Welcome to Reception!

Willow Class

 Our teacher is Mrs Dight. 

Our teaching assistant is Miss Aynsworth.

Our LSAs are Mrs Fox, Mrs Kenlay and Mrs Duffy.

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Dear Willow class,

You have done amazingly well and should be very proud of yourselves! Happy summer holidays to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful break and am really looking forward to seeing you in September when you will be in year 1!

Love from 

Mrs Taylor x

This half term our topic is Growing and Minibeasts!  

This week our story is 'Superworm'.

Maths learning

Maths sheets (not necessary to print but optional extras if it helps for some independent learning):

Adding worksheet

Counting to 20 worksheet

3D shape PPT

Learning for other curriculum areas

You do not need to print these resources but they are there in case you find them useful :-)

Making a wormery

Global learning project

This is a whole school project that we would like all of our children to get involved in.

Back in early March, we had the privilege of welcoming a visitor to our school, Mahfuz Ara Sultana, the Assistant Headteacher at Carmichael College in Bangladesh. She visited us for a few days, along with working with teachers in school and with the other schools in our cluster (The RJ Mitchell, St. Frances Bardsley Academy and Crownfields Infants).

We are all part of a Global Learning project through the British Council called Connecting Classrooms. They work to connect schools from all over the world, to learn from each other, with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals. Issues like climate change, gender equality and how to live sustainably affect us all- and connect us all- wherever we are in the world.

They believe global projects will 'help you equip your pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to act more thoughtfully, ethically and responsibly as citizens and contributors to society.'

This project will run for the next three weeks, with your teachers setting at least two activities each week. They will direct you to the PowerPoint below and some of the links with sheets below that for you to work from. We look forward to working on a special project as a whole school, whether you are at home learning or at school learning. 

Summer 2 home learning

Literacy learning

Additional Literacy sheets (not necessary to print off but some optional extras for independent learning if it helps)

 All about earthworms fact file

This week's story-Superworm!

A message from Mrs Taylor:

1st July update

Two butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis! Watch the video below to see the second butterfly emerging and both flying in their butterfly house.

From a tiny caterpillar to a chrysalis


'The Bad-Tempered Ladybird' read by Miss Loades

Story time

Incy Wincy Spider read by Mrs Taylor

First facts-minibeasts non-fiction book



Joe Wicks will be filming a 30 minute PE lesson for children on youtube starting on Monday at 9am. 

For more PE links click HERE

Please click HERE for a list of useful resources relating to all areas of learning!


Phonics lessons online - please click here

(please note the phonics scheme taught on the above link is not the scheme we follow however the sounds are the same and will be helpful to practise learning at home.) 

Phonics sound mat:  please click here

Sound pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=letters+and+sounds+pronunciation  (please click on the first video)

Jolly phonics song link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZenGE6hkvY (UPDATED)


Your child was sent home with a log in card to access purple mash. Click on the link below...


Mrs Bones' British Sign Language club

A long, long time ago I studied British Sign Language (BSL).  BSL is a language that uses signs to communicate with people who are deaf or partially deaf. 

I had planned to start a BSL club at school in the summer term to brush up on my skills and share some of my knowledge with you,  however, that is now impossible so I am going to upload some videos to help you learn instead! 









Photos of home learning:

Class video

Thank you to all of the Reception children and parents for this wonderful video.

It was so lovely to see your faces!