Welcome to Reception Class

Class Teacher – Miss Wildsmith

We are privileged to be part of your child’s first year in school. It is such a magical year, watching the children grow and develop, not only academically, but also in confidence. In our Reception Class, we learn through play and adult led activities to encourage the children to use their own inquisitive ideas and develop them over time.

We teach daily phonics and maths lessons, then allow children to access quality provision, so that they may reach their potential independently and at their own pace.

To find out more about the class routines and curriculum, please visit the Class Information page. We also have some really fun resources and activities on the @Home Activities page, click the images above.


Class News

On this page and via Class Dojo we will share class activities and events throughout the school year.  Please see below for more information about Class Dojo and how to join us.

 Class Dojo – The Class Dojo App, works via tablets, smart phones and computers and is free to download. Using this system we will be able to share images of your child and their work and we look forward to opening our classroom.  If you would like to join, download the Class Dojo App or click the image to open by a web browser, create a parents account, tap add child and enter your child’s code. If you don’t have a code, please contact us by email and we will happily send it to you. 

We are looking forward to sharing the children’s learning journey and experiences during their time at Holy Family School.

Reception Information

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PE Lessons

Class PE lessons are held on a Thursday and Friday.  Children will need to have their PE kit, for full details please see our School Uniform page.  The children will only need indoor PE kit in Reception Class.


EYFS Curriculum

The Reception Class curriculum for 2023-2024 can be viewed above.

More detailed information about how and what we teach in the core subjects can be found in the  Subject Areas.

Please see the EYFS Parent Leaflet for details of the end of year expectations for children in EYFS.

In Reception Class, a Baseline Assessment will take place during the early part of the first Autumn term.  Further information for parents is also available above.



At Holy Family we use the Sounds-Write phonics programme to teach our children to read, spell and write.



We use the Sounds-Write decodable reading scheme. We also use a number of other published schemes to compliment and enrich this.




Online Fun!

Please try some of these fantastic online resources to help with learning, revising, helping drawing skills, pencil control and just for fun!



As children are spending more time on devices and online, please see below some links and resources about staying safe online.  Further information and guidance is also available on our Online Safety page.