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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Learning together, Playing together, Praying together

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



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.

Please access your child's learning on the Learning eBook by registering your email.



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





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. 


Information for Parents: How to say the 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.



Our topic in Autumn 1 was: Why do Squirrels hide their nuts? 

The children have really enjoyed learning about nocturnal animals, designing and building their own habitats and have experimented with colour and texture to create some fantastic pieces of art.

Our topic in Autumn 2 is: Do Fairytales always have a Happy Ending?

Our topic in Spring 1 is: What is a Circus?

Children have already enjoyed meeting Mr Dan. They were taught circus skills are really excited to perform them to you, their parents/carers at the end of term! 




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