RIDGEWAY Primary School

Team  Endeavour

Let's all try together

Hello Reception!

For the next few weeks I will be setting your home learning as well as coming into school and working in the Reception/Y1 bubble with Key Worker children.  I'm really looking forward to getting to know you, even if it can only be remotely.  This week I will be endeavouring to phone you to say hello and have a quick chat if you have not been coming into school.  On the days I am not in school I will be checking emails and looking at work on Seesaw throughout the day as well as setting learning for the next day.  When I am in school I won't be able to reply to emails promptly but I will respond as soon as I am able.  Please email me at the following address -


Thank you and speak to you soon!  Mrs Wilkinson

Welcome to our Spring 1 topic of Dinosaurs

This is a great topic that has the children learning dinosaur names and facts. We will learn which is the fastest, slowest, can fly, eat meat or plants. We read books like Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs and watch Andy's Dinosaur Adventures. 

We also learn to

  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past
  • Use simple tools and techniques competently.
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, position and distance
  • Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling
  • Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
  • Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources
  • Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings
  • Choose particular colours to use for a purpose
  • Use what they have learned about media and materials in purposeful and original ways.
  • Share and record occasions when things have happened in their lives that made them feel special
  • Know how to show respect for one another.
  • Recall simply what happens at a traditional Christian infant baptism and dedication

Our Autumn 2 topic is

Paint a Rainbow

In this topic we focus on colours.

We mix paints to make new colours, think about things that are always a certain colour and look at autumn and Christmas colours.

We learn about keeping safe at Bonfire Night and why we celebrate it. We learning about road safety, use painting programs on the computer and talk about Christmas - how it is a special time and how it is celebrated around the world.

We also perform out dance for the Nativity in December.

It is a really busy half term leading up to Christmas.

Our Autumn topic is Amazing Me

This is a lovely topic that helps us to learn all about each other. We learn about our bodies, families, likes and dislikes and what we like to do. We will be talking, singing, painting and making new friends.

During the topic we will be learning about

  • My body and what it can do
  • My home community
  • How to use a camera and an Ipad
  • Using the Interactive Whiteboard
  • Special People - Which people are special and why?
  • Harvest Festival - why we celebrate harvest

The children will -

Knows some of the things that make them unique,

Talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to ourselves and friends or family

Develop an understanding of growth and change over time

Knows the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet

Knows how to operate simple equipment

Completes a simple program on a computer

Use a range of hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.

 Talk about people who are special to them and say what makes their family and friends special to them

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines

Identify some of the qualities of a good friend

Act out a narrative.

Routines in Reception

PE is on  Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their full kit for outdoor lessons. This is black joggers, white t-shirt, black sweatshirt and pumps (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights). Please make sure all kit is clearly named and in a draw string bag. 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.


Homework for the moment is learning the words I have set home. Use the cards to learn to recognise the words quickly and to make short sentences. You can also start to learn to write the words. I will add work to Seesaw soon.

Vegetable Soup ...mmmmmmm

We looked at different vegetables and talked about where they come from. We then peeled and chopped them to make soup. Everyone had a taste of the soup. Some children enjoyed it sooooo much they had second helpings! They thought it was 'souper!'

Friday Fun- 9th October 2020

A quick snapshot of Friday afternoon in class.

The group with Mrs Gelipter are using pastels to draw a still life of a pumpkin, conkers and acorns. 

All are busy, happy and learning. Lovely to see!

Look at the fun we are  having ....

and a few more ...