Reception Mrs Wetherall 2022 - 2023

   Welcome to Reception. 


Mrs Wetherall loves travelling and spending time with her family and friends.  

To help us in our class we have two AMAZING Teaching Assistants Mrs Clarke (Tuesday-Friday) Mrs Pilling (Monday and Wednesday pm)

Mrs Clarke  


Mrs Clarke loves running, baking and spending time with her daughters.  

Mrs Pilling  Mrs Pilling loves stories, reading and spending time with her sons.  


Our class motto is to learn together is to play together

Autumn Term 

 Hi Reception, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Pilling and I cannot wait to welcome you to the Victoria Road Family and we are really looking forward to a fabulous term of learning and fun!

For the first part of the term we will be thinking about 'ourselves' . We will be looking at the book Only One You and learning about what makes us special and how we are all different. 

In the second half of the term we will focusing on Traditional Tales look out for the giant hiding in our classrooom he may even have left some clues of where he is. 


We love learning outside using our inventing skills in the mud kitchen sand and water, imagination skills in our Giants castle, reading area and stage, developing our large motor skills with our bikes, balls and large blocks as well as having quiet time in our writing and small world areas. 

Inside we enjoy our creative areas playdough, painting, sticking, our construction and small world areas, our writing area, maths area, funky fingers and our quiet reading area. We also love playing and listening to music, listening to stories and having lots of fun aswell as learning with our friends. 

We have daily phonic and literacy sessions where we develop our reading and writing skills, we have maths small and large groups sessions where we develop our number and maths awareness and use these in our play.

In the afternoons we continue to have lots of opportuities to develop and explore.

Make it Monday On Mondays we will use our creative skills, we will draw, paint and build. Remember if we come home messy it's because we are learning. 

Talking Tuesday On Tuesdays we use our communication and listening skills, we play games, tell each other stories and take part in drama activities.

Wonder Wednesday On Wednesdays we answer questions, we explore the world around us and use stem activities ' how do you think craters are made on the moon? '

Wednesday is also our PE day we will learn lots of new skills with the Sports coaches including throwing and catching, large movement skills, balancing and how physical development affects our bodies.

Thinking Thursday On Thursdays we will be developing our knowledge of the world looking at The natural world, people and communities and past and present events. 

Fresh air Friday On Fridays we will be using the outdoor area and school grounds to look at nature. our local community, grow flowers and our own vegetables which we will then eat as a class.

We will develop our PSED skills daily and focus on building relationships, self regulation and managing ourselves as individuals 

Our door is always open for any questions or concerns you may have,however at the present time parents are unable to come into school! Therefore, please feel free to ring at any time on the school number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


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We aim to read and change your child’s reading book twice a week. It is important that your child has their book bags and reading books and diaries in school every day so that this is possible. We ask that you spend 10 minutes each day listening to your child read their book or key words. It is important to talk about the story to make sure you child is understanding what they have read. When you have heard your child read please could you complete the home school reading diary. This will help us to monitor reading development.



Word Aware 
Here at Victoria Road Primary School we use the Word Aware approach.This entails learning a new word everyday, we read the word, found out its meaning, act out the word, sing the word we even have a word RAP!! Your child will bring home a slip stuck into their reading diary with the chosen topic of discussion for that evening.  On the day your child gets their Word Aware Homework they will not need to read but will be expected to spend time discussing their word with as many adults as possible at home. Children will still need to read on the other nights of the week. However to get the best benefits it would be ideal to talk about the word as much as possible over the week as this will help them back in class where there will be quality time spent discussing or writing about the chosen word. 

We feel that Word Aware Homework will contribute to the enrichment of writing and hope that you will support your child at home.

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Victoria Road Primary School
Victoria Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5RE