Holy Rood Catholic Primary School

Reception News and Whole Year Events

Our main aim in Reception is to ensure that all children develop a love for learning which they will carry with them for the rest of their school journey. We provide a nurturing and exciting learning environment to give all of our children the opportunity to grow and develop into happy and confident learners. Although we have overarching planned topics throughout the year we encourage children to follow their own interests and adapt out planning to meet their learning needs.


Please find below some useful websites to support with phonics at home.



Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Jolly Phonics A-Z Alphabet Song




Please find below some useful websites with information and games to support your child with maths at home. 

Play is the natural way in which children learn. It is the process through which children explore, investigate, recreate and come to understand their world.

The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.

Learning to count is fun with this range of counting games. Start with the simple counting games and progress to counting a maximum of 15 objects.