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Welcome / Croeso
Dosbarth Derbyn / Reception Class

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Early Years Teacher: Miss Phillps

TA: Mrs Williams and Mrs Morgan

PPA: Miss Evans

 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, Miss Phillips



Autumn Term 2017

Early Years

Miss Phillips

Language, Literacy and Communication

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This term the children will be learning to:

Use phonological knowledge to recognise initial sounds e.g. Read, Write Inc.

Hold a pencil correctly in order to convey meaning through pictures and mark making

Copy and write letters and words.

Write their own name e.g. emergent, underwrite or independently depending on their ability


They will have the opportunity to participate in shared reading and writing activities to model key features of the following text types:

Recount Writing

Information Writing

Letter/Note writing

Greeting Cards


They will have the opportunity to practise their emergent writing within the role play area e.g. doctors surgery, shop


Recount Writing

To share their news with the class

To orally compose and dictate a sentence e.g. I went ..., I was ...

To learn to retell a story: 'The Little Red Hen' using pictures and


Information Writing

To label a simple pictures e.g. parts of the body

To write a simple list  e.g. prescriptions, Christmas list


Information Writing (Letter/Note)

To write a simple note/letter e.g. recording a simple phone message, a letter to Father Christmas


Writing a greeting card (Linked to ICT)

To create a greeting card with a simple message e.g. a birthday card, Christmas card, thank you card  

Mathematical Development

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This term the children will be learning to

Using Number skills

Recite numbers from 0 to 5, using songs and rhymes 

Count reliably up to 3 objects

Start to understand and use the concept of ‘one more’ in their play





Manage Money

Demonstrate an awareness of the purpose of money through role play


Using measuring skills: Length

Compare, sort and order two objects in terms of size, by direct observation




Angle and position

Demonstrate an awareness of prepositions and movement during their own physical activities 





Using  geometry skills: Shape

Recognise and use the names for 2D shapes (circle, square and triangle) within play activities and the environment 

Use and build with 2D and 3D shapes within play-based activities 




Using Data Skills

Sort  and match sets of objects by recognising similarities  e.g. hair /eye colour  etc.

This term the children will be learning to:

Using Number Skills

recite numbers up to 10,  forwards and backwards from 0

Count reliably up to 5 objects

mentally recall ‘one more’ of a number within 5/10 

Mentally recall ‘one less’ of a number within 10 


Manage Money

Recognise and start to use 1p and  2p, coins to pay for items


Using measuring skills: Length

Put sets of objects in order according to their size

Use words such as bigger and smaller to describe size

use direct comparisons with:  length, height and distance, e.g. longer/shorter than


Angle and position

use prepositions to describe position 





recognise a simple symmetrical picture 


Using  geometry skills: Shape

Recognise  and name common 2D shapes (circle, square, triangle and rectangle) and some 3D shapes (cube, cuboid and sphere) within play activities and the environment 

Use 2D and 3D shapes to make models and pictures 


Using Data Skills

Sort and classify objects using one criterion e.g. hair /eye colour  etc




Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by Monday at the latest along with their blue book bags.

Homework tasks should be completed in pencil unless otherwise stated. If you require any further advice please don’t hesitate to ask. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support as together in partnership we can help your child to become a successful learn and 'To be the best that they can be.'

Reading Records

 Reading Records will be sent home daily with either sounds, words or a reading book. Please return these reading records daily


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. 

Coats - Remember your coats on a cold day!!