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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 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 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

Autumn 2

Monday, 6th November 2023 - Pupils return to school.

Thursday 9th November - Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Black History Month Showcase Assembly


Friday 10th November - Remembrance Day Art Work on display in the hall



Monday 13th November - Odd Sock Day


13th to 17th November - World Nursery Rhyme Week and Anti Bullying Week


Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November - Parents Evening



Friday 17th November - Children in Need


Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November - Balance Bikes


Friday 1st December - Decoration Day


Wednesday 6th December - Peter Pan Pantomime at Brambles


Friday 8th December - Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner Day



Wednesday 20th December - Reception Nativity Performance 

Thursday, 21st December 2023 - Class Christmas Party and non-uniform day, last day of Autumn 2 

Monday 8th January - Pupils return to school.

What will we be learning in Reception?

Topic Overview - Autumn 2

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. 


Autumn 2 - Children will be taught:


Support for Parents




Information from Phonics Information session on 17/10/23


Core Texts

The Gunpowder Plot

The Gingerbread Man

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Christmas Story


Links to try at home



Little Wandle Letters and Sounds


 Reading  - E-Library 


Phonics Games


Phonics Games


Nursery Rhymes



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Maths Games



Maths Games 



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