Welcome to Ryedene Primary and Nursery School. Our last day of school for Autumn Term is Tuesday 20th December, school finishes at 1:45pm. Spring Term starts Thursday 5th January 2023.
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Welcome to Oak Class 2022-23

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, Ms L. Zeraschi and Mrs H. Hallett smiley

Autumn Term 2

Literacy Focus:

Night Monkey, Day Monkey, How to Catch a Star, On the Moon and World Nursery Rhyme Week

Phonics- ll,ss,ff,j,v,w,x,y,z, qu, ch, sh, th, nk and words ending in 's'


Maths Focus:

Subitising, counting, comparing, shapes and their properties, positional language and time


Theme Focus:

Science- light and dark, History- compare characters, differences in time, Geography- different cultures, compare climates, explore different ways of living


Expressive Arts and Design:

Explore a range of materials-clay, Mechanisms- moving story character

Autumn Term 1 - Learning

This term the children have made us all soooo proud with their positive attitudes and willingness to 'have a go' at new tasks. All children are practising tracing and writing their name as well as making great progress forming the letters correctly during handwriting. 

During maths this term the children have been demonstrating their new learning through 'hands on' exploration and verbally explaing their reasoning. We have explored comparing size, length and height as well as comparing amounts by playing 'Grab and Go'. 

Music features frequently throughout the day and the children really enjoy singing and moving to our morning 'Wake up Assembly song' as well as a daily 'Dough Disco' activity to strengthen our hands and fingers to ensure the correct pencil grip.

Finally, Oak Class posed together and gave their best smiles for the yearly 'New Starters' photograph which appears in the Basildon Echo newspaper - what a proud teacher I am!


Name Writing, Maths & Class Photo

Autumn Term 1

Literacy Focus:

Owl Babies and The Little Red Hen

Phonics- s a t p i n m d g o c k e r u h b l f


Maths Focus:

Subitising, counting, matching, sorting, comparing size, amounts, height and length and patterns


Theme Focus:

Science- body parts and senses, History- families, Basildon, Geography- Basildon and where we live


Expressive Arts and Design:

Primary and secondary colours, joining and constructing a freestanding structure


Settling in and Making Friends

Oak's School Councillors 

Meet our School Councillors

Weekly Timetable

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: is on a Wednesday afternoon and 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 T. Hall, Ms L. Zeraschi and Mrs H. Hallet

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.