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Our summer topic is 'Tiddler is 5!'. We are planning a birthday party for Tiddler and anyone who has missed out celebrating their 5th birthday party this year... We are working hard, it requires many literacy and numeracy skills wink

We have done detailed birthday planners; we have planned to make invitations, cakes, games, presents... We also have a few themes going; pirates and under the sea.

We are welcoming our summer term with our topic  - Dinosaurs!

This is a fascinating and engaging topic for all our learners, adults and pupils can barely contain the excitement!

 

13th January 2021

We have moved our learning and class communication to Class Dojo. If you haven't signed yet, please go to Learning - DISTANT LEARNING - Reception Class Dojo link.  It takes you to a letter  explaining everything.

Thank you

 

Miss Esteban

 

You can  email if you have any queries:

berrye2@hwbcymru.net

6th January 2021

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! This year starts a little bit differently, learning from the comfort and safety of your own home.  Learning must go on! You can find Reception Online Home learning on the HOME LEARNING section.

Our New topic is ‘When I grow up I want to be...’, we are going to be learning about jobs and focusing on trying the best that we can be.

 

I would love to hear from you, send me pictures or videos of your work!

Please email me if you have any queries.

Miss Esteban’s email: berrye2@hwbcymru.net

 

 

 

11.12.2020

 

We would like to congratulate Olivia receiving the Headteacher's Award this week. smiley

 

Reception class looked like Santa's Workshop this week, everyone was busy with our wonderful Christmas crafts and creations. We are very kind-hearted too and we even made houses with all commodities for the naughty elf! 

 

Our Christmas dinner was magical, the sparkle on the children's clothes made it shine even more... Thank you for your committed support.

 

Everything was perfect until...

... That naughty elf came! But we loved it and we laughed. We had a wonderful sparkly Christmas dinner.

4th December 2020

Christmas is around the corner and we are getting ready for it! Christmas tree is up and we have a naughty elf up to no good too!

 

We would like to congratulate Gabriel for getting the Headteacher's Award.

 

This week we have been learning about measurements, we have used this skill to make salt dough Christmas decorations.

 

27th November 2020

Winter it's here! We are very thankful for having such a wonderful clear days this week, it gave us the opportunity to do our singing and filming outdoors for our School Play. It was cold but it has been merry! I also encourage to practice the 'Donkey Dance' at home with your child, they are all very keen.

 

We continue practising our writing and working with numbers 4 and 5. You would be delighted to see some of their wonderful work...

 

Working wit numbers 4 and 5

20th November 2020

This week we have started our new topic, WINTER.

We have been discussing weather changes, winter clothes and we could feel already a sense of excitement towards Christmas... 

When discussing 'Pupil Voice', they said they would like to build snowmen, having a snow fight,  make a sledge, draw in the snow, make an igloo, see reindeer and Santa, winter crafts and games. I am sure we can manage to accomplish many of them, but to fully fill their wishes, we are going to need a few frosty  and snowy days! smiley

We'll keep you posted about our Winter learning...

13th November 2020 - Children in Need

Thank you all for your support today. We had a great day wearing our fantastic outfits!

Children in Need - Reception.mp4

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6th November 2020

I hope that you all had a wonderful half term break.

Our congratulations for Adam, getting the 'Head teacher's Award' and for Fabian our 'Reader of the Week'. smiley

Our first week back has been as busy as ever! We are learning about Remembrance Day; we have colour poppies, drawn poppies, painted poppy fields counting poppies and making poppy badges. We have also been experiencing how long is two minutes through lots of activities, in preparation for our two minute silence next week.

These are some of the activities:

 

We painted poppy fields

We built a cenotaph in the Wild Area and made poppies using sticks. We made a parade and put the poppies by the cenotaph.

We also have been learning about Bonfire Night. We made 3D rockets while learning about 3D shapes, made rockets using 2D shapes and we experimented  some new art techniques!

 

16th October 2020

We made it! We all did it together! We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the children and their families, for their commitment and support in our return to school this first half term.

 

We have been busy during the last two weeks learning about Harvest and celebrating our Shwmae Day. We would like share some photos with you about our learning.

 

We wish you a good half term break and STAY SAFE!

9th October 2020

We are celebrating Harvest this week. The children have cooked pumpkin soup and what a delicious soup it was! There were some who had seconds smiley

We have been learning how to be grateful for all the food  available to us. We love making  and coloring scarecrows, because they help us keeping our crops safe.

 

 

 

We would like to congratulate Hugo for getting the Headteacher's Award this week. He has been a super star practising yoga this week! Well done!

We are also very proud of Elsie who achieved 'Writer of the Week' with her list of ingredients for our pumpkin soup. Well done!

2nd October 2020

Rain or shine, here in Reception we are always busy!

 

We would like to congratulate Niclas, for getting our Headteacher's Award this week, Well done!

 

We had a wonderful last week for our topic based on the book 'It's Your World Now'. The children have been making magic wands to cast wishes and spells to make our World even more Wonderful! They have been practising how to make knots with great skills! 

This week we have learnt about 'fewer' and 'more'. Our giraffe and crocodile have been very popular with this activity and spotted which had fewer or more. Great learning! Da Iawn!

 

25th September 2020

What a busy week we had!

We would like to congratulate Frankie, for getting the Headteacher's award this week and Osian for getting the VIP badge.  

Everybody has been fabulous this week, Miss Esteban and all the Reception staff  are very proud of you!

 

We are working hard learning our phonic sounds and learning Fred Fingers.

We are using pegs and tweezers to gain strength in our fingers to get ready for writing.

I think Miss Morgans got pegged! 

We made shakers to reuse our milk bottles. We had fun decorating them. We played them outside, loud and soft, fast and slow and we tested how far we could hear them from.

18th September 2020

Another Wonderful week!

We are working very hard practising how to write our name.

 

We loved our Wonderful First Week Certificates, we are so proud of all of YOU! You are the reason why our school is Wonderful! heart

11.09.2020 

Dear Parent/Carer, 

 

We are writing to say ‘hello’ as we have only seen you from a distance so far. This note explains some of the important information that you may need for the term ahead.  Some of our practices and procedures are different to usual and there may be further changes as we move through the term, depending on any updated government and Local Authority advice. 

 

On arrival - 8:45 - please bring your child to the side gate located by the main school entrance. Early Years staff will assist bringing children into their class. 

On dismissal - 3:00 - please collect your child from the same gate as on arrival.  

Now more than ever, we are very grateful for your punctuality.  

  

  

Your child will have a home-school communication book, it will be sent home every Monday, together with a reading book to share with your child at home. There will not be a separate reading record at this time.  Please keep both books at home until Friday. You can write about the books and stories you have shared together in the home-school communication, putting the date and the book you have read.  If you wish to communicate via the book, be aware that we won’t see this until Friday.  (This is different to usual practice where the book goes back and forth each day.) You can phone the school to pass on messages. 

 

 

 

If you would like your child to have a fruit snack at breaktime, please provide fruit, until further notice. (Fruit has been paid for by the school up until Friday 11th September.) Milk is provided free of charge and the children should continue to bring their own water bottles which can be refilled at any time. 

 

 

 

Your child will need to wear their P.E. kit to school every Tuesday. 

We would suggest leggings/ tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt (not a vest), jumper and trainers. Pale blue, school PE hoodies are available from Tees ‘r’ Us, should you wish to purchase one, although these are not necessary. We will use the outdoors where possible. 

 

 

We use the outdoors for lots of our learning and we visit the ‘wild area’ whenever possible. Please provide a pair of wellingtons (labelled with your child’s name) which can be left in school. We go out come rain or shine!   

 

 

School lunches – you will have received a number to access the online payment system for school lunches.  Children can bring sandwiches or choose from the school menu each day – they will let us know at registration what their lunch choice is. 

 

 

Our website to give you valuable information linked to your child and the school.  If you have any questions, please contact us. 

 

Many thanks, 

 

Mrs Esteban and the Reception Staff 

 

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