Ewyas Harold Primary School

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Welcome to Reception! 

Class teachers – Mrs Colwell and Mrs Duggan (Thursday am)

Teaching Assistants – Miss Gittings


Exploring our learning environment.

The children really enjoyed showing off their learning journeys and sharing their learning environment with their Grandparents.

We have been having such a busy few weeks. Enjoying phonics outside.


In our Reception class we have a fun and creative curriculum that covers all the seven areas of learning:

Prime Areas:

Personal, social and emotional development

Communication and language

Physical development

Specific Areas:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

We enjoy a range of activities that involve lots of play and practical hands on learning. The environment provides a secure, friendly and stimulating yet structured environment in which children can develop independence and skills at their own pace, whilst always having access to the provision of new opportunities and experiences.

They also have a range of adult led group sessions that provide the children with supported learning and challenge. 

We display all the learning that takes place during the week on our achievement boards, please share these with your children at the end of the day. They love to talk about what they have been up too. Also each child has their own learning journey which is always available for parents to look at. 

Mrs Colwell is always available to talk about any queries that may arise, offering an open door policy so please don't hesitate to ask anything.


Our PE session are on a Monday afternoon. This will start after the children are fully settled towards the end of September.  It is really important that you label EVERYTHING.  Whilst changing for PE, kits often get mixed up and put in the wrong bags and if it's not labeled it's very hard to work out whose it is. 

Wow Sheets

We love to hear about all the special achievements and new things you have been doing out of school. Please use the 'Wow sheets' to share this news with us, however big or small.

Just keep it in your child's book bag and we will check them each week.


All children will have story books to share with you at home, when your child is ready we will introduce keyword sheets and a reading book.

Individual reading books and Reading Diaries.  Please remember to ensure your child has their book bag in school every day. Please try to read with your child every night and write in the reading diary.  

We will continue to review keywords in school with each child independently every at least twice a week and send home a new set when we feel your child is ready. Memorizing high frequency words greatly helps children’s reading fluency. If you wish to extend your child you may wish to practice writing the words.

Useful websites

Phonics information

Phonics games

Education city