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Spring Term 2

This term in Reception, the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of night time with our new topic, ‘What Happens When I Fall Asleep’. 


During the start of the topic, much of our attention will be focussed on the Eisteddfod. Please see the ‘Eisteddfod’ section of our class page for more information about songs and competitions for this day. We will also be celebrating World Book Day at the start of next term, where the children can dress up and enjoy all things literary. 


We have planned a variety of literacy activities linked to our topic. This term, the children will experience recipe writing, poetry, sequence writing, and creative writing. Children will also write a fact file based on their learning around nocturnal animals. To plan our tasks, we take inspiration from children’s books. Please see our topic overview for a list books as well as further information about our topic.


For our numeracy we will be focusing on the following skills to develop and consolidate the children’s understanding: number & place value, measurement, addition & subtraction, position and direction (left and right) and time. Through our topic, the concept of time will occur often and the children will learn about different time zones and the different routines in the lives of people and animals.  


The children will also have experiences that will help to develop their creative and social skills as well as their knowledge and understanding of the world. Activities such as: cookery and health & safety, discussion around dreams and nightmares, designing dream catchers, observational drawings of owls and creating their own with clay. We will also receive a visit from the company Lush. On this day, the children will create their own bath bomb and get to take it home, becoming an addition to their night time routine.

During our daily ‘Helpwr Heddiw’ Welsh sessions, the children will new phrases and vocabulary through a variety of games, songs and stories, which will develop their Welsh oracy and reading. Ask your child one of the following questions, ‘Pwy wyt ti’ or ‘Sut wyt ti, heddiw?’ and ‘Beth wyt ti eisiau?’ or ‘Ble mae cylch?’ and you may get a similar response like:


‘Bob ydw I’ or  ‘Da iawn diolch ond dw I’n wedi blino’, and ‘Dwi eisiau afal’ or ‘Dyma cylch glas’.


Guided Group Reading (GGR) will take place each day. This is a time where we will read with the children in a group, develop handwriting and pen control, practise book handling skills and develop fine motor skills through our 'funky fingers' provision.


Some children may also bring home an individual reading book within their reading record. You can support your child at home by encouraging them to read this book to you, with your help, where needed. This could be done in the evenings for as little as 15 minutes. Little and often is good approach when it comes to reading and the Reception team thank you greatly for this time spent reading with your child.


Within your children’s reading record, on the inner-side of the front cover, you will find the login information for Bug Club. This can be used to access literacy and numeracy resources through the Active Learn website.


PE & Library will take place every Thursday. Please ensure your children has their PE bags in school, that your child brings their book bag and reading record each day and brings their library book on a Thursday so that our class TA’s can change it for a new one.


Thank you.