Woodheys Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More


Welcome to our Reception Webpage!

We would like to tell you all about Reception and the exciting things we do. We will update the website regularly to keep you informed of the exciting things we do in our school day.


Mrs Kimitris


 Miss Marsden



                                                         Mrs Owen                                                                                                              Mrs Edwards

                                   Teaching Assistant                                                                                                 Teaching Assistant


                                                         Mrs Whelan                                                                                                            Mrs Madeley

                                   Teaching Assistant                                                                                                 Teaching Assistant


To help you assist your child with their phonics, we have attached two videos below - one shows the correct way to say each sound, and the other shows our jolly phonics songs that the children learn as part of their lessons. We are thrilled with the progress that the children are making with their sound books and we thank you for your support at home. As they begin to get reading books, we ask you to encourage them with simple words that can be sounded out, and help them with some of the trickier vocabulary that they won't yet be familiar with. Let them make up their own stories and use the picture clues to help them decipher the words. If you can sign the yellow reading record each time you hear them at home we can then change their books on a Thursday. The children are also making good use of their orange sound books and practicing writing out their sounds - this is a fabulous way to help them become independent writers!


What a fantastic start to the school year we have had in Reception! It is not always easy for children and parents/carers to start off their school journey but we are extremely proud of all involved. We now feel the children have settled in well and we will be starting to introduce some of the new systems and run forward with our topic of 'Heroes and Heroines'.

Please do not forget our 'Parent Workshop' which is scheduled at 6pm on Monday the 2nd October. We will go through some of the new systems that the children have been introduced to.


What a delightful time we have had in Reception! Our local lollipop lady came in and spoke to us about how she helps our community. Also, we enjoyed celebrating History Day with the rest of the school. To fit in with our Superheroes theme, we dressed up as someone who helps us at home...as you can see from our photos we were very imaginative! We also read the story 'Supertato' and did lots of vegetable related activities, from counting out the right number of new potatoes, to acting out the story with real vegetables. We also made our own Super vegetable characters which the children really enjoyed.

Here we are in December, busily practicing our Nativity and getting very festive! We have had a very productive few weeks since we returned from our half term break, and have been learning lots of new things. We learnt the story "We're going on a Bear Hunt" and had lots of fun re-telling the story with actions and expressive voices,  all of which is helping us to become creative story tellers.  We have been doing a lot of work with our phonics and are now becoming much more confident at sounding out and writing simple words - some of us are also writing captions and simple sentences! In our maths we have done lots of work on 'more' and 'less' and we haver been working hard to recognise, order and sequence numbers up to 20.

We are looking forward to sharing our production with you next week and hope that you will enjoy it!

January 2018

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to school! We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to the New Year. The staff would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind and thoughtful Christmas cards, gifts and well-wishes, they were all very much appreciated. We are ready for an exciting new term with the children and we will be learning about Winter and Space in our topics...our Role Play area is already an exciting rocket flying into the Universe! We will be updating the website with more details in a few days, so watch this SPACE!


Please see below a copy of our Spring Topic and some of the learning objectives we will be working on:


February 9th

Well, what a busy and fun packed half term we have had! We have achieved so much in just a few short weeks - some of us were slightly nervous about our writing at the beginning of the term, but we are now becoming confident and independent writers, using our ever increasing knowledge of our phonics to help us with what we want to say. We have had lots of practice writing 'It is..' and 'I am..' sentences, and we are now moving onto 'I can see..' sentences. 

In our number work we have been working on addition, subtraction, pattern and 3D shapes - we are sure that by now you have all been treated to the 3D shape song on You Tube at home! In our topic work we enjoyed learning all about space, and we have spent our final week of term learning about Shrove Tuesday and Chinese New Year - we enjoyed tasting prawn crackers and spring rolls....yum!

We hope you all enjoy a relaxing half term break, and we look forward to seeing you after the holidays ready to start a new term....don't forget your P.E kits!


What a super Sports Relief Day we have had! Everyone wore their sporty clothes or something red, and we all enjoyed taking part in the running activity......yes, even the teachers!

We have had a brilliant couple of weeks learning all about pirates, and we have really used our imaginations in the role play area. It has also inspired a lot of creative and descriptive writing too...sometimes we have to remind ourselves that these children are still only 4 and 5!

Next week is our last 4 days before the Easter holidays and we are hoping that the weather holds out for our Easter bonnet parade on Wednesday morning so we can sing you our Easter songs outside. When we return after the holidays we will be looking at our new topic of Growing Things and Minibeasts so get ready for lots of interest in worms and bugs! We hope that the recent spell of illness is now wearing off and that everyone will come back to school fighting fit and raring to go!

Have a great holiday next Friday!