Welcome to Reception!
Croeso i derbyn!
Summer Term 2019
Hard to believe it’s Summer Term already. Where has the time gone? Soon it will be time for your children to leave Reception and move on to Year 1 but before that we have one more topic to work through. Our main focus this term is the series of books ‘What the ladybird heard’ and is linked to work about on the farm. We will be learning about the different animals found on a farm, where they live, what their young are called and what they give us. We’ll be using these books to help us look at different genres of writing and will be learning about money and time in maths as well as continuing to expand our number work too.
Thursday 23rd May is Outdoor Classroom Day and we will be taking part in this event and doing all our learning outdoors that day. Pray for nice weather for us! After Whitsun we’ll also hold International Week where Reception will learn about Italy, have sports day, parents meetings and have our end of year trip. Lots of exciting events to finish our year in Reception. Don’t forget to check back regularly to see what we’ve been up to.
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.