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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Reception Class

We are taught by Mrs Lamb and our teaching assistant is Mrs Edge. We are a very happy and enthusiastic class. We really enjoy designing, making and expressing ourselves through lots of different activities, we love to construct and enjoy role play activities.

We learn through the Foundation Stage curriculum. Our teachers listen to us and enjoy finding out what we are interested in. Then they plan lots of exciting experiences and activities for us based on the things that we like, helping us to learn whilst we are playing.

Through out our time in reception we are learning to be self-confident and independent. We are keen to ask for things that we need help with but aren't afraid to give new and exciting challenges a try. We are making lots of new friends and learning to follow our school rules. We always try our best to listen really carefully.

Our parents are really involved in our learning. They read with us every night. They can even add to our learning journey themselves so that our teachers can see all of the great learning that goes on at home! We invite them in each term to share our new learning.

We are creative and inquisitive learners and are enjoying the start of our journey through school, always with a smile.

Summer Term.

This should be the start of our Summer Term, and it is very strange not to be welcoming you all back into school after Spring break. We hope you all had a lovely break and are Staying healthy and safe.

We hope you are now ready to carry on with our home learning. There will be new work set for you each week and this will be based around a book. Don’t worry if you don’t have the book there are other ways I will share the story. Please share any photos of work you have done as we love to see them.

Do as much or as little as you can. It is not possible to replicate a full school day but doing a little each day will make a big difference. It is just as important to be spending time together, building relationships, enjoying shared activities and experiences.


Try and do some phonics each day, recap on phase 2 and phase 3 sounds and practice your tricky words (phase 2 and 3). There are some great games on phonics play. Speed sounds is great for practising your sounds and tricky words trucks for reading tricky words. See if you can beat your time each day.


Read a story every day. Before you read, look at the front cover together and talk with your child about what the story might be about – Who is in this story? Where is the story set? What might happen in the story?
Has your child ever been to a place like this/had something like this happen to them? As you read, talk together about the pictures, the characters and what they might be feeling/what they might say. At the end of the story, ask your child whether s/he has enjoyed the story and to say why or why not. Encourage your child to read to you from an appropriate level book every day.


Try to make real life writing experiences for the children. Get them to help with writing shopping lists, take lunch orders, write letters to family and friends to help them keep in touch, keep a diary of activities you are doing to look back on. Encourage children to use their phonics to help them sound out words and don’t forget fingers spaces, capital letters and full stops. Check out tips for helping your child to write on previous home learning grids.


Maths is everywhere – helping your child get dressed, baking together, going to the shops, singing counting songs, building with blocks – practically every activity we do with our children involves maths. All you need to do is find the learning opportunities in these activities and you’ll be helping your child develop into happy and confident mathematician! is brilliant and helps to develop children’s mathematical thinking.


Drop-in sessions are usually held every Monday, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm for you to discuss with me any concerns you may have. Obviously there will be no drop-in sessions until we are back in school. However, if you have any updates from children, their work or they just want to say hello, I’m more than happy for you to get in touch. I look forward to hearing about your time away from school when we return and can’t wait to find out about all the exciting activities that have taken place.

Stay safe, look after yourselves and your families and we will see each other again soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Lamb and Mrs Edge

The staff at Willaston C of E Primary School are missing their pupils and the entire School community, so here are some little messages from them all.

Easter message
 from Mrs Chambers
Mrs Lamb's 
Easter Story 
Message from Mr Graham
Miss Hughes reading 
Monkey Puzzle.
Mr Ellinson's Forest School At Home 
virtual bunch of flowersrainbow of hope,  recycled bird feeder The Happy Tree

Mrs Chambers
 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Chambers 
'Compassion' Assembly.

Miss Bell (and Buddy) reading 
There's A Snake In My School by David Walliams
Just a few words to say 
'hello' and we are thinking of you all
Miss Hull's Challenge
Value Ambassadors'Perseverance' Assembly
Miss Chapman reading a story about a Rainbow
Revd Bazely's'Creation' Assembly
Miss Hull's 'Service' Assembly
'Possible' read by Mrs Robinson
Mr Graham's 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Lamb's 'Compassion' Assembly
Mrs Chambers's'Perseverance' Assembly
House Captain's 'Creation' Assembly
'Service' Assembly by Miss Hughes & Miss Garcia
Mrs Edge reading 'Meerkat Mail'

Home Learning w/c March 2020, 20th April, 27th April, 4th May, 11th May18th May, 1st June, 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June, 29th June, 6th July, 13th July

Sending best wishes to everyone.

Take care and keep safe.

Please come back soon!


YR Summer Newsletter.pdf (PDF 126.6KB)
Home-Learning-Year-R-Mar-2020.pdf (PDF 1711.0KB)
useful web sites.pdf (PDF 1685.1KB)
tl6387colouredphase2to5trickywordsflashcards.pdf (PDF 64.0KB)
spring.pdf (PDF 244.0KB)
phase3homelearning.pdf (PDF 218.1KB)
phase2homelearning.pdf (PDF 188.1KB)
home learning challenges.pdf (PDF 68.9KB)
halving.pdf (PDF 264.3KB)
doubling.pdf (PDF 257.3KB)
alphabet.pdf (PDF 9.8KB)
wow (PUB 41.5KB)