Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community


Our first topic this term will be All About Me...


Starting school is such a big and exciting step for children and their families. Mrs Kemp, Mrs Martin and I are really looking forward to seeing you all and have been busy getting Ash Class ready for you to play and learn in. We can’t wait to find out all about you and for you to get to know us.


In the first few weeks the children will be learning about school and classroom routines. Together we will be exploring Ash Class’ learning environment, both inside and out, and finding out about Rucstall’s Values. We will practise kindness and good manners.


Our two main books for this topic are “Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly” and “My World, Your World”. We will be celebrating our similarities and differences.


The class will quickly start our phonics programme which is the basis for learning to read and write. We will also be practising our counting as well as shape and number recognition skills. In Understanding the World we will be thinking about our bodies, our families and learning about different celebrations, in particular Diwali.


Mrs Koranteng