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.

Please find the Reception weekly homework listed below. The majority of homework tasks will be set on Purple Mash. Please be aware that this is also where a number of tasks have been set for those children who are isolating due to Covid. Isolation tasks are not for children who are attending school, as they will be doing similar tasks in the classroom. If children would like to complete these tasks in addition to their set homework then they are welcome to do so, however teachers will only be marking and sending written feedback to those children who are in isolation.

Reception Homework Friday 16th October

We are extremely proud of how well the children have settled into Reception and we hope they have a safe and restful half term break. If your child would like to complete any activities during this time then please feel free to look at the suggestions below.

  • Look over the phonic bookmarks from this half term (see below) and practise the sounds. How many words can you read on the word mat? Can you spell any of the words?
  • Login to Reading Eggs/Fast Phonics and complete the next couple of maps in their journey.
  • Login to Purple Mash and finish creating their avatar.
  • Have a go at some number formationhere is a song to help too.

Phonics Bookmark Homework:

Friday 16th October:  Click on the phonic bookmark here: Week Four h,b,f,ff,ll,ck

Click on the word mat to practise reading the words we have learned this half term: word mat

Phonic Bookmarks:
Week One s, a, t, p, i

Week Two n, m, d, g, o

Week Three c, k, e, u, r


9th October Newsletter

25th September Newsletter

18th September Newsletter

11th September Newsletter

Reception Intake Information

The information below contains lots of information about our school and starting in September.

Reception Starters Slides – 2020

The Early Years Foundation Stage New Parents Booklet 2020

Reception Menu Autumn 1

Homework in Reception

Weekly homework  task – Reception homework will be set on this page every Friday and should be submitted by the following Thursday. Homework  tasks alternate between a literacy or a mathematical focus.

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

Reading – Children should read at home at least 3 times per week. In addition to this, children will also be provided with a log on to the ‘Reading Eggs’ website so that they can practise their reading and phonic skills both in school and at home. Children will begin to bring reading books home following their first guided group read in school. Children should bring their book bags to school on Mondays and Thursdays only, as these are the days that children will be able to to change their reading books. As well as working hard on your set tasks, please also continue to work hard on your reading. Whether you read to your grown ups, or your grown ups read to you, keep sharing books and enjoying imaginative stories – we all know how much you enjoy them! 



Curriculum Information

Click on the links below to access information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum and what you can do to support your child at home.

Statutory Reception Curriculum

Guidance for Reception Parents (Look at 30-50 months and 40-60 months to view expectations for the age range and guidance for what you can do to support at home.)

The following video provides support and advice for helping children to pronounce their letter sounds correctly. These are the sounds that children will begin to learn in September when we start our phonics lessons


Curriculum Maps

Reception Curriculm Map Aut 1


The following list of websites contain excellent resources to support the children in their learning, in addition to the work they are doing in school.

Reading and Phonics