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Welcome to Reception!

We are two Reception Classes based in our Holy Trinity Foundation Stage Unit. Our teachers are Miss Ringland and Miss Lougheed. We also have Mrs Heath, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Schofield here to help us learn and play!


Please follow the link below to complete our survey about your child's time in Reception. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. Many thanks, Miss Ringland


We have learnt lots of sounds in our Phonics sessions. Can you practise these sounds at home?

s  a  t  p i n m d g o c k

e u r ck h b f l ff ll ss

j v w x y z sh ch th ng

ai ee igh oa oo oo or ar 

ur ow oi ear air ure er

We love to sing our silly monster songs. These teach us to listen to the first sounds in words. Find them on YouTube by searching for monster phonics songs

Have you tried the game Teach your Monster to read yet? Follow the link below to play a fantastic game that helps us to practise our phonics sounds!

The Scarecrow's Wedding

As part of our Julia Donaldson topic we have been reading The Scarecrow's Wedding. We have also been thinking about what happens at weddings. Reverend David came in to school this week to  talk to us about weddings. He even brought in some of the robes that he wears for weddings! 

Our trip to Smithills Farm


On our trip to Smithills Farm we had such a good day. We saw and fed lots of different animals. We watched the cows being milked, we went on a donkey ride and we went on a tractor ride too. Have a look at some of our pictures!

In Maths lessons we have been learning to add two numbers together. We have been using the numicon pieces to help us and writing out the number sentences. 

Apply for your child's milk with Cool Milk here. Their milk is free until their 5th birthday.

Our Reception Wedding

After learning all about weddings over the past couple of weeks, our Reception class went down to Church to take part in their own wedding ceremony. We then came back to school for the wedding breakfast. Have a look at our pictures below. 

This term we are focusing on our Fine Motor Skills. These activities help us to make our hands strong to help us hold our pencil correctly. Our favourite activity so far is Dough Disco. We do this every Friday afternoon. We dance along to our favourite music like Little Mix and One Direction whilst squishing and squeezing our dough!

Here are some pictures and a video from our super Christmas Show, Sign and Rhyme! We had a brilliant time dancing and playing parachute games. Thank you very much Cotton Shed Theatre Company.