Dragonflies (Reception)

Mrs Ramanandi

Welcome to Dragonflies

Our teacher is Mrs Ramanandi, who is accompanied by Miss Pearson, Mrs Mason, Mrs Wilson and Miss Foster.

Information for Reception Class parents and carers about the structure of the school day and staffing. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Click on the link below to access it or should you require a paper version then just ask at the office.
 
 

Early Reading and Phonics at Windy Nook Primary School

Early Reading and Phonics Policy Windy Nook Primary School

At Windy Nook Primary School, we teach phonics using the RWInc Phonics Program.

For information about phonics please visit the Read write Inc website  or click on the link below or scan the QR code to watch videos that support parents with understanding phonics and supporting children with phonics at home.

RWI Parent Information Videos

We host a Early Reading / Phonics meeting for parents every year in the Autumn Term. Click on the link below for a copy of the Reading Meeting Power point. Current Reception parents will have received a copy of this document via ping in the Autumn term.

Phonics and early reading parents meeting 2022

Other resources that you may wish to download to use and support your child at home.

rwi phonics formation mat updated 2022

rwi-set-1 flashcards – letter and rhyme hook

rwi-set-2 flashcards – letter and rhyme hook

Simple & Complex Speed Sounds

 

Phonics websites for games to help support your child with phonics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

For further information about supporting your child with Early Reading and Phonics,  please contact a member of the Early Years or Key Stage 1 Staff.

Resources:

Early Years Book List

Phonics websites for games to help support your child with phonics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

For more information about helping your child with phonics please refer to the following websites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYx1CyDMZSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3gcv_zLWwk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R16KrypGtuU

Hello Summer Happiness

Hello Summer Happiness

A summer holiday workbook created to help empower you to manage your own happiness by developing your emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence means understanding your feelings and knowing how to handle them in a good way. It's like being a feelings detective...

Water Safety Day

Water Safety Day

Please click on the link below for further information or should you require a paper version then please just ask at reception: water safety day

Muddy Monsters fun!

Muddy Monsters fun!

Well what a fantastic day the Ladybirds and Dragonflies have had with Phil from Muddy Monsters! There were many stations for us to choose from; a physical area with many swings and monkey bars, mud painting, watercolour paints, dinosaurs, a mud kitchen and a hammock!...

Football stars!

Football stars!

Reception have been loving their football after school club with Mr Gibson! They have been practising football skills; shuffling, dribbling and kicking the ball accurately into the goal. All of the children really tried their best and did a super job, , we can't wait...

Windy Winners!

Windy Winners!

A huge well do to all of our winners this week. Top Sportsperson and our monthly value: Top Friendship. Windy Winners 27.6.24  Class  Value - Friendship  Top Sportsperson  Dragonflies  Haroon  Thomas  Ladybirds  Millie  Layla  Robins  Liliana   Louie Owls  Enya George...

Reception Class New Starter Welcome Meeting

Reception Class New Starter Welcome Meeting

Please find attached a PDF copy of the parent information power point from the Reception New Starter Welcome meeting. Reception Class new starter induction powerpoint for parents 2024 In the PDF there is information about the transition days in July and the transition...

Olympics Day!

Olympics Day!

On Wednesday, we held an Olympics Day to celebrate the upcoming summer games. As part of this, children all came dressed in the colours of an Olympic country and made flags and banners in class for our final parade. They also took part in a number of physical...

A check up for our teeth

A check up for our teeth

The dentist came to check the teeth of some of the Ladybirds and Dragonflies. The dentist set up the classroom like a dental surgery. She checked and counted the children’s teeth. The dentist was very impressed with the children’s teeth. Article 24: You have the right...

Sports Day 2024!

Sports Day 2024!

On Monday, we were lucky enough to have our sports day. 3 representatives from the GSSP came into set up and run the day with a range of exciting activities. In the morning, KS1 began to earn points for their house teams with the Rubies gaining the most in the morning...

Liz Million visits Windy Nook!

Liz Million visits Windy Nook!

Yesterday, Liz Million came to Windy Nook for the day to share her amazing knowledge on illustrating. She worked with the whole school in workshops across the day. Liz began to share her story to the children about how she is from Darlington, went to university in...

Milkshake madness!

Milkshake madness!

We have been reading Oliver’s Milkshake by Vivian French. It explores where milk comes from and the health benefits of drinking milk and eating fruit. We then made some blueberry and strawberry milkshakes to taste. We created a tally chart to find out which milkshakes...

Online Safety Parent Information Session

Online Safety Parent Information Session

Last week, we held our online safety parent information session which was hosted by our safeguarding partners, Clennel Education Solutions. The session included key messages about how to keep our children safe online. A number of useful resources and links were...