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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Reception Class

We are taught by Mrs Lamb and our teaching assistants are Mrs Edge and Mrs Sperring. 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.

Welcome to Reception!

We hope that you had a good summer. We are ready and raring for fun and lots of learning. We have plenty of exciting activities planned and we are very much looking forward to getting to know you and your child over the coming weeks.

This term our topic is all about ‘Autumn'. We will be thinking about changes that we see and exploring all of the interesting things that we can find. We will be exploring our school grounds looking for signs of autumn, and collecting things for our autumn table in class. We will be using autumn vegetables to make some yummy vegetable soup. Before we chop them up will look carefully and do some observational drawings.
We will also be learning about ‘Ourselves’. We will be learning about our body and exploring our senses, tasting a range of foods, as well as smelling some smelly socks! We will be looking at what makes us special and learning about our families. We will look at photos of when we were babies and talk about how we have changed.

We will be starting to learn our sounds using Letters and Sounds. For each sound we will be learning a fun rhyme. We will be going on sound hunts outside, writing in shaving foam, as well as lots of other fun and practical activities.


In maths we will be learning our numbers up to 5. Each week we will have a focus number and will be using Numberblocks to help us understand each number. Each shape and coin is introduced with the corresponding number so that children make links between numbers and their application in the real world. Children will also identify where numbers are on an analogue clock to develop familiarity.

After half term we will be looking at traditional tales, focusing on the book Little Red. We will be using the sounds that we have learnt to do some writing around our chosen text. We will also be looking at Bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas

As usual the children will lead the planning and we will follow their interests, ensuring that specific learning objectives are covered. If your child has a specific interest then please let me know, as I will then ensure that this is fed into our planning. It is really important that children are engaged and motivated so their interests really do matter (no matter how odd!).


During the next couple of weeks children will be coming home with a Bug Club login in, this will give you access to online reading books.


Homework will be set via Seesaw. These activities aim to be fun, engaging, open ended tasks so you can spend as long as you wish on them. They are important for children to take part in as they will allow children to consolidate what they have been learning in class. Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed by the following Tuesday.


P.E is on Thursday this term. Children need to come to school in their PE kit. A white round neck t-shirt, a pair of blue shorts or plain navy tracksuit bottoms, a navy blue tracksuit top and trainers. We are very lucky to have Ms. Roberts from S4YC teaching PE. I know she has lots of fun games ready for the children to enjoy.

Forest School

Forest school is on a Friday. Children need to come to school in their Forest School clothes. With them they need to bring a water proof coat, waterproof trousers and wellies. Spare clothes including spare socks are also needed in case they get wet and need to change! Mr. Ellinson is our Forest School teacher and I know he can’t wait to meet you all.

My Happy Mind

Children will be taking part in weekly My Happy Mind sessions. These sessions help build a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character.

Mrs. Lamb, Mrs. Edge and Mrs. Sperring


Home Learning

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!


autumn newsletter 2020.pdf (PDF 598.3KB)
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)