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Early Years



Silver Class - Mrs Madigan

Gold Class - Miss Gray

Apple Class - Miss Malcomber

Mulberry Class - Ms Patel



Our topic this term is 'Growth and Change'


Nursery - Important Information


Nursery give out homework every Friday. The homework is always based on topics that we cover in class. We also change the children's books once a week. 


Every Thursday children are selected from Gold and Silver class to be the 'Stars of the Week'.

They have the opportunity to take home the class bears, Super Ted and Boo Boo and write what they do with them inside the class 'Star of the week' book.


Nursery Recommended Reading List

Parent Volunteers

We value the contribution of our parent volunteers at Downderry Primary School, they enhance the learning opportunities for our children as well as the support they can give to enhancing the environment. 

If you are interested in working with the children at Downderry Primary School please contact our school office for more information.

Healthy Schools

Full time nursery and reception children can be provided with a hot lunch or bring in a packed lunch from home. Healthy snacks are provided throughout the day, as well as milk and water for all children.


Nursery lunch begins at 11:20am with reception following at 11:30am.

Parents Open Morning


Thank you to all the parent and carers who attended our open morning. The children had a great morning sharing their learning and activities with you. We hope you enjoyed it too. Thank you for all your support. 

Parents Open Morning

Post Office


We have been learning about the role of a postman. We have had our own post office role play, learnt how to weigh and wrap parcels and even made our own stamps. We also wrote our own letters to our friends and posted them in the real post box. Everyone received a letter to their house from the postman!

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Our topic this term is 'Imagination Station'.




Every child has a home learning folder that will be given out every Friday. Inside will be an overview of what we have learnt this week and what we will be learning next week. There will also be a maths or literacy challenge for your child to complete. This folder needs to be returned by Wednesday. The children also are given two reading books that should be shared each evening. These books are changed once a week. Children also have a book uploaded every Friday to Bug Club. For your child's log in details please see your class teacher. 



Reception have PE on Wednesdays.

Children need to wear black shorts, a red t-shirt and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.


Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

Reception Recommended Reading List

Apple Class

Apple Class 1
Apple Class 2
Apple Class 3
Apple Class 4

Mulberry Class

Mulberry Class 1
Mulberry Class 2
Mulberry Class 3
Mulberry Class 4
Mulberry Class 5

Mudchute Farm

Reception had a fantastic day at Mudchute Farm. We got to find out lots about different farm animals and even got to stroke and feed them! It was so much fun and we can't wait to go on another school trip!

Health and Social Skills Week


This week we learnt all about being healthy. We talked about healthy and nn healthy foods and drinks. We talked about how to care for our teeth. We also learnt how to wash our hands properly and the effects of exercise on our bodies. All the children had a fantastic week!