The Explorers 1 Homepage

Hello! Welcome to our home page. Below you will find important information about being in Explorers 1 at Abercanaid.

Parents - Important information about our class

  • All children come into school at 08.50 a.m. through the Infants gate in playground.
  • At home time they will leave at 03.10 p.m.
  • Please ask for your child until we get to know you.
  • If someone else is picking your child up please inform us in the morning.


If your child is absent for any reason please inform the school in the morning and give your child's name, class and reason for absence.


  • We are proud to be a healthy eating school, we encourage the children to only bring fruit, vegetables and water for break.
  • Please put these in a bag, peeled and clearly labelled with your child's name on.
  • Milk is provided in school free of charge.
  • Please don't send banana cases because these get broken easily.
  • Cereal bars, juice, squash or fruit winders are NOT allowed as these contain lots of sugar.

Physical Development

This will be every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please could your child wear leggings or joggers on these days.


Reception Children have weekly reading homework given on Wednesday, to be completed and returned to school by the following Monday. Each child will read to a teacher before books are sent out again on the Wednesday. Reading books are changed and homework set as appropriate for each individual child.

Meet the Staff

We deliver the Foundation phase curriculum, inline with the Welsh Government's guidelines. Find more information here: