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Baston C of E Primary School

Baston C of E Primary School

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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!

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!

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