Our Welcome Message

 We would like to wish a wonderful welcome to all the children joining us in Reception this year.

This term, the topic is New Beginnings. The children will learn about their new class, their new friends, their new grown-ups and what makes them special. The children will draw; paint; build; write; count; dance; laugh and learn. We can’t wait to get to know you all and spend time making memories.

If you have any questions, worries or issues, please do contact your class teacher. We want your child to be happy at Hillary Primary and we are here to help.

Meet the Team

EYFS Lead/ Assistant Head teacher- Mrs Williams


Miss Maiden – class teacher
Miss. Kandola – teaching assistant
Miss. Begum – teaching assistant
Ms. Jabin – lunchtime supervisor


Mrs. Garbett – class teacher
Mrs. Zabinska – teaching assistant
Mrs. Perveen – teaching assistant


Mrs. Harris – class teacher (in school Mon-Weds)
Ms. Attan – class teacher (in school Thurs-Fri).
Miss. Sherwood – teaching assistant
Ms. Akram – lunchtime supervisor

What we are learning in the Autumn term

Our Jigsaw Topic

Our topic this term is Being Me in my World. Please keep checking our page for updates on our learning.


Homework will be sent via Class Charts every Friday by the Reception team. We would like this to be completed by the Wednesday of the following week – please upload your child’s homework on Class Charts so that we can share your child’s home learning.

Your child will also receive a login to allow them to access electronic books, these will be linked to our RWI programme in school and will allow you to read with your child at home.

Parent Notices

Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school daily. We ask you to send fresh water in their bottles daily and this can then be topped up during the day at school. Please ensure your child’s bottle has their name written on it clearly so it can be easily identified by your child.


We kindly ask you to label all of the children’s clothes with their names. This avoids items getting mixed up in the classroom and helps us to locate missing clothes easily.


As we approach the Autumn and the weather starts to change, we ask that your child comes to school appropriately dressed for the weather. Please ensure they have coats with them at school (clearly labelled please) and as is starts to get colder please send them with gloves and hats when needed.


We ask that the children come to school dressed in their PE kits on their allocated day. Please send your child in appropriate clothing for physical activity:  plain dark shorts or joggers, a t-shirt or hoody and appropriate sports footwear (trainers).

PE days

RAH - Wednesday
RM – Thursday
RG - Friday

Date for your Diary


Autumn term 2021 

Term starts: Monday 6 September 2021 

Half term holiday: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021 
School Inset day – 19th November 

Term ends: 16th December 2021 (Friday 17th - School Inset) 

Spring term 2022 

Term starts: Tuesday 4 January 2022 
Half term holiday: Monday 21 February 2022 to Friday 25 February 2022 
Term ends: Friday 8 April 2022 

Summer term 2022 

Term starts: Monday 25 April 2022 
Half term holiday: Monday 30 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022 
Term ends: Friday 22 July 2022 

More dates will be added throughout the year. 

Useful Websites

Famous Artists

Just before half term, the children will be looking at the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Explore the artist using the link below and see if you can recreate some Kusama work at home.



Forest Schools Activities



www.phonicsplay.co.uk - lots of phonics games to explore

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories - range of stories for you to watch.

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - lots of stories for you to read.




www.busythings.co.uk - contains lots of fun activities for you to explore.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - lots of fun games to play and learn new skills


www.funwithspot.com/ - a fun website full of books and games to support learning.

www.sebastianswan.org.uk - a great website for exploring learning in the garden.

www.ictgames.com - site which contains lots of online games to help build your skills.

www.topmarks.com- this site is great for lots of things- it has some great maths games.

http://boowakwala.uptoten.com/kids/boowakwala-home.html- fun activities to investigate.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years - wide range of resources for all subjects.

You can also search on YouTube for physical activity. For example, Cosmic Kids have some great relaxation videos and we use Just Dance Kids to get the children moving and grooving.

We would like to say a big thank you to you all for your support so far and thank you in advance for continuing to help us out by labelling items, supporting your child’s learning at home and communicating important information about your children with us.

We know this year is going to be amazing and we cannot wait to see your children thrive during their time in Reception.



The Reception Team