Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Hello and welcome to Reception at Holywell Primary School

We are a two form entry school and our two Reception classes work together, We also enjoy choosing outside with our Nursery friends, making for good transition through our Foundation Unit. The children enjoy a mixture of adult-led and child-led learning and the children choose their own topics for learning. Throughout the year Foundation Stage get to access one of our two forest school sites and enjoy cooking on the fire, whittling and using a bow saw to make a variety of different objects.

Miss Evans (Foundation Stage Leader and Teacher in REO)

   Mrs O’Connor (REO)

    Miss Hale (REO)

  Miss Kelly (REO)

   Miss Sibbald (RPS)

  Mrs Large (RPS)

   Mrs Sadler (RPS)

   Mrs Wareham (RPS)

  Mrs Barnard (R)

We talk to the children about what they know and they help us to choose their own topics.  Here are the topics we have chosen so far:

Topics 2017-18

Summer 1 Magic and Mayhem

Spring 2 From A to B

Spring 1 Fun with Food

Autumn 2 Sparkle and Shine

Autumn 1 All About Me

Topics for 2016-17

Summer 2   Happy Holidays!

Summer 1 Trolls Parent Info

Spring 2 Spring and Growing

Spring 1 Ready Steady Make

Autumn 2 Celebrations

Autumn 1 Castles and Kingdoms

News & Updates

Magic and Mayhem

Reception have chosen to learn about magical stories and characters for their next topic.  We will start by finding out what a naughty elf has been up to.  Watch this space! Magic and Mayhem
Posted On 03 Apr 2018
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Imaginative apparatus moves in REO

Over this last term the children have blossomed in confidence and imagination while travelling over, under and through equipment in a variety of ways. Look how much fun we have had climbing, jumping, swinging and balancing!  
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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Egg hunting in Forest Schools

We had so much fun in Forest School on Friday!   Miss Hale sat us in the fire circle. What amazing listening skills we all have…   She explained that we were hunting for eggs in forest school…   Look what we found…   We really enjoyed eating...
Posted On 25 Mar 2018
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Reception Firefighter visit.

The children were so excited to have a visit from the local firefighters as part of our topic about Transport. They got to go inside the fire engine and look at all the equipment they have to transport around with them. Mrs Large even got a fireman’s lift!      
Posted On 14 Mar 2018
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RPS Mother’s Day Wow!

RPS were delighted to welcome mummies, nannies, aunties and grannies to our Mother’s Day Wow! It was so lovely to have so many grown-ups attend.  We had a fabulous time decorating and eating cakes, washed down with squash; making flowers; threading necklaces and bracelets;...
Posted On 10 Mar 2018
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REO Mother’s Day WOW

Thank you to all the lovely guests who came to visit this morning. Our children had a fantastic time, showing off our classrooms, work and our new topic. Everyone got to spend time with Mummies, even if our own Mummies couldn’t make it. We had such fun and hope our visitors...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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World Book Day in Reception

Look how much fun we had on World Book Day in Reception! We had so much fun today! The children loved dressing up in their costumes. How amazing did they look?   We asked the children to tell us what their favourite book was. Some children bought some in from home and some of us...
Posted On 01 Mar 2018
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Reception will be going from A to B

Reception children discussed what they wanted their new topic to be and they decided that they wanted to travel a bit. So we will be going from A to B in different modes of transport, from cars and bikes to ferrys and aeroplanes. Miss Hale has been busy visiting the airport this...
Posted On 25 Feb 2018
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