Savile Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2ES

01422 367 161


Welcome to Reception

Hello and welcome new Parents, Carers and children to the virtual presentation of Holy Trinity Reception. Our staff have put together videos, information and challenges to guide you through the transition to school life in Reception. We look forward to seeing you and your child in September. 

Mrs Whetham Headteacher - Welcome

Mr Chapman Deputy Head - Welcome

Meet the Early Years Foundation Staff

Mrs Eley - EYFS Manager and Nursery Teacher

Mrs Dunn Teaching Assistant

Mrs Shearn - Assistant Head, SEND Coordinator and Class 3 Teacher

Mrs Chapman - Class Teacher in Class 3 for one day a week

Miss Wahid Class 3 Teaching Assistant

Miss Kavanagh Class 4 Teacher

Miss Holden - Class 4 Teaching Assistant

An information pack has been delivered to your home address with details and forms about starting in Reception. We would normally hand out the packs and go through the forms with you at our presentation evening. Due to us not being able to meet you in person we have prepared a video with further information about the material in your packs. If you have any questions or require further information please email us -  

Class Tours

Welcome to your new classroom.

Class 3 Tour with Mrs Shearn

Class 4 Tour with Miss Kavanagh

Places Around School

The following video takes you to different areas around school. At lunchtimes the children will play in the main playground. A great place to play with friends. We have the trim trail, games and fun floor paintings. Trinity Woods is an exciting place and next to that we have the Muga Pitch. The children will use the running track for 1K a day and they love to play on the field on sunny days. Once a week the children will visit the ICT Suite and will regularly visit the Children's Kitchen.

The following video shows a typical day Reception, a day packed full of learning and fun.

A Day in Reception

Additional Information

School Uniform


Introducing the Nurture Team

School Meals

Our school meals are prepared and cooked on site. Each day there are a variety of healthy meals on offer and we include a Halal and vegetarian option. We are very proud to hold the Food For Life Gold Award. Please click here to view the three weekly menu plan   

The following video provides key information about Reception included in your Welcome Pack. If you have any questions or require further information please email us - 

Welcome to Reception


Mrs Eley has prepared ten challenges for you to do with your child. Click here to view the challenge page. This page has been password protected, we will put the access details on our Twitter page. 

Story Time 

Enjoy stories with your child read by our early years foundation staff. 

Miss Kavanagh

Mrs Eley

Mrs Shearn

Nana's Manners

Handy Hints for Starting School Guide has been prepared by Nana's Manners to help prepare your child for school. Please click here to view.

Please also visit the JoJo MaMaman Bébé website for more handy hints for starting school.


Getting Ready for School

The following leaflets have been produced by PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) giving information and advice for preparing your child for school. There are lots of activities for you to share with your child to help them feel more confident and ready for school. Click the links to view.

Happy Talk

Listen and Learn

Make a Mark, Make a Start

Steps to Starting School

The Numbers Game

Key Dates

Challenge Dates

29 June 2020 -  Challenge One

06 July 2020 - Challenge Two

13 July 2020 - Challenge Three

20 July 2020 - Challenge Four

27 July 2020 - Challenge Five

03 August 2020 - Challenge Six

10 August 2020 - Challenge Seven

17 August 2020 - Challenge Eight

24 August 2020 - Challenge Nine

31 August 2020 - Challenge Ten

School Starting Date

8 September 2020