Reception – Red

Welcome to Our Class

Our class teacher for the 2019-20 academic year are:

Mrs Ratchford

Our teaching assistant is Mr Martin

Daily Worship:

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 1- Hope

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 2 – Courage

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 4 – Kindness

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 5 – Thy Kingdom Come

Pentecost Challenge Resource

Online Safety – Covid-19 Letter to Parents:

Online Safety for Parents 8.4.2020

Home Learning Webpages – This is a widely used educational site that offers lots of resources across all areas of the curriculum. They are currently offering free access for a month. Enter the following code – CVDTWINKLHELPS  Once logged on navigate to the Parent’s hub for support and information.

Purple Mash:      your child’s login has been sent home in their pink home learning book. Phonics website with lots of fun games. Navigate to Teacher’s Area and then Classroom toolkit for minigames and songs.Usborne publishers are currently also offering this as a free app on IOS. Teach Your Monster 2 and 3 (Champion Readers) are also available. – Phonics and maths games for both desktop and tablets. – Also contains maths and literacy resources but also some lovely Spring and Easter activities. – This requires you to set up a username, but you can subscribe for free. *Do not select the paid content – you will not need it.*   Navigate to the e-books section for a wide selection of the Oxford Reading Tree books that we use within school.


bbc school radio  Learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and downloads for Early Years covering dance, music, history, collective worship, literacy and maths. – This site has guidance for each numberblock episode. It explains the maths taught and what questions to use to support children in developing their sense of number. Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specifically for children.


In Red Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The Early Years Foundation Stage.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

Topics in the Early Years are led and chosen by the children.  This means topics and themes differ throughout the year depending on the child’s interest.  Weekly newsletters will update parents of our theme/topic.

More detail about our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.


Red Class will have their PE lessons on Thursday.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.


Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

  • We use the outdoor areas in all weathers.  It is important that child have a warm and waterproof coat, hat, scarf and gloves throughout the year.

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of The Good Dinosaur, the children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum. It follows the process of: Plan, Understand, Passion, Act, Evaluate, Embed.

Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

To sit on the carpet safely and be ready to learn.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.


Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Homework will include: English, Maths and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Mrs Williams and Miss Ashton