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Hi everyone, 

Facebook is not letting me log in so as an alternative Reception are using Class Dojos; follow the instructions below:

Type Class Dojos into a search engine and find the Class Dojos site. 

Click log in and log in as a student. 

It will ask for a code, type in NLH YCS

You should then be in the site, the home page is where I can post updates, reminders, celebrate children's work and award Class Dojos. When you click on the portfolio tab at the top of the page, it allows you to post any work you have completed, write to me to ask any questions and it enables me to write back and even mark your work. You can post work, photos or even videos on your portfolio to show me the Home learning that is taking place. 

Please note, the code is valid for 48 hours please do not sign out of the page after this period as you will be required to submit another code. I will post new codes on this page just in case you do require a new one. Thank you. 


First of all I just want to thank you for your patience. I am experiencing technical problems with the Facebook page. I am working on it and trying my best to resolve the issues. I can only imagine how desperate you all are to upload the fantastic work your children have been completing whilst at home. Thank you to those that have sent me work through email, I am sure I will have it sorted in no time! 


I will post log in details as soon as the problems are resolved.


Thank you again


Miss Tomlinson

Please find attached, two home learning menus for your children to complete.

The new topic for FS2 is, 'Who is Hiding Under the Sea?'

One learning menu will focus on this topic with lots of different activities for your child to choose from.

The second learning menu allows your child to choose other activities not topic related. 

Your child can also practise letter and number formation, writing numbers as words, spelling their key words and reading their school books and books they have at home.


Say prayers with your children.

Some are included in your home school learning pack but make up your own. These too could be recorded and shared.


Keep yourself and your family occupied during these uncertain times. Make staying indoors fun and use the time to help yourself and others. Have a go at some of these activities and let me know via email or ebook what you did!


If you need to get in contact, for anything, please do not hesitate to email


Welcome to our page!

 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! 



What an incredible response to Foundation Stages Carnival that was held in the hall on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

The children's performances were outstanding! 

A massive thank you to all the parents that came and supported their child/children.

The after show stalls and games was very successful. The children (and adults) enjoyed having their face painted, bursting balloons to win prizes, bottle tombola, lucky dip, cake stall and then after all the excitement, children enjoyed a mouth watering hot dog. 

Massive thanks again to all that joined us for this fantastic event, we raised a massive £280 which will be spent on more resources to allow your children to learn more new skills and build on areas of their development.

Thank you! 


Our topic in Spring 2 is: Which Polar Region would you live in?

Watch this space for all the interesting and engaging learning activities that the children will revel in.  



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

World Book Day

World Book Day 1 WOW!! What a fantastic array of costumes worn for World Book Day! All the children and adults looked fabulous! Lots of children using vocabulary related to their character and retold stories in great detail. Fantastic day enjoyed by everyone!