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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together


Welcome to Reception

  Reception Information

The children have settled into school very quickly. We have had a great first few weeks and the children are enjoying the activities and routines of being in Reception full time. We have been having lots of fun learning through play.




Reception Green:

  • Mrs J Pearson – class teacher and EYFS lead
  • Mrs C Smith – teaching assistant

Reception Blue:

  • Miss E Jay – class teacher
  • Mrs S Cartwright/Miss S Martin – teaching assistant

Reception Red:

  • Mrs S Rawlings – class teacher
  • Miss L Smith – teaching assistant


Autumn Term:

  • At the beach
  • All about me and my senses
  • Autumn
  • Let’s celebrate

Spring Term:

  • Winter
  • Pets
  • Down on the farm

Summer Term:

  • Growth and new life/Lifecycles
  • Dinosaurs
  • Traditional Tales

Useful information:


PE takes place every day in Reception. We change into our PE kits on a Wednesday so please can you make sure earrings are removed and  long hair is tied back. All items must be clearly labelled and PE kits need to be kept in school.

Home School Diaries

Please can you send in your child's Home School Diary every day as we may need to send you a message. 


Your child will shortly be bringing home an Oxford Reading Tree (O.R.T.) book and a class book each week. If you wish to change these books more frequently, your child can do so independently(3 times a week max please). This can only be done if you have recorded their books in the Reading Diary. Teachers will only be responding to comments in the diaries once a week. Don't forget you can visit our Reading Maze after school and borrow books to take home. 


Once reading commences, sounds of the week will be sent home on a Friday. Please can you practise these sounds and keep reinforcing those already learnt. Thank you.

Useful Websites


Bug Club

Below you will find attachments to all our Reception web topics.