Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Manor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4QE | Tel:

01484 652954



 Welcome to the reception page

Our reception classes are Owls and Kingfishers

Reception staff


Owls teacher - Mrs Prendergast

Kingfishers teacher - Mrs Taylforth


ETAs - Mrs Wilson, Mrs Dyson and Mrs Crane

Class Mascots

"Hi, we are Kerry Kingfisher and Olly Owl. We love to get to know the Owls and Kingfishers and watch them learn and grow. Every Friday we get to go home with one of the members of our class to spend the weekend with them. We love sharing our adventures on our return to school!"

Transition Evening PowerPoint - July 2022

Teaching and learning in Reception

Take a look at our long term plan to see what we will be learning throughout the course of the year in Reception:

Medium Term Plans

You can find out more about what we will be learning each half term by looking at the medium term plans below:

Autumn 1 medium term plan

Autumn 2 medium term plan

Spring 1 medium term plan

Spring 2 medium term plan

Summer 1 medium term plan

Summer 2 medium term plan



This term we have started a new phonics scheme called Essential Letters and Sounds.  We want the children to practise reading their book 4 times across
the week working on these skills:


This will help them to read more fluently. 

Click here to view a parents presentation about how we teach your child to read and write and how to support this at home

To help your child with pronouncing the pure sounds correctly watch the videos below by following the link. 

Phase 2 Pure Sounds

Phase 3 Pure Sounds

Class Countries

Every year group in our school learns about a different country. By the end of year 6, the children have complied a Passport to the World containing the learning they have done about each country.  In Reception, we will be learning about London and China. We will compare London and Beijing and look at festivals we celebrate in the UK and those which are celebrated in China.

Useful Websites

Below are some useful websites to access at home