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, Mrs Watson and Mrs Folliard. 


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 Marvellous Me!


We will be learning about ourselves as we settle into school including how to try new things like The Koala Who Could. We will be exploring our feelings and emotions using books such as The Lion Inside and The Colour Monster. As the term progresses we will be talking about our families and making family trees. We will be learning how to do more things independently like organising our belongings, changing for P.E. and eating our lunch.


We will find out more about our bodies and senses as well as celebrating Harvest and Black History Month. In Maths we will be working on early number and counting and using simple positional words. In Literacy we will be making sure that we can read and write our names correctly using a capital letter at the start only. We will also be starting to learn our Set 1 sounds in Phonics.


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 Celebrations!


We will be finding out about different celebrations around the world including Diwali, Fireworks Night, Halloween, Remembrance Day and Christmas. We will be using globes and atlases to find where these celebrations happen and exploring how different countries have different seasons at the same time as us.