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Welcome to the Early Years page.

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), Camilla (Nursery Class Teacher), Kirsty and Lucy (Learning Support Assistants) and Jo and Fartuun (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.

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum followed at Riversdale, you can look at the medium and long term plans for each year group.

Medium term plans

Yearly plans

Foundation Stage (Reception) Newsletter

November 2014


Topics this half term are ‘Superheroes in the community’ and Christmas. We will be finding out about what the Police, Nurses,  and people who work at school do and reading lots of stories linked to the topic. We will also be rehearsing for our school nativity play which is called ‘The ABC Nativity’.

Snack Money

We ask for £6 a half term or a £1 a week as a contribution towards the children’s snacks and supplies for cooking.


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 possible.

Dates for your diary

Christmas is approaching very quickly! Below is a list of what is happening in the Reception classes over the coming weeks.

Friday 28th November  - Trip to the Wandsworth Museum to find out about people who helped us in the past. A letter will be sent out shortly with all the details.

Thursday 4th December  - Trip to the Polka Theatre to see ‘Grandad, Teddy and Me’. A letter will be sent out shortly with all the details.

Monday 15th December - Foundation Stage Christmas show to parents at 2pm in the top hall.

Many thanks

Tracey, Helen, Kirsty and Lucy

Reception classs Rainbow weekly timetable 2014-15
Rainbow Class timetable 2014-2015 Term 1

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.

If you would like to print the timetable, here is an A4 sized PDF version


Reception class Sunshine timetable 2014-15
Sunshine Class Timetable Term 1

If you would like to print this timetable, here is an A4 sized PDF version
Nursery timetable
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receptions explorations
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.
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