Reception Joseph: Miss Kelly
Reception Mary: Mrs McDonald
Reception support staff: Mrs Papadaki (RJ) and Mrs Crowley (RM)
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Holy Family Catholic Primary School our aims are to:
• support children to make a planned, confident transition from home to school
• provide a happy, caring, safe and secure environment for learning
• plan learning experiences that meet the individual needs and interests of the children through a balanced provision of adult guided and child initiated opportunities
• support children to become competent and confident learners so they are able to reach their full potential
• provide a broad and balanced high quality curriculum in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance
• foster positive home school links with parents and other care providers.
We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as detailed below. This framework is a means of ensuring high standards of early education and care that will reassure parents that their child’s development is being fully supported. It underpins all future learning by supporting and fostering the children’s personal, social and emotional well-being. It encourages positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning in the children and promotes learning through play.
Reading books and book bags
Please send your child's book bag into school every day. Each child will be given a yellow reading record book, which should be kept in their book bag along with their books. Teachers will record the title of the book and a comment in the reading record each time they read with your child. Please ensure that you read with your child at home every night and sign the reading record to confirm this, adding any comments you want to pass to your child's teacher about how they are getting on.
Once reading is up and running, each child will read with an adult once a week. The children's reading day is the same as their Show and Tell Day (see below).
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. PE is taught by Mr Brognard. Children should come to school on their PE days wearing their PE kits, which they will wear all day. Since the children will be wearing their PE shoes all day, they should wear trainers instead of light weight PE shoes. Please ensure that all PE clothing is clearly labelled.
Once the children have settled, home learning will be posted on this page every Friday in the 'Home learning' section. Home learning will provide ideas about how you can consolidate and enhance your child's school learning at home. Your child's teacher will let you know when home learning has started.
Show and tell
On their show and tell day, children are invited to bring a significant object to school to show to their friends and talk about. This is a lovely way of building confidence to speak in front of others. Children might like to bring a favourite book or toy, a seasonal object they have found on a walk, such as a pine cone or conker, a significant photograph or a brochure or ticket from a recent outing.
If you would like to sent a photo of an outing or activity for your child to talk about, this can be sent to our e-mail address
marked for the attention of your child's class teacher.
Show and tell and reading day timetable
The timetable for show and tell is set out below:-
Monday - Butterflies
Tuesday - Ladybirds
Wednesday - Spiders
Thursday - Caterpillars
Friday - Bumblebees
Your child's insect group will be displayed on your class noticeboard by the door to the classroom.
Please help your child to prepare for Show and Tell by practising at home.
Please see the individual sections below for useful information regarding our key areas of learning.