Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Year R

Welcome to our new Year R blog!


Each week, we hope to share with you some of the learning that has taken place in our busy Reception classrooms. Maybe you could talk about what the children have been doing at school when you are at home with them?

Friday 26th November 2021


This week we have been continuing our learning on castles.


We learnt that most castles have battlements, a drawbridge and a moat.  We have started making our own castles from cereal boxes and cardboard tubes.

We have been developing our cutting skills, learning how to use scissors safely.

We have enjoyed retelling some of our favourite fairy-tales using our lovely new toys!

Mrs Burlace comes from America. She told RH and RB all about Thanksgiving.  We made a Thanksgiving turkey.  On each feather we drew something we are thankful for.  She will be talking to RSC and RJ next week!

Friday 19th November 2021


This week we have been learning about road safety.

On Thursday, Mr Mason our lollipop person showed us how to cross the road safely.  He told us that when we want to cross the road we need to ‘stop and wait’ for him to tell us that it is ok to cross.

Then he showed us the flashing lights which warn the drivers that there is a pedestrian crossing nearby and that they must slow down. Mr Mason wears bright colours so that he can be seen!

We continued our learning in the classroom.  We drew roads with pedestrian crossings so that the people could cross the road safely!

On Friday it was ‘Children in need’.  We had lots of fun! Some of us had the opportunity to go to the house and share books with the Year 5 and 6 language ambassadors.  The older children are helping us to become more confident in understanding and speaking the English language.

Friday 12th November 2021


This week we have been learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy.

On Tuesday, a nurse called Donna came to visit. She told us all about her job and why she likes being a nurse. Donna showed us the different equipment she uses. We had lots of fun listening to our heartbeats using a stethoscope and bandaging our wounds!

On Wednesday we came to school in our sporty clothes and did lots of activities to keep our bodies fit and healthy! We completed the ‘Daily Mile’, sorted healthy and unhealthy foods and tried ‘Cosmic Yoga’!

On Thursday we learnt about Remembrance Day. We took part in a 2-minute silence at 11 o’clock and made play-doh poppies.

Friday 5th November 2021


This week we have been started our ‘Once upon a Time’ topic!

We have been listening to our favourite fairy-tales and retelling the story of Snow White!

On Wednesday we enjoyed dressing up as Fairy-tale characters! We made sparkly crowns!

We listened to the story of Snow White and made our own horrible potions, just like the evil queen!

Friday 22nd October 2021

This week we have really enjoyed learning about People Who Help Us.  We had a visit from PCSOs Nathan and Liddie.  They told us all about their job and how they help people.  We even got to try on some uniform and sit in the police car!

Forest School had a spooky theme this week!  We made spider webs, looked for phonics sounds on bats and counted ghosts!

We found lots of bugs in Forest School!  We looked at their colours and counted how many legs they had.  Some had wings!

Inside, we have enjoyed sharing books together have been exploring autumn through our senses.