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 week 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 (REO)

  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

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

Beauty and the Beast Cinema Trip

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were all very excited to go on their Cinema Trip to see Beauty and the Beast on Friday, 10th November. The children behaved impeccably on their long walk to the cinema and enjoyed their drinks and snacks as they watched the film.  The walk back seemed...
Posted On 12 Nov 2017
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Talented Reception children

REO has had an amazing time this half term in the ICT Suite! Mrs O’Connor said that REO are … superb listeners … fabulous sitters …sensible learners … amazing at following instructions …talented on the computer   Look at some of the fun we...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017
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Forest School Fun

RPS have really enjoyed Forest School this half-term. We have learnt to put on our special overalls by ourselves. We have learnt how to stay safe around the site.   And we have enjoyed our first fire with hot chocolate and a biscuit.
Posted On 15 Oct 2017
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Word Building

Look at what fun the children had last week. The children were able to explore the building blocks and have a go at making words at the same time. The children tried hard to recognise some of the sounds and with support some of us could blend those sounds together to make words....
Posted On 14 Oct 2017
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2d Shape

The children in Reception have been having lots of fun learning their shapes and talking about what we can do with the shapes.              We even had shapes in the sand tray.   When we came in last week we asked all the children to make a picture using the shapes. We had...
Posted On 14 Oct 2017
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Merryn continues to visit Reception

   Merryn is having a wondeful time visiting the children in Reception. Miss Hale has been taking a small group to spend some time talking, reading and playing with Merryn. She comes to visit every fortnight and she is wonderful. She loves how well the children in Reception can...
Posted On 14 Oct 2017
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Narlah’s Amazing Cake Donation

Wow!  The cake Narlah from Reception and her mum made as a donation to the MacMillan coffee afternoons was simply amazing.  Thank you so much.
Posted On 12 Oct 2017
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Parents’ Evening Letter

Parents Evening Autumn Term
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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