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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 in really well in Reception and we have had a great first few weeks. We are very proud of them all!

We will be uploading some photos of the children busy learning at school shortly.



Here are this week's phonics sounds and our number of the week.



We have also been practising rhyme and identifying lots of different sounds! We love this rhyme song and playing this listening game.


              Rhyme Time                                                         Listening Game








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:

  • 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:

  • Through the Keyhole
  • Roar and Stomp!
  • Once Upon a Time

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 soon 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. 


Letters and sounds of the week will soon be sent home on a Friday. These can also be accessed below. 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, 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.