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Welcome to Reception

We have two Reception Classes in our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. Our teachers are Miss Lougheed and Miss Jackson. We have Mrs Heath, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Peacock to help us learn too.

We hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for lots of fun and learning. 


Spring term 


This term we will be adding and subtracting numbers using numicon. We are continuing to  order numbers and looking at their quantity.  We will be recording lengths of objects and looking at their size and shape. We will also explore 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.  


In our phonics sessions we will playing lots of fun activities to help us learn different sounds. We will be building on this knowledge to help us segment and blend words to read and write words and captions. We are using jolly phonics to help us learn the sound and action for each letter. You can listen to these sounds on YouTube at home.  


We will be learning how to write   captions this term using our phonics knowledge. To help us with our writing we are taking part in weekly handwriting sessions. In our literacy sessions we will be looking at lots of different stories and talking about the different characters, settings and events in the story. We will have the chance to act these stories out in our play and write about the different characters. 

 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will change your children's reading books! 

We are very passionate about reading at Holy Trinity Primary school and want the children to develop a love for reading. To help us facilitate this every day we will have two books for the children to choose from. Also every week we will be going up to the forest and our learning will be focused around a book.

Receptions Wedding 

After reading the story The scarecrows wedding the children have taken an interest in weddings. We have followed their interests and planned our own wedding. The children had such a lovely day and enjoyed taking part in all of the celebrations.  Thank you to Reverend David for coming into our class to help us with our learning. Thank you to Reverend Dan for kindly conducting our  wedding service. 

A big thank you to all Nursery and Reception parents for coming to our Christmas crafts day. We loved making snowmen, baubles and snowflakes with you. 

Thank you for coming  to our stay and play day we had lots of fun sharing our learning with you.

We have enjoyed dressing up this week and we have been talking about what we want to be  when we grow up.

We visit the forest on Wednesday.  

We need named wellies in school please (but we do have spares!)

Our PE day is Monday. We need a named plain   t-shirt, shorts and pumps in school.

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Talk to your child about the changing seasons and discuss what happens in Autumn.

We have learnt these sounds so far: 

Phase 2 

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h , b , f , l, ss, ff, ll

Phase 3 

j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa 


Dates for the Diary

Friday 15th February- Half term 

Monday 3rd April- Easter Holidays. 



EYFS Documents
 Holy Trinity EYFS Policy Oct 2019.docxDownload
 Holy Trinity Brochure 17-18 Rec.docDownload
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 Development Matters.pdfDownload
 EYFS What to expect when.pdfDownload
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How can you help your child's vocabulary and give them the best start? Chat, play and read!