Reception 2020-2021

Miss Wellings

Miss Wellings

After working at Brereton for over four years now, I feel it is a total privilege to be part of such a wonderful team. I absolutely love being the Reception teacher and working with the Early Years team to prepare the children for school life. Outside school I like to spend my time walking my dog, baking and being creative.

Mrs Sherliker-Hewitt

Mrs Sherliker-Hewitt

I am the teaching assistant for Reception and I love working in such a wonderful classroom. It's an amazing thing being able support the children from their very first day at school and I feel very lucky to work with such a lovely group of people.

Welcome to Reception! 

Our topic book for Spring 1 is 'Naughty Bus'. This is a delightful book which combines stunning photographs and text creating a stimulating read. The superb photography cleverly tells the adventures of the little red London bus. The text, which is sometimes told by the narrator and sometimes by the bus, adds to the action. The visual fonts and graphics in the text add to the action in this adventure story. The photographs allow for endless hours of discussion with children pouring over the images whilst the clever use of graphics and fonts in the text will also provide many opportunities for discussion. This book is sure to appeal to both young children and adults.

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Brereton CE Primary School we believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop as a happy, confident learner. We provide stimulating play opportunities which reflect the children’s interests and stage of learning and development. We believe in the value of an environment that enables children to be independent and it is well resourced with inviting opportunities that support children to follow their ideas and interests.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum has seven areas of learning which are divided into Prime and Specific areas. All of our learning is based around and linked to these areas of development.

Prime Areas of Learning:

  • Physical Development 
  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

Specific Areas of Learning

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design 

During the school day the children learn through a mixture of short teacher directed sessions, adult initiated activities and child-initiated learning through play sessions. Teachers and teaching assistants work with the children and make observations on them which are recorded on their individual tapestry account.

In Reception the children follow a topic-based approach. They have a main topic that all work is based around as well as a focus text. 


A little extra information…


Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. Toast is available to the children at a cost of 25p each which will be added to your school spider account. If your child would rather have a piece of fruit they are welcome to help themselves to it in school or they can bring in a healthy option from home. Your child will also be provided with a free afternoon snack.

Reading Books and Sound Cards

At the start of the year, your child will bring home a library book to share with you. Later in the term your child will bring home a reading book to read with you. Your child will read at least once a week at school with an adult and a note will be put into their reading diary to inform you of their reading days. We strongly recommend that you read with your child for ten minutes a day. Your child will also bring home weekly phonics sounds to practise.

For anyone who may be struggling to understand the way we teach phonics, here is a video that might help.

Home Learning

Reception are working so hard at home with their parents and guardians. They have adapted so well to the ever changing learning environments and we are so proud of them. 




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Brereton C E Primary School

School Lane, Brereton Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
or Senco: Mrs N Wood

Tel: 01270 685125


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