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


Welcome to Reception 2021-2022


Welcome to Reception everyone.  We are all very excited to welcome you into our new Reception area.  We are ready to learn and play and hope you are too.  

Have a look at our Reception Phonics Page for all of our videos and Phase 2 sound mats to help your child at home.

Week Beg 18th October 2021

If your child is isolating this week, please have a look at the bottom of this page to download activities to help your child while at home.  Share lots of books, tell lots of stories and play lots of games.  The following videos show the letter sounds [phonemes] we were concentrating on last week.

Letter 's'Letter 'a'Letter 't' 

In Maths, we are learning all about 1 2 3!

The blue home-school diaries will be checked everyday.  If you need to contact your child's class teacher, please put messages in the diary.

Reception will be using twitter once all consent forms are returned. 

Please follow our adventures - @WilliamShrews


Reception Green:

  • Mrs J Pearson – class teacher and EYFS lead

Reception Blue:

  • Mrs E Hardwick – class teacher

Reception Red:

  • Mrs S Rawlings and Mrs Cornell – class teacher.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Cartwright, Miss Jacobs, Mrs Smith, Mrs Harper and

Mrs Nobbs.

We are also supported by  Mr Johnson, Miss Willingham and Mrs Swift.

Mrs Heathcote, Mrs Beckwith .

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