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Welcome to Reception 

At Brambles Primary Academy, we are READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE.

 Welcome to Reception!

On this page you’ll find out all about the exciting things we’ll be getting up to in Reception, what learning looks like in Reception and the topics we will be learning about.

We will also give you lots of ideas and information in regards to what you can do at home to help support your child’s learning.


 Class 1 Teacher - Miss. Machon   Class 2 Teacher - Mrs. Bowker

 ETA - Mrs. Foster-McBride       Apprentice ETA - Mr. Shannon

 HLTA - Mrs Juett

Important Information

P.E will take place every Tuesday and Friday.

Please click here for details of PE kit and school uniform

Please ensure P.E kits remain in school.

Reception Timetable

Home Learning

Every Monday, we will be sending home or adding Maths home learning and a 'Rhyme of Week' to Class Dojo.  We will also be sending home a 'shared reader' book from week 5 for you to enjoy together.

Every Friday we will be sending home a Little Wandle book which the children will have read 3 times throughout the week in school. These books MUST be returned every Monday.

Each time you read with your child please ensure you sign, date, comment in the yellow reading diary. 


Class Dojo is a great way to keep in touch with what's happening at school and to contact members of the Reception Team.  

Key Dates

Autumn 2

Monday 31st October 2022 - INSET Day 

Tuesday 1st November first day of Autumn 2

Tuesday, 8th November 2022 - Parent Coffee Morning with Debby Murphy from Kirklees Mental Health Support Team

 Friday 11th November - Remembrance Day 

W/B Monday 14th November - 18th November


Monday 14th November – Anti-bullying Week - Wear odd socks to school day! 

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November - Parents' Evening

World Nursery Rhyme Week


 Road Safety Week

Friday 18th November - Children in Need

Friday 16th December 2022 - Last day of Autumn term 2

Saturday 17th December 2022 - Sunday 1st January 2023 - Christmas holidays

Monday 2nd January 2023 -   Bank Holiday 

Tuesday 3rd January 2023 - Children return to school:  


This half term we will be learning...

 Vocabulary list

Below is a vocabulary list of words that the children will be introduced to and using linked to our different topics this half term. 


In Reception, children begin learning phase 2 sounds and tricky words in Autumn term. Each sound has a corresponding picture to aid them to remember the sound on sight as well as how to form each letter.

The order the children learn sounds and their corresponding pictures are as follows:





Author Focus

 Core Text No. 1 - The Gunpowder Plot


 Core Text No. 2 - The Gingerbread Man



  Core Text No. 3 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff



 Core Text No. 4 - The Christmas Story


Links to try at home



Little Wandle Letters and Sounds


 Reading  - E-Library 


Phonics Games


Phonics Games


Nursery Rhymes



                Go Noodle


Maths Games



Maths Games 



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