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

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

Reception Chinese New Year

Reception celebrated the Year of the Dog for Chinese New Year on Friday 16th February, 2018.  We dressed up in red and black clothes to help raise money for the School’s Defibrillator.  Didn’t we look fantastic? During the day, we made lucky red envelopes and we were...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Reception DanceFest

Both Reception classes took part in the North Worcestershire Dance Festival in the Routh Hall at Bromsgrove School on 14th February, 2018.  Each class performed a dance on stage and did fantastically well in front of an audience of children and teaching staff from the other...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018
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Reception visit Pizza Express

Our Reception classes took turns to visit Pizza Express as part of our Food Topic.  We found out lots of information about pizzas and the ingredients, tasted the ingredients and then helped make our own pizzas.  After watching them cook in the ovens, we then got to eat them in...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018
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Run, run, as fast as you can!

As part of our Food topic, Reception had a week with a Gingerbread theme.  We learnt about the story of the Gingerbread Man, wrote about it and then made and decorated our very own Gingerbread Men.  They were delicious!
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Reception Library Visit

Reception visited Rubery Library on 23rd January.  We were very sensible walking along the roadside to get there safely.  The Librarians told us what happens at the Library and then read us a lovely story about The Bumble Bear.  We were then treated to a free copy of the story...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
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Reception Dance Workshop

Reception have been learning a dance routine that they are going to perform at the Dance Festival at Bromsgrove School in February.  We’ve been working very hard on our moves and listening very carefully to the instructions.  Watch this space for our performance date!
Posted On 18 Jan 2018
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Can we grow carrots from carrot heads?

We have prepared an experiment where the children cut the top off the carrots and put them in a shallow dish with some water. We want to see if we give the carrot some water, will it grow?       We talked about the water being the carrots food. We have put the carrots in the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2018
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Where does our food come from?

We began our new topic by talking about where our food comes from? The children discussed the question at the beginning of the week and came up from lots of foods that they think come from the ground.       Carrots, potatoes, eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, cucumber, beetroot....
Posted On 14 Jan 2018
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