Reception 2017 - 2018

Mrs Webster       Class 1

Mrs Webster Class 1

I have worked at Woodlands for a long time and this year I am very excited to join the Reception team. I am passionate about teaching in the EYFS and giving the children the very best start to their education. I am also the Gifted and Talented co-ordinator for KS1. In my spare time I enjoy running, baking and spending time with my family and friends.

Miss Dixon Class 2

Miss Dixon Class 2

I have been working at Woodlands as part of the Reception team for 2 years. I love working in Reception and I have always held a great interest in the teaching of Early Years. I completed my degree in Early Childhood studies at Liverpool Hope University. I then studied my PGCE at the University of Chester. In my spare time I love taking my dog for long walks, going to the gym, and spending time with my friends and family.

Miss Oughton Class 3

Miss Oughton Class 3

I have a passion for the Foundation Stage and completed my degree in Early Years Education at Sheffield Hallam University. I love being creative and getting messy! I was really looking forward to joining the Early Years team at Woodlands and already love working with the wonderful staff and children. In my spare time I like going to Chester Zoo and to the cinema with my lovely family.

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.

In Class 1 there are Mrs Webster, Mrs Ford, Mrs Wilkinson, Miss Rogers and Miss French. 

Class 2 has Miss Dixon and Mrs Fretwell.

Class 3 has Miss Oughton, Mrs Sixsmith, Mrs Moorfoot and Miss Keenan.

Mrs Kennedy is the Early Years Leader. If you have any questions please come and speak to your child's teacher and we will be happy to help.

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. They will be bringing home copies of the sounds, ditty's or story books for you to practise with your child at home. Please ensure any ditty's or books are put back in your child's book bag ready for our phonics lessons! Please ask your child's class teacher if you are unsure.  

Click on the link to check the way that each sound is pronounced.


We would be very grateful if you could advise us as to any changes to normal collection arrangements for your child as you drop them off in the mornings.

As the weather remains rather unpredictable, please send your child to school with a coat every day. 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 send a pair of named wellies into school for your child to use in the mud kitchen and enable them to go outside on rainy days without getting soggy socks!

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. Thank you for all of the pictures already received, these will be printed and added to your child's Learning Journal. Please, please, please continue to send us lots of pictures!


Magic Monday sessions are taking place throughout the year, from 3.15-4pm! This is a great opportunity for you to come into school and look through your child's paper and online learning journals to see all of the exciting and amazing things they have achieved! Please see your child's class teacher to book a place.












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Woodlands Primary School

Eddisbury Road
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2JT

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Tel: 0151 338 2260
Fax: 0151 355 1975

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