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

Thursday- Forest school

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


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.

After half term our topic will be China V Wales. We will be learning about Chinese New Year and St David Day and comparing the two countries.


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 and sometimes homework.  The children in turn will bring Poppy 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.

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 focusing on and if you could reinforce this at home, then this would be wonderful.