Brunswick Primary School

Enjoy, Exceed, Excel

Reception 2019-20


Our vision

Our positive, respectful behaviour will help us to form strong relationships with everyone and become independent children who love learning.

PE for Reception 2019-20

The classes have PE on the following days:

Duck - Tuesday

Rabbit - Wednesday

Fish - Thursday 

Hamster - Friday 

Home learning Learning Quest Booklets Letters Home

Optional home learning ideas, linked to our topics!  




Here are some basic sheets that you can download and print off at home to practise letters,numbers and cutting

**Letter formation**

**Number formation**

**Cutting skills (fine motor)**


We have started learning our letter sounds. Here are the cursive letters for you to down load and practise at home  

  s  a  t  p  i  n  m d 

g   o   c   k   e   u   r   h  

b  f  l  j  v  w  x  y  z


Here are the digraphs 

ch sh th ng ee or ar ai

oo ow ur oi er


Additional topic worksheets

'Summer talk' - ideas to support children's communication skills over the summer.

Climbing home learning.

Balancing home learning.

Pirates home learning.

Under the Sea home learning.

**Key words - complete list**

Seaside pencil control.

Music and sound home learning.

Butterfly home learning.

Very Hungry Caterpillar pencil control.

Very Hungry Caterpillar maths booklet.

Chinese New Year home learning.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt home learning.

Goldilocks home learning.

Winter home learning.

Christmas home learning.

Bonfire night home learning.

Autumn home learning.

The Gingerbread Man home learning.

Billy Goats Gruff home learning.

Little Red Riding Hood home learning.





 Curriculum maps sharing with you what we're learning each half term!





Autumn 1

'A World of Stories'

Autumn 2

'Fantastic Beasts'

Spring 1

'If you go down to the Woods'

Spring 2

'Out of this World'

Summer 1

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends'

Summer 2 

'Voyage of Discovery'


























All the important information we'd like to share with you! 

Welcome to the new school year! Its an exciting time for you and your child. Keep an eye on this space for notes and letters informing you about what is coming up.




Click on the Emergency Closure banner at the top of this page for all the info you need regarding closure activities. There is a Closure Activities Week link to click on. This will take you to a word document out lining things you can do at home. 





Park Walk

Next week we will be walking to St Ann's Well Gardens. Thank you to all of the adults that have signed up to help.

Tuesday 11th Feb - Duck and Fish

Wednesday 12th Feb - Hamster and Rabbit

We will leave just after 9am and should be back around 10am. 

Children will need wellie boots as the going is rather soft in the park!


Reception Workshare

Thursday 19th December 2019


Come along to your child's class and find out about their learning this term


Reception Christmas Party 

Tuesday 17th December


Reception Christmas Shows

This year we will be performing 'The Sleepy Shepherd' as our Christmas Show.

Hamster and Fish classes will be performing on Thursday 12th December at 9.30am

Rabbit and Duck classes will be perfoming on Friday 13th December at 9.30 am

Programmes will be available from the school office soon.


Phonics for Parents

Thursday 28th November 2019


Please come along and find out how we teach phonics and reading at Brunswick. The meeting will be in the Carpeted Hall closest to the school office. We look forward to seeing you there.


We would like to invite parents and carers to an initial ‘Meet the Teachers’ meeting to give people an opportunity to receive information and ask questions relating to Reception! The meetings will last for 30 minutes.

Thursday 24th October (9.00-9.30 am)

Infant Hall 

There will also be an additional meeting to learn about the EYFS curriculum which will be arranged after the half term holiday. 

Curriculum Talk Powerpoint


Here are some booklets to help with your child's learning 

How we teach writing booklet

How we teach maths booklet

How we teach reading booklet

What to Expect Guide - This is a really useful guide about what we expect from your child in Reception. We work mainly on the 40-60 month bracket, working towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of the year.




























Reception E Safety

Knowing about E Safety is so important for Reception children that we've added this section about what's good and bad about the internet and ways you can get yourself out of bad situations. The website we've chosen even has fun games you can play while learning E Safety. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. Please click on the picture below to enter the website.