Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Welcome to our Reception page

Our Teachers are Mrs Vincent (Ash), and Miss Puttrell (Beech)

Curriculum letter, summer term 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019

Welcome Presentation 2019 - Information for starting Reception Sept 2019

Phonics Presentation 2018

Tapestry -  Please click on 'Tapestry' to follow the link to view your child's portfolio. 
Quick link button also available from our Home Page. 
For further information please view the Welcome Presentation pages 14 & 15 above.

Visit to Aldenham Country Park - Wednesday 19th June
Reception had a fantastic time at Aldenham Country Park on Wednesday 19th June.  We visited 100 Aker Wood to look at all the houses of Winnie the Pooh and his friends.   We also looked round the farm and had time to play in the playground.  The children all enjoyed playing ‘Pooh Sticks’. The weather held off to enable us to have a lovely picnic lunch outside. A big thank you to all the parents who helped out on the day.  We could not go on such trips without your support.  Thanks also to the PTA for funding part of this trip with enrichment funds.

Animal Entertainment - Wednesday 15th May 2019
To enhance our animal topic we experienced an interactive and fascinating session on Wednesday this week. The children handled an assortment of animals including: Miranda the Millipede; Fergus the Gecko; Bruce the Australian Tree Frog, and stroked a lovely Chinchilla.   A few brave children even volunteered to hold Edith the Python, who was very well behaved! They also saw: Uther the Bearded Dragon and a scorpion. Thank you to the PTA for making this possible.

Stay and Play w/c 28th January 2019
A fun time was had by all at “Stay and Play” this week. The children enjoyed exploring the Foundation Stage with their parents. Amongst other activities they investigated ice and created fabulous water colour paintings. We have been fortunate to welcome parent volunteers this term to talk about their country of birth, including the Czech Republic, Denmark and New Zealand (an amazing Haka was performed by the children).

Reception Walk to the Post Box Tuesday 17th and Friday 30th November
Ash and Beech class enjoyed their journey to the post box to post their letters to Father Christmas this week. Thank you to all the parents who walked with us.

Reception Visit from the Fire Engine Thursday 18th October
Following our school fire drill last week, Reception children had an exciting visit from our local Fire Fighters. They told them all about their protective clothing and how they help to rescue people as well as putting out fires. The children had the opportunity to look around the fire engine and to sit in the cab. We are extremely grateful to the Fire Service for providing this valuable experience.

Reception Stay and Play 1st to 5th October
A fun time was had by all at ‘Stay and Play’ this week. The parents/carers Joining in with “busy fingers”, listening to the children re-telling the story of The Little Red Hen and discovering their favourite place to play.



 Early Years Foundation Curriculum

Welcome Booklet - procedural information

Alphabet - starting to form letters

Please find listed below  documents providing information about Letters and Sounds as taught in the Foundation Stage:

General Letters and Sounds

Phase 2 Words    Phase 3-4 Words   Phase 5 Words