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Baston C of E Primary School

Baston C of E Primary School

Dream, Thrive, Believe

RECEPTION 2019-2020

Welcome to Africa Class!

In Africa Class Mrs Porteus is our teacher. She is helped by Miss Lyon and Mrs Parkin. 

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 2019

Our term has already begun and Africa Class are beginning to settle in! 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 will be sent home as part of the termly spellings homework...but not just yet!

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!


Thank you to all the parents and children who supported our Eco-Schools 'Walk to School' on Tuesday. It was a fantastic way to start the morning!


This week the children were lucky enough to ride the balance bikes as part of their PE lesson. Hopefully we will be able to use the bikes every week, weather permitting.


This week we joined together as a key stage to talk about 'feelings' as part of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Curriculum. The children took part in activities and discussions which covered different types of feelings and how to deal with them appropriately.


There is no Forest School on the first and last week of each term but please could you make sure that your child has their Forest School kit every week when sessions are taking place. Thank you. 


As the weather changes please could you make sure that your child has waterproof and warm clothes for Forest School. It is so difficult to predict what the weather will be like each week!


This week we have been recognising and ordering numbers 1-10. We are getting really good at working hard!


The children have had a great week! They have experienced so many new and exciting things and taken them all in their stride. What a lucky teacher I am!

Star of the Week!

Phoebe Eassom Smith (8.11.19)

For her positive attitude towards her work


Clara Arch (1.11.19)

For helping other children find programs on their i-pads


Joseph Young (18.10.19)

For working hard in Read, Write Inc. on his writing


Oliver Burden (11.10.19)

For working hard, listening well and always following instructions.


The was no Star of the Week this week because of the Harvest Service. (4.10.19)


Spencer Hutchinson (27.9.19)

For always having perfect manners


Our Star of the Week has been a good listener and is always where he is supposed to be!

Harry Allen (13.9.19)

For being a kind and fun-loving member of the class!