Welcome to Reception

Phonics at Fairholme

At Fairholme we are teaching Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. To find out more about how we are teaching your child to read, using phonics, please click here.


This half term we are looking at celebrations and festivals. We will be looking at Diwali, Remembrance Sunday, Eid, Christmas, Birthdays and Bonfire Night.


Our Teachers

We have two classes in Reception:

The children will be supported by all staff in the setting. However each child will have a Class teacher and Early Years Practitioner (EYP) that will be responsible for them.

 Mrs Kamara is the Year Group Leader

Lilac Class: Mrs Kamara & Mrs Bhath

 Yellow Class: Miss Carvalho & Miss Hewett

For information about EYFS, click here to download our introductory brochure for parents. For statutory information about the EYFS curriculum, visit our Curriculum page.


Please provide your child with a coat if the weather requires it. As it gets warmer please put sun cream on and bring a sun hat. Your child MUST have a change of clothes in school. EVERYTHING MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME


Please remember a named drinks bottle every day.



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Click here to find our Reception Curriculum Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues. Also we would love to hear what we are doing well at, drop us a note or verbally tell your child's class teacher.

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

Phonics: The children are really enthusiastic  about phonics and we are seeing some amazing progress from the children in learning time.  We are even beginning to see some children  writing sentences and reading books. Well done!

 We would like to thank the parents who have been providing support at home by reading with their child. It is very beneficial to your child's learning to practice at home and just a reminder to  always send your child to school everyday with their reading folder.

Children should be encouraged to share books at home with an adult regularly to encourage enjoyment and enthusiasm for reading.

Teachers are always eager to hear your child's achievements - please share these with the class teacher.