The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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Welcome to R1's Class Page

Here you will find information about the class and can find out what we have been doing in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates.



A Special Video for You


We all had a fantastic time at our Reception Graduation! We’d like to thank you for all your support this year and we wish the children the very best for the next step in their academic journey. This is a special song we performed for our adults during our Graduation celebration. We hope you enjoy it!

Our Reception Graduation Celebration

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Class Blogs


Please read our weekly class blogs below.


Reception Blog ~ Friday 15th July 2022


This week we have looked at a PowerPoint from Twinkl story called, ‘The Undersea Cleaning Spree’. The story is about Blub the octopus who one night discovers a strange visitor to the ocean – a plastic bottle! Lots more unexplained friends arrive in the ocean until the creatures realise they are not friends but in fact polluting their undersea world! The animals hatch a plan to send the rubbish back to the humans and the humans decide to make sure the beach and ocean are litter free.



Read, Write, Inc.

This week in phonics we have continued to revisit lots of sounds and recap what we know. We have then applied this knowledge to our reading and writing in class.

Here is a link to demonstrate how we say the sounds:

Lots of us are now blending sounds into words. You can find out more information about this here:   

‘Jolly Phonics’ has some great songs that children can learn at home to support their phonics development:         




In maths this week we have been exploring and investigating all different elements of maths. We have counted objects, written numerals, investigated patterns and looked at shapes. It’s important that you continue to practise maths over the holidays so you are ready for Year 1.



Creative Curriculum /Literacy.

In creative curriculum this week we have been carrying out lots of activities around pollution and keeping our oceans and beaches clean from litter. We have made posters, completed some reading comprehension about our story and written sentences on how to look after our oceans.



Sports Day

What a great success sports day was! The children were amazing in all of the activities and really enjoyed taking part. Thank you to all our adults that came to cheer us on. We really appreciate the support!



What a year we have had! The children are immensely proud of themselves and all their achievements this year – we hope you are too. Thank you to everyone that came to our graduation. We wish your children lots of luck moving forward to Year 1 and we know they will continue to shine.




Please continue to do homework with your child each week. There is 1 piece set on Reading Eggs and 1 piece set on Math seeds and homework will be set every Monday. Thank you for your support in helping your child complete homework tasks. It is very much appreciated.



Polite Reminders

Please remember children in Reception will have their books changed every Tuesday.  Please continue to write in your child’s reading record each time they read at home. If you read with your child five times, please write in their record each time. This will earn them ticks on their reading card, which will eventually lead to certificates and prizes. All information on this is in the front of your child’s reading record book. Please ensure you child has their book bag EVERYDAY and please ensure no water bottles or snacks are put into the bags as we don’t want our precious books getting wet and ruined.  



Once again, we thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely, sunny weekend!



Here are some links to explore learning opportunities at home:



Have some fun with the letter sounds of the alphabet as they play together to tell stories using phonics.



Join in with number games and songs with the Numberblocks who work as a team to solve problems and find answers.

Penguin Parade


In January, we took part in the Marie Curie 'Penguin Parade' . We dressed in black and white, did penguin inspired arts and crafts and held an EYFS parade in the playground.


Here is a short video of us all taking part in this wonderful charity event.


Together, Nursery and Reception raised over £700! Well done and thank you everyone!

Penguin Parade 28.01.22.mp4

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In December 2021 we put on our annual Christmas production. It was lovely to be able to invite you in to share this with you.

Here is a little reminder of the performance.

Reception - We Wish You a Merry Christmas..MOV

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Please find below previous class blogs for your information.


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