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


Welcome to Reception 2019

  Reception Information


As we approach the end of the year, our last home learning is another traditional tale - 'Little Red Riding Hood'.  We would love to see lots of pictures of your work this week so please email it to your teachers.  Please scroll to the very bottom for Red Riding hood, sequencing and missing numbers.


Another week has flown by and Reception children and staff have loved using the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' to make, act out, problem solve and learn.  This week our traditional tale is Rumpelstiltskin.  Don't forget to scroll right to the very bottom of the page for this week's home learning (Rumpelstiltskin and Bonds to 10)  Please don't forget to have fun and let us know how you get on.


This week we are learning about traditional tales.  We have chosen the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' for you.  Please scroll to the very bottom of this page for Billy Goats Gruff Home Learning.  There are several attachment this week.  Have fun and beware of the troll!


Your reception teachers have really enjoyed zoom meetings and seeing all the children who are still at home.  We have had a great first week back in our new bubbles and everyone who has attended have been brilliant.  We still want to see your home learning and we are continuing our work on dinosaurs this week.  Please scroll right to the very bottom of the page to find Home Learning Dinosaurs 2 and Maths Dinosaur 2.  Have fun!


Our home learning is still all about dinosaurs get ready to learn about a time from long ago!  Look right at the bottom of the page for dinosaur 1.  We would love to see your home learning.  Look out later in the week for an invitation to our homelearners for a Zoom meeting.


 Our home learning continues and this week we are still looking at dinosaurs with a recycling twist.  We can't wait to see your pictures and read all about how you have been getting on.  This week's home learning is called Recycling home learning.  We hope you and your families have lots of fun.


We hope all of our families have had a lovely half term and enjoyed working on their family learning homework.  We have had a few emailed already and they are brrrrrrrrrrrrrilliant!  Have a look on our twitter account to see what Reception have been up to.  @WilliamShrews

Please find in the attachments home learning for this week is at the bottom  and its all about Burger Boy!  Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you have been up to.


Our half term holiday family learning challenge is attached at the bottom of the page. It is all about dinosaurs. We are looking forward to seeing how creative our amazing families can be.  Have a great half term and stay safe.

Thank you for our lovely videos you have sent us.  We miss you lots Reception xxx

Home Learning for week 18/5/20 can be located below this week we are looking at 'Supertato'.

You will need the food around the world sheet, world map, superhero mask and supertato work.  Have fun!


Home learning for the week of 11th May can be found at the bottom of the page in the attachments.  Please look at What the Ladybird Heard, Life Cycle of a Ladybird Headband, Life Cycle of a Ladybird and Life Cycle of a Ladybird Worksheets

Keep safe and keep in touch.



We have updated some more home learning resources in the links below.  We also now have our class emails so please feel free to email your activities to us so we can see what you have been up to.

To all of our Reception children

Your reception teachers are very sorry that you are not in school but we do want you to have a lovely time whilst you are off with your family.  We were thinking of things you might find fun and hope this list helps you have a smashing time.  Why not try some out? Don’t forget to let us know how you get on.

  • Work together to make a jigsaw and take a photo of it.
  • Go on a walk to collect spring items and make a picture.
  • Play a board game with family.
  • Play in the garden.
  • Sing your favourite nursery rhymes or songs.
  • Write a letter or postcard to someone, perhaps us, to tell them what you’ve been doing.
  • Learn a new card game – snap or take 2.
  • Build something really tall or really long.
  • Fill a small box with as many things as you can.
  • Practise your bat, ball, skipping or hula hooping skills.
  • Draw a picture and put it up in your house.
  • Grow a seed such as beans or sunflowers.
  • Design your own track or village for your cars or trains.
  • Read and share a book.
  • Act out a story and make the props to help you.
  • Bake some cakes, biscuits or cookies.
  • Spin around as fast as you can.
  • Make your own musical instrument.
  • Splash in puddles.
  • Pour water and make potions.
  • Keep a diary to of all these lovely things.
  • Build a den and share a picnic.


We hope you have a smashing time and we will miss you very much but have lots of fun and let us know how you get on. 

Love from Mrs Pearson, Mrs Rawlings and Mrs Hardwick.

As a school, we understand that this is a really difficult time and we would like to help in any way that we can.  You will find below links to websites that can be used at home, which would support our Reception curriculum, should you find your child is unable to attend school.

You may find these websites useful to explore with your child at home...

 Phonics Play are currently offering free access to all parents and carers for home learning, please use the following details: 

Username: march20

Password: home

Twinklare currently offering free access to all parents and carers for home learning, please use the following code: UKTWINKLHELPS      

Cbeebies Radio                                            

BBC Bitesize

Maths is Fun

You tube - Numberjacks and alphablocks

Education City logins will be sent home with children

 Teach your monster to read

Oxford Owl

White Rose Maths

Nursery rhymes and songs - songs we have been listening to and singing along to in class.



Spring 1 2020

Welcome back!  We hope you have had a very happy and peaceful festive period.  We are all excited about our learning this term.  This week we have been recapping some of our learning including letter sounds and numbers.

Nativity 2019

Wow, what a cast!  Great lines, amazing dancing, superb singing and fabulous flossing!  Please see a selection of photos of our amazing children as they perform our version of 'Everybody loves a baby'.

We have had an amazing first term in school and can not believe that we are already at Christmas.  A huge thank you to all of our families for their support over the last term.  We look forward to our next term with more exciting learning.



What a great first half term we have had.  The children have settled incredibly well, learnt new routines and become confident in their new learning environments, both outside and in.  It was lovely to see so many parents at Parents' Evening. 

Here are a few of the lovely things we get up to in Early Years.  More coming soon!






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 – class teacher
  • Miss L Smith – teaching assistant

We are also supported by Mrs Berwick, Mrs Keen, Mrs Shaw, Mrs Kirk, Mrs Bristow      Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Heathcote, Ms Willingham, Miss Unwin and Mrs Nicholson.

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.

Other Equipment

Please send in a named water bottle for your child everyday 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.


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.   













How do we say our phonics sounds? Have a look at this Jolly Phonics video!


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


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


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









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








Here are this week's phonics letter 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









Useful Websites