HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

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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, Mrs Begue, Miss Connolly and Miss Corekci.


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. 


In Reception we follow 2 basic principles-we look after our classroom by remembering to Choose It, Use It and Put It Away. We look after our friends by using Kind Hands, Kind Feet and Kind Words.


Our first Autumn topic is Marvellous Me. We will be finding out how to use our inside and outside environments and meet our new friends. We will be learning new routines such as getting our lunch and going to P.E.


Each week we will be looking at a core text and completing independent and adult led activities based on this book. In the first half term these include The Koala Who Could, The Big Book of Families, The Colour Monster, The Little Red Hen and Funny Bones. We will start our Phonics sessions learning to recognise and write the first set of single sounds.


In Maths we will be matching and sorting objects and numbers, comparing numbers using more and less and exploring pattern.In RE we will be talking about our friends and finding out about Jesus and Moses. In PSHE we will be learning how to be kind and what our rights and responsibilities are. We will identify signs of Autumn and label different body parts. We will also identify and use our different senses. In PE we will learn how to stop safely and use equipment. We will celebrate Harvest and make bread rolls.


After half term our topic is Celebrations and Festivals. Our core texts include Room on the Broom, Rama and Sita, The Same Moment Around the World, The Nativity Story, Stickman and the Jolly Postman. We will continue to revise our Set 1 sounds and begin to read and write CVC words (e.g. dog, cat).


In Maths we will represent and compare the numbers 1,2 and 3 and explore triangles, squares, rectangles and circles. We will start to look at time language through light and dark and night and day. In PE we will be learning skills such as running, turning and balancing and in RE our theme is Being Me in my World. We will be celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas.



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