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Welcome to Llwyncrwn Primary School

Dosbarth Ash- Mrs James

Welcome to Reception!

Croeso i derbyn!



Summer Term 2021

How on earth is it our last term already? It feels like only yesterday we were starting our journey together and we are now nearing the end of your time in Reception. At least we are back in school for my favourite term - the Summer Term.


I love the summer term, as hopefully the weather will be better so we can spend lots of time outdoors and you all start to amaze me with how grown up and clever you have become. Plus I love our topic this term - life on the farm and the fabulous stories by Julia Donaldson based on the What the Ladybird Heard series.


I hope you enjoy your last term in Reception and we make lots more wonderful memories along the way. 

Let’s have lots of fun and learning this term

Mrs James 😊


             Spring Term 2021

I am very sad that we are not starting this term back in class together but it is important that we stay safe and well.  While we are working at home we will carry on with RWI, Read Write Inc to learn our sounds and will continue to work on our understanding of numbers to 10 and beyond as well as starting a new topic all about cold places and looking at life in the polar regions.


I know it’s not going to be easy but I’m sure with the support of your family we will make the best of it.  We will be using Seesaw as our main platform for providing you with our online learning and for you to send back the completed tasks and activities for me to see. It is a great tool for the younger children in the school and I’m sure you’ll soon get used to it.


If you need to contact me for anything at all please either do so by email or via the Seesaw app or our private FB page.


Hopefully we will all be back in class soon and some sort of normality will resume. Until then please do your best but remember safety and happiness must always come first.

Mrs James 😊

Ice Decorations 
While we've been at home we've been busy doing lots of activities. We made some pretty ice decorations - we collected some Winter treasures on our walks, put them in containers of water and let them freeze. When they were frozen we took them out and hung them up outside to see how long they would last. Look at our beautiful pictures....... 
Outdoor Number Hunt
We went on a walk searching for numbers. We had to look very carefully to see if we could find all the numbers from 0-9. See how we got on........ 
Investigating Ice
We took some ice cubes from the freezer and thought of some words to describe how they looked and felt. Then we put them in different places to see which one would melt the quickest. We filled in a table with the results. 
Snowman Biscuits
We made and decorated biscuits to look like snowmen. Some of us followed a recipe. We talked about weighing, measuring, timing and what could be dangerous when we're cooking. 
Save the Animals 
We had more fun with ice. This time we had to put some little animals or other figures in containers of water and put them in the freezer. When the water froze our animals were stuck! We had to think of ways to get them out using things around the house and see which was the quickest way to set them free. 
One Snowy Night
We listened to the story One Snowy Night from Percy the Park Keeper and then we had to recreate the part of the story where all the animals piled into Percy's bed. We used our teddies and cuddly toys. It's hard to spot us in some photos. 
Feed the Birds
For this activity we had to make a bird feeder. We could choose how we wanted to make it and what ingredients to use for the food but we had to make sure it was safe for the birds to eat. We came up with some excellent designs. 
Drawing Penguins 🐧 🐧 
We have been learning lots about penguins and for this activity we had to follow step by step instructions on how to draw them. We have some brilliant artists in Dosbarth Ash. 
Sliding Penguins 
Dosbarth Ash had great fun making  toilet roll penguins and then discovering different ways of getting them to slide on their bellies. We had string slides, ramps, blowing, ironing boards, tubing, wheels and even a leaf garden vac! 
They experimented with changing the height and length to see if their penguins could travel faster and further. 
Da iawn Dosbarth Ash πŸ‘πŸ‘
Snowy Crafts
At the start of our topic on cold places we challenged the children to make something of their own choice ready to decorate our class when we get back. Now that time is getting closer, here are some that have been made and we can't wait for them to be brought in to help our class look amazing......
Chinese New Year 
Dosbarth Ash learned about Chinese New Year from home this year. There was plenty of fabulous craft work, lanterns, Chinese Dragons and Lucky red envelopes. Stories and true and false quizzes and learning about ordinal numbers by setting up their own animal races. Gwaith da πŸ‘πŸ‘
First up - Chinese dragons πŸ‰
Next we made Chinese lanterns and lucky Red envelopes. 
Finally we practised our ordinal numbers with animal racing and did a true or false quiz. 
St. David's Day 
Daffodil making, 🌼flag colouring, 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 learning the story of Saint David. We've had a fantastic St. David's Day 
World Book Day 2021

Autumn Term 2020


Welcome to Dosbarth Ash. It’s been a long time coming but we are finally here and raring to go. It’s 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 to start the autumn term is ‘What matters to me’ which will help them feel safe and secure and allow them to settle as they talk about things important to them which will probably be mainly themselves and their families. Later in the term we will be looking at books by the author Julia Donaldson. We will start with the Gruffalo and look at the Gruffalo’s Child and maybe The Stickman. 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.  


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! 

Self isolation completed - the elves have arrived πŸŽ…πŸΌ

A socially distanced visit from Santa πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Reindeer run

Gruffalo Hunt

Today was an exciting day which started when all the fruits and snacks disappeared from the snack trolley. In its’ place was the Mouse from the Gruffalo along with a letter explaining what had happened. The children went on a Gruffalo Hunt to find the missing animals and their snacks and were rewarded with some hot chocolate for all their hard work. 

Gruffalo craft

Anti bullying week

W/b 09.11.20

Dosbarth Ash Remembers

Outdoor learning day 5.11.20