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Welcome toRyedene Primary and Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed



Welcome to Ash Class 2021-22


We would like to welcome you to Ryedene Primary and Nursery School, it has been so amazing to welcome all of our reception children into their new class. What a fantastic first few days we have had! 

The children are exploring and embracing their new environment and some lovely friendships are beginning to form. 

Soon, we will be uploading photos of the children happy, engaged and enjoying their learning environments. 
Also, this page is where you will find various informative presentations that will enable you to become familiar with how and what we teach your child and provide you with support and guidance about the Early Year's Curriculum. These presentations will include:  Home-School Agreement, Our Ryedene Expectations with regards to supporting your child's learning and development at home through weekly homework, how we teach phonics, reading, writing and mathematics. 


We have an exciting journey ahead of us and working together will have a huge positive impact on the holistic development of your child. 


In the meantime, if you have any questions then please contact us via the school's email.


Mrs J Hooper and  Mrs Hallett

Christmas Week 


This week we have been busy finding and writing about a very cheeky elf that has been creating lots of excitement in our classroom.  This visitor then led us to think about christmas and 'why' we celebrate it. After listening to and sequencing the 'Nativity Story', we discussed how it makes us and other's feel when we give and recieve gifts.  Finally, we very carefully drew and labelled a list of gift ideas that we wanted to send to Father Christmas. 


Tree, Panto and Party

At the beginning of December the tree went up and every child was able to choose a decoration. They took turns to help each other to  dress the class Christmas tree. 


Everyone was very excited to be going on a trip out of school to visit a Pantomime. We all had a ball watching Cinderella at the Cliffs Pavilion. The children were a credit to themselves and the school as they travelled by coach and took their seats for the show....


Finally we had our own party in the classroom with dancing and games.....A great way to finish a smashing term. 


Well done Ash Class you have worked very hard and we look forward to seeing you in the new year. 



Remembrance Day

Reception showed understanding and compassion of events from the past. After discussing the armed forces and the wars from the past, we watched the CBeebies Poppy Animation and discussed how the different parts made us feel. We know that we are thankful for the men and women that protected our country. We worked collectively to create a giant poppy collage to display in our window.


Reception Remember


Celebrating Black History


We started off comparing environments from the story 'Handa's Surprise'. We noticed the differences in traditional village life in a Kenyan village to our lives in Basildon.  Then we spent time listening to traditional music from Kenya as well as designing and making our own traditional collar necklaces. We learnt and performed the song 'Jambo Bwana' which we all enjoyed very much. Finally, we compared the African climate to our climate and discovered the many varied and wonderful animals found in Africa; this inspired our art activity where we cut out a silohuette of an animal and attached it to the corresponding patterned background. 

Little Red Hen

Using the story Little Red Hen Ash Class learnt how important it is to work as a team, making bread and acting out the story together. 


Owl Babies 

We had a very special visit to bring alive our Literacy focus: 'Owl Babies'. We found out that owls are a bird of prey, some are nocturnal and like to eat mice, butterflies and voles. We were amazed to find out that owls sleep standing up!



Home - School Links

At Ryedene Primary and Nursery School we believe that parents as partners has a vital role in the learning and development of your child. We will provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum for your child to thrive in. We will keep you informed as much as possible by updating our class page and we will also add photos of your child's learning in school. 

Homework: will be handed out on a Friday and is expected back in school completed by the following Wednesday.

Reading: share a book with your child at daily and record the date and a signature each time in your child's reading record.

Spellings: words will be sent home when appropriate and 'quick quizes' will take place to check your child's knowledge.

Physical Education: a PE kit is required in school and will be kept in school until the end of term, it will then be sent home for washing and must be returned at the start of the next school term (NO Earrings).


Thank you for your support! smiley









Parent/Carer Information & Presentations




Parent Support for Phonics and Reading at Ryedene Primary and Nursery School



In the event of school closure

Reception Home Learning


Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils of Ash Class,


Firstly, I would like to say thank you for your support and visiting this page. As a school we are committed to supporting you all through this current situation and will do our very best for you all.


The page will be refreshed as often as possible to provide you with purposeful learning opportunities and practical advice to keep you all busy for the foreseeable future.


Thank you again,  Mrs Hooper 

2020 EYFS Curriculum Changes