Willowpark Primary Academy

Reception Class 



Welcome to Reception's class page.  here you will find lots of useful information of all the exciting things we do and learn in our class.

Reading in Reception


At Willowpark, we want all our children to begin their reading journey with confidence, develop a love of reading and apply their skills to writing.

Each term we carefully select books that will engage and excite the children.



Reception Authors and Key Texts

Click on the links below to see animated, read -aloud versions of our key texts 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1


Summer 2



Helicopter Stories  

Look at how much fun we have role playing our on stories 


Reading at home 

Reading with your child regularly at home is essential to practise and apply their phonics knowledge as well as helping to develop their understanding of a range of texts.  hen your child is ready, they will bring home a decodable reading book to read with an adult each night for a minimum of five minutes.

Your child will also bring home a library book each week as reading for pleasure is also essential too! We want to create learners who read for pleasure.  Reading to your child models phonics and reading skills and helps them to understand how stories are structured. It also a lovely activity to do with your child and is enjoyable for all involved. 

Please ensure your child's reading book is in school every day.


Top tips/Activities to support reading at home. 



Reception Nursery Rhyme Focus 

These are the nursery rhymes that we will focus on in Reception

Autumn 1


Ten in a bed 


Dem Bones 

Autumn 2


Ten green bottles


1, 2 Buckle my shoe

Spring 1


The Animal fair


Ten fat sausages 

Spring 2


Down in the jungle 


10-0 Superhero

Summer 1


There was an old lady who swallowed a fly


Hello my name is Joe

Summer 2


A sailor went to sea


When I was one


 Reception parent mornings

 Each term , we aim to provide a session for parents to come into school to work with  their child on a variety of learning tasks. This could include reading, phonics, writing or maths sessions. This is great way for parents to get involved in their child's learning and to pick up  some top tips as to ho they can support their child at home.  


WellComm - Communication & Language 

communication and language wellcomm website.pdf

Health and Wellbeing 

Speech development 

Oral Hygiene 

Eye Health 

Understanding Emotions 


Importance of play 


Helping your child to sleep



 For more information and support, you can contact your GP or the School Nurse. 


Useful websites  

 Click on the links below to visit these useful websites at home.











aut 1 newsletter 361790 rec.pdf


Our Class Charter


 Curriculum Topic Map 


End of Reception Early Learning Goals