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Woodcock Hill Primary School

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Welcome to Reception. The Reception team of Mrs Shannon, Mrs Evans and Miss Croft Are pleased to meet you!

Since we are encouraging pupils to use the internet more than ever for home learning we must, as adults, try to ensure they remain safe online. We encourage you to monitor their internet use regularly and carefully. If you would like any more information about this then visit the Parent Tab on our homepage. 

Knowledge Organisers!

Find out about what you will be learning each half term.

Summer 1. This half term we will be learning about How things Grow.

Spring 2. We will be learning about traditional tales this half term.
Spring 1. We will be finding out about animals this half term.
Autumn 2. We will be learning about the season of Autumn and about different celebrations that take place in the Autumn.

Hello Reception!

This week we will be reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. On Thursday it is World Book day so we will be thinking of the books and stories that we enjoy. I wonder what your favourite story is?

Mrs Shannon

Hello Reception,

I hope you had a good half term break and that you are ready to learn lots more exciting things!

This half term we will be starting a new learning topic-Once Upon a Time.  This week we will be thinking about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Mrs Shannon

Hello Reception!

This week we will be finding out about Chinese New Year!

I hope you enjoy the activities and I am looking forward to seeing the work you send me. 

Gung Hey Fat Choy! (Happy Chinese New Year)

Mrs Shannon.

Dear Reception,

This week we are Going on a bear hunt!

I hope you enjoy the learning activities.

Don't forget to send me your work so that I can see how well you have been doing.

Mrs Shannon.

 Dear Reception,

I hope you have been enjoying the snowy weather this weekend.

This week we will be reading Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell and finding out about zoos .

Keep practising your Maths and Literacy skills. You must do this every day. Practise your sounds, reading and counting.

I hope you enjoy your learning this week and don't forget to send me your work .

Mrs Shannon.

Dear Reception,

This week we will reading one of our favourite stories The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr. Each day, make sure that you join in with the Read Write Inc lesson and the Maths lesson. We are looking forward to seeing your work. Don't forget to email it to me!

Mrs Shannon.

Hi Reception,

This week we will be finding out about pets. I hope you enjoy the activities and I'm looking forward to seeing your work.

Mrs Shannon.



Happy New Year to you all! What a strange way to start this New Year with a New Lockdown!

Activities  below will be regularly updated and don't forget you can get in touch via our homework email. Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you all soon.

Reception Staff.

Weekly Activities week beginning 4-1-21

Daily Read Write Inc lessons are shown on YouTube to support your phonics. Please join in with the set 1 sounds lessons.


If you are uncertain of your login codes please email me at our homework address andd I will email them to you.

Welcome to Reception!

We are very pleased to meet you and we are looking forward to all the exciting learning opportunities we have planned for this school year!


Our first topic is Autumn. We will be finding out about the changes that happen during Autumn and we will taking part in a range of activities linked to our key texts Percy the Park Keeper;  After the Storm and the Gruffalo.


In order to support home learning there are a variety of activities below for pupils who are unable to attend school. They contain various activities that support the Reception curriculum. There are also downloadable activity sheets to support your learning.

Parents can contact their child's class Teacher by emailing 

For example, to contact Reception please use the email address: 


Thank you and stay safe


Reception Home Learning Ideas:


Please encourage your child to:

  • practice writing your name, making sure that your letters are correctly formed and facing the right way
  • Read or share your class library book and reading book each day and any other books you may have at home
  • practice reading and writing tricky words (see below)
  • practice your counting, count objects around the house, count your toys
  • practice writing numbers





Other usefeul online learning includes:



Youtube channels:



Cbeebies bedtime stories





Reception Spring Homework.

Mrs Shannon, Mrs Evans and Miss Croft welcome you to our Reception page.


We have been very busy in Reception this half term.

We have been finding out about Winter. We read the story of The Snowman, we painted snowmen and talked about signs of Winter.

We found out all about penguins who have to live through very bad winters.

We kept our fingers crossed for real snow so we could build a snowman..........we are still waiting!

We found out about Chinese New Year.

We made Chinese dragons, had a Chinese restaurant in our role play area, we looked at and made our own Willow pattern plates and we found out how people celebrate Chinese New Year across the world.

We also found out about an animal that lives in China. Do you know which animal it it?


Next half term we will be learning about Animals and finding out about Easter!

Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons?

Ask someone in Reception about why we have used the colour red for our dragons and paintings!