There are three classes in the unit – Nursery,Rainbow and Sunshine Reception classes and there is lots of learning and lots of fun!
The key staff working in Early Years this year will be:
Tracey (Rainbow Reception Class Teacher), Helen (Sunshine Reception Class
Teacher), Eleeza (Nursery Class Teacher), Kirsty and Jade (Learning Support
Assistants) and Jo and Talitha (Nursery Teaching Assistants).
If you have any
worries or concerns please feel free to approach any member of the team. It is
usually best to speak to us at the end of the school day but anything urgent
please speak to us in the morning.
Our topic this half term is dinosaurs and dragons.
We will be reading fantasy stories and looking at non-fiction books about
dinosaurs. We will be exploring rhyme through talk, role playing and stories.
We will be adding and subtracting within 10 and beginning to use the +, - and =
signs. We will also be reading the story about Chinese New Year and finding out
about ordinal numbers.
We ask for £6 a half term or a £1 a week as a
contribution towards the children’s snacks and supplies for cooking. We have
attached an envelope to the back of this letter for your child’s contribution.
Please could you also send in a box of tissues for your child.
Just a reminder that at this time of year we all
need to wrap up warm and it can be really easy to misplace a glove, hat or
scarf so please can you ensure that all of your child’s clothes are clearly
marked with their name so we can return them to the rightful owner as soon as
School Open Day
– Parents' coffee morning. The focus will be on fine motor skills and mark
Rainbow Class timetable
We have activities
set up that cover all of the areas of learning-Literacy, Mathematics,
Understanding of the World, Physical Development, Personal, Social and
Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Expressive Arts and
Design. Some activities the children can
explore independently and others are focused tasks that require adult input.
Each class has appropriately levelled focused adult tasks that the children
must complete during the course of the day.
You may view our Riversdale School Policy on the use of Photos and Videos here.
Each day the children have adult led focused activities and a choice of lots of different activities to play independently with their friends both inside the classroom and the outdoor area. We spend time in our own classes but at certain parts of the day we mix up together.