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Breakfast club from 7:45am daily. Last service 8:00am, cost £2... After School Activities run from 3:20pm – 4:20pm apart from Judo, which will finish at 4:30pm... Follow us on Twitter @downderryschool and check out our new blog! "I really like all my teachers at Downderry School. They do fun lessons and I always learn new stuff everyday. I hope I can stay here forever" - (Pupil in Year 2). Please can we remind all parents that due to an increasing number of allergies within our school we are unable to issue party bags and cakes. We will continue to recognise birthdays in our Monday assemblies.

Early Years



Silver Class - Mrs Madigan

Gold Class - Miss Gray

Apple Class - Miss Malcomber

Mulberry Class - Ms Patel



Our topic this term is 'Amazing Me'


We will be learning about our families, our feelings and learning how to be good friends.

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.

Nursery Classrooms

Nursery Classrooms 1
Nursery Classrooms 2
Nursery Classrooms 3
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Woodland walk

Woodland walk 1
Woodland walk 2
Woodland walk 3



Our topic this term is 'Magical Me'.




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

Beep Beep Day!

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We raised money for the Brake charity by wearing bright traffic light colours and parading the streets with safety messages.

This term...

This term... 1 We liked the Tomato Soup the best!
This term... 2 We went in search of the Gruffalo.
This term... 3 We found footprints. Who's could they be?
This term... 4 Look, they belong to the owl.
This term... 5 A snake in the bushes!
This term... 6 We found the Gruffalo!
This term... 7 Look how big his footprints are.
This term... 8 Ohhh, more footprints!
This term... 9 Can you spot someone in his underground house?
This term... 10 I think this belongs to the Gruffalo.
This term... 11 We retold the story using our masks.
This term... 12 We made our own Gruffalo's!
This term... 13 He has orange eyes and terrible teeth.
This term... 14 He has a poisonous wart at the end of his nose!

Our bring an adult to school day!

Forest School


Health and Social Skills Week

During Health and Social Skills Week we learnt all about keeping clean and healthy! We learnt how to wash our hands and brush our teeth properly. We also learnt what a healthy diet is and the importance of exercise.

Picture 1 Sorting foods
Picture 2 We learnt how to wash our hands correctly.
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Picture 4 Rascals!
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Picture 6 We had a visit from the dentist.
Picture 7 Creating a bar chart of our favourite sports.
Picture 8 Healthy and unhealthy foods.
Picture 9 Creating clean white teeth.
Picture 10 We did lots of exercise!
Picture 11 Our parents came to join our healthy activities.
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Picture 14 We made smoothies with the smoothie bike!