Coombe Road Primary School

Coombe Road Primary School

Every child, every family and every moment matters.

Milner Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 4BP

01273 077130

Reception Page

Find out what TURTLE CLASS have been learning


A warm welcome to Turtle Class from Mrs Tribe, Mrs Anderson, Mrs Williams, Miss Hudson and Mr Luckhurst.

P.E. days

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please send your children to school wearing their PE clothes on these two days.

Our timetable

This is what Turtle Class learn and when:

Upcoming events

We continue to try and be as open, supportive and welcoming to parents and carers as possible. As part of this ethos, we hold numerous events for parents and carers throughout the school year but you may wish to note these ones:

Wednesday 15th November and Thursday 16th November - Parent Consultations

Friday 1st December - 8:55am to 9:25am, Parents and carers invited to read with children

Tuesday 12th December - 9:15am to 9:45am, Nativity Performance

Wednesday 13th December - Children's Christmas Dinner

Friday 15th December - Last day of term

Planned trips

We have a trip booked to the farm, which is always popular with the children:

  • 8th May - Blackberry Farm

The children enjoyed their trip to the local library.

You can discuss the curriculum with your child

Our learning this half-term is based on ‘Festivals and Lights’. This will focus on two books: Diwali (a non-fiction text) and ‘Ten Little Lights’ (a fictional story). These will help the children learn about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali, and this will stimulate our circle time session around the question: ‘What celebrations, festivals and special times do we celebrate? As a class, we will then make a list of them. We will begin to recognise and understand that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.


Please spend a few minutes chatting with your child and ask them some simple questions, such as: What things do you celebrate in your family? What kinds of things do you do to celebrate? Who celebrates with you? Do you have a favourite or special celebration? How do festivals and celebrations make you feel? Do you like the dark? What makes light?

It would be great if you write your child’s ideas, questions and comments in the speech bubble below and return this back to the Turtle Class team:

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