Welcome to Reception RH from Miss Hiley, Mrs Jones and Miss Davison.

Autumn 2- Week 3

This week in RH we have started practising our Christmas Nativity, the children are trying so hard to remember  all the songs and words if they have a speaking part. Please speak to a member of staff if you are having trouble with sorting a costume. 

This week we have been focusing on friendship and how to be a good friend. When have made friendship medals for each other and been thinking about who our friends are and why. We also discussed if we get hurt that sometimes it might be an accident or on purpose and looked at different emotions we can feel. 

In phonics we have learned the sounds j and x and enjoyed makjng jam sandwiches for friends and cutting up jelly. We have also been using timers outside to see how many jumps and jogs we can do. 

Thank you to everyone who brought in a donation for Children In Need, the children did a brilliant job at making and decorating the buns with Sally Sandwich and we enjoyed watching the bake off  in the hall.  The children have done some brilliantly counting and writing linked to Pudsey bear! 


Autumn 2- Week 2

Thank you for the lovely photographs of you all enjoying bonfire night, the children were confident to speak about what they had been doing and how to stay safe on bonfire night.

We have had another busy week. The children have enjoyed celebrating Miss Hiley's birthday by making cards, cakes and party hats. We explored the numbers 5,15,20,25 and children were great at adding candles to cakes. 

In phonics we have been focusing on tricky words this week. We learned the and to. We also learned the ff sound and were huffing and puffing to blow the candles out! 

We have been also learning about Remembrance Day and the children showed great respect when listening about the soldiers.  The children made some brilliant poppies in the craft, playdough and painting to help think about the soldiers. Well done Reception you have been so busy this week.

Autumn 2 - Week 1 

We hope you all had a lovely break over the holidays.  Thank you for the items for show and tell, she children showed great confidence when speaking and answering questions. 

This week we haven been focusing on Halloween. We have been making witches spells by counting out the ingredients needed and even had a go at writing the recipes. We have read the stories Room on a Broom and Winnie the Witch and we have really enjoyed listening to them. The children did some fantastic pictures of Winnie and Wilber. 

In phonics this week we learned the sounds w, f, b and tricky word go.  We used the bikes outside and made our own stop and go signs where the children had to read the signs. The children will be starting to work in smaller groups for their phonics sessions from next week to ensure their next steps are being met. 

At the woods this week we had a competition to see who could make the highest bonfire. We collected sticks, and leaves and enjoyed eating chocolates and signing songs around it. We spoke about bonfire safety. If you are going to a bonfire this weekend we would love to see any pictures. Stay safe! 

Week 7

Well done to all of Reception for their brilliant singing in the Harvest Assembly, we are very proud of you. Thank you to all the families who came to support their children and for donations of food for the Bradford Food Bank.

This week we have celebrated the festival of Diwali, we listened to the story of Rama and Sita, made Diwali cards and enjoyed making Menhdi patterns on handprints and even on own own hands with paint. We used shapes and colours to make our own Rangoli patterns which looked great. To finish off we used musical instruments and joined in with the dancing, we had a brilliant time! 

In phonics this week we have learned the k and ck sounds. We researched kangaroos and enjoyed seeing how far we could jump and used a ruler and meter sticks to measure! The children created their own sock puppets and some even made sock animals. The children are starting to segment and blend simple words such as kit, sock etc. Well done. 

We hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a lovely well deserved rest. You have all worked so hard in your first half term in Reception. See you back on Monday 30th October. 


Week 6

Thank you to everyone who brought in their finds, we have enjoyed looking closely and observing details in the different Autumn objects. 

This week we have been focusing on Autumn and learning about scarecrows. The children have enjoyed making their own scarecrows which are going to be used for our Harvest assembly. We have used the internet and have been researching scarecrows. 

We had a great time on Friday afternoon  when the children from 3/4B  came to read with us. We got into partners and the children read a story together. . It was a lovely chance for siblings to work together and to meet other children in school.

The children have been working hard again in phonics, we have learned the sounds l, h and r this week and tricky word no.  We have enjoyed doing horse jumps outside, building houses, making rockets and robots in the different areas. Children are now trying to segment and blend simple CVC words which is great. 

Please don't forget our Harvest assembly on Monday at 2.45 in the hall, the children have been working so hard learning new songs, we would love for you to come and join us!


Week 5 

Thank you to everyone who has now signed the tapastry consent forms as we have been able to go live. We hope you have enjoyed sharing your child's learning. 

This week we followed the children's interests in the bakery and thought about what other things we could make. We decided to make our own sandwiches for Paddington bear! The children did a fantastic job spreading the butter and marmalade and cutting them in half. Paddington really enjoyed his snack! We have learnt our new sounds o,e and u. We made fresh orange juice, had an Elmer day and watched the ugly duckling. The children have done some fantastic colour mixing and thought carefully about the patterns they can make for Elmer. 

We enjoyed our Friday trip to the woods where the children collected lots of leaves, we looked at the patterns carefully and made our own leaf rubbings. The children loved doing this and seeing the different details on the leaf and tree trunks. 


Week 4


This week the children have really enjoyed using our new bakers area in the home corner. We have had a look at the different bakeries and what they sell. The children have been busy making their own gingerbread, cookies and biscuits in the bakers using lots of different resources for eyes, buttons and decorations.

Following the children's interests we have looked st the story of The Gingerbread Man. We have read the book and the children have loved joining in with the rhyme. We have made our own gingerbread men in the craft area and even made some real ones with Sally Sandwich. 

We have introduced Golden Moments this week, this is a special celebration for the children when we see a wow moment! A special bell is rung and all the children gather on the carpet or where the moment has happened, we play a special golden moment song and celebrate the achievement with a party popper. Well done to the children who have already had one this week! There has been lot of amazing work. 

Week 3

This week we have started to look at the story of the Three Little Pigs after following the children's interests. We read different versions of the story and the children enjoyed joining in with some of the words they knew. We used different materials to make houses. In the block area groups of children decided to build houses which were made out of bricks, they took it in turns to try and blow down the house but luckily it was so strong it didn't fall down! We also enjoyed watching the story on the whiteboard and everyone listened so carefully.

We are continuing our phonics and this week we learnt the sounds p,i,n and the tricky word I. The children enjoyed using the musical instruments when learning about the 'i' and managed to tap to the beat of Iggle Piggle which was lots of fun.

We are also encouraging and reminding children about the importance of washing hands and staying healthy as some children have been poorly this week. We hope you are all starting to feel better and look forward to having you back in school!

Thank you.


Week 2

We have had another busy week in Reception. The children have settled in really well doing full days and are becoming much more confident in the school hall at lunch time. We also had our first assembly this week where the children joined in with singing. We will be going to the assemblies on Wednesday's for singing and Friday's for celebration. 

Thank you for providing your children with waterproof clothing and wellies. We have been really busy learning outside, and even had a visit to the woods. Some children have enjoyed gardening where we managed to dig up some potatoes! On Friday some of the children did some cooking with Sally Sandwich where we cooked our potatoes and made chips, they were so delicious.The children also learnt about the importance of washing hands before we touch foods and cooking.

We have started phonics this week and have introduced a new sound each day (c,s,a,t). This has been based around the children'as interests. They have all worked really hard on sound hunts inside and outside the classroom and practising writing the sounds in the different areas of the classroom. If you would like more information on phonics then please attend the Phonics Workshop on Monday at 2.45, we look forward to seeing you then. 

Thank you. 

Welcome to Reception!


The children have had a brilliant first week and have settled into school calmly and confidently. They are making new friends, learning to follow the Hoyle Court Way (school rules) and the daily routines. The children have enjoyed staying for lunch and having a tour of the school.


The children look really smart their new school uniforms. However, we are finding that some clothes and shoes are not labelled  and therefore children are getting them mixed up. Please ensure that all your child's property is labelled with a permanent marker or label.  Children have really enjoyed learning outside but some children have not got waterproofs or wellies to access the mud kitchen and water areas. If you have not already brought these into school, please bring them into school as soon as soon as possible.

Thank you. 


On a Monday morning RH class will have a PE lesson in the hall. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit including: a white t-shirt, navy shorts and pumps. Please encourage your child to practise getting dressed and undressed independently.

Every Monday RH class will be taught PE and PHSCE by Miss Millner. 


Monday- PE  and PHSE with Miss Milner 


Tuesday - 


Wednesday - Singing Assembly


Thursday - Open the Book Assembly 


Friday -   Celebration Assembly  

Visit to the woods