Reception / Year 1

Croeso, welcome to our Reception /Year 1 class!

We love to learn through practical activities, experimenting and exploring.

Our class

We have many areas of learning in our classroom. There are:

Computers; Role play; Listening station; Cwtsh darllen (reading corner);  Puppet area; Information area; Writing area; Sand; Water; Playdough; Creative; Painting; Maths; Small world; Building; Outside;

Spring 2019 topic

Our topic this Spring term is called ‘Wales and farming’. We will learn about Wales and about Welsh legends such as the story of why there is a red dragon on the flag of Wales, the story of Dwynwen and King March. We will then find out about the importance of farms and farming.

Learning log

A learning log is sent home weekly via Schoop. This informs parents of our learning each week as well as suggested activities to complete at home.


We have our PE session on a Wednesday. PE clothes – shorts, T shirt and trainers or daps – can be left in a bag on the pegs. We must ensure that all of our clothes are clearly labelled with our names!

Reception swim every Thursday afternoon. The cost of this is £2 a session.

Reading at home

We bring Oxford Reading Tree books home in our book bags. We love to read every night – little and often is the best way. If we’ve read our book at home and would like a new one then we can put our book and yellow reading record book in the box labelled ‘Please change my reading book’. This can be found next to our reading folder box in class.

The Oxford Owl website is for both teachers and parents and has a wealth of information about how to support children with their reading and maths work.  The e-books and games are now also ‘tablet-friendly’. Please take the time to look at this great website.

Click here to read more about the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.

Parents – Please click on the links below for more information

Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff if you require further information about what we do in class.