Reception 2018 - 2019

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

This is my third year at Westminster Primary School, after spending two years working in key stage 2, I was thrilled to be asked to work with the children in Year 1 and Reception. Prior to joining Westminster Primary School I had worked for 7 years in the nursery, so I already knew a lot of the children. I have recently successfully completed the ELKLAN course which will enable 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.

Mrs Sewell

I enjoy working at Westminster and being part of the school team. In my spare time I enjoy singing and I am a member of a singing group.

Welcome to Reception 2018/19


Welcome to Reception!

This half term we looking into all things Space!

We will look at the different planets in our solar system and how they are all different. We will also look at how the moon changes over time. The children will learn how astronauts live in space and will have their own role play spaceship to recreate it!


In maths we will be looking at subtraction, estimation, shape and time as well as continuing our number a week investigations. We will investigate maths concepts through a range of activities set up by myself and the team. Our aim is to give the children the knowledge to go and undertake activities independently when appropriate. 


In literacy this term we will be looking at 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. We will look at key words in the text and use it to develop our own space vocabulary, We will be re-writing parts of the story in groups in order to develop our story writing skills.

Knowledge of the world.

This term is Chinese New Year so we are looking forward to introducing the children to another new culture and trying different foods. We will experience this celebration through a changing role play area, our cooking lessons and through activities set up in our continuous learning time.

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The children will continue to be given a reading book to take home and read with their grown up. 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 also continue with our daily phonics lessons. The children are learning how to form letters, what sound it makes and how to read it within a word. 

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  • PE is on a Thursday 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. 
  • Reading books should be returned to school everyday.
  • Water bottles - children need to bring their own bottle with water in.

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


Miss Gilbert, Mrs Davies, Miss Coombes.

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Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224

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