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Reception / Derbyn

Welcome to Reception / Croeso i Derbyn  - Mrs. C.J Davies

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Our themes for the year are; 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


The SupermarketAround the World: France
Mini Zoo

The Orchestra


This Spring term  -



Theme / Text

Language, literacy and communication 

Learning to explain and write explanations


Narrative stories

Mathematical Development 

Number Work - counting, addition, subtraction. Recognising numerals, ordering, counting on and back.

Measurement - length,height, weights,  time, O'clock

Days of the Week / Months of the Year

Money - recognising and using coins

Shape : 2D Shapes , properties of shapes, 



Around the World: France. Learning about travelling to the country, food, dance, famous buildings, winter and summer holidays in France, Disneyland Paris, counting to 10.

Mini Zoo : Types, features and habitats of zoo animals.

The Orchestra : identifying instruments, making simple instruments, listening to different kinds of music, playing instruments and creating own music / sounds

Welsh Language Development 

General Conversational Welsh



Describe how they are feeling


Jesus' Friends: what makes a good friend, Jesus' disciples, stories eg Jesus walking on water

Physical development

Travelling Skills :eg hopping, running, skipping, side-steps

Gymnastics:pathways and patterns, floor, small and large apparatus work


The most important homework for your child will always be their reading. Your child will bring home his/her reading book with their own reading record, every week on their designated day. 

Please sign the reading record book to indicate your child has read. Ideally we ask that children read every night.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be completed and returned the following Tuesday

 From time there may be a topic-based project that will require more time to complete. 


We will have P.E. on TUESDAYS. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school (shorts, trainers, t-shirt – no hoods) on these days and that they are wearing no jewellery.  All children are expected to participate in PE lessons.

 Helping your child 

There are a variety of websites that can be helpful to assist your child with their learning. There are so many to list the best case is often simply to google what you’d like to find. The Welsh assembly have created a website where parents can gain access to a range of materials. This can be found at

From Year 2 onwards,  children will have to complete National Tests set by the Welsh Government at the end of every year- Reading Test, Mathematical Procedural Test and Mathematical Reasoning test . Here is the link to the support materials. (You’ll see how difficult they are and what they children in each year are expected to achieve.) 

We also use a range of devices in school to assist with learning. Some of the key apps we used that are linked to the ipads include pages, imovies and numbers. See the 'Helping your child' section for a list of apps.   

If you have any concerns or queries anytime throughout this term, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and discuss them with me.

 Many thanks,

 CJ Davies