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Reception - Dosbarth Derbyn

Welcome to the Reception Class

Croeso Dosbarth Derbyn!

Teacher: Mrs Lavington

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jones, Mrs Stephens, Miss Crothers 

PPA: Miss Cosh 



FRUIT / Ffrwyth

Every morning, the children may buy a healthy snack and a cartoon of milk for £1 a week.



We are trying to reduce the number of bottles we throw away so are

encouraging the children to bring a water bottle to school or buy a Greenway one for £1.50, available from the school office. They may fill it at the fresh water fountain. They can keep this in class and re hydrate throughout the day.


PE Ymarfer Corff

Monday– indoor

  If you wish your child to wear a kit for PE, please send in a bag with name clearly labelled. Kit can be left in school and taken home to wash half termly.

This term we will be exploring the topic ‘My World.’

The children have used their pupil voice to make decisions about what they would like to learn about their world. They decided they would like to find out about our bodies and the people in their world.


Here are some of the books we will be looking at to support our learning.





We went on a walk around our school to explore and find out about our school. We found out that we have an amazing school with many areas to play in and investigate. We particularly like our Edible Garden. 




We have been looking at how to stay healthy.

We have been learning how to wash our hands properly. To help us wash them for at least 20 seconds we sing the Happy Birthday song twice. It makes it fun!

We made creative hankies that remind us to ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’.


We have been playing in our hospital and home corner. We have had great fun talking and listening to each other whilst pretending to be many different characters. 



The whole school took part in 'Be Your Best Day.'  The aim of the day was to celebrate the 'Four Purposes' of our curriculum through taking part in activities related to our 4 emojis -Healthy Harry, Ethical Emma, Ambitious Ahmed and Creative Catrin. We had a fun day of learning and we dressed up as our favourite emoji!


We have been learning to write our names and to write and mark make in lots of different places and for lots of different reasons. 




We have been learning through play in many different activities.




We used the IPad app called Book Maker to create talking books about what we can do with our bodies .



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We have been using our ‘flippy flappers’ to help with our gross motor skills and to write letters and numbers. It is great fun!


Everyday our ‘Helpwr Heddiw’ helps us to learn to speak clearly in Welsh by asking the children questions, singing songs and playing games. 



We looked at the human skeleton. We found out that we need our skeleton to give the body its shape, allow movement and provides protection for the inside of our bodies. We made our own skeletons that move using split pins and we used black paper and white pens to draw skeletons. Don't they look great?