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

children in need

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

Remembrance Day in Reception

The children all had the opportunity to buy some of the remembrance day merchandise during the week. We discussed what it meant and the children took part in the 2 minute silence! The children were able to follow instructions to make their own Poppies! How independent!
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Parents love the Phonics WOW!

      The parents and teachers really enjoyed our phonics workshop. We were able to show the parents how we teach phonics at Holywell Primary School and then the children came up to the hall to play the phonics games. Hopefully the parents found this helpful, in order to support...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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RRW LOVE Forest Schools

We have had so much fun going to Forest Schools! We have even got a little messy!
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Friends, friends, friends!

We have so many friends in Reception- we spent a long time talking about who our friends are and what we like to do! The children even had a go at taking photos of their friends using the ipads and we all took selfies
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Autumnal Walks in Reception

In Reception we have explored the season of Autumn. The children went on a walk and listen to the crunch and crackle of the leaves as we walked up to Forest School. We could see the different Autumn colours and we talked about how the weather had changed. The children found some...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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REO have loved Forest Schools

Each class takes it in turns to go up to Forest School, it was REO time this half term. Look how much fun we have had at Forest Schools! Ask us how to keep safe in the fire pit! We have had a fire with marshmellows, made willow crowns, played in both our sites and had lots and...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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We can write our names!

Reception have been working hard at practicing writing our own names. Look how well we hold our pencils. Reception staff are so proud of the children!
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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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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