Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Gilbert

Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked for Cheshire Police as a Community Support Officer for 6 years. Through working closely with school staff, parents and children of all ages, I developed my love of teaching. I completed my PGCE with Chester University and completed placements in two local schools. I have experience of working in Year 1, Year 5 and Year 6 but my real passion is early education so I am thrilled to join the school team as reception teacher.

I have 2 young children, but if I have any spare time then I enjoy reading, camping, bike riding and generally anything outdoors!

If you have any concerns surrounding your child then please feel free to talk to me.

Mrs Dudley-Davies

I have been working at Westminster Primary School since 2013. After spending two years working in key stage 2, I was thrilled to be asked to work with the children in Reception. Prior to joining Westminster Primary School I worked for 7 years in the local nursery. I have been highly trained in the EYFS curriculum and have also completed the ELKLAN course. The ELKLAN course enables me to work closely with children who need support with communication development across the curriculum.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Miss Coombes

I have been working at Westminster Primary since 2014 during this time I have worked in Year 2, Year 6 and now in Reception. My passion is working in the foundation stages of learning and I feel privileged to be involved in the start of their journey through school.




Welcome to Reception 2019/20


Welcome to our Reception class page. 


The children have settled well into school life at Westminster. They are beginning to develop good relationships and attitudes to learning. 


This half term our topic is 'animals and their habitats'. 

Alongside this theme, we will also look at seasonal changes and different celebrations such as Diwali, Bonfire night and Christmas. We will investigate these through planned activities, continuous provision time and also our cookery lessons.


Phonics, Reading and Writing.

Our focus text this half term is 'I'm going to eat this ANT' by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. Our focus outcome for this unit is to write short words in a list. 


We will be continuing with our daily phonics lessons. The children have been assessed and grouped appropriately. The children will continue to receive weekly sound sheets to practice at home and we will encourage them to take a book home from our KS1 library to enjoy with you. Of course, we would still encourage you to read with your child using your books at home. It is important to read with them as often as you can as it will really support their development in reading and writing.



We will continue our number per week investigations this half term. The children are learning all things related to a number (shapes, coins, time, days of the week, months of the year) as well as how a number is made up and what it looks like.



We continue to work on our basic PE skills such as listening, running, jumping, hopping, balancing and finding a space.


Forest School

Every Tuesday afternoon, the children visit our Forest School. They have absolutely loved this so far this year! We will continue this throughout the year. Please ensure you have warm clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves for them to wear with their school provided wet-suits. We will continue to work on our personal, social and emotional development through planned activities in the forest.

Trips this half term

This half term we will be visiting Hollymere residential home to sing a remembrance song and deliver a gift of poppies made by the children.



  • PE is on a Monday, please ensure your child has a full PE kit and suitable shoes. You can bring your PE kit in on a Monday and leave it in school. 
  • Water bottles - children need to bring their own bottle with water in.
  • We finish at 3:15 and will dismiss from the yellow door. 
  • Mindfulness club is on Wednesdays and finishes at 4pm (payment needed prior to attending)


Thank you for your continued support. As always, please come to me if you have any issues.


Miss Gilbert, Mrs Davies, Miss Coombes.

Files to Download

Reception : Gallery items

Woodland Activity Day, by Ms Hughes

Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224