Reception Pandas

Autumn Term 2

Our topic is 'Sing a Rainbow'

We will be learning about colours. This will include colours of Autumn, as well as primary colours and mixing colours. Each week we will be focusing on a different colour. We will be reading storybooks about Percy the Park Keeper, The Blue Balloon, Elmer, The Blue Kangaroo, Penguins in the Fridge and many more. 

This is  a lovely topic which leads into Christmas and we will be learning about the birth of Jesus, making cards and calendars and preparing for the Key Stage 1 Nativity in early December.  It will be a very busy term!

Please visit this page often as I try to add new information and photographs weekly.

Our Autumn Walk  - October 2019

We had a fantastic autumn walk around the village. The children loved looking for conkers,  acorns and different colours of leaves. We went down to the church yard and around the back of Ridgeway ( through every puddle we could find )and onto the Long Meadow, where we had a bit of a run around and then came back to school with our findings. The children used the items we collected to make their own autumn picture.

Our song about Conkers 

We have been learning a song about conkers to sing at the Harvest Festival. Here we are practicing......

Our First Day in School 

A few photos to show you how everyone was on their first day at school. Lots of smiles, busy children and getting to know each other.







The Panda Song

We are Pandas, we are Pandas

Black and white, Smart and bright

Friends here to play with

Learn, have fun and share with

At Ridgeway School

Pandas are cool !


 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  Jenkinson (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)


Reading Bags need to be brought into school each Monday and Thursday.

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. 

Making clay hedgehogs

Look at the great hedgehogs we made using clay. We used wooden sticks and pipe cleaners to make the prickles. Our hands got dirty but everyone was very happy with the hedgehog they made and took them home to show parents.

Our Bodies

As part of our topic  we have been learning to name our body parts. We drew around a child and labelled the picture. All children took part and were excellent taking turns and thinking of ideas.