Reception

Croeso i Dosbarth Wiwer!

In Dosbarth Wiwer our teacher is Mrs Brophy.

Miss Williams and Miss Davies are our teaching assistants.

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….

 

Looking back over the year, September seems like a lifetime ago. But then, on the other hand, the year has flown by. Time certainly does fly, when you are having fun. We have had a brilliant year and the children have been fantastic.

On that first day back in September the children were all excited to start their new class. They all settled in so quickly and soon learnt our classroom routine. We had lovely weather at the start of the year, so we spent lots of time outside. We started our ‘no outsiders’ enquiry ‘How are we all different?’. We drew and talked about our homes and families. We talked about how we all like and dislike different things and how we all look different. We discovered that life would be very boring if we all looked the same and liked the same things. We studied our faces, drew them and created them with loose parts. We shared lots of books about people from all over the world. We read Colour Monster and talked about our emotions.

Autumn started to draw in and we went for an autumn walk. We read the book Leaf man and made our own leaf men. We went looking for leaf man up in forest school and on the field. We investigated a pumpkin and learnt a song called Mr Pumpkin Head. We developed our number skills when making potions and wrote some unpleasant recipes.

After half term we started the countdown to Christmas. The children performed a fantastic performance ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’, that unfortunately we had to record due to covid restrictions. Fingers crossed for a live performance this year. We came in one morning and found evidence that something has been in our classroom. We later discovered that some cheeky reindeer had been dancing on our carpet. The children were so excited, so we made some reindeer food following a recipe and wrote some questions to ask them. We made an extra special letter to Father Christmas.

After Christmas we looked at my favourite book ‘Lost and Found’. The children produced some wonderful work. We wrote lists of what to take to the South Pole. We investigated ice, floating and sinking and waterproof materials. We then celebrated Chinese New Year and found out all about how its celebrated all over the world.

After February half term the weather was starting to pick up a bit and Spring was on its way. We started our topic ‘What makes Wales special’. We looked at Welsh castles and the children drew detailed drawings. We turned our house into a castle and the children enjoyed dressing up in Welsh costume. We enjoyed eating welsh cakes. In this half term we celebrated St Valentines Day and Mothers Day. The children made lovely messages for their mums and drew pictures of them.

After the Easter break we started our Dragon topic and were so excited to find a dragon egg on our yard. The children were so excited. We also had other eggs in school. The children loved to watch the chicken eggs hatch and all had a hold of them. They were super cute. The children produced fantastic watercolour paintings of dragons and used descriptive language to describe their dragon. They sent letters, telling the dragon all about our lovely school and made it food in our mud kitchen. We made telescopes to see if we could spot the dragon on the mountain. We didn’t see the dragon but we saw smoke on most days. We also enjoyed a visit to Woodcroft farm.

Half term was upon us and then I can’t believe it, but the final half term of Reception. The sun has been out and the children have loved having the water out, especially when we get a bit wet with the hose pipe. We learnt about minibeasts and enjoyed finding out what an insect is. We went on hunts, made charts, wrote factual reports and sorted into groups. After 2 years we were able to have a proper sports day and it was fantastic. The children had a great time.

We really have had a wonderful year and each and every one of them are amazing. They are all now ready to move onto their new class, where I know they will thrive and have the best time. Thank you children for working so hard and making me smile every day. You are super stars.

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