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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.



                            Miss. Machon                                           Mrs. Bowker

                       Maple Class Teacher                                  Hazel Class Teacher



                   Mrs. Foster-McBride            Miss Ellie Grant                     Mrs Juett  

                              ETA                                ETA                                HLTA                                                                    

Important Information

P.E will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please click here for details of PE kit and school uniform

Reception Timetable

Home Learning

Every Monday we will send home a 'Shared Reader' book for parents and children to enjoy together. Initially, these will be predominantly read together and children will be able to talk about the pictures and make predictions about the text.  As children become more confident with their reading they will be able to read the book with much more independence, however they may require support from parents in some instances. This book will not only develop children's reading skills but their love of reading too.

Every Friday, we will be sending home or adding Maths home learning to Class Dojo. We will also be sending home a 'Little Wandle' Reading Practice 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. 

Each half term, children will be set a range of home learning activities which can be completed over the holiday period.


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

Summer 1

Monday 8th April - Pupils return to school.  

Monday 8th April - Eid Activity Day


Wednesday 17th April 2024 - Swithens Farm Reception Trip 

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 


Monday 13th May - Sunday 19th May - Mental Health Awareness Week




Friday 24th May - Elmer Day

Friday 24th May 2024 - Last day of Summer 1

Summer 2...

Monday 3rd June - Pupils return to school. 

Monday 24th June - INSET Day 

Friday 19th July - Last day of Summer 2 

What will we be learning in Reception?

Topic Overview - Summer 1

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. 



Summer 1 - Children will be taught:


Support for Parents:

Spring Term - Phase 3:

Autumn Term - Phase 2


Information from Phonics Information session on 17/10/23


Core Texts


What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson


Farmyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae


Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton

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 



                Go Noodle

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