Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Hello and welcome to Reception at Holywell Primary School

We have two classes in each year group, but in Reception we work together very closely. The children learn through play and the adults support this play and provide a safe environment for the children to explore and test out their ideas. The adults will use the children’s interests or next steps to develop play through offering a breadth of opportunities or resources for us to use in a variety of ways.

We enjoy a mixture of adult-led and child-led learning and the children choose their own topics for learning (see below for topic plans). 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.

The Reception staff are;

Mrs Watkins (Foundation Stage Leader and Reception Teacher)

   Miss Evans (SENDCo and Reception Teacher)

   Mrs O’Connor (Reception Teacher)

  Miss Roberts (Reception Teacher- on Maternity Leave at the moment)

    Miss Hale

  Miss Lewis

   Mrs Sadler

  Mrs Hellingsworth

  Mrs Barnard will teach Reception PPA on a Wednesday afternoon.

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 2018-19

Autumn 1  Special Me topic for parents

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

Look who joined Reception!

This week we joined Reception! Look at how much fun we had! We have enjoyed exploring all the areas, meeting lots of teachers, making lots of friends and exploring around school!   Next week we are going to enjoy eating our dinner with our friends and playing in the big...
Posted On 09 Sep 2018
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Reception Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Reception had a wonderful time on their Teddy Bears’ Picnic.  We joined Coppice, Beaconside and Lickey Hills Primary Schools for a lovely picnic and lots of fun games on the field at Lickey Hills Primary.
Posted On 13 Jul 2018
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RPS Sport Challenges

RPS have been really challenging themselves in PE this term.  We have undertaken a number of tennis, ball, bean bag, running and hoop challenges to push ourselves and hone our skills in preparation for Sports Day.
Posted On 26 Jun 2018
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RPS Father’s Day Football Wow!

Thank you to all the dads, step dads and granddads who were able to join us for a lovely morning.  The children all had a lovely time making football biscuits, players for the giant football pitch, football flags, world cup trophies, concertina players and football paintings.  We...
Posted On 24 Jun 2018
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RPS Art Week

RPS loved creating their transient art work for Art Week.  We found out what transient art was on the computer, chose and collected lots of different objects and materials and had lots of fun making our pictures!  
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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Reception go to visit Year 1 classrooms

Reception have started to go and have a look round the Year 1 classrooms. We don’t know who our teacher will be, so we will go and spend time in both classrooms in the next few weeks! Last week we did some writing in Year 1… we were amazing!  
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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REO’s Father’s Day Forest school fun!

The children in REO invited all of our male relatives and friends to a Father’s Day Forest School wow event. It was very exciting, we began with a health and safety talk from Miss Hale, on boundaries, fire pit, rules, etc Then we began our picnic… and then the fun...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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Fit for schools in REO

We had an exhausting time when Fit for Schools spent the morning with Reception. We talked about how to stay healthy and fit, then we went on the field to do some exercise… O
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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