Rawtenstall Newchurch St Nicholas C of E Primary School

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17th October 17
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Mrs Meeks

Meet the Reception Class of 2017/18


Please remember.....

  • …to make sure your child has their PE kit (both indoor and outdoor) with them in school at all times.
  • ….that girls who wear tights have a pair of socks in their PE kit for PE lessons.
  • ……that any girls who do not have their earrings removed on PE day (Friday) bring plasters into school to cover their ears during the lesson.


  • that your child must bring a coat with them each day - we access outdoor play all day everyday and go out in all weathers! We only restrict outdoor play in dangerously icy weather. Please make sure the coat is a sensible choice for the weather that day.
  • that if you have not already done so, please send your child into school with a pair of wellies that they can keep in school with them. Please add their name so that we know which pair belongs to your child.


  • that Weekend News books  and Homework Tasks need to be completed with your child each week – we work in Key Worker Groups and share this work.
  • …that reading records need to be filled in every time you read with your child at home. It is important that you do so regularly – these books are Home Readers to be read at home.
  • ...to complete sound/letter formation tasks with your child. This helps to consolidate their learning from the classroom.


  • …to send in 20p each day you would like your child to have toast at break time.
  • ….children can have a drink of water whenever they like. Please don’t send in water bottles for the classroom.
  • ...to keep us informed of any food allergies.


Thank you for your support :-)


Weddings! Sept/Oct 2017


Our learning quickly took a new direction when one of our class attended the wedding of her Mummy and Daddy. The class began asking questions and became very interested in weddings. We started with Show and Tell about weddings of parents, aunts/uncles, friends or weddings they had attended themselves.  We learnt that some weddings take place in church so we emailed Mother Penny to see if she could speak to us. Mother Penny was more than happy to come to see us so we asked if we could role play a wedding with her help........

Our wedding 'To Do' list


The children generated our 'to do' list for the wedding:

  • flowers
  • cake
  • food
  • dresses/outfits
  • favours
  • invitations
  • music

and we worked our way through the jobs as a class.

The Big Day! Oct.2017


The big day finally arrived after hours of planning and preparation! Everyone dressed in their smartest outfits and enjoyed the day. The wedding ceremony was for close friends (Reception class) but the celebrations also included Year 6 Buddies, Mrs O'Mara and Mrs Thistlethwaite! The juice was flowing and there were some impressive shapes thrown on the dancefloor!

Dino Watch September 2017


One of our pupils brought a dinosaur egg in for 'Show and Tell' and we looked after it while it hatched. Much of our continuous provision was then planned with a dinosaur theme in mind. Once the baby dinosaur arrived we thought about what it would need......first of all we named it 'Chewy' after our Year 6 buddies voted on our top five suggestions. We then also identified that Chewy would need somewhere to live, somethng to keep him warm and something to eat and drink. We worked as a team to collect what we needed for him. 

Buddy Time 15/9/17


We looked through our AMAZING 'All About Me' boxes today with our Year 6 Buddies - we all loved sharing this special time together!

Welcome to Newchurch St Nicholas School 15/9/17


Take a look at our new Reception class being welcomed into our school family during Achievers Assembly 

Our first few days in Reception


Reception Class Newsletters


Please click on the links below to view copies of our class newsletter. Newsletters are completed each half term and copies are sent to parents via parentmail. A copy is also displayed on the doors where you collect your child at the end of the school day.

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Please look throught the homework tasks and activities for the Reception class by clicking on the appropriate link below. Parental support is very much appreciated.....and the bonus is that pupils recieve Rocket Points and Class Dojo points for their efforts!



Once the school year is underway we select VIPs (very important pupils) each week from class.We use our professional knowledge of each individual combined with feedback from home about likes, interests and needs. Parents return a completed letter to us as soon as possible after receiving it so that we can include activities and tasks into our weekly planning specific to their child……our very important pupil! This has proved to be a popular way of planning for individual pupils and we have received some very positive comments from parents about the children who have taken part in the past.

Class Dojo Reward System


If you haven't already, please sign up to the Class Dojo Reward System being used throughout school. Your login details were sent home with your child. If these details have been misplaced please let us know and we can give you another copy.

Class Dojo is a great way to keep up to date with class news/photographs and see the reasons why your child is being awarded points by the class teacher!

Reception letters