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Ryedene Primaryand Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed

Welcome toRyedene Primary and Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed



Welcome to Oak 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 T. Hall, Mrs L. O’Mahoney and Mrs H. Hallett smiley

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. 


Posting our Letters to Santa

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

Reception Remember

Celebrating Black History

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 'Throw, Throw Catch' 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. 

Making Bread 

Making Bread Like 'The Little Red Hen'

Meeting our Year 6 Class Prefect

Oak's Class Prefect

Noticing Signs of Autumn

Recording our Findings

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!

Owl Visit

Settling In and Making Friends

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: please share a book with your child 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



What to Expect When

End of Reception Early Learning Goals (ELGs)

In the event of school closure

Reception Home Learning


Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils of Oak 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.


I have provided a link so you can email me with questions, ideas and support if you feel you need to. This will be responded to during school hours and links to learning sites will be added frequently.


Thank you and keep well,

Mrs Hall and Mrs L. O’Mahoney

Reception Oak Class- Mrs Hall

If you need support, have questions or have an idea then please contact me. I will do my utmost to help you during school hours.