Welcome to Reception!
Croeso i derbyn!
Spring Term 2019 - Transport topic
Our topic this term is all about Transport. We will look at the various types of transport and how different vehicles are used for different journeys. We will learn about different parts of vehicles and the people who drive, fly or sail them. We will take a visit to a local garage to see them at work and will have visits from different emergency services and the vehicles they use. Our home task will be to make a boat or raft and these will be tested in school for floating, speed and if they can hold ‘passengers’. We will be looking at a book called Gerry’s Story which is set in Bute Park, Cardiff and will be visiting this park as part of our trip to Cardiff and combining it with a trip on a boat.
During this term we will be continuing with our phonics work and the children will be able to amaze you with their progress with their reading when they bring their reading books home for the first time. They will be starting to write simple sentences independently and writing for different purposes. We will also continue working on recognising and forming our numbers and starting simple addition sums.
Autumn Term 2018
Another year, another class and time to get to know your little ones as we become a 'little family' for the next year. You will see huge changes in your child over the next year as we learn new things and get them ready for their future in Llwyncrwn.
Our topic for the autumn term is Superheroes and much of our work is based around the story of Supertato. We will also be learning about our senses and how they help us make sense of the world around us. Flashcards and phonic sounds will be a huge part of our learning as well as simple number work and forming and recognising numbers to 10. We will hold a welcome to Reception meeting for parents after a few weeks settling in where we will give you ideas of how you can help us help your children.
And then, before we know it, it will be Christmas and the end of their first term in Reception .......but before that there's lots to keep us busy. Enjoy watching their journey and see how they grow!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year 2018
Our topic this term is Transport. We will be learning about different modes of transport and how they travel. We will be visiting the local garage, conducting transport surveys, trying out our homemade rafts and boats and inviting different types of vehicles into school for us to explore. We will also be setting up a car wash for staff cars and hopefully taking a trip to Cardiff to go on a boat down the Bay.
Summer term is here at last.
How quick has this year gone?
For their final term in Reception the children will be looking at the topics 'On the Farm' and plants and growing. They will be reading lots of lovely stories this term with lots of their work based around the books 'Mrs Wishy Washy's farm' and 'What the ladybird heard.' They will also visit Mrs Stallards florists to help enhance their play in our role play Florist. We will also look at growing conditions for plants and grow our own 'grass heads' and flowers.
Our language work will continue to build on their phonological awareness encouraging them to write independently and we will look at different reasons for writing including lists, poems and descriptions.
In maths we will continue our number work and learn to count in 2's and 10's and backwards from 20. We will also cover money and 3D shapes and do lots of practical work on capacity and weight.
We hope to end our topic of 'On the farm' with our own farm day where we will have lots of fun farm activities while dressed as farmers and maybe even a visit from some farm animals to the school!
Reception had a lovely afternoon down at the school pond doing some pond dipping. They were lucky enough to catch some pond skaters, water boatmen, tadpoles, newts and even a tiny frog. The children were very gentle with the creatures and when they had finished put them back into the pond carefully.
International Week 2017
For International Week Reception have been learning about Italy. We have found Italy on a map, drawn its flag, learned to count to 10 and looked at different places of interest to visit. We've also discussed what foods Italy is famous for and made our own delicious pizzas! 🇮🇹 🍕🍕🇮🇹