Holy Family Catholic Primary School

‘Learning together, Playing together, Praying together’


Welcome to our page!

 The teacher in Reception is Miss Tomlinson. If you wish to discuss any celebrations or issues please contact Miss Tomlinson directly, or make an appointment to see her by contacting the school office (01302 841283)

PE is on a Friday - please ensure Reception children have a PE kit.

Reading books are read throughout the week so please ensure that this is in school everyday.

Observation sheets are available on the Parent Information Board to enable you to connect to your child's learning.



Here at Holy Family we pride ourselves on our smart appearances. Please ensure children come to school dressed appropriately and wearing correct school uniform.  


Diary Dates

Friday 29th March - Stay and Play - 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Thursday 9th May - Yorkshire Wildlife Park visit - Departing at 9:30am

Friday 17th May - Stay and Play - 1:45pm - 2:45pm





The phonics programme we follow is called Read Write Inc. (RWI). In reception we are beginning to blend sounds together to create words.

It is really important that the children practise blending sounds together to create words so please blend, blend, blend with your children at home. 

Playing simple listening games can help your children understand phonics a lot more. Asking your child 'Can you get your c-oa-t?' 'Sit on the ch-air.' etc. will help them understand 'fred talk' or 'sounding out'.

Below is a video to help you pronounce 'pure' sounds. 



In FS2 we use pre-cursive handwriting.

Below is a copy of the pre-cursive traceable letters we use and a copy of rhyme cards we use to help your child remember correct letter formation.


In FS2 we are really enjoying our learning.

Our topic this term is: Are Reptiles Real? 

We have learnt how to care for reptiles and we have discussed which reptiles are real. We had a visit from Sam's Safari and we held snakes, lizards, Geckos, Legless Lizards and tortoises. 

We are currently learning about dinosaurs.

Foundation Years

During their time in the Foundation Stage, all children work towards the Early Learning Goals. This poster outlines what will be expected of them by the end of their F2 year.

Early Learning Goals

FS2 Gallery

Stay and Play

World Book Day 

Sam's Safari