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



We have had a busy two weeks in R1. We have been reading stories all about how we can help to care for our planet. The first story was ‘I Can Save the Earth!’ and was all about reducing, reusing, and recycling. Max was a messy monster who liked to waste water and electricity, throw all his old things away instead of reusing them, and leave litter lying about. Max learns how to better care for our planet by reducing, reusing and recycling.  The other story we read was ‘Morris the Messy Magpie’. It was about a magpie who liked to collect colourful, shiny things. Soon Morris had collected so much that it had started to pollute his nest and surrounding environment, so Morris decided to recycle his rubbish.


In ‘Magic Maths’ we solved missing number problems. We used number lines to help us complete number sequences that went up in 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Sometimes it was a bit tricky but we used independent strategies to help us.


In English we created posters to promote the slogan ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’ We discussed what these words meant and what images we could use on our posters to capture people’s interest. We also read do/ don’t statements in relation to caring for our environment and sorted these accordingly.


Wondrous Words for our topic:

Anchor Words (words that most children will already know): 

rubbish, paper, plastic


Power Words (words that you may need to explain the definition of): 

recycle, reduce, reuse, planet, Earth


Step-Up Words (complex words that will need explaining): 

environment, impact, community, pollution


In our phonics sessions we have been continuing to learn letter sounds. We segment the sounds in words to blend them together to read. For example, if we say the sounds aloud “sh-ou-t” we can then blend them to read the word ‘shout’. We will be sending phonics tasks home with your child to practise on a Friday.


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