HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

'Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve'

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Welcome to Reception


I am Mrs Rothery and am delighted to be teaching Reception this year.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Bliss, Miss Connolly and Mrs Watson. 


In order to support your child at home with their learning please:

  • Read with your child as much as possible, sharing stories is a wonderful way to encourage a love of reading. 
  • Check our Tapestry online learning journal as often as possible, this will show you all of the wonderful learning your child has been doing and enable you to ask them about it! Engage your child in conversation with "I saw a photo of you doing...", this will help support your child's communication and language development. 



Please check our class page regularly as we will be updating it with all our wonderful learning!


This half term our topic is Near and Far!


We will be learning about our planet and the Solar System. We will be using atlases and Google Earth to find our homes, country and world. We will be looking at different continents and recreating the art found there. Our home corner is a Space Station and we will be finding out about astronauts and how they live.


We will listen to stories from different religions and explore how to become good friends. In Maths we will be working on numbers beyond ten and adding and taking away. We will start to combine 2 sets of objects and write numbers to 5. In Literacy we will be reading and writing short words and phrases and using our mark making for different purposes such as labels and facts. We will also look at capital letters.


As we learn to work and play together we will be using these 2 key phrases-


'Choose it, Use it, Put it away' and 'Kind hands, kind feet, kind words'. These will help us to remember how to look after ourselves, our friends and our classroom.


After half term our topic is All Creatures Great and Small!


We will be finding out about different animals and their habitats around the world. We will be identifying signs of summer and ordering life cycles. In PE we will develop our team work skills by playing games and following rules. In Maths we will learn about odd and even numbers, sharing and grouping sets of objects and finding patterns.


We will be discovering the places of worship of different religions. In Literacy we will be writing recipes and descriptions of animals and reading books linked to animals such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Ugly Five. We will be celebrating Father's Day and getting ready to go to Year 1.