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St Richard's

Church of England First School


Welcome to Reception!


The friendly staff in Reception are Mrs Peet, Mrs Thornley, Mr Thomas, Mrs Heming, Mrs Morrissey, Mrs Jolly, Mr Longman and Mrs Gardener.


Sandfield Farm

As part of our topic we visited Sandfield Farm. The children got to see what life on a working farm consists of. The children loved pond dipping finding many interesting creatures (water scorpions, water spiders and beetles a dragon fly nymphs). The children  were so sensible around the pond and showed great team work. The afternoon was spent in the play wood taking positive risks and generally exploring the great outdoors. What a memorable, wonderful experience had by all.

Doing what we can for the people in Ukraine heart

Today we reflected on the people less fortunate than ourselves at the moment. 

Pancake Races

Today we learnt all about ‘Shrove Tuesday’ and how Christians all over the world celebrate it. The children wrote shopping lists,explored pancake ingredients, talked about what they could give up for Lent and even took part in Pancake races. Great fun was had by all!

We went on a ‘Bear Hunt’

To launch our ‘Out and About’  topic this term we went on a ‘Bear Hunt’. The children explored the vocabulary and rhythm of the story and had so much fun exploring our school site. They then went onto producing some wobderful story maps. This all lead onto looking for signs of spring and capturing them both with photography and artwork.

NSPCC Number Day


We celebrated the NSPCC number day :) Look at us in our awesome number clothes! Some of us wore numbers on our backs, some of us wore numbers on our sleeves and some of us wore numbers on the front of our clothes! Some of us had big numbers and some of us had tiny numbers that we had to look really closely to see. We all looked amazing and really enjoyed solving tricky maths puzzles and problems all day!

We love to read!


As part of Enterprise week today we all came to school with our favourite book! It was great to bring our best book to school and share it with our friends and teachers. We all had the chance to talk about our book and why we liked it. Our teachers then bought some of our favourites to help improve our book corner and to continue to develop our early love of reading!

Forest School


What a super first Forest School session. The children made alien food, looked for bugs and discussed the seasons. Our favourite find was definatly the newt from the pond, the children were just amazed by him and how he moved. We can not wait for more muddy adventures next week!

To Infinity and Beyond


Today we launched our new topic 'To Infinity and Beyond'. We were super excited to watch a news clip, discovering a spaceship had crash landed in St Richards School, but could we fix the spaceship in time for QPootle 5 the alien to get to his party on the moon?!

Born in Bethlehem


The children sang their hearts out and performed like true stars this year in our performance of 'Born in Bethlehem'. We were extremely proud of each and everyone one of them, whether they danced, acted, narrated or sang they all helped to make the performance magical.

Young Minds


 Look at us all in our yellow clothes! Don't we look fab? We all wore yellow today to raise awareness and money for the charity 'Young Minds'. We loved being in our bright clothes. 

Lights and Sirens


When we arrived at school today we were faced with a tricky situation, someone had stolen Marvin. We immediately sprang into action trying to solve the crime. We had great fun being police detectives and managed to find many clues. Our 'Lights and Sirens' topic was well underway and we were LOVING it.

Our two classes


 Today we split in to our new classes and we are very excited to now be class RTP and class RLT :)



Sharing your child’s successes with you


We hope that you have received a letter with details on how to access Seesaw, an app we are trialing which helps us keep you informed with all of the brilliant things your child has been up to at school. 


Whilst we get the app up and running we will be uploading a little bit less on to this page of the website, so Seesaw is the place to go for all the latest news/ pictures please.  We will however, still upload some of our highlights and best bits to this page every half term :) 


We hope you like the app. If you have any feedback then please do get in touch because we would love to hear your thoughts. 

                                     Our Learning Environment


We are so lucky to have such an amazing free flow layout In Early Years and have experienced many different activities during COOL (Carry On Our Learning) time this term. As we are not able to invite parents into school we wanted to give you a sneak peak into how our areas are set up and share with you your children’s wonderful work that we have put on display. We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we have loved creating them!

Zone Board


Each day all of the children start with their picture on green. If they are spotted following our class rules or demonstrating one of our school values they get moved up the zone board to silver and receive a sticker. If the same child is spotted a second time their picture gets moved up to gold and they get to take home a gold medal!


The zone board also consists of an orange and red zone. Orange is used when a warning has been given and a child persists on displaying an unwanted behaviour. Red is only used if a child needs a little 'time out'.


In Early Years we focus on praise as much as possible and love to reward your child's fantastic behaviour and effort! We can't wait to see lots of children reach the gold zone!