The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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Change over Tuesday

Reception reading books will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their book bag, reading book(s) and reading record. Please bring these items every day as your child will regularly read with an adult in school.



Please ensure your child has full kit in school throughout the half-term. Kits will be sent home each holiday for washing. Hair should be tied up and earrings must be removed on these days. If children are wearing earrings they will not be allowed to join in with P.E lessons. P.E days may change from week to week. You will be informed on a weekly basis so please look out for messages on our classroom door.


Welcome Wednesday

Every Wednesday parents/carers are invited into classrooms from 8:45-9:00 am to share a book with their child. We hope you can make it!

The last Wednesday of each half term is an extended ‘Welcome Wednesday’! Parents/carers are invited into school to spend some time with their child exploring the activities that take place in Reception. The session will take place from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and each session will have a different curriculum focus. More information will be given nearer the time. Please look out for the letter inviting you to join us!

R1 Class Blog



We have had such a busy week in R1! We have continued reading our focus book, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, and have been re-telling the story using puppets, masks and story books.


In Magic Maths we have been exploring time and how we can measure time using different equipment. We ordered events in our day and used mathematical language, then we completed time challenges using sand timers.

S - "It's a sand timer; turn it over and the sand goes down, then you stop."

B - "Get a timer; turn it over until the timer finishes, then you stop."


We have also been learning about the Chinese New Year as part of ‘Arts Week’. The New Lunar Year, or Chinese New Year, marks the beginning of a Chinese calendar year, and each cycle is named after an animal.

Did you know this year is the year of the pig? We learnt about Chinese New Year through a story; twelve animals had a race to the other side of the river. The rat was the winner, so the first New Year was named after the rat.

S – “We made dragons because it is Chinese New Year.”

A – “Red is a lucky colour, that’s why we painted our dragons red.”



Thank you to all parents who are returning books and book bags daily, which enables us to read with your child regularly in school. Thank you also to parents who are completing homework with the children weekly!


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