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


Welcome to Reception 2019

  Reception Information

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 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









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