Welcome back to RK!

November 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm


Welcome back! We hope you had a super half term break. Reading the communication books it seems as though the children have had lots of fun!

This week has been a very busy week with lots to celebrate! Firstly, we would like to wish all our Hindu and Sikh families a very ‘Happy Diwali’. The children will be learning more about this festival next week.

In phonics, we learnt the tricky word ‘go’ and put it in to sentences:

“Go and put your coat away”

“Go to the shops”

We revised the tricky words we have already learnt – I, to, no, the. Our phonemes this week were r, h and b. The children are really thinking about many words, which start with the new sounds. We are working hard to recognise all the phonemes we have learnt so far to help us blend them together to hear words. Please practise this at home.



We tried h for honey and b for bread this week and r for raisins


We are working with the children to develop their reading skills and letter recognition. Please can you ensure that your child’s reading record and reading books are in their book bag every day. This will enable us to share with you what we have done with your child during our reading time.

In Maths, we have learnt about the numbers 8, 9 and 10. The children have a good understanding of the value of the numbers to 10. Therefore, next week we will be doing some practical addition. The children are able to show us different ways to show us the value of a number. For example 9 nods of the head, 10 pieces of playdough, holding up 3 fingers on each hand to show 6.

Bonfire Night

The children have enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We were overwhelmed by how many parents/carers were able to come to our ‘Bonfire Night’. It was fantastic to see the children taking orders and delivering the home baked goods. The children did a lot of work to prepare for the event in a very short space of time.

The rest of the week has been action packed we have learnt about how to make an electrical circuit, we have visited the pigs, made gingerbread men, writing menus, made rockets and chickens and learnt about where some of our food comes from and also the meaning of Remembrance Sunday, which led to the making of aeroplanes using celery and brown bread!


Blackhills Wood

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for our trip on Monday. We have planned an action packed day! The ground at the woods is wet and boggy in some places so we would recommend wearing wellington boots or sturdy walking shoes. Please don’t forget your packed lunches!

Number fun

Don’t forget we are holding a ‘Number Fun’ session for parents to talk about how we teach maths in reception and how you can help support your child at home. The session is on Thursday 22nd November at 2.30pm and 6.45pm in the North hall. We lok forward to seeing you.

Have a great weekend

RK team

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Fireworks and glitter in Nursery

November 9, 2018 at 11:51 am


This week has been a busy week for celebrations. On Monday the children talked about bonfires and fireworks and listened to a simple story about Guy Fawkes. They had the opportunity to make firework pictures both inside and outside and there are some displayed on the windows in Nursery.

On Wednesday it was Diwali and some of our Nursery children were celebrating with their families. In Nursery the children watched a very simple version of the story of Rama and Sita and then some children made Diwali cards.

Lots of our children have been keen to build models this week especially using Lego. A large group of boys sat for a long time painstakingly fixing the small pieces together to make their models. They were very proud of the final results!

Other things this week…

Have a lovely weekend from all the staff in Nursery.


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RK Pumpkin winners

October 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm


RK class have had a pumpkin design competition running all week. The children have really worked hard making some scary faces. Mrs Walton was the judge and she chose the designs by George and Ayla. They both got to make their faces on to real pumpkins and take them home.

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Another busy week in Nursery

October 26, 2018 at 10:46 am


The children have had a very busy week during the last week of their first half term in Nursery. The children have settled well and begun to form friendships and find their interests.

Here is what they have been doing this week…..


Playing with dough

Investigating ice

Taking pictures

Finding out about leaves and colour

Making pizzas



And finally…

Have a lovely holiday.

From the Nursery team.


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End of the first half term in RK!

October 26, 2018 at 6:55 am


Well we have reached the end of a very busy half term. The children have really settled in to school well and started to make progress. Many children are developing their self-confidence particularly during our learning time and this is great to see.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to parents evening it was lovely to share how well each child has done since starting full time school 8 weeks ago. I think we can all agree they deserve a week of rest!

In Literacy this week our tricky word was ‘the’. The children confidently put the word in to a sentence and made good attempts to write it. We have learnt the phonemes ck, e and u. The children are trying to get their heads around the fact that there are 2 phonemes which have the same sound but different grapheme – c, k and then there’s ck!! We are working hard to blend sounds together to hear words. Our main target is to get all the children to remember the sounds of the phonemes we have already learnt – s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u.

In Maths, we have been counting forwards and backwards to 10/20. Counting objects, which cannot be moved such as beats of a drum, claps and jumps. The numbers we have focused on are 6 and 7. We have been doing a lot of practical work using a 10’s frame. The children worked in pairs to show different numbers up to 7 using objects and the 10’s frame. They have even tried to draw their own 10’s frame. Lots of children ha e been inspired by the Numberblocks and are now drawing their own. We are also displaying some of the children’s work on the wall showing the different ways on which we can show number 6.

The rest of the week, we have been visiting the farm and learning about what the wind turbine does, looking at the pigs and feeding the chickens. We even found some eggs!

A fun time was had reading the book Gordon’s Great Escape, this led to children trying to blow their own balloons up! 3 children succeeded and we had some balloon races.

Many children are engaging in writing for different purposes – copying tray labels, writing their name, practising cursive script.

More photos of our week…


For parents who are new to school I hope you have all activated your Tapestry account. Tapestry is a fantastic way of seeing what your child does at school. Equally, it is great for us to see what the children do at home or during holidays. Please feel free to upload pictures and/or videos for us to share with your child at school. If you need any support with using Tapestry please come and see us and we can arrange a time to talk you through it.


RK class have had a fantastic half term. We wish everyone a super week off and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 5th November.

RK team

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Writers and Scientists in RH

October 25, 2018 at 2:12 pm


We have had another fun-filled week in RH. The children are more than ready for a week off after after a very fun,  busy and tiring term.


This week we have revised the phonemes: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k. It is important that we continue to revise the phonemes that the children have previously learnt as they learn so many and sometimes forget them.

Phonemes learnt this week:


This week we have learnt the tricky word ‘no’. We had a go at forming the letters to write the word ‘no’ and the children made a really good attempt at this.


This week we have learnt about the numbers:

The Number block video for 7 talked about having 7 days in a week. We have practised saying the days of the week and have sung songs all week to try and help us remember the days of the week.


Alice brought in a nest that her Grandma had found in her garden. We looked at how the nest had been made and what the birds had used. We watched a video about birds making nests which explained why birds have nests and how they make them. The children then wanted to make their own nest so we collected materials from outside and made our very own nest. The children then made signs for the nest, making really good attempts at writing the word ‘nest’.

What else have we been doing?

After Half term

There are some key dates coming up after half term:

-On the  7th  November we have our Bonfire Extravaganza at school which everyone is welcome to join from 2.30 – 3.00pm

-On Monday 12th November  we have our school trip to Blackhills woods

-On the 22nd  November we have a Maths workshop running from 2.30-3.15pm and 6.45-7.00pm. Similarly to the Literacy workshop, it will give you an idea about how we teach maths and what you can do to support at home.

We hope you have a great half term and we will see you on Monday 5th November.

The RH team

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