Reception News


Hello and welcome to Reception.

Hello and welcome to Reception.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Wiwer, this means ‘squirrel’ in Welsh.



The people who work in our class are:

Miss Jones

Mrs Duke

Mrs Roberts


Our week in school and things to remember:

Thursday- PE day.

Wednesday- Forest School

Friday- Reading and homework will go home in book bags.

Monday- Reading books to be returned to school.


What are we learning about this term?

This term our topic is Pirates. We will be reading the book called The Troll, which is a mixture of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and pirates. We will also be working on the book The Billy Goats Gruff. We will be continuing to work on our letter sounds and ch sh and th. We will be blending lots of words to read and spell.


We will also be looking for signs of Spring. We have some tadpoles in our class and hopefully we will watch them change to frogs. We will be planting sunflower seeds and learning the parts of a plant.


In maths we will continue to practice our numbers and counting. We will be learning the names of 3d shapes. We will be counting in 10s and revising counting in 2’s. We will be using positional language and doing some coding on the computers. We will be adding and taking away and working with money.


Learning at home

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’s homework book will come home on a Friday. This is to be returned Wednesday at the latest.

Children have had the wow cards home. Please send back the slip as soon as a wow moment has occurred.  I will be sharing with you each week what we are focussing on and if you could reinforce this at home, then this would be wonderful.



Important dates this term

Staff training Day Monday 4th June

Sports Day – Thursday 14th June

Class Assembly – Friday June 22nd

Race for Life- Thursday 24th May