Have a Look!

Please can you have a look at home for Bobby's school jumper. It may have been taken home with your child by accident after PE. It has his name in. Thank you for your help.

We had a visitor…

Can you believe...after exploring the frogspawn in our environmental garden, we had a visitor come to early years.  Whilst some of us were playing outside we discovered a large frog sat by the decking area.  It was a lovely surprise and Mrs Guyan helped us catch him...

World Book Day

It is another busy week at Dunston Hill. On Thursday, we will be celebrating World Book Day and our love of books. Children are invited to wear their pjs or onesies to school and to bring their favourite book with them. We look forward to sharing your favourite...


Don't forget this Friday we will be wearing our bandanas with pride at Dunston Hill CPS in order to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.  We hope to see lots of creative headwear in aid of this very worthy cause for a donation of just £1.00. If you are struggling...

Practise our Nativity songs.

To help us with our Nativity rehearsals, we have added our songs to our website so that you can play them at home for your child to listen to and sing along to.

Welcome to Reception Class RP Page


On our page you will see all of the things we have been up to lately and information we feel is important to share with you.


We would like to thank you all so much for coming along to our Sports Day yesterday afternoon, we really appreciated your support and encouragement! The children had so much fun and all took part working together in their teams! We had an ice lolly this afternoon as a special treat for us doing so well on our 1st Sports day! Good job everyone!!

What a visit! We had a great afternoon in Tesco today… exploring behind the scenes, looking at hiow they made, bread, seeing how cold it was in the freezer and fridges, looking at the ish that they have for sale and finding out about the fruit and vegetables that are on offer, not to mention all the food samples we tried.

All of the children worked really hard and were a credit to Dunston Hill. Thank you for a great visit RP, you did yourselves proud.

We have thoroughly enjoyed getting ‘one with nature’ in Reception recently. We have been host to some tadpoles and caterpillars. Today was the day we set our butterflies free to explore the wonderful world around us. All the children participated and it has been great to observe their care and respect for all living things.

We have had great fun raising money for Red Nose Day today! We even enjoyed some special Red Nose Day biscuits! Delicious!!

It was great fun to go and see the chicks in nursery this week. One even hatched while we were watching. We decided to call him Fluffy Liam!

Well done to all the Reception children who had their bikes in school today to work with Bike It Ben. Ben was very impressed with everyone’s performance and nearly all cracked the tricky bike balancing act… great job!

Some of the boys and girls in Reception were chosen to attend a Ball Skills session at Kingsmeadow on Friday. All the children were a credit to our school as they thoroughly enjoyed themselves, whilst showing good listening skills and trying each activity with enthusiasm. Well done Reception, lets now see those ball skills developing further in our outdoor classroom too!

It was lovely to see everyone who was able to attend Parent Consultations last week. It is a lovely opportunity to celebrate the children’s successes so far and look ahead to their learning for the remainder of the year.

Please enjoy looking at your child’s online Learning Journey over the coming week.

I would like to say thank you to all of the children in class RP this week for welcoming me so positively back to Dunston Hill from my maternity leave. I have enjoyed getting to know all the children and i am excited to work with then for the rest of this school year.

This week the children will not have any homework. We are taking a leaf out of the whole schools book and starting a new approach to homework. This will be presented to you at Parent Consultations next week.

Mrs Pedro and I both look forward to seeing you at Parent Consultations next week. Timed appointments will be sent home with the children on friday.

Thank you, Mrs Trueman

We hope you have a wonderful February half term holiday. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 27th February.

We used oranges to make our own natural juice. We talked about where the oranges come from and that they might grow in some hot countries. We used a squeezer to make the juice and then tasted it. Some of us thought it was delicious but some of us thought it was very sour!

We had such an amazing time at our Valentines disco. We danced to our favourite songs with our friends and the other boys and girls in Key Stage 1.

PC Gaulton paid us a special visit in Reception. He talked to us about how the Police work hard to keep us safe and who we should ask for help when we need it. We were very fortunate to try on some of his equipment and learn all about what he uses the different things for.

Look at our cress!

We have started to grow our very own cress plants! We have talked about what our plant needs to help it to grow! We have been remembering to water them to make sure they grow!

Pizza Pizza!

We made pizza using our favourite ingredients! We talked about the different pizzas we have eaten at home and what we like most about them!

It’s Christmas party time!

Dates for your diary in Reception:

Friday 2nd December – Christmas Fayre
Thursday 8th December – Christmas Nativity 9.15am and 2.15pm
Friday 9th December – Christmas Lunch (Free for Reception)
Monday 12th December – Christmas Party 1pm
Wednesday 14th December – EYFS Christmas Movie afternoon
Friday 16th December – School closes at 3.15pm – start of Christmas Holidays.


Here are the Christmas songs that we area learning in preparation for our Christmas Nativity show. You are welcome to practise them at home along with the tracks.
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend our Parent Consultations. It was an absolute pleasure to talk about how your children have settled into Reception and share some of the lovely things that have been doing during their time with us so far. As always, remember we have an open door policy.  This means that we are always available to talk about any questions you have about your child, each morning and each evening.

It has been lovely to come back to Dunston Hill after my Maternity Leave. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the children in RP and I am looking forward to our time together. The children have welcomed me with enthusiasm and have allowed me to settle in really easily.

This Friday there will be no homework for Reception as we are following in the footsteps of the rest of the school and taking a new approach to homework. This will be presented to you at our Parent Consultations next week.

Mrs Pedro and I will look forward to seeing you all next week for the Parent Consultations, which is a valuable opportunity for us to celebrate your child’s success in Reception so far.

Thank you, Mrs Trueman