Nursery News

April 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm


What an enjoyable week we have had!

The children returned from the two week holiday refreshed and very keen to continue where they left off. They enjoyed seeing their friends again and quickly settled into the Nursery routine.

This week the children were given the opportunity to make Easter cards and nests. Some children chose to do some marbling for their cards and then cut out the shape of an egg to put on the front. They all practiced writing their names inside the card.

There was also an opportunity to make Easter nests. This was a very popular activity and almost every child was keen to participate. They helped to melt the chocolate, coat the crispies and spoon the mixture into cases. They were topped off with small chocolate eggs. Very popular!

Over the break we had a new adventure climbing frame installed. The children really enjoyed climbing and swinging and balancing. It is fantastic equipment to develop all sorts of skills particularly developing upper body strength.

The children also enjoyed some of the other areas of our grounds and the photos show how lucky we are to have this vast outdoor classroom.

Have a lovely long weekend and enjoy the good weather.

From the Nursery team

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Lots of Making in RH

April 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm


We’ve had a great first week back. The children have come back ready to learn and they have loved telling us what they’ve been up to over the holidays. They have been very busy making things…

Making crowns

Making slime

Playing on the new outdoor adventure area

Making 16

Making Easter cards and buns

Please follow the link for Reception learning this week:

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Learning in RD and RH

April 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm



This week, we have revised the phonemes: oa, ar, or and oo. The children seem to be finding it quite difficult to remember these phonemes so if you could practise at home, that would be great.

A good game to play is ‘Picnic on Pluto’.  The children have to sort words into real and pretend words. Click here for the link.

Game instructions:

The children have also learnt the /ur/ phoneme this week.


In maths, the children have learnt about the numbers 15 and 16. We have looked at many different representations of 15 and 16 and have talked about making the numbers using Numicon, emphasising that it is a 10 and a 5 or 6. As well as this work, we have been practising ‘counting on’ from a number when adding. For example, when adding 10 and 5 Numicon pieces, starting at 10 and then adding 5 rather than counting all 10 dots.

Looking for 15:

Looking for 16:


Due to the Learning Logs only being handed back today, there was not enough turnover time for us to get them back to you this week. However, the children should’ve all received the following letter:

There will be no homework set this week in Learning Logs; however, we would like the children to complete some reading. This could be reading a reading book, reading in the environment, reading instructions or reading their own writing. Please can you upload a photograph or video to Tapestry of the children reading with a brief comment so we can share this with them next week. If you’re unsure how to upload to Tapestry, please send a video/picture to for RH and for RD.

Have a great long weekend and Happy Easter to those that celebrate.

The Reception team

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Last week of term in RH

March 29, 2019 at 1:45 pm


We can’t believe it’s the end of the term already! The children have worked really hard this term and they’re all becoming fantastic, resilient learners.

Please follow the link for phonics and maths learning:

Here are some photographs of the super shape work the children have been doing:


Spring has definitely sprung in RH this week. We have learnt all about the changing season and the children have been really interested in finding out and talking about the world around them.

Here’s what we have been up to…

People who help us…

The children had a visit from some Police Officers this week. They talked about their job role and how they help to keep people safe. The children had lot of questions to ask.


I just want to say a huge thank you to all the effort and time that is put into the children’s homework. The Learning Log work this week have been so enjoyable to look at and share with the children. All the work completed at home has supported the children’s learning this week around spring.

We hope you have a great two weeks off – fingers crossed the sun stays out!



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Last week of term in RK!

March 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm


Well we have been doing lots of learning this week so I think the children are ready for a break!


We have learnt a lot about 2d and 3d shape. The children recognise that a 2d shape is flat and a 3d shape is fat. We found out that 3d shapes have faces but not like ours we only have one but a lot of the shapes we looked at had more than one face and they were different shapes. We made lots of 2d shape pictures using the geoboards and elastic bands.


This week the children have been thinking about what is special about their mummy. We had lots of good ideas…

“…cook me dinners”

“…beautiful and smell like roses”

“…give kisses and cuddles”

“I love my mummy”

All the children have written about their mummy and some have made cards and/or photo frames. We are working hard to remember finger spaces as this helps people to read what has been written.

Police visit

Last week we had a child who is really interested in the police so Mrs Puddiphatt made a phone call and they popped into visit us this week. PC Muftee and his colleague Leanne talked to the children about their job, focusing on how they help people. The children knew to ring 999 in an emergency although they learnt that there are other emergency services when they call that number – fire and ambulance too. They also explained about their uniform and how they have cameras to record things and radios to talk to each other. Most children thought they travelled around by walking, motorbike or in a car. PC Muftee actually cycles on his police bike!


Please can I ask that you continue to hear your child read 2-3 times a week even in the holidays and record their progress in their reading record. It is really important for us to see how they are managing when reading at home so we can see if we can support in anyway. Reading doesn’t have to be a book it can be reading signs when you’re out and about, labels in the shops, flashcards, shopping lists or just one sentence in a book.

Chicks in Year 1

Last week Year 1 hatched some chicken eggs so today we went up to see they them, some of us held one and others stroked them. We talked about them growing inside the shell in the incubator, how they used their shell tooth to get out, the dark chicks are boys, light chicks are girls. We saw their grown up feathers coming through. Someone asked “Why can’t they stay chicks?” So we talked about that we all start off as babies then we grow and we become adults and chicks become chickens.

Our learning this week…

Other fun things this week…


Thank you

It was so lovely to see you all during parents evening this week and share how proud I am of the class. They are working so hard and are trying their best even when things get tricky. Thank you for all the kind wishes and gifts, I am sure I am going to be kept busy with the twins! I hope to visit the class some time after they are born (not the day after as the children think!). Keep doing a fab job with your children they are an absolute pleasure to teach and I shall miss them all.

Wishing you all a super 2 weeks whatever you may be doing! Miss Draxler and the RD team are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 15th April.

The RK team

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Nursery News

March 29, 2019 at 11:51 am


It’s hard to believe that it is the end of the Spring term and the majority of children have just one term left in Nursery.

Thank you to everyone who came to Parent’s Evening. It was lovely to be able to talk so positively about the children and share some of the things they do with us.

Here is a selection of the things they have been getting up to this week.


Playing with vehicles…


Making Mother’s Day cards…

Some other things…

Have a lovely break and looking forward to seeing all the children rested in two weeks time.

From the Nursery team



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