Reception

Croeso i Dosbarth Wiwer!

In Dosbarth Wiwer our teacher is Mrs Brophy.

Miss Williams and Mrs Gartery also work in our classroom.

We share our class information as well as lots of the things that our class have been learning about using Seesaw. Should you need a link to your child’s Seesaw account please contact the school office or speak to Mrs Brophy at the end of the school day.

A Year in Dosbarth Wiwer

Teaching and learning in our school changes each year according to the needs of the children in our classes however we would still like to give you an insight into what a year in Dosbarth Wiwer looks like!

To help us to do this, we would like to share some of their adventures from last year….

Our Reception journey started back in September. It’s funny. It seems like it was only yesterday. The children waited excitedly to start their first year in full time education. They waved goodbye to Mums and Dads, and there it all started- Their Reception Journey.  

     The children settled into their new classroom so well. They soon picked up the new rules and routines. The weather was lovely, so we spent lots of time outside. The children loved the large scale water area and the potion area. These continue to be the children’s favourite areas at the end of the year too.  

    We started the year off with a whole school enquiry ‘no outsiders’. Through this we learnt that everyone is welcome in our school and that each and every one of us is different (wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same). We learnt that we all look different, even our fingers prints are unique. We discovered that we all have different types of families, we all like different things and we all live in different types of houses. 

   As the warm weather started to change we enjoyed the book Leaf Man and discovered how the season was changing into Autumn. We learnt about the trees and the animals and enjoyed Autumn Walks. We had super fun in our Halloween disco after school. 

   After the half term break we were quickly into practising the Christmas Concert. This was our first concert with an audience for a few years, so it was very special and exciting. The children did a fantastic job with their lines and their singing and I was beaming with pride. We had a wonderful few weeks leading up to Christmas. We had a special visit to the Reindeer farm and enjoyed the pantomime ‘Beauty and Beast’. We had a wonderful Christmas party and then enjoyed a 2 week break. 

     After Christmas we came back to cold weather. We enjoyed finding our water tray frozen over. We read the book ‘Lost and Found’ and developed lots of scientific skills. We learnt about floating and sinking, waterproof materials and we designed and made our own boat to carry the penguin.  We used the chatterpix app to create voice overs, which the children found hilarious.. We learnt about penguins and wrote a factual report. 

     After half term our topic was ‘Wales’. We celebrated St David’s Day and enjoyed learning about Welsh castles. We drew castles and learnt all about why they are built as they are. We enjoyed a trip to Chirk Castle, where we played on the park, went for a woodland walk, enjoyed looking at the rooms inside and exploring the beautiful gardens. 

        After Easter our topic was ‘growing’. We learnt about life cycles and loved watching the tadpoles grow into frogs.  We planted broads in the clear jar to clearly see how they grow. We learnt about what plants need to grow and the parts of a plant. We used watercolours to paint beautiful flower paintings. 

     We had a wonderful time celebrating King Charles’ Coronation. We made unique hearts and hid them for people in the local community to find. We raised money for Nightingale House by completing the Royal Run and we made flags and crowns.  

     We had our third trip of the year to Erddig Hall. We had the most wonderful time. We had the whole of the Wolf’s Den to ourselves and the children were so brave, balancing and climbing on the beams. We loved the rope swing (especially Miss Williams). The children were mesmerised by inside the house. I think the nursery was their favourite. They were so well behaved walking through and members of the public commented on their excellent behaviour. 

    We have had a wonderful year and time really does fly when you are having fun. The children have grown up so much and progressed so well. This year they have become readers, writers, scientists, artists and mathematicians. They have made new friends and old friendships have grown stronger. Their resilience, maturity and confidence has grown so much and they are a super bunch of children. I am so proud of every one of them. I really have had a lovely year. I will miss them, but I know they are ready to move onto the next chapter in their lives. Keep working hard my little super stars. 

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