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Hadrian Primary School

"An outstanding school where children make excellent progress" Ofsted

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Reception - Miss Nixon ( Class 2 )

Hello everyone, welcome to Class 2! I am Miss Nixon, the class teacher. 


Our Spring Term topics are 'Animals' and the 'Great Outdoors'. 


In Spring 1, we are learning about Farm Animals, Zoo Animals, Insects, Pets and Nocturnal Animals. We have a 'Vet Practice' surgery set up in our role play area. Our key texts are 'Things with Wings' and 'Christopher's Caterpillars'. We are making a class book called 'Things with Wings' if you would like to drop in and read it, we would be more than happy to share it with you! 


If you have any books relating to our topic at home, why not bring it in for our daily story time? The more books the better! laugh



Miss Bonar, Mrs Giles and I will always be happy to support you with any aspect of the Early Years experience. We will be available on a morning or at home time to address any parent concerns or queries. We will ask that all the children are inside safely before we have a conversation, for the safety of the children.


We will do everything we can to ensure that we have a fun and memorable year! smiley


Please take time to look at this page regularly for class information updates and to see the fun that we are having together.


The Reception children will have a Baseline Assessment during the first six weeks of the term. For more information about this assessment please read the following Government guidance for parents.


Diary Dates


Spring 1


4th January - Reception are welcomed back into school! smiley

4th February - Number Day - Come to School dressed as a digit! £1 donation. 

7th February (week beginning) - Parents Evening Phone Calls Home 

11th February 2022 - Animal Dress Up Day (to celebrate and conclude our topic). £1 donation. 

18th February 2022- Spring 1 Half Term.


Learning Passports


From Spring Term, every child in Reception will have their own Learning Passport. This is to encourage children to apply their knowledge and understanding independently through the provision. Each week new challenges will be set that match the children's ability levels and are differentiated by outcome. Children are encouraged to access these challenges in their own learning time. Once a challenge is completed, children can share these with an adult or take a photo to gain a stamp in their passport. Four stamps per week equal a dip in Miss Nixon's special prize box! 


An example of a Learning Passport

Spring 1 (2022)

Bug Club!

Hadrian Primary School has acquired a reading programme called Bug Club and these books are available to access online at home. This site hosts a huge range of books to compliment pupil’s reading in class and engage them with reading.

Class teachers have set up learners and allocated books appropriate for their level. Your child's details can be found in their home/school reading record.

Logging into Bug Club

Each child has a unique homepage, and can log into it by following these steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your login details.
Username: (as in record)
Password: (as in record)
School Code: hadr

Contact me with any login issues.

Merry Christmas from Miss Nixon’s Class…

Still image for this video

Our Autumn Term...

Our First Week Together



Remember to bring in your named PE kit at the beginning of term. PE days in Spring Term are Tuesday and Wednesdays.  All earrings need to be covered or taken out for PE lessons. We will send PE kits home regularly to be washed.

Outdoor Learning!


The children will take part in different Outdoor Learning experiences. 


We understand how valuable outdoor learning is and how this positively contributes to children's development. These experiences will allow children to investigate the world around them and become familiar with their environment. 


Please make sure your child has suitable footwear and clothing at school, as we will be going outdoors in all weathers. 




We will read lots of stories in class as they play a vital role in the growth and development of children. We hope that children will enjoy hearing stories being read to them and discussed at home too.


Children will be given reading books to take home to share and enjoy. We aim to change your child's reading book as frequently as possible. We want reading to be enjoyable for all. 


Please ensure you read with your child as often as you can and return their book to school daily - it really does make a difference!


The children can also access books online. Their individual logins will be provided. 



We use the 'Tapestry' app to record observations of the children in Early Years. We add photographs, videos and comments about your child and what they have been learning at school. This is a lovely way for us to communicate with you as parents and you can also add photographs and comments about your child from home! 


You will be sent an activation code via email to gain access to your child's account. 

Please come and see me if you are having any issues with this. 

The Curriculum!


All of our learning is based on the 7 curriculum areas stated in 'Development Matters'.

We carefully plan our continuous provision activities and focused lessons to ensure children are given varied, frequent opportunities to achieve their full potential. 

All areas are interlinked through our holistic approach to learning. 

Click on the 7 curriculum areas to find out more and see what we have been up to!