Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Wellings

Miss Wellings

After working at Brereton for over two years now, I have loved every moment. I have worked in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and I am now very privileged to teach our Reception class. I love baking, exploring and being creative. My favourite subjects are maths and design technology. Outside school I have a cocker spaniel who I adore and spend many hours walking through the Cheshire fields.

Miss Sherliker

Miss Sherliker

I am the teaching assistant for Reception and have so far loved 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.

Our topic book for Autumn Term One is 'The Storm Whale'. 

This term our work is going to based around 'The Storm Whale' written by Benji Davies. This is a story of a lonely little boy, a whale washed up on the beach and a friendship that will change both their lives forever. The children will meet Noi and find traces of his father and the whale. They will work together to find ways to keep the whale safe and help Noi to return him to the water safely. Please see the topic web below to see the different areas of learning that we will be exploring. 

Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, we follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which is divided in to 7 areas of learning.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional development;

Communication and Language;

Physical development

Specific areas



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

In Reception we learn through a range of teacher-led and child-initiated activities which take place both inside and outside the classroom. Our main priority is to ensure we build positive relationships with the children so that they feel supported as well as become independent learners.


A little extra information…


Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. This is wonderful opportunity for them to use money and develop their independence. Toast, bagels or fruit drinks are available to the children at a cost of 25p each. 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.


We have one P.E session a week and this takes place on a Tuesday afternoon; although we suggest your child leaves their PE kit in school just in case activities change. It is preferred that your child has a draw string bag with a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, pumps and a jumper inside. As the weather turns colder you may also want to send in an outdoor PE kit as we will do PE outdoors from time to time.

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 once a week at school 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.










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Contact the School

Brereton Primary School

School Lane,

Brereton Green,



CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
Senco: Mrs N Wood

Tel: 01270 685125