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Ravensdale Primary School

Welcome to Reception

Reception has two classes.

 The Penguins are taught by Miss Davies with Miss Docherty.

 The Puffins are taught by Miss Elson with Mrs Stone.

Miss Phillips work across Reception.

Mrs Russell (Music) and Mr Jones (Sports Coach) also deliver some lessons each week. 

Our Learning

Find out what we are learning in our latest Curriculum Map.  

We have had such a SUPER busy and quick half term! Take a look at some of our amazing learning from the Spring Term!


Under the Sea

 For our 'Under the Sea' topic we have been reading 'The Rainbow Fish'. We have talked about what it means to be a good friend and what are kind and unkind things to do. We worked collaboratively with each other to make friendship bracelets and shared reasons for why they are our friend.

 We also made Rainbow Fish biscuits together and decorated them with beautiful sparkly scales. We discussed the different ingredients that we needed and we weighed them out together using the scales. Then we all had a go at mixing, rolling and cutting out the dough. 

Rainbow Fish Biscuits



 Lunar New Year 

We really enjoyed celebrating the Lunar New Year and learning about the story of how it started. We learnt the 12 animals that are part of the zodiac calendar- I wonder how many you can remember to tell your grownups?

This year is the year of the dragon. We made dragon masks and created our own parade dragon and did a dragon dance all around our Reception- it was so much fun!

We also had a go at writing our names in Chinese, writing Chinese numbers and then we tried some delicious Chinese food. We had rice, noodles, spring rolls and fortune cookies- yum yum! 

Lunar New Year


We are really becoming reading superstars in Reception! We have been working super hard in Phonics by learning our sounds, 'fredding' (segmenting) and blending words with our friend Fred the Frog, practising our letter formation and even reading independently! Here is a super helpful link for grownups to support your child in pronouncing the sounds correctly- especially when reading together.

We have also been learning lots of tricky words (red words). We are currently learning the Phase 3 tricky words- click here to practise them at home! We really enjoy the Dinosaur Rap that helps us to learn them. These words are tricky, because you can't sound them out! 

You can't 'fred' a red so remember it in your head!  

Ravensdale Reads 

Ravensdale Reads is our new 'book club' where we come together, read stories, share our favourites and recommend similar books to really encourage a love of reading at Ravensdale. We have really enjoyed asking the children to bring in their favourite stories that are related to our topics and sharing them together.

This half term we would like to invite you to bring in any DINOSAUR books you might have at home.

Grownups: Please make sure that these are named.


PE Days

Tuesday and Thursday. 

Children are to come into PE kits on these days.

Children can wear:

 ●A plain white T-shirt – no brands or logos

●Plain blue (navy/royal) shorts/joggers/hoody – no brands or logos

●Trainers or pumps

 Children cannot wear:

●Hot pants, short shorts and cropped tops are not appropriate for school

●No earrings or jewellery during the lesson

●No football shirts or kits whatsoever

Please remove earrings before coming to school on PE days. 



Reading books will be changed once a week but please make sure your child has their reading book in their bag everyday so that they can be read with by an adult in school throughout the week.


Please ensure that you are reading with your child everyday- even just for 5-10 minutes! 




Key Dates

Thursday 7th March- World Book Day 

Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book character! Parents are invited into 'Pop Up Reading Cafés' in their child's classroom to enjoy reading and sharing some stories together from 2:30pm.

Monday 18th March- Neurodiversity Week 

Wednesday 20th March- EYFS Easter Bonnet Parade

Friday 22nd March- Last day of term 

In recognition of Neurodiversity Week, children are invited to come to school in non-uniform and wearing rainbow colours on Friday. The brighter and more colourful the better! 

Monday 8th April- Back to school- Summer Term 1 


Please check the school calendar and check your emails for Operoo communications for a full list and reminders about school events and key dates.


Important Information




Please make sure you are still sharing your lovely learning at home with us. we love to see what you're getting up to and sharing this in our class! 

Ask Miss Davies or Miss Elson if you need help or advice. 


The 'My Child at School' App is our new, exciting platform for communicating with families- please make sure you have the app and have notifications switched on.

Please make sure that your child's photo permission information is correct and up to date.