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St Richard's

Church of England First School


Welcome to Reception!


The friendly staff in Reception are Miss Eden, Mrs Thornley, Mrs Peet, Mrs Heming,              Mrs Morrissey, Miss Bigg, Mrs Jolly, Miss Spencer and Mrs Bowen.

EYFS Detectives


We have really enjoyed our 'People Who Help Us' topic and have found learning about police men and women very interesting. A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have a close look at a police car....we listened to the sirens and we saw the flashing lights. Some of us even climbed in to the car! 

This week we had a go at being police detectives and tried to solve a mystery. 'Take Home Ted' disappeared and we had to work out where he had gone! We had to look closely at the clues and eventually we solved the crime. 

Fire Engine Fun!


Yesterday four fire fighters came to visit us at school and they arrived in a fire engine! We were all so excited when we saw it arrive in the playground. The fire fighters told us all about the jobs they do each day and they showed us the equipment in the fire engine. We even got to sit in the fire engine! It was very high and our teachers had to lift us up so we could get in! Finally, the fire fighters let us squirt the hoses. It was so fun. 



Reading and Writing in Early Years


We have been very busy focusing on reading and writing in Early Years. We have enjoyed mark making inside using paint, glitter, sand and pencils.  We even applied our phonics skills outside in our Forest School sessions. 


Visit from the Vet


Today we had a visit from James the vet. He talked to the children about what his job consisted of and gave the children a chance to ask lots of questions. The children also got to hold and bath a baby tortoise called Paddington.

Helpful tips and useful websites to support phonics

Welly Wednesday


Today we visited Forest School for the first time. The children loved meeting Harry the Hedgehog who helped them learn the Forest School rules. They then had time to explore the new area and even enjoyed a hot chocolate at the end of a busy session!

Our First Half Term at St Richard's


We have had such a fantastic half term and have settled in amazingly well. We have enjoyed lots of fun activities including learning all about our senses, starting PE lessons, finding out about our friends and families and learning about our bodies and how to keep healthy.