As the applications for September 2023 have now closed, parents and carers will have been notified if their child has been offered a place at Holy Cross for September 2023. Please take a look at the following information regarding Reception at Holy Cross. Here you will find;
Please note this webpage will be updated with documentation throughout the Summer 2023 Term, in preperation for Autumn 2023.
At Holy Cross we aim to support all children to become independent and collaborative learners. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to inspire children through an imaginative and immersive approach, ensuring that the children are happy and enthusiastic to learn. We foster and nurture the children’s interests and curiosities by giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. Our school Mission Statement plays an important part in our hope and expectations for the children in the Foundation Stage.“Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly with your God." (Micah 6)
Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds!
More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.
We can achieve this together through:
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. Our RWI Lead, Miss Heaton will be able to support you in understanding how the RWI program works when your child starts in September.
RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found on the link below:
Talk for Writing
At Holy Cross we follow Talk for Writing (T4W) – Our core English teaching and learning follows the Talk for Writing approach within which pupils in EYFS:
1) Learn a set text – oral rehearsal
2) Adapt the learnt text – text mapping
3) Talk and write a version of the text type – big write
Here are some examples of our story maps over time.
Here at Holy Cross, we use Power Maths as a basis of our maths lesson. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE, that works for every child. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Shaw at school on 01752 225420. Mrs Shaw, our EYFS Lead, will be more than happy to help you.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our school family.