Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

  1. Year Group Pages
  2. Reception



Welcome to Reception

 Mrs Abrahams 


Mrs Gibbons, Miss Marshall, Miss Lazar and our wonderful children.


PE - Thursday (children to come into school wearing PE kit). 

Reading Record - We check Reading Records Monday/Wednesday/Friday so please make sure your child has it in school on those days. We will change books once a week on a Friday. 

Stay and play - Our first Stay and Play (Tuesday 24th October 9:15 - 10:15) was a great success. Thank you to all who came! Please see below for pictures of our spooky time together. Out next Stay and Play will be Tuesday 5th December. We look forward to welcoming you into our setting. 

Mystery Readers - We invite you into our setting to share a story with your child's class. Please email me for further detail. 


Take a look at our shared area: 


Each week your child will continue to bring home a new reading book containing the sounds they have learnt that week in school. It is essential that you read with your child daily and leave a comment in their reading record.

Please return your child’s reading pack to school every day.

Every Friday the new taught sounds will be added to their phonics pack for them to continue to practice at home.


Please see the video below which shows how your children learn to pronounce each sound in school, please feel free to have a read through the parent information slide which will give you a little bit of information of how phonics is taught in Reception class.

Stay and Play! (Tuesday 24/11/2023

Term 2

In phonics we have learnt the sounds: 

j, v, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, nk, ai, ee, igh, oa


In maths we have looked at numbers to 4. We have used maths equipment to find ways of making different numbers, learnt what numberbonds are, identified 2D shapes and we have started learning about repeated patterns.  


In RE we have been learning all about our families and God's family. We have talked about the prayer table cloth changing from green to purple because we are preparing for the birth of Christ. We have also been busy rehearsing our nativity. 


In provision we have looked at making patterns, explored ways of preparing for Christmas and wrote Christmas cards. We have also had a lot of fun outside making patterns with the frost and snow. We talked about why it is so cold and made links to the different seasons.  

Term 1 

Phonics grapheme's taught this term: 

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, ss, h, b, f, l, ff, ll 


Take a look at how we learn through play: 

Friday 20th October 2023


This morning Reception class had lots of fun getting outside in the rain and splashing in the puddles, we added lots of different coloured powder paint to the puddles and the children loved splashing while also identifying the colours.