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) and Mrs Thompson (teaching assistant) 

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

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



Spring 1


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



Over the course of this half term we will be using the story of 'The Naughty Bus'. We will share our own experiences of bus rides and journeys, learn about London landmarks and use drama to further our understanding of the story.

The Naughty Bus.jpg


Literacy Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

Give meaning to marks.

Begin to form lower case letters correctly.

Spell words by identifying sounds in them.

Write labels and captions.

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.  





Comparing numbers to 5.

Exploring the composition of numbers 4 and 5.

Comparing weight and capacity.



This half term our topic will be ‘Journeys’.

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 Wednesday (indoor PE) and Friday (outdoor PE). 

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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