North Rigton Reception

Teaching Staff

I am Mrs Down, the Apples class teacher.

I have been teaching at North Rigton for over 12 years and so it is with great pride I can say I have taught nearly every child in the school.


Miss Simpson

I am the Reception HLTA and work very closely with Mrs Down to support Mrs Down in every single aspect of teaching, learning and caring for our little ones.

Miss Bayman

I am the Reception TA on Monday and Tuesdays and will look after them at lunchtimes. I particularly love art, craft and glitter!

Hi! I am Mrs Hudson, HLTA.

I take the class on some Tuesday afternoons when Mrs Down is creating a fantastic arts curriculum. I am also proud to say I have worked at the school for even longer than Mrs Down!


Mrs Mitchell, Teacher on a Thursday morning

I take the class on a Thursday morning when Mrs Down is having planning lots of lovely activities.




School Theme We are……Artists

If you go down to the woods today…”

Introducing the first set of sounds to blend for reading and segment for spelling.
Rhyming and alliteration
Mastering number to 5
Circles, triangles, squares and rectangles
Pattern making
Damien Hurst, Mondrian, Andy Goldsworthy
Patterns in art
Using media and materials
Songs and rhymes
Ball skills
Religious Education
Stories linked to our school values including bible stories
Christmas and what it means to Christians
Personal, Social and Health Education
School values and how they support us to make the right choices


Useful Information

  • *please note for the Autumn 2021 term PE will be on Monday and Wednesday* – please ensure PE kit is worn to school for these days.
  • Reading books will be sent home on Tuesday and returned the following Monday for changing.
  • Water bottles will be sent home on daily for a good wash. Please ensure they are returned the following day.
  • We have access to the outdoor classroom whatever the weather so please ensure your child has a warm coat. Wellies and waterproof trousers are kept in school for particularly bad days or messy play!


Useful Documents

A quick guide to the EYFS

What to expect – beginners guide to starting school

Bears Autumn 2021

Positive Relationships-understanding sustained shared thinking