We would like to welcome all our new children who will be starting in Reception in September. We have created the videos below to show you our classrooms and playgrounds and to introduce you to some of the staff. 

Have you read with your child today?

Welcome to Reception

RH - Miss Hiley

RHM - Miss Halstead & Miss Milner

Support Staff - Mrs Jones & Miss Mellor

Remember to enter the new 'Reading Rocket' challenge! Rocket yourself to the reading stars!!

Spring 1

Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a lovely break, we are enjoying getting back into our routines at school. We are continuing with our phase three phonics learning more sounds and tricky words. Lots of children are now independently applying their phonics into reading and writing words and sentences which is amazing! We have started to look at the story of the Gingerbread Man and have had a busy week making gingerbread in our classes, making story maps and acting out the book. We looked at a few versions and even created our own with octopus, mermaids and giraffes! In our maths we are recapping the numbers we have learnt already and thinking about number bonds. We will continue to learn a number every two weeks. 

We have been enjoying more learning outdoors, lots of children have been using the outdoor equipment showing great coordination and concentration as they are aim playing with balls. We have also been making lots of imaginative games using our new bridge and tree house which the children are really pleased with. We still have more improvements to our outdoor area which we look forward to seeing the progress of this develop. 

This term we have introduced our new 'Mystery Reader' where parents and other adults can sign up to read a story at the end of the day to the class. If you would like to get involved, please see your child's teacher. 

Reminder, books are changed on a Thursday. Please  read every night, or as often as possible with your child, reading rocks! 

Thank you for your support. 

Week 3

We have now started learning our phonics sounds, this week we have learnt c,s,a,t. We have done lots of activites around these sounds such as c for cats, cars, s for Spider-Man a for ambulance and apples and t for Thomas the tank engine. We are really impressed how the children have picked these sounds up so quickly. It would be great if you could also practise these at home. What can you find that begins with t?  What sounds can you spot in this book? 

The children have also shown an interest in pirates this week! We have been writing secret messages, making pirate hats and eye mask. We even worked together to build a huge pirate ship. We will continue with this next week to find out more about pirates!  

Week 2.

The first full week in reception and the children have settled into school life well. Children are remembering rules and routines whiich help us every day.  We have had a busy week doing lots of playing with our new friends and getting to know each other a little more. We have started going to assembly with the whole school, all the children sat beautifully and listened carefully to the teacher. We also had our first visit to the library where we have learned about the rules and how to show respect when accessing the library. It would be great if you could read your child's book together at home , we are creating a love for reading

Autumn 1-Week 1

Firstly, a big warm welcome to Reception and Hoyle Court Primary school. We look forward to working with you this year, if you have any questions or concerns , please speak with your child's class teacher as we are always happy to help! 


Wow, what a busy week Reception class have had. We are so impressed with how the children have settled into school so quickly. We have been playing lots of games to help the children settle and make friends with each other. We have got to know our classrooms and have been busy playing with lots of the resources. We also enjoyed having a tour around our school and learned about the different areas, we visited Mr Philips and some other teachers who we will meet. On Thursday the children stayed for lunch, they lined up beautifully, collected their knives, forks and trays and enjoyed eating pizza. Well done Reception for your first week at school, we are so proud of you.


We are still waiting for a few consent forms for Tapestry, if you need another copy please ask your class teacher. Many thanks.


Important days





Library / book changing day



Celebration Assembly 9am