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Welcome to Reception!

We have two Reception classes:


Class 3: Mr Owen Wynne is the teacher

Class 4: Mrs Jackie Jones is the teacher and also Deputy Head of Foundation Phase


Both classes are supported by a dedicated team of teaching assistants.


Check this page regularly for updates and don't forget to follow us on twitter for the latest news: @YRHVCS 



Wellbeing Week, starting on Monday 28th June...


Each day we'll focus on one of the five ways to Wellbeing:


  • Connect
  • Give
  • Take Notice
  • Keep Learning
  • Be Active


There'll be sports activities every afternoon so children need to wear sports clothes appropriate for the weather each day. We hope to send some video clips at the end of the week.


On Thursday the 1st July we would like children to bring a skill to school to show other children. Children could talk about something they're interested in, bring something in to teach other children or display an activity from an out-of-school club.


e.g. dance demonstrations, singing, a model that a child is proud of, sports certificates or telling children facts about their hobby.


Children can bring resources in if they need to, however, these can't be shared with other children and should not be something valuable. 


Any questions? Just ask. Thank you.


What to wear on Tuesday 18th May...

Our Reception children will take part in an Outdoor Learning workshop about rainforests and climate change on Tuesday 18th May.


Please send your child to school dressed in OLD, OUTDOOR CLOTHES, including a waterproof coat and a pair of wellingtons - in a labelled bag please with a pair of casual shoes/trainers to change into after the session.


What to wear on Wednesday 19th May...

On Wednesday (and every Wednesday thereafter), our Reception children will do PE.


Children should wear SPORTSWEAR to school instead of 'own clothes', ensuring they have something warm to cover up for outdoor sessions. Normal PE kit is OK, but tracksuit/joggers better due to ever-changing weather.


NO LACES please.


Thank you.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

Monday 1st February - activities to go alongside Seesaw this week

Monday 25th January

Here are some activities that you can print out to go alongside our work on Seesaw this week. There are some craft activities and number formation as well as phonics work. If you have any problems, please let us know. 

We hope you have fun!

Tuesday 19th January

Hello Reception,

Here are some more downloadable activities from Twinkl to go alongside this week's Seesaw screens. We have added some craft activities too. We hope you have fun. If you have any problems, please let us know.

Keep enjoying your learning Reception,

From The Reception Team

Tuesday 12th January 2021

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well at home. We have added some activities below in case you would like to do some pencil and paper practice or indeed some craft activities. Most are taken from Twinkl. If you look at the Twinkl website, there are lots of things available, including interactive powerpoints and videos, and also daily timetables. Please don't try to do too much. Wellbeing is the most important thing at the moment, so if your child is not keen to do activities, don't feel pressurised to do every one. We shall direct you to any resources we feel are relevant and, as always, if there are any problems at all, please let us know.

Winter Weather Resources

Christmas Party, Tuesday 15th December


Each Reception class will be having a christmas party in their classroom. Children will be playing party games and will be given party food and a drink provided by school. On this day we would like children to wear a festive jumper and warm trousers instead of other party clothes or dresses as we are required to have increased levels of ventilation in the classroom due to Covid 19 regulations. 


We hope you and your families have a lovely Christmas break and we look forward to hearing all of the children's Christmas news when we return to school in January. 


Thank you for your continued support,


The Reception Team.

Our Nativity Play - dress up on Thursday 10th December


Dear Parents and carers,


This year, we are going to perform some scenes from the Nativity as our Christmas play offering. We would like the children to dress up on Thursday 10th December so that we can record the scenes and take some photographs.


We would like the children to choose a Nativity character - Mary, Joseph, an angel, shepherd, donkey, king or a camel and bring their outfit to school on this day. If you are having trouble obtaining something suitable, please send your child in something black, white or grey.


Many thanks,

Mrs Jones and Mr Wynne.

Friday 25th September 2020


Friday 11th September 2020, 1st week in school!


Welcome to our Reception Blog page...


We have had a fantastic week in Reception. The children have settled incredibly well and we are so proud of the way they have come into school each day in their class lines. Again, we would like to give parents and carers a great BIG thankyou for your help with this, you have all been fantastic.


We have posted some photographs on Twitter this week and will be posting more next week. We will also be giving out details of how you can access our Seesaw app at home, hopefully by the end of the week. Using this app you will be able to see what your child has been doing in school each day. We will also be using this platform to send out any home learning activities in the future.


It has been great to find out about each child's interests this week and to listen to them talking about their families and friends. It is so lovely to see them reunited with their friends at last, and having fun together.


On Friday, we had a super ending to the week and although the children were very tired by the afternoon, they all showed us how well they are getting used to the new routines.


Next week, we are starting our Floppy's Phonics scheme and we will let you know how you can get involved at the end of the week. Our Power Maths Scheme will also get underway and everything will be done practically through planned play activities - so lots of fun to be had by all!


Remember that Wednesday is own clothes day and the children can wear comfortable clothes that they can get messy in. No shoe laces please! Next week is forecast to be sunny, so please make sure your child has sun-cream on before they come to school. A sun hat is also really important as we try to be outside as much as possible.


Enjoy your weekend and get lots of rest, see you on Monday!


The Reception Team

Oxford Owl is a useful website to help support your child's reading, as well as offering a range of free ebooks to enjoy together at home.