Hello and welcome to Reception.

Our class name is Dosbarth Wiwer, this means ‘squirrel’ in Welsh.

The people who work in our class are:

Mrs Brophy

Miss Williams

Mrs Roberts

Miss Davies


Our week in school and things to remember:

Thursday- PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though, just in case.

Thursday- Forest school- wellies to be kept in school please.

Friday- Reading books will go home on a Friday. Please can book bags be back in school on a Monday as this is the day I start reading with the children.


What are we learning about this term?

The first part of the term our topic is ‘Lost and Found’. This is a wonderful book about a penguin and a little boy become friends. We will be learning all about penguins and the South Pole. We will be writing lists of what to take the South Pole. We will be sorting clothes into hot and cold countries.  We will be retelling the story of Lost and Found.  We will be investigating what melts ice the quickest, what is the best material to make an umbrella with and floating and sinking.

We do phonics sessions daily. We are continuing with the letter sounds and those children who know all the letter sounds will be moving onto the ch, sh, th,, ph, wh and then the ee sound.

In maths we will be continue to work on numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be ordering numbers, filling in the missing numbers, counting in 2’s, one less than a number, weight,  sorting objects into groups, temperature, writing numbers to 20 and beyond,.

Learning at home

Reading. Children will continue to bring a reading book home on a Friday. This is to be returned on a Monday please. The children will also come home with words to practice.  The children in turn will bring Penny Penguin home. There will be a book for you to write about her adventures. In the book you can include photographs or your child might like to draw pictures and write a little bit.


Important dates this term

Friday 22nd February – school closes for half term

Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March Celebrating Wales Week – Eisteddfod competition entries to be brought into school by Thursday 7th

Friday 8th March – children invited to come to school in Welsh clothing

Wednesday 13th March – Hooked on Books Day

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March – Parents Evenings

Friday 12th April – school closes for Easter