Watchlytes Primary

Creativity, Inspiration and Achievement


 Here you will be able to find out everything you need for Reception. You will be able to keep up to date with everything going on in Beech Class, as well as finding useful information that can be used at home. Please check in every week to see more updates of what we are learning. 


How to use Google Classrooms

How to use Google Classrooms

Curriculum Overview

Summer Curriculum Overview 2021

Spring Curriculum Overview 2021




Home Learning Week Beginning 11.01.2021

We are so impressed with all the work that you have produced this week Beech Class.  Well done to you and your grown ups. 

Have a look at all your hard work.





Home Learning Week Beginning 04.01.2021

Hello Beech Class and Happy New Year. We are very sad that we will not see you all for a little while but we can email each other and send each other photos.

Here are some activities you can complete this week. From next week we will move to Google Classrooms for our home learning. A separate email will come to you with all the information about this and we will post a video on how to use it later in the week.


This week we will be reviewing all the sounds that we have learnt over the last half term. Look at the letters, can you say the sound they make? Can you say a word that begins with that sound? Can you write the letter shape? Can you write a word using the sound?Phase 2 SoundsCan you read the words on the document below?

Phase 2 CVC Words PE

Can you complete the activities on these cards?

Physical Activity Challenge Cards


Using the document below can you count how many objects there are and then practise writing the number?

Counting and Writing Numbers to 10


Autumn Curriculum Overview 2020


Welcome to all our new children and parents in Beech Class. We are looking forward to a wonderful year together and having lots of fun.

Adding, building, baking and last week the children were exploring addition. They practised counting 2 groups altogether to find a total. They also managed to add lots of ingredients together which made chocolate chip cookies!!!

There has been some keen building of castles and forts which house princes, princesses and the odd car.

In phonics the children learnt the sounds g, o, c, k and have had lots of fun writing the tricky words.


Diwali Week

Last week the children learnt all about the Hindu festival of Diwali. They started the week talking about different festivals we have already celebrated and what festivals are to come (Christmas being the clear favourite!) The children explored our Diwali interest table, looking through information text and handling artifacts. They were very excited to experiment with clay whilst making their Diva light holders and loved decorating them. The story of Rama and Sita was a firm favourite throughout the week and, after watching a shadow puppet show of the story, Mrs Howard built the children their very own shadow puppet theatre and they were very busy making puppets and telling stories.

We are working hard in phonics and the children are developing their understanding and recognition of the letters sounds we have learnt.

The children are continuing to practice the letters s,a,t,p and have learnt i,n,m,d. They are becoming more confident in hearing the sounds in words and are beginning to orally blend words that are sounded out to them.


Halloween Fun

What a scary week the children have had. They were so excited about Halloween and trick or treating that we thought we would dedicate our learning this week to all things Halloween! They have explored the feeling and textures of a pumpkin. Used big and little spoons to scoop out the seeds and got very slimy in the process. Lots of time was spent creating and making wands, potions and writing spells. They have been counting spiders, bats and eyeballs into cauldrons to create their very own Witch's Brew and absolutely loved going trick or treating around the school (their trick was to throw a spider at the office ladies!!)


Autumn landed in Beech Class this week. The children collected some amazing Autumn objects. They have loved learning all about this season and the different things that are happening and are going to happen. They have used the magnifying glasses to examine in detail each item. Some children have used the story of Leafman as inspiration to create pictures with leaves and others have used the conkers for painting with. There has also been lots of exploration of the weather and everything muddy that comes with it.


 The children have had a great week investigating the letters in their name. They have used different media to copy the beginning letter and really tried hard to write their name by themselves. They have also learnt a little bit about Harvest and had lots of fun trying the bread that Miss Budworth brought in. They decided that their favourite was white bread.