Reception 2022 - 2023

Mrs Williams  OWLS

Mrs Williams OWLS

Hello, I am Mrs Williams. I have worked at Woodlands for 17 years, I think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am currently Early Years and Phonics Lead in school. I am extremely passionate about Early Years Education and believe that firm foundations and learning through play are the keys to instilling a life long love of learning in our youngest children.
I have 2 daughters aged 9 and 5 who constantly keep me busy! We love to spend time together as a family exploring in the woods, going to the park or the beach or simply visiting Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. We also love reading, crafty activities (who doesn't love a bit of glitter?) and going shopping!



Hello, my name is Mrs Webster and I have worked at Woodlands for many years, both in Nursery and Reception.
I have a passion for Early Years Education and giving each child the very best start to their school life!
In my spare time I love running, baking and spending time with my husband and our two teenage daughters, Freja and Klara. I also have a little puppy, Lottie, who I love taking for long walks. In the holidays, I enjoy visiting my family and friends in Sweden where I grew up. I am really excited to get to know all of the children in Badgers and I’m looking forward to an amazing year together!


A very warm welcome to Reception!

The children are very lucky to work alongside a team of experienced professionals who move between the spaces and provide lots of opportunities to have fun, explore and learn.

Owls has Mrs Williams (Early Years Lead and class teacher), Miss Wharton (teaching assistant) and Mr Mac (teaching assistant) 

Badgers have Mrs Webster (class teacher) and Miss Weeks (teaching assistant)

Mrs Davies (teaching assistant) works across both classes

Click the links below to meet the staff in Reception and to see our EYFS department: - EYFS Welcome Tour Video 



Summer 2


Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to this half term.



Over the course of this half term we will be using the story of 'Supertato'. We will be writing simple sentences, writing speech bubbles for the characters, sequecing the story and created wanted posters for the Evil Pea!



Developing a rich and varied vocabulary is a key skill which supports all areas of learning. This half term we will be exploring the following words...

snuck up
summoned up
closed in


Literacy Mastery Targets for Summer 1:

Give meaning to marks.

Form lower case letters correctly.

Write simple sentences, spelling words by identifying the sounds in them.

Re-read our work to check it makes sense.





PHONICS - Read Write Inc.

We use the Read, Write, Inc phonic programme for teaching reading. Your child is assessed every 6 weeks to ensure they are in the correct group. Children will take part in the sessions in small groups as they learn their sounds. Please ensure that any phonic reading books are kept in your child's school bag and returned to school everyday as we will be reading them during phonic sessions.




Number targets for Summer 2

Subitise numbers to 5 (recognise quantities without counting).

Explore numbers above 10.

Develop automatic recall of number bonds to 5 and some number bonds to 10.

Explore double facts and odd and even numbers.

Verbally count beyond 20.



This half term our topic will be ‘Super Veggies’.

We will use this topic to develop skills across our creative curriculum. 


Please make sure that your child wears their PE kit to school on their PE day, this will be every Friday. 

Kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers and socks.


We are very excited to be continuing our Outdoor Learning Sessions this half term. Please send your child to school in weather appropriate clothes and coveralls every Wednesday, including a sunhat as the weather warms up!



Polite requests

Please send your child with a small labelled bag and water bottle (filled with water only). Please provide your child with spare clothes, in their bag every day. 

Please label ALL of your child's belongings.

Please inform of any changes in advance of the adult that will be collecting at the end of the day (children under the age of 16, will not be permitted to collect a child). 

The outdoor environment is set up prior to arrival, please do not allow you child to play on the equipment.

As part of their curriculum, the children are encouraged to access outdoors, exploring and learning about the environment. We like to take the children outside whether it's sunny, rainy, windy or snowy. Having a coat in school will facilitate this. 

Please encourage independence with health and self-care, including dressing and toileting.

We value your contributions to your child's learning journal. Each class has an E-mail address (see below) to allow you to send us pictures of your children doing things at home. We can then add these to your child’s profile and learning journey.


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