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Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class!


Class Teachers:   Mrs Harding and Mrs Quintavalle

Teaching Assistants:   Mrs Backhouse, Miss Taaffe and Sister Esther

Individual Support Assistants:  Mrs Harris and Mrs Railton


Welcome to our class page!  Here you will be able to find information on what the children of Reception class have been up to, as well as seeing pictures of our work and exciting activities.


We will regularly post updates of what the children have been learning, as well as important documents such as our termly topic webs. 

Useful links and Information


The following attachments, videos and links will help you to support your child at home.  Please have a look at the video on the correct pronunciation of the sounds - this will be a great help when reading with your child!


During the first half of the summer term, our topic in Reception class is Dinosaurs. 


Have a look at our 'prior knowledge' to see what the children already know and think about dinosaurs.


Our 'shared planning' document shows what the children have decided they would like to learn about dinosaurs this term.  They have asked some excellent questions and we will work together as a class to find the answers throughout the term.

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Easter break smiley

Easter Egg Hunt

Rumble in the Jungle


This half-term the children have been enjoying learning all about jungle animals and their habitat.  They have created a fantastic display of paintings based on Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau.  The children have also created 3D models of jungle animals and enjoyed a range of books including Augustus and his Smile.

Tiger in a Tropical Storm




Welcome back for a new year and a new term at Holy Innocents!  We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break.


The children are going to be learning all about Space this half-term in our 'Zoom to the Moon' topic.  Please see our topic web for more information on the activities that we have planned.



We were all very proud of the children when they presented their first whole school assembly on Diwali.  The children all demonstrated great confidence, speaking before the whole school as well as showing some of the great work they have been doing around this topic and singing beautifully!

Diwali Class Assembly

Learning and growing together - our first term at Holy Innocents'

Autumn Term 2018-19 

The children have had a wonderful start to the term.  We are very proud of how they have settled so quickly into school life.  The class have been learning about the season of Autumn and exploring the changes in nature around us.  


As the term progresses the children will be learning lots about themselves in our 'All About Me' topic.  The children have enjoyed sharing their special 'all about me' boxes with teachers and friends.  


Please see our topic webs for more details of our topic and learning.



The children have started the term by painting their own self-portrait.  They used mirrors to carefully study their features and have been discussing similarities and differences with friends.