Important: In these uncertain times, we expect that the children will be using computers and the internet more than ever, so safer internet messages are particularly important. Please refer to our INTERNET SAFETY page for regular updates and advice. 

Welcome to Reception!

Teacher: Miss Willows, Mrs Taylor and Miss Quigley     Teaching Assistant: Miss Rocca and Mrs McDermott

Reception 1 (Miss Willows) contact email: 

Reception 2 (Miss Quigley) contact email: 

To all of the Reception children and their families,

We hope you all enjoyed the lovely sunshine last week, we were very hot in school and the children enjoyed using water balloons to splat different tricky words in the playground.

 We hoped you enjoyed the story Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox. This week in Maths we will be continuing with the White Rose learning for week 9 (w/c 22nd June). The work for this week will be based on the book Zog. In the plan we have tried to think of some fun activities you could do relating to this book- we will try to complete some of these in school too.

This week in phonics we will continue learning the Phase 5 sounds they will come across in Year 1. Do not worry if your child finds these sounds difficult as our aim is to expose them to these sounds in order to prepare them for next year. This week we will be looking at the sounds: WH, EW, PH and OE.

For those of you at home, this week’s home tasks have been uploaded for you to complete. We will continue to upload these and any resources to the school website each week. Our aim is that all children in school and at home will be completing the same learning tasks. If your child is remaining at home it would be lovely to see some photographs or tweets of their fabulous work.

As the teachers are back in school we will aim to reply to emails at either lunch time or after school. If you need to contact us about anything at all or have any worries or concerns about the return to school then please get in touch. We also ask that if your circumstances change over the next and your child needs to return to school then please email or call the school office at

As we near the end of the year we are aware that many children and parents may be worried about the transition to Year 1. Over the next few weeks the teachers will be passing up information and we will provide some transition tasks to help ease the move. We will also be sending out the children’s end of year reports.

We are all missing the children very much. We hope you have a lovely week and continue to stay safe and well.

Miss Willows & Miss Quigley.


*We are receiving daily updates from the Government and Local Authority about the school reopening for the Reception Children. The school will be in contact with you about any information or changes which occur*


Please click on the link below to view the weekly home learning tasks for the Reception Children:

Weekly tasks 29th June - 3rd July

Weekly Resources: Zog - Storywh flashcardreading wh wordsph flashcardreading ph wordsew flashcardreading ew wordscircle the ew picturesoe flashcardreading oe wordGuided Reading- A Cool SummerZog activities dragon role play masksdesign your own dragon eggdragon colouring page


Don't forget to send us some photographs of what you have been up to @StAnns_EYFS

*We fully understand that it may be difficult to complete all of the tasks. Please do not worry if they are not all completed. If you are finding it difficult to complete the set tasks then here some suggested play-based learning activities*


Weekly tasks 22nd June - 26th June

Weekly Resources: Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Poxoy flashcardreading oy words circle the oy soundir flashcardreading ir wordsfind the ir wordsue flashcardreading ue words,  aw flashcardreading aw wordsSleeping Beauty search and findGuided Reading- The Queen's PlanDragon colouring pagePrincess Mirror-Belle word searchAdditional phase 4 sentence reading.

Weekly tasks 15th June - 19th June

Weekly tasks 8th June - 12th June

Weekly tasks 18th May - 22nd May

Weekly tasks 11th May - 15th May

Weekly tasks 4th May - 8th May

Weekly tasks 27th April - 1st May

Weekly tasks 20th April - 24th April

Weekly tasks 6th April - 10th April - Holy Week

Weekly tasks 30th March - 3rd April

Weekly tasks 23rd March - 27th March


What we have been up to at home:

Additional home learning activities

Creative Activities

Maths Activities

Garden/outdoor Activities

Numbers 0-100 practise


To continue reading at home please use the Oxford Owl website

Username: receptionstanns             Password: Reception2020

For some more home learning ideas check out this blog on ABC Does

Keep fit with Joe Wicks- P.E. with Joe

Give these Zumba Kids workouts a try on GoNoodle

Here are some links to some colouring sheets: footballunicornscars,dogs


Birthday Announcements:

As we are unable to celebrate together at this time, we would like to wish Tabitha and Ajeet a very Happy 5th Birthday from all of the staff and children in the EYFS!

Useful websites

Please find a list of fun and educational websites that you might enjoy exploring. We have categorised the list by subject. Subject Specific Websites 

There are some useful websites here which focus on early reading, letter formation and early maths skills.  EYFS Websites

Phonics and reading support:

Letters and sounds

Oxford Owl

OXFORD Owl Ebooks

Phonics Play


Book Trust 

The Communication Trust

Literacy Trust

ED Shed

Discovery Education phonics

At home activity ideas:

ABC Does

Red Ted Art

Maths Support:

Top Marks


*please note that some websites may be unavailable in times of high demand



We try to regularly update our Twitter page with images and videos of what we have been up. It is a protected site so to access these images you must signed up and send us a request. Our Twitter page can be found at @StAnns_EYFS


Reading Books:

Please send your child into school with their reading book every day. Your child’s book will be changed on their reading day each week if their book is signed. Your child’s reading day is highlighted on the front of their yellow reading record book. 

We read many books in Reception. Some of our favourite books are:


Book Title

Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, Zog, Spinderella, Tiddler

Sue Hendra


Oliver Jeffers

Lost and Found

Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

Aliens Love Underpants

Kes Grey and Jim Field

Oi Frog! Oi Dog! Oi Cat!

Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman

Tom Fletcher

There's a Monster in your book


Access to online books: Storyline online 

100 Picture books to read before you are 5 years old.


Topics- Autumn Term


All about me

Feelings and behaviour, My Family, Making good Choices, 

Traditional Tales

Magic Porridge Pot, Jack and the Beanstalk

All about autumn

Harvest Festival, Seasonal Changes, Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night, autumn Walk

Art Exhibition

Julia Donaldson and Beatrix Potter (This year’s theme was inspirational women)

Centenary Celebrations

The Poppy Story, Remembrance Day

Christmas Celebrations

The Nativity, Christmas around the world, Letters to Father Christmas



Topics- Spring Term


New Year

New Year’s Resolutions, Thank you letter to Father Christmas/ Christmas News

All About winter

Seasonal Changes, Winter Walk, Arctic Animals, polar bear crafts

Healthy living

Healthy food and a balanced diet, Exercise, Parts of the body

Internet Safety

How to stay safe on the Internet

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year story, how Chinese New Year is celebrated, food tasting, dragon parade

People who help us

The Police, Paramedics, Doctors and Nurses, Firefighters, people who help us at school.

Easter Story

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Advent,

World Book Day

Lizzie and the Birds

Shakespeare Week

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

New Life and All about spring

Pets, The Great Pet Sale, Farm Animals, Spring Walk, Baby Animals



Topics- Summer Term



Aliens have underpants, astronauts, visiting space,

All about summer

What a plant needs to grow, sunflower life cycle, summer walk,


Dear Zoo, zoo animals, jungle animals

Under the sea

Sea animals, The seaside, pirates


PE takes place every Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Morning. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school for all lessons. 



Welcome to Reception 2020-2021


Reception Class Teachers