Welcome to Reception. Please click on the link to the left to access your class page.
In the Early Years at St Philip Westbrook we believe that learning should be fun.
We are devoted to providing children with a safe and stimulating environment where play and learning are combined, so that they can flourish.
We believe that every child is unique and that every day should provide exciting opportunities to explore, learn and take on new challenges.
We aim to build strong relationships with families and carers because we are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life; fostering independence and autonomy to develop skills for life long learning.

Homework in Reception

Weekly homework book task – Reception homework is set every Friday and is due back into school by the following Thursday. Homework book tasks alternate between a literacy or a mathematical focus.

Phonic bookmarks – Each week children will receive a phonic bookmark detailing the sounds that have been taught that week, along with a collection of words for children to practise their blending skills. High frequency word mats will also be sent home every few weeks so that children can practise reading words on sight.

Reading – Children should read at home at least 3 times per week and parents should record details of this in their Reading Record book. When children read in school with the class teacher, a sticker is placed on their reading bookmark if there is evidence of 3 reads at home over the last 7 days.

Home Learning –  A Home Learning task is sent home each term; tasks may be craft based or linked to another area of learning aside from literacy or maths. These tasks take the place of a piece of homework in the homework book and last for 2 weeks. Details of these tasks will be shared on the Reception newsletter and additional information will sent home with children.

Curriculum maps 

Curriculum map Spring 2

Curriculum map Spring 1

Curriculum map Autumn 2

Curriculum map Autumn 1

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Spring 1 EAD vocabulary

Spring 1 ICT vocabulary

Spring 1 PE vocabulary

Spring 1 RE vocabulary

Spring 1 Science UW vocabulary

Spring 1 UW vocabulary


14th February Newsletter

31st January Newsletter

17th January Newsletter

Home learning letter

Home learning additional activities

20th December Newsletter

6th December Newsletter

22nd November Newsletter

25th October Newsletter

11th October Newsletter

27th September Newsletter

20th September Newsletter

13th September Newsletter

Useful links


Phase 2 sounds and words

Phase 3 sounds and words

Reading Meeting 2019