The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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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



In R1 we have been extremely busy with our Christmas performance – ‘A Merry Phoenix Christmas’. The Reception and Nursery children all sang beautifully and our special adults were very pleased with us. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to watch us – you were a fantastic audience!


We have a new focus book – ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. A child writes to the zoo asking for a pet. The zoo sends a series of unsuitable animals so they are all sent back for one reason or another, except the last one, which is perfect! We have been exploring the words used in the book to describe each animal; big, tall, scary, fierce, naughty, jumpy, grumpy.


This week in ‘Magic Maths’ we have been recapping all of the things we have learnt to date – number recognition, careful counting, length, height, pattern, 2D shape and money. Mrs Davis and Mrs Hooper are super impressed with how much we have all learnt. Well done everybody!  laugh


In our phonics sessions, we have been reviewing all of the letters sounds we have learnt to date. We have continued to learn how to segment the sounds in words to blend them together to read. For example, if we say the sounds aloud “f-o-x” we can then blend them to read the word ‘fox’.

Practise these words at home:

b-o-x à box

z-a-p à zap

m-u-ch à much

f-i-sh à fish

th-i-nk à think

qu-a-ck à quack

s-t-r-i-ng à string


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