Skip to content ↓

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Reception - Saint Mary

Welcome to Reception!

Our class saint is Mary: Mother of God.

The reception team includes Miss Child, Mrs Cappa and Mrs Crofts. Miss Child is the class teacher and will be with us every day. Mrs Cappa and Mrs Crofts are the teaching assistants. Mrs Cappa will be with us every day and Mrs Crofts will be with us every morning.

We will have P.E. twice a week this year on  Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please bring in your child's P.E. kit (white shorts, red polo top and black plimsolls) as soon as possible and ensure all pieces of uniform are labelled clearly with your child's name - this is also important for all other pieces of uniform too. Kits will be sent home at the end of each term to wash over the holidays and are expected to be back in school during the first week of the following term. 

All children are provided with a piece of fruit or a vegetable every day, which they are welcome to eat during their break time. They are also entitled to a carton of milk at break time too, up until their 5th birthday. Water bottles are also encouraged in school, particularly in the warmer months. Juice/squash is NOT allowed in class.

Homework in Reception consists of:

  • Weekly spellings
  • 1 or 2 reading books, changed weekly.
  • Word pots to develop the children's segmenting and blending skills.
  • Homework projects (Once every short term).

Reading books will be changed weekly. Please ensure that you bring your child's book bag into school daily as we use every opportunity possible to read with your children.

Giving your child regular reading opportunities at home - whether it be their school books, library books, reading of words around the house, magazines etc. is very important in order to develop their reading skills. The more nights your child reads, the more certificates they will receive and be presented with during Celebration Assemblies.

This page will be updated regularly, but if there is anything you would like to ask or discuss please feel free to arrange a meeting with us.

Miss Child and the Reception Team!

Autumn 1 Overview:

Communication and Language

Explore Phase 1/2 Letters and Sounds

Show & Tell

Physical Development

Multi-Skills: Beanbags

Gymnastics: Travelling and using space

Personal, Social and Emotional Development Jigsaw: Being me in my world

Fiction:  Elmer by David McKee

(Oral Language)

Non-Fiction: Animals on Safari

(Non-Chronological Reports)

Poetry: Nursery Rhymes



  • Recognise numbers from 0-10
  • Match numeral to quantity

Shape, Space and Measure:

  • Explore 2D 'flat' shapes and their characteristics 
Understanding the World

Exploring laptops and the IWB

Animals on Safari

How does Bristol differ from Africa?

Expressive Arts and Design


Cooking  and decorating Elmer biscuits

Rainmakers (Parental Engagement)


  • Charanga Autumn 1: Me!
Religious Education

God's World

  • Know that God loves and cares for each one of us and reflect on this
  • Hear about and respond to the things God created for us
  • Know that God has asked us to care for the world and think of ways in which we can help do it
  • Know that God made each one of us different and special and reflect on this