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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RH and RK learning this week

March 28, 2019 at 1:57 pm


This week in phonics we have revised the digraphs oa, or, long oo and short oo. The children have read words and sentences which have words such as wood, moon, goat and corn in. They have practised writing a sentence containing a word with one of the digraphs, for example ‘The goat is sad’. 

The children have also completed a phonic assessment, recognising digraphs and trigraphs learnt and reading them in words.

The children have been encouraged to write in their Mother’s day cards or about their mummy’s in their busy bee books.


We have been learning about 2d and 3d shapes. We discussed the names of some common 2d shapes such as circle, square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon and their properties. We know that 2d shapes are flat.

The 3d shapes we have learnt about are sphere (Sofia as they pronounce it), cylinder, cube, cuboid and square based pyramid. We learnt about how many faces they have, edges and corners. We looked at real 3d objects and sorted them out in to their correct groups.

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This week in Nursery

March 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

This week we have been reading a variety of stories to the children in order to assess their ability in reading. The objectives we have been thinking about include –

Do they join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories?

Are they aware of the way stories are structured?

Can they suggest how a story might end?

Can they listen with increasing attention and recall?

Can they describe the main settings, events and characters in a story?

Do they look at books independently?

Do they hold the book the correct way up and turn the pages carefully?

Reading with and to children is very important and if you think about these pre-reading skills whilst sharing books with child at home then it will help them when they come to reading independently.

Year 1 have been hatching eggs over the last week and the Nursery children have been to visit them…

The children have been very busy building with a variety of resources…

The water area has been enhanced this week with objects that either float or sink. The children enjoyed investigating what happened…

Some other things…

Tuesday and Wednesday next week are Parent’s Evenings and we are looking forward to chatting to you about your children. Have a good weekend from the Nursery team.



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RK’s week

March 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm

We have had a super busy week again in RK and the children are really working hard! In phonics we have been revising all the tricky words, digraphs and trigraphs we have learnt so far this year. The children have been reading and writing sentences which include the sounds learnt. The children are choosing to do lots of writing…

In Maths we have been developing the children’s understanding of how to show the numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14. They have used Numicon to show 10 and ___ more and ten frames. The children were introduced to the part – part whole. This helps the children to split a number above 10 so 13 is 10 and 3.

The rest of the week…

Next week

I am sad to say next Friday will be my last day in RK! We will be welcoming Miss Draxler in to RK on Wednesday, where the children will have the chance to get to know their new teacher.

Parents evening

Everyone should receive their time for parents evening today. It will take place in the South building. I will be doing parents evening with Miss Draxler so this will give you the opportunity to say hello.

Have a super weekend

RK team



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RH News

March 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm

We have had a great week in RH. The children have really been impressing us with their reading, writing and maths!

We have been learning about sea creatures this week and the children have been receiving letters from sea creatures all week. They also received a present which was the story, ‘The Singing Mermaid’.  The children have been writing back to the sea creatures and have written thank you letters.

Learning in RH:

What else have we been doing?

Parents’ Evening

You should’ve all received a letter to say that Parents’ Evening in RH has had to be postponed until Tuesday 16th April and Thursday 18th April. Apologies for the disruption. If you’re unsure of your appointment time, please contact Diane Walton. Myself and Mrs Puddiphatt look forward to seeing you.

Have a great weekend.

The RH team

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Reception Learning

March 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm


This week, we have consolidated our learning of the numbers 11,12,13 and 14. The children have been showing the numbers by drawing an amount of something, they’ve been showing the numbers on ten frames and we have started to look at whole-part bar models.

Can your child tell you what numbers the ten frames are showing?


This week we have reviewed the phonemes: ee, igh, oo (u), oo, oa and or.

We have been spotting the phonemes in words to read them and have been writing sentences containing the phonemes.


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Nursery News

March 15, 2019 at 3:44 pm

We have had a very productive and busy week this week with lots of variety.

Some children were talking about having their hair cut so we asked them if they would like to set up a hairdressers in Nursery. The children helped to set up the area and you can see the fun they have been having…

There was also lots of interest in Lego this week. One child found some small Lego pieces and asked if we could find some more. Lego is a very good resource for developing fine motor skills as well as encouraging the children to be imaginative.

One boy was playing in the Home Corner and pretending to make some toast. He was asked if he would like to make some toast to eat…

Two baking sessions…

And the second time…

Some fantastic construction…

Have a good weekend from the Nursery team.


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RH News

March 15, 2019 at 3:10 pm

We’ve had a great week in RH.

Learning Blog:

Pyjama Evening

We had a great evening reading stories – the children were very excited to come to school in their pyjamas and there was a lovely atmosphere.


In PE today, we worked on our listening skills and team building. The children had to listen very carefully to the instructions given and follow them. We had lots of fun running underneath.

What else have the children been up to?

Have a great weekend.

The RH team

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