Reception - Starfish

Sing a Rainbow

is the new topic for Autumn Term 2

 During this topic we learn about colours - over the term we look at a different colour each week and which things are related to that colour.

We will be painting, singing, drawing and talking about different colours.

Some of the work is based around the Percy the Park Keeper books and we have turned the role play area into Percy's shed.  It leads us up to Christmas and the Nativity.


Sing a Rainbow is a lovely topic and the children are certainly enjoying the variety of activities. I think making different colours with paint is probably the most liked but they also enjoyed making penguins and are still doing so when they can choose. It is great to see them experimenting with the skills they are being taught.

Take a look at the lovely chalk elephants they have made - each one is different just like the elephants on Elmer Day.

Early Years and Key Stage 1 - Remembrance Service at the War Memorial 


We made vegetable soup

Following our Harvest Festival we talked about the vegetables a farmer might grow. Working with Mrs Geddes the children cut the vegetables and made soup. The photographs show the children, who wanted to try the soup, enjoying it and even having seconds! Great Starfish soup makers!

     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

          Tra la la la la

We are Starfish, Starfish

          Tra la la la la la

Starfish at Ridgeway School

          Tra la la la la la

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 kit 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.

Reading bags should be returned every

Monday and Thursday. 


Firework shape pictures


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.