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 are moving on to 'Seasons and Celebrations'. We will look at a variety of different celebrations across different religions and look at the similarities and differences between them. We will experience difference celebrations through a changing role play area, our cooking lessons and through activities set up in our continuous learning time. As the seasonal changes become more obvious we will investigate these through practical activities and observations.

During the half term we will look at various information books and websites to gain a better understanding of different celebrations. We will also look at ' The Acorn' by Edward Gibbs and ' The Jolly Christmas Postman' by Allen Ahlberg.  

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.

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 to learn initial letter sounds this half term. The children are learning how to form letters, what sound it makes and how to read it within a word. 

In PE we are doing Dance. We will experiment different ways to create themed dances such as: a firework display, Diwali dancing and Christmas dancing. 


PE now takes place on a Thursday please ensure your child has a full PE kit and suitable shoes.

Reading books should be returned to school everyday.

Water bottles - children need to bring their own bottle with water in.



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Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224

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