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Welcome / Croeso
Dosbarth Derbyn / Reception Class

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Early Years Teacher: Mrs Pope

TA: Mrs Williams and Mrs Ford

PPA: Miss Ffion Miles

 Welcome to Nursery/Reception.

Here are important reminders and information about the children’s day and what they will need.

School day: School starts at 9am and ends at 3:10pm, children will be dismissed on to the same yard as children enter in the morning. Breakfast club is available from 8.15am and after school club is available for children who wish to attend. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like more information. 

Fruit/Drink: Fruit is available for the children; fruit costs £1 a week or 20p a day.  We kindly ask that fruit money for the week is brought into school on a Monday in an envelope with your child’s name, year group and amount clearly labelled on it. Children will have milk everyday however, children are able to bring their own water bottles to school. Please ensure bottles clearly named and are filled with water only.

Dinner: Dinner money for the week should be brought to school on a Monday in an envelope with your child’s name, year group and amount clearly labelled on it.

P.E: Nursery/Reception will have PE on a Monday; your child will need a t-shirt and shorts / joggers and suitable footwear to change into. Some P.E lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has suitable clothing. Please make sure that your child’s name is on their P.E clothes and school clothes for when they are changing. If your child is unable to participate in a P.E lesson please speak to me or send a note with reasons why into school.

Book bags and reading: Book bags will be sent home daily with reading records and reading books or sound work. Book bags and reading records need to be returned to school daily. Reading with your child is very important; we would encourage you to comment and sign the record book.

Homework: Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned on Monday.  Homework will be sent weekly with an alternate focus on language work and number work.

Letters: This year we will be sending letters and information home via SCHOOP. If you have not already downloaded SCHOOP please download from Google play or apple app store. The school code is: 7749.


As part of the Foundation Phase Curriculum children are encouraged to be as independent learners and they are encouraged to try as many activities as possible. We apologise in advance if your child comes home ‘messy’, this will be because they have been actively involved in their learning. Some activities may take place outside so please ensure that your child has appropriate clothes. We thank you for your continued support to give your child the best possible education. If you feel that you have any qualities, skills or resources that would benefit your child’s learning environment please speak to a member of staff in the Foundation Phase.


Finally, if you have any questions or concerns please come and see me, I am always available to talk to you. I look forward to working with you this year and following and encouraging your child’s learning journey.


Thank you, Mrs Pope


Summer Term 2019

Early Years

Mrs Pope


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This term we will be learning about....

This term we will be learning about... 

Counting – up to 100 / back and forwards from 20 

2D / 3D Shapes 

Doubling numbers to 5 / Halving numbers to 10 

Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s 

Measuring time – yesterday, today and tomorrow 

Finding 1 more / 1 less 

Use ‘counting on’ strategies to add 2 numbers 

Use 1p, 2p, 5p, and 10p to pay for items 

Subtraction by counting back 

Using non standard units to measure length, weights and capacities 

Number bonds to 10 


This term we will be learning....

Daily Read Write Inc sounds and words to develop word building strategies 

Stories –  

creating own story using a story map. 

Using simple sentences to recount a story 


Report / Presenting Information -  

Present information about a vehicle / rockpool animal through pictures and simple sentences 


Persuasive Writing -  

Create an invitation using where, when, what etc  using clear short sentences 

Are we there yet ?

This half term, we’ll go on a fantastic journey and see how many forms of transport we can use, taking photographs as we go. Back in the classroom, we’ll put our photographs in chronological order and add captions. Thinking about the transport we’ve taken to go on holiday, we’ll use maps to consider where we’d like to visit next. What should we pack? We’ll draw and write about imaginary journeys and make predictions about how many vehicles we will find around school. As part of our music work, we’ll accompany stories and songs about transport with music and movement. How far can inflated balloons travel? We’ll play with them to find out. In our science lessons, we’ll learn about floating and sinking by building miniature boats, and find out about friction by rolling cars down ramps. We’ll also talk with a crossing supervisor about road safety, learn about high-visibility clothing and design an incredible imaginary vehicle using a computer program. 

After Half Term – 

Who lives in a rockpool? This half term, we’ll travel to the coast to visit the fascinating world of the British seashore. We’ll explore rock pools and collect ‘treasures’. Back at school, we’ll use our senses to investigate man-made and natural seashore objects, including litter. We’ll also write postcards about our visit to the seashore. Using our art skills, we’ll draw seabirds, create beach art and decorate shells. It might get messy when we explore the texture of sand and create a fantastic sand art display! We’ll listen carefully to stories and poems about the seashore. By reading non-fiction books, we’ll find out lots of interesting facts, discovering which animals live in a rock pool and what they eat. In our ‘seashore shop’, we’ll take on different roles and think about how we speak to each other. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll count jellyfish, solve problems and order shells. We’ll also measure handprints and footprints in the sand. 



Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by Monday at the latest. 


Fruit money should be brought to school every Monday in a bag or an envelope with your child's name on it. (£1 per week)

Dinner money for the week should be brought to school on a Monday in a bag or envelope with your child's name on it. 

P.E - Monday afternoon, please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing as P.E lessons can be outside. 

Remember your coats on a cold day!!

Counting – up to 100, and comparing number to 20

Patterns – creating repeating patterns and symmetry

3D Shapes

Partitioning numbers to 10 – more than / less than


Measuring length and height

Capacity – heavy / full / half full

Estimating sets of objects

Recognise teen numbers as ‘ten plus some more’

Measuring time – yesterday, today and tomorrow