Reception News



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

Mrs Duke

Mrs Roberts

Miss Davies

Mrs Steen (Tuesday pm


Our week in school and things to remember:

Friday – 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 few weeks of term will be spent practicing routines. The children will be getting used to the classroom set up and the routines we have. Our first topic is Marvellous Me and we will be talking about the home and their families. We will be naming the parts of the body and learning about the senses. We will be discussing what makes a good friend. We will also be learning about Autumn and enjoying lots of Autumn activities. We will start to learn letters and learn to form the letters correctly. We will start with s a t i p n. Once the children are confident recognising and forming the letters they will be able to start blending letters together to write and spell simple words. We will also be focussing on name writing and introducing the children to a few sight words.  We will be encouraging the children to mark make and start emergent writing.  In maths we will be focussing on counting forwards and backwards and recognising numbers to 10. Those children who are ready will be moved on to higher numbers. We counting and matching items to numbers. We will be ordering and comparing numbers and recognising 2d and 3d shapes.


Learning at home

Over the next few weeks when we feel the children are ready, we will send a reading book over the weekend. This is to be returned on a Monday please.  To begin with these will be wordless books. The children will have a folder with the characters from the books in. The children will also come home with sounds to practice and some key words.  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.

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.