Celebrations and School Trips in RH

June 7, 2019 at 1:28 pm



We hope that all the families celebrating Eid have had a wonderful week. We have enjoyed hearing all about the children’s celebrations and all children have had the opportunity to make Eid cards throughout the week. Some children have written about how they’ve celebrated Eid:


The children have been solving problems involving doubling in maths. Most children can now recall doubling facts up to double 5 and are starting to recognise opportunities for applying this knowledge when solving problems. The children have also enjoyed solving some number puzzles.

We have also been measuring how far our trains go outside:


We have been completing some phonics assessments this week to see which phonemes the children can read in words and which ones they still fund tricky.

We have also completed some work this week on speaking in full sentences, including the words ‘and’ and ‘because’ to add detail. We have provided sentence starters to help the children. For example, when talking about what they had done over the holidays, they  had the sentence starter ‘Last week I’ or ‘My favourite part was’.

Trip to Ingrow West Station

The children had a lovely time on the school trip. They enjoyed learning about trains and had a lovely experience on the steam train. We have been learning about the history of trains this week and comparing pictures of trains over time.

Some pictures of the trip:

Some writing about the trip:

Reception News

As we are now in the last term of Reception, we will slowly start to get the children ready for some new routines that they will have in Year 1.

As of next week, the children will start to have a scheduled playtime from 10.30-10.45 with KS1. A couple of members of staff from Reception will go out with the children.

The children will also start to attend ‘Special Mention’ assemblies with KS1 which are every Thursday. Special Mention assemblies are the school’s weekly reward assembly for significant achievement in one of the six hives on our school emblem. It is normally a couple of children who are selected each week from each class.


Have a lovely weekend.

The RH team

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Nursery News

June 7, 2019 at 10:42 am


Welcome back to the final half term of the year.

We hope all the children who celebrated Eid this week had an enjoyable time with their families.

This half term we will be continuing to find out what the children can do and this week they have been showing us how good they are at writing their name as well as their counting and number recognition skills. We have been looking at all the objectives for Maths at the 30-50 month level and you can see the objectives below:

  •  Uses some number names and number language spontaneously
  • Compares two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number.
  • Shows an interest in numerals in the environment.
  • Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
  • Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.
  • Uses some number names accurately in play.
  • Recites numbers in order to 10.
  • Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.
  • Shows an interest in number problems.
  • Separates a group of three or four objects in different ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same.
  • Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps.
  • Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Shows an interest in representing numbers

The children have been showing us practically what they can do and being healthy as well.

We have continued to have our weekly ‘Stay and Read’ sessions and this week had lots of people staying to share stories…

Some children enjoyed reading outside independently…

Other things happening outside…

Please remember to return the slips for the trip as soon as possible even if you have paid on line so that helpers can be arranged and notified.

Have a good weekend

From the Nursery team


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This week in RD…..

May 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm


We have been working so hard this week trying to learn our tricky words. We have been learning how to write words such as ‘all’ and ‘my’ in the sand and we made our own ‘Tricky Word Book’. We have been writing in our book all week!


Some of us have been making words in the soil using the ‘or’ phoneme. We made all sorts of real and nonsense words!


Our challenge this week was to try to thread and plait ribbon. We could choose to use either short, medium or long thread!


We have been very busy writing in RD this week. Look at our beautiful writing on our working wall!



This week in maths we have been learning how to subtract by counting backwards. We have been practising this in the number area and recording our number sentences on our maths working wall!

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Dinosaurs take over Nursery!

May 24, 2019 at 1:45 pm


Dinosaurs have taken over the nursery! Arghh!

The children have been talking about dinosaurs so this week we have had lots of activities around the subject available.

Making dinosaur necklaces using clay…

Icing dinosaur biscuits…

Acting out the lives of dinosaurs…

And making dinosaur masks…

Some children have been going into the hall to develop their physical skills. They have been climbing, balancing, bouncing and sorting as well as working on their listening skills and turn-taking abilities.

A few other things from this week…

And enjoying playing in the water…

The weather is slowly improving and as it gets sunnier the children need to bring a hat with them and have sun cream applied. Please apply sun cream before your child comes to Nursery.

Have a lovely week’s break.

From the Nursery team.

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RH Blog

May 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm



The children have continued to revise the phase 3 phonemes and phase 3 tricky words. We have done lots of work this week on sentences and have been reading and writing sentences containing the phase 3 phonemes. The children have spent time organising words to make  sentences and have looked at what makes a sentence, including having a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces.

We have also been challenging the children to see how many phonemes/tricky words they can write in a minute; they have really enjoyed this activity.


We have continued the work on subtraction this week. The children have been using a number lines to count backwards when subtracting. They have really liked this video which supports counting backwards from 20-0:

Coffee Shop

A child in RH organised a ‘coffee shop’ this week. We settled on the more child-friendly option of having hot chocolate! The children had to write down what they wanted from the ‘coffee shop’ and pay for their items using real money. They had a lovely time sat outside in the sunshine.


The children have been spending more and more time playing outside so we have taken reading to the outdoors! The children have had to read special tasks and follow the instructions/answer the questions.

School Trip

Due to RH’s trip falling on possible days of Eid, some children from RH will now be going on the trip with RK on Thursday 13th June. Parents of those children have had a letter to notify them of the date change.

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Banana buns and much more in Nursery

May 17, 2019 at 2:49 pm


This week the children have again been very busy. Earlier in the week some children wanted to bake and we had some over ripe bananas left. So that they weren’t wasted we made buns and made them healthier by adding mashed up bananas.

Lots of other things have been happening this week…

Building fire engines…

Writing lists…


Building towers…

Working with numbers…


And finally…

Have a lovely weekend from the Nursery team.

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