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


Welcome to Reception 2020-21

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!

Did you enjoy watching you and your friends star in 'A King is Born'?

We are very sorry that you have not returned to school yet.  We will miss you all very much.  We are going to be using our class page to help you learn at home.  Please check our page every day for new and exciting learning.  If you click here, you will find all of our home learning activities or click on the tab labelled Reception Lockdown 2021 to the left of this page.

As you are going to be super home learners, we would like you to make your very own Superhero Learner character.  You could draw it, make it out of items you could find around your home or garden or even dress up as one! 

What is your superhero name and your special learning power?

Ask an adult to take a photo and email it to your class teacher.  

We have new class email addresses especially for lockdown.

Mrs Hardwick -

Mrs Pearson -

Mrs Rawlings and Mrs Cornell -

We are really looking forward to seeing your creations.


 Have a look at our Reception Weekly News tab on the left to find out what Reception Children have been up to.  We have also a great Home Learning in Reception tab to help you support the children's learning at home.

If you have any queries, questions or concerns please try and write it in the home school diary as they are checked every day by staff.  We are happy to discuss things on the gate but please follow social distancing rules and try and leave the premises as soon as possible.

Reception are now also using twitter so please follow our adventures - @WilliamShrews


Reception Green:

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

Reception Blue:

  • Mrs E Hardwick – class teacher
  • Miss S Martin/Mrs C Beckwith – teaching assistant

Reception Red:

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

We are also supported by Mrs Berwick, Mrs Keen, Miss Hallam and Mrs Harper .

Useful information

Labelling Uniform

Please label all uniform so it can be returned to your child promptly.


PE takes place every day in Reception. Please do not send PE kits into school as we are not getting changed at the moment.

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.

Other Equipment

Please send in a named water bottle for your child everyday filled with fresh water only not juice as keeping hydrated is very good for young brains and good learning.  Also make sure your child has a waterproof coat in school everyday.  We try and use our outdoor area everyday even if it is a little cold, damp and blowy.


Reception Recommended Reads

We have a great selection of stories in our classrooms, especially for reception.  Have a look at link below to see some of the brilliant 50 Top reception reads you may want to share with your children.  Why not have a look at our reception teachers reading familiar stories in Reception Story Telling.

50 Top reception reads


Autumn Term:

  • Marvellous Me
  • Hello Autumn
  • Let's Celebrate

Spring Term:

  • It's Cold Outside
  • The Perfect Pet
  • Ready, Steady, Grow! (Including a visit to the farm!)

Summer Term

  • Roar and Stomp!
  • Once Upon a Time

At the very bottom of the page, you will find attachments to all our Reception topics, as well as some fun activities that you can complete at home with your child to help support their learning at this stage in the school year.   

Useful Websites




Phonic sounds

Hungry Little Minds