Reception - Starfish

Amazing Me !

Amazing me is the new topic for

Autumn Term 1

 During this topic we learn about ourselves - what we look like, who we live with, naming body parts, how we use our hands, eyes and ears.

We will be painting, singing, drawing and talking about what we can do and how each one of us is unique and special.

It is a lovely topic as it helps us get to know the children and gives them lots to talk about. It helps them become familiar with the school environment as we explore the sights and sounds around school.


A tractor came to school

We have been talking about autumn and harvest in class. I arranged for Mr White to bring his tractor into school for the children to see. They had a wonderful time and were delighted to be able to sit in it. 

Thank you Mr and Mrs White and Navarda for making it possible.

Phonics and Reading meeting for parents

Thank you so much to everyone for attending the recent Phonics and Reading information meeting. I have added the power points I used so they can be viewed again - I know I speak very fast! if you need any more information please just ask.

To watch the videos in the power points- go to you tube and search for the title


Keep returning to this page as I will be adding information and photographs

The 1st few days 

I am so very pleased that the children have settled so well into school. Here are a few photographs to show you what they have been doing.





Starfish, Starfish

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We are Starfish, Starfish

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Starfish at Ridgeway School

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We are kind, we are friends and we learn everyday!




Routines in Reception

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)


PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. please make sure your child their PE kit in a draw string bag as rucksacks are too bulky for the space we have on pegs. Our PE kits is a white T-shirt, black shorts, a black sweatshirt and black joggers, (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights to school). Please make sure all kit is clearly named - even pumps and shoes.  Please send to school at the beginning of each half term and it will come home at the end of each half term.

Water bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be washed and refilled ready for the next day, hydration is really important and aids concentration and learning.

We are looking forward to a super year ahead. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.


When we start reading -

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.

Autumn Walk 2018

We had a super walk despite the wet weather. The children were excited about looking for autumn things.

Look at the photographs to see the excitement.