Puffins – Reception

Welcome to Puffins Class Page

We are a Reception class

Our class teacher is Mrs Ridehalgh


Welcome back!  I hope you all had a wonderful half term.  This week we have been practising for our Breakfast Assembly.  The children have worked so hard learning songs, a dance and a poem.  We can’t wait for you to see our performance on Monday.  We have also been doing some fun halloween activities including pumpkin carving, making hats, making spiders webs and writing a list of things to put in a magic potion.  We have also started our Underwater topic and have been learning some facts about sea creatures.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pumpkin carving and making our own magic potions

The Animal Lady Visit


Well Puffins we have finished our first term in school.  It has been lovely to watch you all settle and really get to know you all.  We have learnt so much and we’ve had lots of fun!

We are ending our term tomorrow with our Charities Assembly.  Some of the children have been chosen to stand up on stage and say a little bit about our sponsored event.  We will be presenting a cheque to a representative from The Ronald McDonald Charity during the assembly.  A great big thank you again for your generosity we are amazed at how much money we have raised for such a good cause.

Next half term we will be starting our Underwater topic, we will be doing all sorts of activities and learning lots of facts.  We also have our Breakfast Assembly coming up next half term which we are really looking forward to.

I hope you all have a wonderful half term,

Mrs Ridehalgh

Sponsored Bounce to raise money for The Ronald McDonald House Charity

Thank you so much to everyone who has kindly sponsored us.  We did our sponsored bounce on Wednesday, outside on the playground.  We had lots of fun bouncing on the space hoppers, even Mrs Ridehalgh had a go! We are looking forward to meeting Michelle from the Ronald McDonald House Charity next week.  She is going to come in and talk to the Puffins about the wonderful charity work that they do.  She will also be coming to our Charities Assembly on Friday afternoon.

Thank you again for all the sponsorship money, you have all been so kind.

Mrs Ridehalgh, Mrs Griffiths and The Puffins

Why? Day

We had lots of fun today investigating some ‘why?’ questions – Why don’t ships sink? Why do cars have wheels? Why do planes have wings? Why does the moon change shape?

Welcome to Puffins Class Page

We are a Reception class

Our class teacher is Mrs Ridehalgh

Good afternoon,

Well we have had another busy week in puffins. We have been looking for signs of Autumn. It has been lovely to look at the different leaves, conkers, pine cones and acorns that the children have been collecting. We have also been learning about recycling plastic. We enjoyed looking at the different properties of plastic and discussed how the plastic can be used again to make other things.

Next week we will be learning about patterns and how to make a repeated pattern. We will also be learning about charities and talking about the Ronald McDonald House and the great work that they do, as we will be raising money for them for our Charities Day.

See you all on Monday,

Mrs Ridehalgh

Painting our faces and puffin pictures

Recycling plastic – we looked at the properties of plastic and sorted some plastic objects into groups.


Hello Puffins,

I am lookng forward to seeing lots of you at the Reception Disco.  We have had a busy week learning different sounds, reading stories, painting portraits of our faces, going on tours of the school and doing lots of number activities.

It’s getting much cooler outside, so make sure you bring in your coat everyday.  Also remember to practise fastening your coat!

Next week we wll be looking at signs of autumn.   We will be doing lots of artwork and listening to some stories and poems related to autumn.

Here are some pictures of the puffins in action!


Well done to all the Puffins!

We have finished our first full week of school today.   We have been busy painting our own Puffins this week. We now have a lovely display of them  in our classroom.  We have been learning about Puffins in class and we have loved listening to some stories about Puffins too.

Next week we will be going on a tour of the school, meeting the teachers and other key staff.  As part of our ‘New faces, new places’ topic we will look at the different features on faces. We will painting our own faces and making a display in our claa of them all.

Remember the EYFS Presentation for Parents/Carers will take place on Wednesday 19th September at 9.00am in the school hall. The presentation will inform you about what the children will learn in Reception.

We will be starting library on Thursday next week.  The children will be able to choose a book to take home.  Please remember to return it te following week so that your child can choose another book.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the children’s first day photos from last week.

Mrs Ridehalgh and Mrs Griffiths

Hello Puffins,

We have had a lovely first day at school.  It has been very exciting meeting you all.  We have had a busy day playing with some of our new toys in the classroom and exploring our playground outside.  The children did so well learning the lunchtime routine and enjoyed the school dinners.

Don’t forget to bring your buddy cards in on Monday!

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Ridehalgh and Mrs Griffiths

I am looking forward to seeing you again in September. Have a lovely summer!

Best wishes

Mrs Ridehalgh