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Baston C of E Primary School

Baston C of E Primary School

Dream, Thrive, Achieve

RECEPTION 2018-2019

Welcome to Africa Class!

In Africa Class Mrs Porteus is our teacher. She is helped by Mr Smith and Mrs Anthony. 

We have a lovely spacious indoor classroom and a huge outdoor area just for us! 

We like to learn indoors and outdoors regardless of the weather! 

September 2018

Our term has already begun and Africa Class have settled in beautifully! If you have any concerns regarding your child please find Mrs Porteus before school (for a quick chat) or at the end of the day if you need more time.

P.E. and Forest School

Just a reminder that P.E. takes place on a Wednesday and Friday, and Forest School takes place on a Monday afternoon regardless of the weather. Please ensure that your child has all their kit in school at the relevant times.

P.E. kit = red polo shirt, navy shorts and plimsolls/trainers

Forest School = Warm trousers, long sleeved top, waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellies or an all-in-one.   

As the cold weather approaches it would be really helpful if you could encourage your child to put their own coat on and fasten it up. This will save them valuable 'playing time' at break!               

Read, Write Inc. (RWI)

Dear Parents,

This video may help you to understand how your child learns to blend sounds and read words through Read, Write Inc.(RWI)


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Red words are now in your child's 'my choice' book.  Please read through them with your child and try writing them too.

The red words are tricky! They are the difficult words that cannot be sounded out but just need to be learned by sight. Repetition by sight is the only way to learn these words.

Weekly News Update!

12th July 2019

This week the children visited their new class and met their new teacher, Mr Hardstaff. Everyone came back to class with a big smile on their face so they must be ready to move up!

1st July 2019

    This week we went on a coach to Willow Tree Fen. It was very exciting! We learned how to build a fire, light it and then cook marshmallows on it. Next we went into the forest to explore and to play hide and seek! 

21st June 2019

This week our library bus arrived. It didn't quite make it into the playground but we had fun watching all the vehicles that brought it!

14th June 2019

Thank you for sending your children to school with coats this week. The weather has been terrible and we have not been outside as much as we would like but when we get the chance we go!!

7th June 2019

Thank you to all those parents who remember coats, book bags and drinks bottles every day. It makes a really big difference to our day!

We would like to welcome Connie McKee to our class. Connie has been here since the beginning of the week and has settled in beautifully. All the children have been extremely kind and have looked after her very well.

10th May 2019

This week we have been doubling in lots of different ways!

3rd May 2019

Please remember to send your child to school with a coat because we go outside whatever the weather.

26th April 2019

Welcome Back Everyone!

28th March 2019

On Wednesday Darren (Roots to Food) came to visit us, to tell us all about keeping ourselves healthy by exercising and eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. We then tasted a delicious banana smoothie which most of us liked!

22nd March 2019

Image result for downs syndrome day 2019This week the school wore odd socks in support of World Down Syndrome Day. We looked very colourful!

15th March 2019

 Today Claire and Alex came to visit us from the Apple Art Project. They taught us all about decomposition and how insects and other minibeasts are involved in this. The children then made some paper mache apples, some clay minibeasts, some pebble wasps and some worms out of an elder branch.

7th March 2019

Yesterday was World Book Day. The children dressed up as characters from books, and enjoyed sharing stories with the children in Year 6. We had lots of fun!

We were also lucky enough to have a visit from two farming families who brought in their tractors and showed us how their crops are used.

1st March 2019

We have been learning about 3D shapes this week and can now tell you the properties of lots of 3D shapes! (sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid, triangular prism, square based pyramid, triangular based pyramid) 

15th February 2019

Have a lovely half term holiday. Keep practising your numbers 1-20 so that your name can go in the pickle pie and challenge yourself to build words and make sentences.

8th February 2019

It's been a changeable week for weather. Thank you for sending in warm coats, hats gloves and scarves. In Reception we go out however cold and wet it is!

1st February 2019

Well done to all those children who are now completing their Reading Eggs and Education City homework. It will really help you with your reading skills.

25th January 2019

Yesterday we walked to church for Godly Play with Reverend Carolyn. She told the story of Moses and how he parted the sea. Afterwards we took part in lots of exciting activities, sang a song and shared a prayer together!

Thank you to the parents and grandma who walked to the church with us! Please come again!

18th January 2019

Forest School started back this week so thank you to everyone for remembering Forest School kit! We will be focussing on Countries Around the World so get out your holiday snaps and talk about all the interesting things you did there and what you saw!

11th January 2019

Welcome back everyone! It has been a tiring week for the children but they have done brilliantly! Next week we start Education City, Reading eggs and will have new words to learn. Keep a look out!

14th December 2018

Yesterday  we went to Winter Wonderland. It was so exciting! We walked around Santa's workshop, had a train ride, fed the reindeers, visited Santa and told him what we wanted for Christmas. What a great morning!

Thank you to all our parent helpers who joined us!

                                                                                      6th December 2018                            

The children have been learning about the days of the week with the help of The Hungry Caterpillar!

                                                                                       1st December 2018


This week we had a visit from a Sameena who was able to tell us all about Islam. The children asked lots of interesting questions and handled different artefacts that are important to Muslims.


                                                                                   23rd November 2018

This week we started to rehearse our Christmas Performance. The children have been given their parts and costume letters have gone home so check your book bags please!

                                                                                      12th November 2018

Reception now have balance bikes!

Every week we have a balance bike lesson but we also use them in our outdoor area every day.


Star of the Week!

Lucas Godderidge (15.7.19)

for always joining in with group discussions and working hard at all times

William Hawkswell (5.7.19)

for offering to help Mr Smith pick up the packed lunch boxes when he could have been outside playing

Alfie Marsters (5.7.19)

For working hard every day!

Ruby Jones (21.6.19)

Ruby has been joining in with discussions and has enjoyed answering lots of questions.


Stanley Thomas (14.6.19)

For being a super hard worker all the time!


There was no Star of the Week today because most of the children were on school trips or at the church. (7.6.19)

Evelyn Garton (17.5.19)

For being a kind and caring friend to Connie, who is new to our class.

William Pearson (10.5.19)

For working hard and enjoying doing well.


Oliver Barker (3.5.19)

For always working hard and wanting to do well.


James Bailey (26.4.19)

For being a great listener and for working hard in all his lessons


Daisy Dobinson ( 4.4.19)

For working really hard in Read, Write Inc.

Henry Jackson (29.3.19)

For always working hard and contributing to class discussions


Henri Fordham (22.3.19)

For working hard and listening well in all his lessons.


Rosie Waddingham (15.3.19)

For gaining confidence when writing sentences in Read, Write Inc.

Evie Chalmers (8.3.19)

For reading a book to the whole class on World Book Day.


Euan Connelly (1.3.19)

For being a super listener and therefore retaining lots of information! 

Betty Halton (15.2.19)

For working hard in maths and Read, Write Inc and for having a good attitude towards her work.


Euan Connelly (8.2.19)

for being fun-loving, hard working and enjoying all his lessons

William Hawkswell (1.2.19)

For being an amazing writer and builder of words

Lucas Godderidge (25.1.19)

For always contributing to discussions, working hard and wanting to do the right thing

Erica Wade (18.1.19)

For having interesting ideas in guided reading

Evie Chalmers (11.1.19)

For settling into Africa Class really well and making lots of friends

Henri Fordham (13.12.18)

For giving everything he's got in the EYFS & KS1 Performance!

Evelyn Garton (7.12.18)

For being a super singer and dancer in the Christmas play!

                                                                                James Bailey (30.11.18)

                                              For listening well in class and working hard in maths and RWI


       Stanley Thomas (23.11.18)   

For working hard in all his lessons but doing fantastic writing in RWI                        

Joel Burke (16.11.18)

For working hard in all his lessons and listening well.

                       There was no star of the week this week due to our Remembrance Day Service (9.11.18)

                                                                                          Rosie Bullen (2.11.18)

 for persevering with activities even when

                                                                                     they are difficult!                                                                                                    

Daisy Dobinson (12.10.18)

For being full of fun and extremely creative!

Henry Jackson (5.10.18)

For being a great friend and listening well in class.

Alfie Marsters (28.9.18) 

For being brilliant at coming in to school every day

Oliver Barker (21.9.18)

For being excellent at tidying up without being asked!


Betty Halton (14.9.18)

For listening well to instructions 


Rosie Waddingham (7.9.18)

For being a kind friend and helping others