Riverside Primary School and Nursery

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Welcome to Saplings Nursery Class!




Dear parents/carers 

Welcome to our Nursery Class, and for those of you who are new to the school, to Riverside Primary School and Nursery! We hope that you are as excited as we are to begin our year together. 

As your Class Teacher I am supported by Mrs Austin, Miss Saddique and Mrs Parvez. You will be informed individually who is your Key Person and will help guide you and support you in your learning. 

This is your class page and is one place where we celebrate all the amazing things that we have been experiencing, exploring and achieving. Please check this page regularly to share in the learning your child does and find out about important dates and information. I will prompt you to useful information and websites, as well as guiding you with ways to support your child at home. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to see here. 


Miss Todd

Early Years Foundation Stage Phase Leader



Important dates:

Term 4 starts - 19th February 

The Big Read - 26th February until 8th March

World Book Day! - 7th March (wear your PJ's and bring in your favourite book)

Ladies in your life Stay & Play - 11th March

Happy School Bags Collection - 22nd March

Easter Hat/Bonnet Parade - 28th March

Term 4 ends - 28th March



Children need a bag of named spare clothes in school every day. Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled!




RWI - Fred will help your child learn their sounds and begin to blend

RWI Phonics


At Riverside we use Read Write Inc to teach our children how to read and write. In nursery, we explore oral blending and teach single sounds (Set 1). Below are some oral blending videos with Elly and Fred. If you click on the RWI Phonics crayon you will find the Set 1 sounds that we have looked at in nursery.

Fun in the wind!

Building towers with friends

Mark making