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Brambles Primary Academy


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 Friday.

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

Spring 1

Monday, 8th January 2024 - Pupils return to school. 


Thursday 8th February 2024 - Last day of Spring 1 


What will we be learning in Reception?

Topic Overview - Spring 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. 



Spring 1 - Children will be taught:


Support for Parents




Information from Phonics Information session on 17/10/23


Core Texts


Non-fiction texts about People Who Help Us

Supertato by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Eliot the Midnight Superhero. 



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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