss our own and others achievements
Todays @HelpPicture encouraged us to discuss our own and others achievements. We decided that being kind and giving hugs and stickers is a great start! #RPEnrichment8
Today we wore yellow for #WorldMentalHealthDay2023
Today we wore yellow for #WorldMentalHealthDay2023 we talked about different feelings we have and what we can do if we are feeling sad. We even got to enjoy some relaxing yoga, concentrating on our breathing. #RPWellbeing #HelloYellow9
Reception had the most amazing afternoon with @Littlefoothq 💐
Reception had the most amazing afternoon with @Littlefoothq we went on a hunt for bugs and snakes and then we worked collaboratively to make bug houses. Then we explored our first knot and made some natural perfume with flowers 💐 #RPEnrichment7
Reception loved their sponsored circuit with Danny Purvis from @TeamGB
Reception loved their sponsored circuit with @PurvisDanny from @TeamGB We are feeling healthy and motivated. We hope we have some future gymnasts in the making 🤸♀️ #RPPE #RPEnrichment8
Spanish Day in Reception
Spanish Day Reception had a wonderful day singing, dancing and learning lots of new words. We counted to 10, learned head, shoulders, knees and toes, painted the flag and we even tried mini churros. #EuropeanDayofLanguages8
Reception thought of the many ways these people help us to feel safe
HelpPicture had us all thinking about the many people that keep us safe. Family, friends, teachers, police officers and many more. Reception thought of the many ways these people help us to feel safe. #RPEYFS8
Reception had their first Drop Everything and Read!
Reception had their first Drop Everything and Read! DEAR 📚 They loved sharing their chosen book with a friend and looking at the illustrations. #RPReading7
Reception could not believe their eyes when they found a HOLE 🕳️ on our school grounds
Reception could not believe their eyes when they found a HOLE 🕳️ on our school grounds. They have lots of creative ideas for how it appeared and who could have made it. They are very excited to continue exploring, The Something by #RPEnglish7
Reception have made a great start with their Rocket Phonics books this week
Reception have made a great start with their Rocket Phonics books this week. They have been very motivated and enjoyed using their new learning to match objects with the same initial sound. #RPEYFS #RPPhonics9
Reception enjoyed their first @HelpPicture this morning
Reception enjoyed their first @HelpPicture this morning. They agreed that rules about wearing life jackets on a boat would be very useful. It is a good idea to keep children safe in the water. We enjoyed creating our own boats. #RPEnrichment9
Reception had a very exciting visit from @AlldaysFarm today.
Reception had a very exciting visit from @AlldaysFarm today. The children were very brave when meeting the animals. They were able to brush a pony and stroke goats, sheep, chickens, a chinchilla and a snake 🐍 #RPEnrichment7
Reception got creative today and enjoyed drawing their faces
Reception got creative today and enjoyed drawing their faces. They used mirrors to have a good look at themselves so they didn’t miss anything 🙂9
Reception 2024 applications open tomorrow
Reception 2024 applications open tomorrow – Tuesday 12th September. If you are a Knowsley resident apply online at: https://knowsley.gov.uk/residents/education-and-schools/apply-for-a-school-place/annual-school-admission-procedures Liverpool residents apply at: https://liverpool.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-admissions/how-to-apply/10