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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

Welcome to the website of Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark, Nottinghamshire, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

EYFS - The Woodlands

Welcome to the EYFS Woodlands class page. We have three Family Groups in the EYFS. Mrs Parker is the class teacher for the Conkers Family Group and Mrs Fraser, Mrs Clarke and Miss Aga are our class teaching assistants. Mr Day is the class teacher for the Willows Family Group and Mrs Carrington, Miss Allen and Mrs Allen are our class teaching assistants. Mrs Smith and Miss Wilson are the class teaching assistants for the Acorns Family Group in the mornings and afternoons. You can find lots of information about the EYFS Family Groups as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year. 

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We have a very busy and exciting Spring half term planned. We will be continuing our learning of both Letters and Sounds and Numeracy on a daily basis.  In addition to this we will begin a brand new topic entitled 'Where does snow go?  During this topic we will be exploring how the wintry weather changes the way our world looks.  We will explore the use of water colours to create our own snowy scene and will investigate ice and how it changes when it melts. 


We have 'Nature School' sessions once a week where we have a full morning or afternoon learning in our school ECO land.  The Willows class will continue to learn in Nature school on a Monday morning and Conkers and the Acorns will visit Nature school on a Wednesday.


Our RE topic will be, 'Gathering' where we learn about why it is good to gather together and the importance of gathering together to praise God. We will be developing our special RE area and learning some special songs.     



In F2 we have PE lessons once a week and the children will need to keep their PE kits at school.  The Willows class will have a PE lesson every Thursday morning and the Conkers class on a Friday afternoon. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt and red shorts for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. Please ensure all clothing is labelled. 

All children will receive a school reading book to take home. These books will be changed once a week. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened. Please encourage your child to read other books at home as well.

For our weekly ECO land sessions your child will need waterproof clothing and sensible shoes.