Reception 2023 - 2024

Mrs Watts  Owls

Mrs Watts Owls

Hello, I am Mrs Watts and have worked at Woodlands for the past 18 years. I have worked in Reception, KS1 and lower KS2 during my teaching career.

I am looking forward to leading EYFS alongside Mrs Lonsdale in Miss Skillen's absence, whilst she is on maternity leave.

I am currently the RE and World Views lead. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading and spending time with my son and daughter.

I enjoy teaching all subjects and am looking forward to an amazing year in Reception. I am sure we will have lots of fun during our learning journey in Owls!

Mrs Webster Badgers

Mrs Webster Badgers

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

Mrs Lonsdale  Owls

Mrs Lonsdale Owls

Hi!! I have worked here at Woodlands for thirteen years. I have taught across all of Key Stage one in my time at Woodlands. I am so exited to be working in the EYFS team this year.

I am looking forward to leading EYFS alongside Mrs Watts in Miss Skillen's absence, whilst she is on maternity leave.

When I am not in school I love to spend lots of time outside with my husband and our little girl at our allotment and in our garden. I also help to lead a local Rainbows unit! I have a cheeky little cat called Percy and eight pet chickens! When I am not busy at the allotment or outside I love to sew and make things. I love being creative!!

I am currently the SMSC lead (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) at Woodlands Primary school. I am very fortunate to also lead the Pupil Parliament for school and helping the children of Woodlands Primary School to share their voice, ideas and opinions.

I can't wait for our learning journey and adventures together!




A very warm welcome to Reception!

Are you ready for an adventure? 












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Summer Term


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During our English sessions, we will be focusing on the text, 'The Sea Saw', by Tom Percival.

When Sofia loses her beloved teddy after a day at the beach, she is heartbroken. But the sea saw it all, and maybe, just maybe, it can bring Sofia and her teddy back together. However long it may take.


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Our mastery targets for this half term are:

Form lower-case and capital letters correctly

Spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with letters

Write short sentences with words with known sound-letter correspondences

Using a capital letter and full stop         

Read what they have written to check that it makes sense


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During our maths sessions, we will be looking at repeating patterns, describing positions and mapping.

Our targets (linked to the Development Matters documentation) will be:

Continue, copy and create repeating patterns

Discuss routes and locations, using words like ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’

Describe a familiar route

Begin to describe a sequence of events, real or fictional, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then...’ 


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.







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

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


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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