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Easter holidays run from the end of the school day Thursday 28th March, with children returning to school for the summer term on Monday 15th April.
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Hadrian Primary School

"Pupils enjoy coming to school everyday, they are highly motivated and leaders and teachers are enthusiastic about providing an ambitious curriculum for all pupils" Ofsted 2022

Be Unique;Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together

Reception Mrs Donelly

Welcome to Class 2

We are a Reception class with Mrs Donnelly as the teacher. Mrs Waters, Mrs Noble and Miss Boner are the teaching assistants.


Our Day

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

We then have planning time where the children choose where they would like to learn. They can choose from a range of activities both indoors and outdoors, such as writing, construction, creative, 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 adult.

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. We finish the day with basic skills and guided reading.


Our Week

Thursday and Friday are PE days. Please ensure your child has a PE kit to leave in school, a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of plimsoles. Please remove earrings for that day.



This is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Could you please ensure that all clothing has your child's name in. Reading books need to be returned on a daily basis. 


Summer term Topics


Local area/seaside

Growing and life cycles

Toys in the past

Places of worship

Healthy eating

Children's interests


Literacy Focus

Speaking and listening skills.

Locating information in fact books.

Writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and reading what they have written.

Making up their own stories and attempting to write them.


Numeracy Focus

Ordering and writing 0 to 20 forwards and backwards.

Practical calculations including 1 more and less to 20.

Adding and subtracting single digit numbers.

Counting in 2s and 10s

Doubling and halving


Phonics PE with South Shields.

Fun in the wind!

Road safety

World book Day

We are reading buddies with Mr Websters class.

Our parents and grandparents joined us for planning time.