Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September. We can’t wait to meet you and will be in contact soon with further details about the enrolment process. Remember the deadline to accept Reception offers is 30th April 2024.
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Please note that you do not have to print anything out, just view on the screen and complete tasks on paper.


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Hello from Mrs Garside

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Look at our blog where you can read messages from Mrs Garside, Ms Grundstoks and Miss McCreadie. You can also comment by clicking on the title of each blog. Click here to be taken straight there.
Click on the star to see our wonderful work.
Week beginning 13th July
Wow, Silver Class, it would have been our last week in school this week. I miss you all so much and I hope that you are all well and having fun. I am looking forward to seeing some of you in September, but if I don't see you, thank you for being part of Silver Class and I know that you will have an amazing time in your new classes wherever they may be. heart

Goodbye from Mrs Garside

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Goodbye from Ms Grundstoks

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Goodbye from Miss McCreadie

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Well done for the amazing work that you have all been doing. You have been learning so much about the solar system.


If you want to know anything else about space, your questions might be answered here:

Here are some images of the Earth, Sun and Moon.
Have a go at this space addition sheet. Count the objects to find the total.
For lots more space activities, look at the Cbeebies space topic page.
To get ready for Reception, here is a book with all the set 1 sounds from Read Write Inc. You can practise on the screen.
Join the dots and write the letter.
Listen to these sounds. Can you join the sounds to the letter?
Here are some general number activities.
Week beginning 6th July

We have been learning about the solar system now for many weeks. Can you name all the planets? How many are there and can you order them starting with the planet closest to the sun?


Did you see my blog post last week about Planet X or sometimes called Planet 9?


Here are some interesting facts about some of the planets.

Find out what the surface of Mars is like with NASA's Curiosity rover!
Use the word mat to write some space words and anything that you have learned about the solar system this term.
Continue the pattern with this game Planet Pal.

Can you hear the first sounds of the words planet and rocket? What are they?

Have a go at this activity.

Can you make a shape picture with this web page? Can you name the shapes that you have used?


I made a rocket. How many shapes did I use and what were they?

In space there is no gravity. Watch Tim Peake eating in space!

Eating in Space

Watch CBeebies Let's Play where Sid pretends to be an astronaut.

Let's Play: Astronaut!

Make a space helmet and pretend to be an astronaut.
I wonder, when you pretended to be an astronaut, did you see any aliens when you were in space? Try counting with Lecky the alien.
Do you remember this song?
Sing-a-long with the Storybots.

We are the Planets by StoryBots

Crew Dragon left Earth and flew to the International Space Station.

The Solar System Song

Have a go at the Blast Off game again. Use the 100 square to help you.
Check the BBC home learning page for more things to do.




Listen to some calming spaceship sounds to help you relax.
Listen to CBeebies radio for more space fun.

Cosmic Kids - Space stories

Cosmic Kids - Mike and Muttnik on The Moon

Cosmic Kids - Mike The Cosmic Space Monkey

The Planets Suite by Holst

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Silver Class

Class Teacher: Clare Garside

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Lynne Grundstoks

Teaching Assistant: Linda McCreadie


Nursery Curriculum Map for 2019-2020


Half term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half Getting to Know Each Other

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language

Understanding the World

Autumn 2nd Half Autumn is all Around

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World

Physical Development

Spring 1st Half Passport Around the World

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World

Physical Development

Spring 2nd Half Jurassic Journey

Communication and Language
Understanding the World


Summer 1st half Under the Sea Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Summer 2nd Half What's Up There? (Space) Communication and Language
Understanding the World

The themes have been chosen to ensure that there is opportunity to cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Although specific areas of the curriculum have been highlighted, we plan for all areas to enable the children to experience a variety of play-based activities during their time in Nursery. 


If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Pearless.

Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.

Autumn Term

In Silver Class we have been having an exciting time, making new friends and settling in. We have been encouraging and supporting the children to form positive relationships with their peers and with the adults that will be working with them this year. Silver Class have been exploring their new surroundings and engaging in activities from all areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Take a look at what we have been doing.

We had a great time learning our Christmas songs to sing to our parents and carers. We especially enjoyed singing, 'When Santa got Stuck up the Chimney' and thought it was funny when his 'nose is tickling too'. 

Spring Term


Silver Class have settled back into the new term, by travelling on our very own 450 bus. We have been taking it in turns to drive the bus and become passengers, going to all sorts of places. 


"I went to the funfair"



"I went shopping and bought some food"



"I was the bus driver and I took the passengers to Australia"



"Someone is ringing the bell, so I have to stop the bus to let everyone off"


The second half of the spring term has started with all things dinosaur! We have been paleontologists, finding fossils. We have found dinosaur bones and skeletons on our adventures.