Reception - The Dragons 

Summer  2     

All  Aboard

All Aboard is the new topic for

Summer Term 2

 During this topic we learn about journeys we take, different ways to travel and what we need to take with us. Over the term we look at our journey to school,  going into space and going on holiday.



We had a lovely walk to St Cross House on Sloade Lane. We went down the Church steps, across the ford and up to the house. We split into 3 groups and took turns pond dipping, eating lunch and playing games on the lawn. The weather was just right and all the children had a wonderful time but the walk back up the hill after such a full day seemed endless!


Science Week    12th March 2018

As part of Science week we had the Quantum Theatre Group come into school with a play called 'Journey to the Bottom of the Garden'. 

We loved learning about growth in plants and minibeasts we find in our gardens.



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.



National Emergency Services Museum

March 2018

What a fabulous day we had !

Look at the photographs to see all the fun and learning. 


Tag Rugby taster session

March 2018

Skipping for Sport's Relief


Look at the Valentine's Day cards we have made


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