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Hadrian Primary School

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Reception Miss Ridley

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Below you will find information all about life in Class 2. This is a very exciting year for the children as this is the first year they attend school full time. This can be an overwhelming time for children and their families, as this is a big milestone to becoming independent learners. 


At school the children will be supported by Miss Ridley, Mrs Waters, Mrs Noble and Miss Bonar. They are always available on a morning or at home time to address any parent concerns or queries. 


We hope this class page will provide useful information for you and we aim to keep you posted on all the events and learning that is taking place. 


Please keep an eye on the page for class information updates and to see the fun that we are having together.

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Dates for your diary! 

Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th October - Parent Drop-in Sessions 

Tuesday 16th October - Parents Evening

Tuesday 22nd October/Wednesday 23rd October - Autumn Craft Session

Friday 25th October - End of Autumn 1


Monday 4th November - Start of Autumn 2

Tuesday 12th November - 'Odd Socks' day

Friday 15th November - Children In Need

Wednesday 27th November/Thursday 28th November - Christmas Craft Session

Tuesday 3rd December - Pantomime at The Customs House

Friday 13th December - Infant Christmas Performance

Monday 16th December - Infant Christmas party

Friday 20th December - Close for Christmas

Monday 6th January - Start of Spring 1








Have I got everything? 

When your child comes to school please ensure they have the following:


A warm coat

School bag 

Hadrian Primary water bottle 

PE kit



Our School Day! 


In Reception we will be working very hard throughout the year whilst having lots of fun! The children will learn so much by learning through exploration and play. Time will also be spent learning during whole class and also small focused group activities. 


We begin their day by completing a handwriting, number formation or a basic skill activity.

This is to help improve children's gross and fine motor skills. 


We then have our daily phonics lessons using the 'Sounds-Write' phonics scheme before spending time planning in the classroom and completing a writing activity. 

After break, the children then enjoy their milk and snack before lunch and will complete their mathematics activity in the afternoon.


The children's school days are packed full with exciting, stimulating activities which offer opportunities for reflection, conversation and interaction. 



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The children take part in our Forest School learning experience once a week. 

Time spent outdoors in the Early Years is greatly valued.

The outdoors can provide many opportunities for children to investigate and become immersed in learning about the world around them. 


Children will take part on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

If unsure, Miss Ridley will confirm the day your child participates. 


Please note:

Children will participate in Forest School activities in all weathers.

Make sure your child has suitable clothing and footwear!

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All children will be given their homework books on a Friday.

They must be returned to school by the following Wednesday!

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Reading Books

We aim to change your child's reading book as frequently as possible.

We give all children a book we believe is not too easy nor too challenging, as we want reading to be enjoyable for all. 

Please ensure you read with your child as often as you can - it really does make a difference!


The children can also access books online through 'Bug Club' and 'Oxford Reading Buddies'.

Their individual logins are in their homework books! 




The Curriculum!


All learning in Reception 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. 

Click on the 7 curriculum areas below to see what we have been up to!