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Welcome to Reception

What to expect in Year 1 - Transition Story

EYFS Video Tour

Please watch this with your child if you are planning for them to return from the 15th.

Hollybush School - A Million Dreams

Hollybush Primary School performs 'A Million Dreams', with Makaton signing, during lockdown 2020.

A letter from Mrs Kenway & Miss Borgeat

Christmas concert ready! Weren't we good!

Our Nursery Rhyme Performance. We were fab!!

Breaking News: Nursery Rhyme Characters on the Loose!

Date for Diary - 27th November - Nursery Rhyme Time Sing Along!


On the 27th November, Reception were invited to dress up as their favourite nursery rhyme character and parents came in at the end of the day to watch us perform the nursery rhymes that we have been so busy learning.

RWI Stay & Play

Thank you to all of the Reception parents that came to the RWI Stay & Play today. Your children were so excited to see you! We hope you'll agree that all your children are faaaaaaaantastic at their super sounds!

We have attached the powerpoint from the talk for your information.


Ruth Muskin, the creator of RWI has a fantastic website with lots of resources for parents.

They also have a twitter and facebook page with lots of ideas to support your children at home.


Have fun blending and segmenting with your children, and don't forget to challenge them with some Fred talk at home!

The Reception children have had a fantastic first half term. They have settled in well and made new friends. There is so much learning going on inside and outside every day from making clocks, to writing our names, to learning new sounds and letters. What a smashing class!

Hooray for Hollybush Reception!!

Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

Nursery Rhyme Challenge!


Click on the link below to learn the rhymes and sing them with your children.

We are learning -

Row your boat, 1,2,3,4,5, Five little ducks, Miss Polly had a dolly, See the rabbits, Wind the bobbin up, Hickory dickory dock, Heads shoulders knees and toes, Hey diddle diddle, Diddle dumpling.

Read Write Inc!


The children are already making great progress in Read Write Inc.

This is the reading and writing programme that we use to teach children to read and write using their phonics.

Please keep the date free on Weds 13th Nov to come to our Stay and Play session. You will see your child learning phonics and will be shown lots of ways to support this learning at home. Your children would love to see you there.


Have a look at the video below to see if you know all of your phonetic alphabet!

Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide

Ruth Miskin shows you why pronouncing sounds in a 'pure' way is the most effective for teaching children how to read. You can find out more about Ruth's approach at and Find Read Write Inc.