Year R

Welcome to Reception

The classes in Reception are called Red Panda, Rabbit and Robin.



Red Panda Class - Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Lawrence; LSAs - Mrs Page and Mrs Palmer 


Robin Class - Mr Hough; LSA - Mrs Cook


Rabbit Class - Miss Payne; LSA - Mrs Smith


Mrs Wilkins also supports the children in the Reception.



At the bottom of the page, please find a selection of resources to support learning with your child at home.

We hope you have all had a great Easter holiday and are rested and ready for an exciting term ahead. We have our Year group trip to Chew Valley Farm on Wednesday 18th April which we are really looking forward to- more details will be sent out soon as to what the children need to bring. Just a reminder that the children always need school uniform on trips unless specified- this trip will definitely be school uniform with willies /appropriate footwear.
We will also be hatching some eggs in the classroom and learning all about chicks and their lifecycles. Keep an eye out on the pond by Rabbit class where the children will see lots of activity over the next few weeks.
We are hoping to have some better weather so if it is forecast to be hot please ensure your child comes to school with sun cream on and brings a hat for playtimes.
Please continue to support your child's learning by hearing them read as often as possible and by completing any homework tasks set. Remember when the children have read 3 times at home they will get a marble for their colour group jar and the group with the most marbles every couple of weeks will get a reward.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Reception Team

Helpful Hints

  •  Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school with them everyday and that you check their book bags when they get home as we regularly hand out letters and leaflets.
  • Children are welcome to bring a drink in with them but please do not put drink bottles in children’s book bags as they leak and ruin the reading books.
  • Please ensure that ALL uniform and possessions are named, including coats, bottles, shoes, book bags and PE kits.  (Children do not need PE shoes/daps until the summer term). In the colder weather, please ensure hats, gloves and scarves are also labelled. 
Learning at Home
As and when we feel you child is ready for their first reading book these will be sent home. Please do not worry if your child's friend has a reading book before your child does-  by half term ALL children will have been given their first book.  It is vital to your child's reading progress and development that you support their reading at home by listening to them read a minimum of twice each week. To encourage reading, we have a reading reward system which will be introduced once everyone has a book. Children will receive a marble in their colour group jar when they read three times at home so please ensure you record it every time you read at home. 
We understand that children are tired after school, so you might consider completing phonic books or reading before school or at the weekends when they are not so worn out.
Tricky Words
Tricky words are words that are not decodable (you cannot sound them out). Children will just need to read these words by sight. Once your child can read the tricky words on the sheet provided, please get them to colour the words and the castle and return the sheet for testing. We will then be able to move them on to the next set of tricky words. 
Please find below (bottom of the page) a document providing you with many creative ideas on how to learn these with your child at home and a list of the tricky words.
Most of all we want your children to settle into Holymead Primary and become confident and happy learners.
Previous Posts
Please find below resources we think you may find useful. 
Please find below presentations from the beginning of the year. 

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