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Wendell Park Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park



Welcome to the Reception page. 

Our teachers are Mrs T, Ms Thompson and Ms Ramoskaite. 

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Afrifa, Mrs Elazoua and Ms Stewart.


The Reception Curriculum

Please click here for the 2021/2022 Curriculum Map for Reception.

Click here for our 2021 Reception Curriculum Goals

For information re the new Early Years Curriculum, please click here

Curriculum Newsletters

Our Spring 1 topic is: Splash!

Reception Spring 1 Newsletter 2022

Reception Curriculum Map Spring 1 2022

 Important Information

 School day - please line up outside the Stronsa Road entrance by 8:45am when the gate will be opened.  It is important to be on time so we can all get going with our day.

School finishes at 3:30pm (2:30pm on Fridays)

Water - please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle (no juice or squash please).  These will be given back at the end of each day.

Fruit/snack time - please can your child bring in a piece of fruit (in their book bag) to have at their afternoon snack time. 

PE - PE is on Thursdays and children should arrive at school in their PE kit that day (not school uniform). 

Spare clothes - please bring a set of named spare clothes to put in your child's locker, just in case of any accidents.

Stay and Play - our Stay and Play sessions take place every Friday morning from 9am to 9:30am.  This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and spend some time with your child in their class environment.  Parents are kindly requested to wear a mask during the session unless you are exempt.  Unfortunately our Stay and Play sessions are cancelled at the current time.  We hope to be able to restart these as soon as possible. 

Show and Tell - we will send home the class 'Show and Tell' box.  If your child brings the box home, please encourage them to choose one or two favourite items to put into the box and bring into school to share and talk about with their class.  All treasured items will be returned home the same day.

Weekend Walkies Book - we will send home our class donkey to spend the weekend with you!  The idea is to walk or cycle (leave the car at home) to as many places as you can with him and if you can, write a little about your travels and draw a few pictures or take some photos to stick in the book too.  We will then share all your travels together as a class. 

Forest School

Our Reception children have the opportunity to go over to Wendell Park and take part in some wonderful nature themed activities.

These sessions take place on Tuesdays.  Your child will be given a time slot during the day to take part in the activities with some of their peers and 2 adults.  The first session took place on Tuesday 9th November 2021.

Please send your child in with some waterproof clothing and welly boots as we will be enjoying this experience come rain or shine!

Homework activities including reading books

Please check in your child's book bag for their red books and complete the tasks we have set.

Please ensure that homework books are returned every MONDAY, along with your child's reading book.

Homework is designed to help your child with letter formation, consolidating their letter sounds and developing early maths skills.

Reading books are given to help support your child as they learn and build the skills they need to read.  Please find a moment in the week to read with your child and make a comment in their reading record book.

Please ensure that your child's reading book/s are in their book bag every day.  Although their books are changed every Monday/Tuesday, your child's teacher/TA may read with your child at various points during the week. 

Pencil Grip Information

A few parents have asked us for some guidance on developing your child's tripod pencil grip.  We have included some information and websites below which we hope you will find useful.  Please don't worry if your child takes a little time to get used to a new grip.  As you will know, we all progress at different rates and we will be doing lots of fun fine motor activities at school (dough disco is a current favourite!) to build up your child's finger and hand muscles ready for writing. 

 Dynamic tripod grip information

Tips for Left Handers

Ten Tips for Pencil Grips

Parent Workshops

Thank you to all parents/carers who have attended workshops so far this academic year.  Please find copies of the presentations below:

Phonics and Early Reading

Please find below links giving guidance on how to pronounce the letter sounds and the order of Read Write Inc Set 1 sounds

Sound pronunciation

What is phonics?

Information for parents about Ruth Miskin phonics (Read Write Inc)

Phonics Workshop 2021

Read Write Inc Parent Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Guide to PhonicsReception Tricky Word List

The 44 sounds of English