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


Welcome to Reception 2020-21

05.07.21 Reception bubble closure - Please follow the link here for  Home Learning for anyone who is self isolating this week or use the tabs at the side 'Reception Blue Home Learning Wk 05.07.21'.  Stay safe everyone.

Welcome back everyone. It is amazing to think we are starting the Summer Term.  Hopefully, the weather will stay warm.  Please make sure you send children to school with a waterproof coat, sun hat and water bottle.  

If you do need to self isolate, please look at Home Learning in Reception tab on the left  of the page.  This page will be updated if children are isolating.

Please have a look at our Useful learning links to help at home to help your child at home.

As we are back in school, the blue diaries will be checked everyday.  Therefore If you need to contact your child's class teacher please put messages in the diary and not email as these will not be checked. It is difficult to speak to staff at pick up and drop off times due to social distancing..  

 Have a look at our Reception Weekly News tab on the left to find out what Reception Children have been up to.  

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/Mrs Nobbs – teaching assistants

Reception Blue:

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

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, Mrs Harper,

Mrs Heathcote, Mrs Considine and Miss Gates .

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