Reception - The Dragons 

Spring 1 new topic - Land of the Dinosaurs


Land of the Dinosaurs

The new topic for Spring Term 1 is Land of the Dinosaurs. The children will learn dinosaurs names and facts about them. This is a really exciting and fun topic which the children always love and get very involved in. There will be lots of learning, playing and making.

Running alongside this will be learning about opposites - each week we will focus on several opposites. This links in very well with dinosaurs and will give us a lot to do.

We have been making pancakes


Balance Bikes

The reception children were very lucky to have a session learning to ride a balance bike. It was run by the Bikeability trainers at Derbyshire County Council and was paid for from the Sports Premium money. 

The children were taught hold to safely get on and off the bike and how to push along with their feet and balance whilst riding. It is a great skill to learn prior to learning to ride a bike with pedals.



Dragons small and dragons tall

Show your claws and listen well.

We are Ridgeway Dragons, 

We are Ridgeway Dragons,

Friendly and smart

Best class of all.



Routines In Reception

Reading bags should be returned every Monday and Thursday. It is very important your child reads at school and at home each day. We only have a limited amount of each book and if they are not returned it may mean another group of children will not have enough books to read so please return bags on the correct days. Only bring books and reading record back in the book bag - this makes it much easier for staff to sort them. Keep all word cards at home.


PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children need black jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt, a black sweatshirt and slip on pumps in a draw string bag (other bags- especially rucksacks - are too bulky  for the space we have on pegs)

A filled water bottle should be brought to school each day.


The class teacher is Mrs Naylor - who teaches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

                      Mrs Gelipter - who teaches on Tuesday and Friday.

                  The Teaching Assistants are Miss Riley (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs                                    Geddes (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Remember your book bag on Monday and Thursday.



Look at the Valentine's Day cards we have made


There are going to be some lucky people getting these beautiful cards.