Rucstall Primary School

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Space & Teddy Bears



Ash Class have settled into Rucstall Primary School beautifully. We spent last half term getting to know each other and learning about classroom routines and rules.


The children have started their phonics programme and already know lots of the phase 2 phonemes (the sounds made by the letters of the alphabet).  The children are excited about the Paw Patrol certificates they earn for learning the Year R high frequency words. Please keep practising these at home.


The class have been working on numeral recognition and careful counting.


The first few weeks of this half term we will be learning about Space. Our focus books will be ‘Whatever Next?, ‘On the Moon’ and ‘QPootle 5’. We are planning to make some junk model rockets, do some space themed dancing and enjoy a special Space Day!  

Later in the half term our topic will be Teddy Bears and we have lots of fun activities planned. We will also be learning about the Nativity story and will be joining KS1 for a Christmas play.

See below for our topic web.

Topic Web Autumn 2 2019

All About Me…..


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 and I are really looking forward to seeing you all again 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’s 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.



Below is the Topic Web giving you more information about our topic.




Mrs Koranteng

Topic Web Autumn 1 2019