Wendell Park Primary School

Welcome to our school

Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

020 8743 1372



Diamond Class

Teacher: Miss Bethany Thompson 

Teaching Assistant: Ms Ida Afrifa




Moonstone Class

Teacher:  Mrs Louisa Trandafilovski &

Mrs Rizvi Malique


Teaching Assistant: Ms Hajiba Elazoua



Learning support teachers: Ms Aiste Ramoskaite & Ms Rachel Stewart

The Friends of Wendell Park Primary School Class Rep for Reception is: Leila (Diamond) & TBC (Moonstone)

If you require your class rep's contact information, please speak to the School Office. 

Please click here for the 2021/2022 Curriculum Map for Reception.

Click here for our 2021 Reception Curriculum Goals

Find our Autumn 2021 Reception Newsletter here 

For information re the new Early Years Curriculum, please click here

Latest School, Term Dates, Friends PTA, Reception Events

School tour for prospective new parents29Sep2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please book your place on the school tour by calling the School Office on 020 8743 1372

Reception parent workshop - Maths in the Early Years with Mrs T.07Oct2021

9:15 am - 10:00 am @ TBC

Reception parents are invited to a parent workshop on Maths in the Early Years with our Early Years Lead, Mrs T. We are hoping to hold this in person - this will be confirmed.

Forest School Day08Oct2021

Hello Yellow Day08Oct2021

Hello Yellow Day 2021 On 8th October, help spread the word that whatever you're going through, you're not alone with your mental health, by wearing something yellow and donating £2 to YoungMinds. Join us! Its normal to have ups and downs - and this year might have felt a little more down than up. We've all felt the stress of lockdown, worries about the impact on our families and uncertainty about the future. But it's the little things that have got us through it - the morning walks, singing in the shower, the perfect cuppa or the heart to heart when you were at your wits end. Things can get better. Saying #HelloYellow this World Mental Health Day is a little thing we can do to make a BIG difference to young peoples' mental health. Because a little yellow goes a long way:) You can donate via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hy2021-107455?utm_campaign=lc_frp_share_transaction_transactional_--_page_launched_--_campaign&utm_content=ddee7979-8dd3-40fd-8e76-d7d96abf8e78&utm_medium=email&utm_source=postoffice&utm_term=1631880144939

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)08Oct2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friends of Wendell Park Annual General Meeting18Oct2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Virtual

School tour for prospective new parents21Oct2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please book your place on the school tour by calling the School Office on 020 8743 1372

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)22Oct2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UK Parliament Week01Nov2021

School tour for prospective new parents04Nov2021

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please book your place on the school tour by calling the School Office on 020 8743 1372

School Photographer (Early Years and Key Stage 1)04Nov2021

Individual and sibling photographs

School Photographer (Key Stage 2)05Nov2021

Individual and sibling photographs

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)12Nov2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nasal Flu Immunisation (Reception to Year 6)16Nov2021

9:30 am - 12:00 pm @ In school

The School Immunisation team will be in school on Tuesday 16th November to deliver the nasal flu immunisation to children in Reception to Year 6. This requires separate parental consent which will be sent out for you to complete closer to the date. Questions should be directed through the School Office.

Mayor's Cup Football (Y5/6 teams)19Nov2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School tour for prospective new parents25Nov2021

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Calendars page(s): School >> Term Dates >> Friends PTA >> Reception >>

Our Topic 

For autumn 1 our topic is

All About Me!

Please see documents below for more information.  

 All About Me 2021ii.pdfDownload
 All About Me Curriculum Letter 2021.pdfDownload
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Forest school will be starting soon! Our Reception children will have the opportunity to go over to Wendell Park and take part in some wonderful nature themed activities. 

These sessions will be taking place on Wednesdays. Your child will be given a time slot during the day to take part in the activities with some of their peers and 2 adults.

Please send your child in with some waterproof clothing and welly boots as we will be enjoying this experience come rain or shine!

A consent form will be emailed to you soon from the school. This MUST be signed and returned if you wish for you child to take part.

As this will be happening out of school grounds if a return form has not been received, your child will not be able to participate.

So to get involved please return your forms ASAP:)

Thank you,

Early Years Team

A few of you have asked us for some guidance re developing your child's tripod pencil grip.  We have included some info and websites below which we hope you will find useful.  Please don't worry if your child takes a little time to get used to a new grip; as you will know, we all progress at different rates and we will be doing lots of fun fine motor activities at school (dough disco is a current favourite!) to build up your child's finger and hand muscles ready for writing.  

Dynamic Tripod Grip info

Tips for Left Handers

Ten tips for pencil grips

 Early Years Pencil Grip info for parents.pdfDownload
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 Crocodile Teeth Scissors Activity.pdfDownload
 Make a Potato Head.pdfDownload
 Pencil Control Activity.pdfDownload
 Snake Cutting Skills.pdfDownload
 Super Stretchy Playdough Recipe.pdfDownload
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Individual and sibling photos will be taking place on Thursday 4th November :) Please come dressed in full school uniform.

All About Tapestry parent workshop! 

Come along to our workshop on Thursday 30th September, 9:15am - 10:00am to find out all about how Tapestry and ClassDojo work:)  The workshop will take place in school. 

Please sign up on School Gateway (download app from Google Play/app store).

Forest School Day!

We are very excited to announce that on Friday 8th October, we will be having a special Forest School Day in the Early Years with lots of opportunities to explore our outside areas:)

Learners support #HelloYellow Campaign with Young Minds! - Humankind  Education Centre

Hello Yellow Day 2021!

Join us in supporting Young Minds, a charity dedicated to helping young people's mental health, by wearing something yellow on Friday 8th October, and donating £2 if you can - JustGiving link below:) 

Remember, a little yellow goes a long way.

JustGiving Hello Yellow Page

Week of 20th September 2021

This week we have been very busy learning how to write some of our Set 1 letters (m, a, s, d) and thinking about the sounds the letters make.  

We have also been exploring the story of Goldilocks & the Three Bears, talking lots about what happens in the story and thinking about size; big & small.  Some of our activities have included investigating big & small objects, going on a size hunt, giving our soft toys a porridge picnic and learning some size action rhymes:)

Fantastic work everybody!

Homework will be sent out towards the autumn half term. Please check in your child's bookbag for their red books and complete the tasks we have set you. 

Please ensure that homework books are returned every MONDAY, along with your child's reading book.  Thank you.

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the phonics and reading workshop today - we hope you found it helpful:)

Please find a pdf of the workshop powerpoint below.

Please see below for a few videos below which give guidance about how to pronounce the letter sounds and the order of RWI Set 1 sounds.

Helpful info about sound pronunciation

Helpful phonics information

Find out more about Ruth Miskin Phonics

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 Phonics Workshop 2021.pdfDownload
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 RWI Parent FAQs.pdfDownload
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 Phonics Guidance for Parents updated.pdfDownload
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Please see below for the Reception Tricky Red Word list showing the words your child will be learning each term.

Come and join us for our Early Years Mathematics parent workshop!  Taking place at 9:15am on Thursday 7th October 2021 with Mrs T - please sign up for this via the School Gateway app.

There are six areas of early years mathematical learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures

These areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks. We use these and the NCETM materials to draw out and build on the maths embedded in the stories contained in each episode.

A few reminders:

Water bottles:

Please can your child bring in a named water bottle to school each day (water only, no juice please!).

Fruit/snack time:

Please can your child bring in a piece of fruit (in their book-bag/backpack) to have at their afternoon snack time.


PE sessions will start after half term, once the children have settled in.  PE will be on Thursdays and the children should arrive at school in their PE kit that day, not school uniform.


School day - Please line up outside the Stronsa Road entrance (Entrance B) by 8:45am, ready for the bell at 8:50am. It is important to be on time so we can all get going with our day.

School finishes at 3.15pm (2.15pm on Fridays).  

Rain - If it is raining at the start of the day children can come in to class early.

Water - Please ensure that your child brings a named water drinking bottle (no juice please) - these will be given back at the end of each day.

Website - There is a Wendell Park School newsletter available each Friday - please click here to view the latest issues.  We will also put a weekly update about all the learning in Reception on the website.

Spare Clothes - Please bring a set of named spare clothes to put in your child's locker, just in case of any accidents.

Stay and Play:  All being well, we are planning to start our Stay and Play sessions after the October half term and are looking forward to inviting you all in to the classroom for the first half hour every Frida morning (9:00-9:30am) to meet other parents and spend some time with your child in their class environment.

Show & Tell: After a few weeks of settling in, we will begin sending home the class 'Show & Tell' box - if your child brings the box home, please encourage them to choose 1 or 2 favourite items to put in the box and bring into school to share & talk about with their class.  All treasured items will be returned home the same day:)

Weekend Walkies Book: After the autumn half term, we will begin sending home our class donkey to spend the weekend with you!  The idea is to walk or cycle (leave the car at home) to as many places as you can with him and if you can, write a little about your travels and draw a few pics or take some photos to stick in the book too.  We will then share all your travels together as a class:)

Weekly Timetable


Homework & Activities

Homework is designed to help your child with letter formation, consolidating their letter sounds and developing early maths skills. Homework will be handed out weekly after the autumn half term.

Please hand homework in each Monday.

Reading books are given to help support your child as they learn to read and build the skills they need to read. Please find a moment in the week to read with your child and make a comment in their reading record.  We will begin sending these out towards the October half term.

Please ensure that your child's reading book/s are in their book bags every day.  Although their books are changed every Monday/Tuesday, your child's teacher/TA may read with your child at various points during the week.




Come and join us for a guide to RWI phonics and 'Teaching your child to read' parent workshop led by Miss Snipp, our phonics lead. 

Taking place on Thursday 23rd September, 2021 - please sign up for this via the School Gateway app.

44 Sounds of English

If you have any questions about phonics or reading, please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Peters (Deputy Headteacher).