Periwinkles 2018 - 2019

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Ceri Moffatt - Teacher & KS1 Co-ordinator

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Christine Crawford - Teacher

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Rachel Campbell - Teacher

Miss Staff

Miss Staff

Miss Laura Staff - Teaching Assistant

Miss Whitfield

Miss Whitfield

Miss Michaela Whitfield - Teaching Assistant

                  Welcome to Periwinkles!




Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  

Our topic this term will be 'people who help us', we have lots of exciting things planned!!

The children visited the Post Office on The Parade yesterday (Monday 14th January 2019) and thoroughly enjoyed looking around and finding out what jobs there are to do running a Post Office. 

We have looked at and enjoyed lots of fiction books and we are now going to introduce the children to non fiction books; finding out books. We will look at the features of a non fiction book-contents page, headings, sub-headings, bold words,captions, photographs, glossary and index page.

In our maths lessons we will be looking at shapes and their properties e.g. a square has 4 sides that are the same length and 4 corners. Encourage your child to identify shapes in and around the environment.Please continue to count with your child forwards from zero to twenty and backwards from twenty to zero. We will be carrying on with addition and subtraction.

Further to this we are looking at different patterns, can you help your child to look for different patterns in the environment?

PE will start on Wednesday 16th January. Please make sure your child comes into school dressed for PE. This is currently jogging pants or leggings, preferably black and a white t-shirt and school jumper. Please try to stay away from full tracksuits and football strips.

Please make sure you continue to read each night with your child and make a comment in their reading record book, thank you.


On Wednesday 30th January, in the afternoon, the children will be visiting Blacon Library to look and discuss a range of healthy food. They are vey excited about this!!


We would LOVE it if you could participate in our blogs and let us know what learning or experiences you are doing/having at home and out of school!


Adults in our classroom are ; 

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Deponeo

Miss Staff

Miss Whitfield


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What is the Early Years Foundation stage?

  • The EYFS has been developed by the government.
  • It caters for the care and educational needs of children between the ages of birth to five years old.
  • It is a statutory requirement.
  • It ensures that all children have a happy, active, exciting, fun and secure experience.
  • It enables all children to learn and develop in a stimulating environment.

The EYFS is split into 7 areas of learning.

Prime Areas

  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design


We provide the children with access to milk, water and fruit. During the morinngs we have rolling snack which include a variety of different foods which is charged at £1 a week. This allows us to introduce different foods which children will not have tasted before. As the year progress' the children also have the opportunity to prepare their snacks for the class. We encourage this to support them with their personal, social, emotional and physical development.

School uniform

The school uniform helps us to promote a sense of ownership and pride within our school. All children at The Arches Primary School are asked to wear the following;

  • Purple jumper / cardigan (school emblem preferable)
  • Grey or black trousers / skirt or pinafore
  • White shirt / polo shirt
  • Black school shoes (No trainers)
  • Purple gingham dress (During Summer months)

Uniformity supply The Arches uniform. Click the link above to get directed straight to their website.

 Please ensure that ALL uniform is clearly labelled.




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