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May half term begins at the end of the school day on Thursday 23rd May. School is closed on Friday 24th May for Inservice. Children return to school on Monday 3rd June.
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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

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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 Mrs Carr 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 then do handwriting everyday focusing on different letter families each week..

After a run around outside, we do basic skills - Literacy and Numeracy based alongside focused Literacy and Maths activitiies where the children work one to one or in a small group with a 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. We finish the day with basic skills activities and guided reading sessions.


Our Week:

Wednesday is 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.

Friday is our class library day, please ensure your child returns their book each week to change.


Summer Term Topics:

  • Spring/Summer and changes in the environment
  • Local area/seaside
  • Homes/3 Little Pigs
  • Visiting places of worship
  • Farm and animals
  • Toys in the past
  • Healthy eating
  • Children's interests

Literacy Focus:

  • Speaking and listening skills

  • Locating information from fact books.

  • Making up stories and trying to write them.

  • Writing short sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Reading sentences written.


Numeracy Focus:

  • Ordering and writing numbers 0 to 20.

  • Practical calculations including 1 more and 1 less to 20

  • Adding and subtracting single digit numbers 

  • Doubling and halving

  • Counting in 2s and 10s





World Book Day

Number Day - how many blocks can you put in your tower in 5 minutes ?

Melting ice with salt in science.

Sharing biscuits with our teddies in maths.

Learning our colours in Spanish.