Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School, Nelson

Holland Place, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 8HD




Reception Class 2018

Welcome to EYFS!

Autumn Term

We had a very busy Autumn term with lots of fun and new learning. Take a look at some of the photographs below.




 We investigated bubbles.


We thoroughly enjoyed learning about

Room on a Broom by Julia Donaldson

We met our gardeners and had lots of fun.


We held a beautiful class liturgy to welcome the children into the Holy Saviour family. Our Gardeners helped us.


We learnt how to settle into a new school, find new friends and learn their names and we explored our new surroundings.





During the autumn term we learn about being part of God's family. We develop our understanding of God's love for us all. The children are encourage to talk about their own experiences and how they have been welcomed into our family at Holy Saviour. We also take part in the Nativity Play as the children learn about advent an Christmas.


Communication  and Language

We learn how to listen carefully and pay attention to the person who is speaking. We show our understanding through our play and by talking to adults. Sometimes we record what we are thinking through pictures and writing.


Physical Development

We learn how to use the tools in the classroom that will help us learn including pencils, scissors and glue. We also learn how to run, skip, hop, climb and go over, under and through equipment. Each morning we take part in "Dough Disco" and "Wake and Shake". Each week we have a new challenge in our "Funky Fingers" area and PE is every Monday afternoon.



We learn how to be proud of our achievements and how to keep trying if it doesn't work first time. We also learn how to control our emotions and feelings and what to do if we are upset or angry. We learn that the grown-ups in our school make us feel safe and that if we are worried about anything then we can talk to them and they will help us to feel better. Whilst we play, we learn how to take turns and negotiate with each other. 



We learn about the numbers up to 10- we count, match and order numbers. We also learn how to estimate and find one more and one less than a number. We explore the shapes we see in our environment and learn the names of the shapes- triangle, circle, square and rectangle as well as learning how to describe the position of where something is. In addition we learn about time and money.


We learn how letters and sounds help us to read and write. We segment words then blend them back together. The letters and sounds we have learnt so far are: s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e,u,r,h,b,f,ff,l,ll,ss,j,v,w,x,y,z,zz, and qu.


Understanding the World

We learn about the people and communities who make up our world. we learn to investigate and explore the world around us through play and by using technology.


Expressive arts and Design

We learn how to re-enact stories through role play and how to be imaginative and think of our own stories. We develop our understanding of colour and texture and how they can be changed. Through play and exploration, we develop our understanding of music and learn which instruments can represent different parts of the world around us. We understand that notes can be changed by the different ways we play with them. Above all we learn to express ourselves artistically and creatively.