Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Co-Headteachers: Claire Beswick and Karen Loney

01132 638 910

Whingate Primary School


 Hotwells Primary School - Reception Class page


Our Staff

In Reception Teachers that help us learn are Miss Swift, Mrs Cooper, Miss Smith and our HLTA Mrs Waterhouse. Our fantastic Teaching Assistants are Mrs Binks, Miss Tucimova and Mrs Sykes.

Seaside Topic Day - 15th September 2021

BHA calls for 'Seaside Tsar' to save 'forgotten' coastal towns

We have had such a lovely first week at school with the children! Our first topic we are learning about is ‘Seaside and Holidays’. As an introduction to this topic we are going to have a ‘Seaside Day’ in school.

We ask that the children come in sensible seaside clothing, appropriate to the weather on the day. This could be shorts, T-shirt, hats and/or sunglasses. Please make sure everything is clearly labelled. We would like to offer the children ice-lollies and seaside treats on the day, and we are asking for a voluntary contribution of 50p for the day.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Reception Team  

September Newsletter 2021


Our Classroom

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New to Reception Letter - Sent out June 2021

Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year – Emma Reed


Bedfont Primary School - Getting Ready for Reception


One thing you can be working on at home is forming the letters in your name correctly. Remember you need a capital letter at the beginning, then lowercase letters for the rest of your name, for example Albert. It might be that you can write your name already but need to practise your letter formation, or that you are working on holding a pencil and forming the first letter.

It is important to work on your fine motor skills to make sure you can hold a pencil correctly to write. You can build the strength up in your fingers and hand by doing lots of fun things such as playing with pegs, playdough and threading.

                              Fine Motor Activities35+ (easy & fun) FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS #finemotoractivitiesforkids #finemotoractivitiesforpreschoolers #finemotoractivities #finemotor #finemotoractivitiesfortoddlers #preschoolactivities #activitiesforkids #growingajeweledrose

How to hold a Pencil Posters (SB5947) - SparkleBox


We enjoy singing the 'Phonics Song' and 'Tricky Word Song' at the beginning of every Phonics session. 



Phonics Play is a great website to help embed what the children are learning in Phonics by playing games.