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Have a great summer! Children return to school on Tuesday 5th September. We look forward to seeing you then!
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Hadrian Primary School

"An outstanding school where children make excellent progress" Ofsted

Reception Mrs Donnelly

Welcome to Class 2!


Class 2 is a Reception class, Mrs Donnelly is the teacher and Mrs Waters. Mrs Noble and Miss Boner are the teaching assistants. We work closely with Miss Barr and Class 3.


Our Day:

We start the day with Phonics (learning sounds) to help the children with their reading and writing.

After phonics it's planning time where the children choose where they would like to learn. They can choose from a range of learning areas both indoors and outdoors, such as writing, creative, construction, role play and number. Activities in these areas are based on objectives for the term and the children's interests.

We finish the morning with focused Literacy and Maths activities, children working one to one or in a small group with an teacher. 

In the afternoon we start with an active numeracy session. We then continue with more planning and small group work covering a range of curriculum areas.


Our Week:

Monday at 3pm is an opportunity for parents to visit the school library with their children and choose a book to take home for the week. On Friday the whole class go to the library to choose a new book. Please ensure your child has returned their library book before then so it can be changed.

Friday is also PE day. Please ensure your child has a PE kit to leave in school for the full half term. Their PE should include a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of plimsoles. All PE kit needs to have their name in. Please remove all earrings for that day.


Spring 1 Term Topics:

  • Winter changes in the environment
  • The Arctic/North Pole
  • Freezing and melting
  • Children’s interests


Spring 2 Term Topics:

  • Spring changes in the environment
  • Easter
  • Growing and life cycles (plants and animals)
  • Families and relationships
  • Healthy Eating
  • Children’s interests

Literacy Focus:

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Segmenting (hearing each sound) and blending (putting the sounds together to identify the word)
  • Reading short sentences.
  • Writing short sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.


Numeracy Focus:

  • Counting and number recognition to 20
  • Practical calculations including 1 more and 1 less to 20
  • Add and subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number
  • 3D shapes
  • Number formation
  • Doubling and halving