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Apple, Cherry and Fig Classes


Miss K Edmonds

Fig Class Teacher


Miss C Ellwood

Cherry Class Teacher


Ms M Mitchell

Apple Class Teacher




Mrs J Forward

Fig Class

Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Robinson

Cherry Class

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Hill

Apple Class

Teaching Assistant



This year’s topics:


Autumn term – “All About Me” and “Celebrations”

Spring term – “People Who Help Us” and “Dinosaurs”

Summer term – “Minibeasts” and “Fairytales”



All children are expected to read every day, sharing a story with parents and the reading their own book.


Click below to visit our Homework page for guidance on supporting your child's reading.

Children’s “Talk Books” are sent home each week on Friday (due back the following Wednesday) with a topic to discuss. Parents are asked to record what your child says, to encourage them to draw a picture and to have a go at mark making or writing a word or sentence linked to your discussions.





Once each half term, our Reception classes visit the library where our School Librarian, Mrs Dunn, shares a story with the children.



PE days:

  • Mondays


Please ensure your child has all the correct clothes for PE in school at all times. These must all be labelled clearly with your child’s name (including their shoes).


Click below to visit our Uniform page for more information about sports and PE kit.

If your child wears earrings it is easier to remove them before school on these days. Children will be asked to take out their own earrings for PE. If they are unable to do so, they must be covered with micro-porous tape during PE.



Water bottles


All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink regularly in their classroom and maintain good hydration. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on their bottle.



Mid-morning snack


Fruit and milk are available daily for children to help themselves when they are hungry.


Click below for more information about fruit and milk.



A healthy and nutritious lunch will help to boost your child’s energy levels for learning throughout the afternoon. We encourage all our children to eat a hot meal each day, particularly since they are provided free for pupils in Reception. However, if you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, please remember that Northgate is a ‘nut-free’ school.