Riverside Primary School and Nursery

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Diary Dates

Spring Term One:-


  • Chinese New Year on Monday 20th January 2020.
  • Parents Evening on Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd January 2020.  If you want time with a member of the nursery team please book a slot via this website.
  • Break up on Friday 14th February 2020.

Promoting a love for books.

We are planning to walk to the library in Maidenhead, have a story and walk back to the nursery.  This will be dependent on adult support.  If you are interested in joining us, please talk to the nursery team. 

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Reading Books.

The school has invested in new books for your children.  Please support your child in changing their reading books on a Friday, at Stay and Play.

The first set in the reading scheme has no words, just a title and lovely pictures. 

Share the book every day with your child.

Encourage them to...

describe what they can see

use the correct vocabulary

predict what is going to happen next

talk about the setting

talk about the characters

The second set in the scheme has simple words, made up from sounds that the children are learning.  Read the story to them and then encourage them to...

do the above first steps

sound out each letter and blend them making the word

read the sentence

Your child will make faster progress with your support.



The children at Riverside Primary School and Nursery are very lucky to have a fantastic library and sensory room.  The nursery have been taking full advantage of these facilities and are visiting them on a weekly basis.

The library is colourful and inviting with lots of cosy areas to sit and share books.  This area is promoting a love for books, which we hope the children will take with them through their life.

The Library.

We are very lucky to have had the sensory room donated by RBWM.

It offers light and sound stimulation.  If your child talks about the 'dark room', they are recalling a visit to the sensory room. 

The Sensory Room.

We continue to incorporate the children's interests in the teaching and learning and we cannot do this without parental input.  We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the focus forms and sharing what interests and excites your children. 

To date we have included the following in our planning:-

Trip to Cheeky Charlie's and the Riverside Children's Centre garden

Hunting vehicles

Nail Parlour

Chef's Kitchen - cooking pasta and cakes




Your nursery team:-

Mrs Dawson - teacher/keyworker

Mrs Austin - nursery nurse/keyworker

Mrs Coulthard (formerly Miss Lansley) - nursery nurse/keyworker

Miss Saddique - nursery nurse/keyworker

Mrs Parvez - teaching assistant

The Nursery Team