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Welcome to Reception

Welcome Back to Reception!

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Home Learning Resources 

Hi all as you are aware we are now utilising our whole school topic of 'How does your garden grow?' found here. Please see below our previous home learning resources which were initially developed and created to help direct children's learning at home. 


We had decided to focus on 'Wriggle and Crawl' which allowed so many fantastic opportunities to explore, discover and improve our understanding of the miniature world that lives around us. We included fun and engaging activities along with resources to support.


Try to aim for around 2 hours of learning per day by accessing activities from home learning grids and 'Daily Do's'. Try to establish a home routine that is followed each day, children will focus and learn more when they are motivated, engaged and having fun with activities.


Please see included:
1) Home Learning Grids .

2) Letters and Sounds resources

3) Number resources

4) Wriggle and Crawl Resources
5) Interactive Games/Websites.

6) Instructions to access Hwb resource.

We use Hwb within the classroom to help children learn more about using ICT in a practical manner. Activities include playing educational games, creating documents and creating pictures/graphs. To access this online resource you will need your child's Hwb login. Please email me to receive this information.


If you have any queries about any of the information above or need support in any of the areas, please feel free to contact me on my email below:

Mr Lewis -



Daily Do's


Get moving - Ideally go into the garden to have some fresh air.

  • Running or skipping about.
  • Balancing on one leg.
  • Jumping with two feet and landing on two feet.
  • Hopping.


Be more independent 

  • Put on and take off different items of clothing on your own.
  • Brush their hair, brush their teeth, cut up their food.
  • Attempt to open various food items by yourself bottles, packets etc.
  • Pour your own juice and cereal.


Writing your name

  • Recognise the letters of your name, start with the first letter. Spot the letters that make your name, you could see them on food packaging, in a book or comic, magnetic letters on the fridge, foam letters in the bath. 
  • Make/form the letters of your name. You could make your letter shapes outside with twigs/pebbles, you can ask for help chalking them outside on a wall or floor, you can make the shape in the air or in shaving foam with your pointing finger.
  • Move onto writing your name and the names of your family and friends on pieces of paper or use 'paint' on hwb. (Letter formation sheet below).
  • Practise saying what you like and dislike. 'I like to play outside because...' I don't like it when its cold and windy because...'


Sing the Jolly Phonics Song

  • Listen to and join in with the actions of the Jolly Phonics Song (see below).
  • Use flashcards (see below) to test sound recognition.


Number recognition

  • Be a number detective and find them on food packaging, on book/magazine pages, on keyboards, washing machine dials, magnetic numbers on the fridge or foam letters in the bath.
  • Count various objects throughout the day e.g. how many tea bags are in the box? how many spoons are in the draw? how many steps does it take to get from one side of the house to the other?
  • Make/form numbers 1-10. You could form number shapes outside with twigs/pebbles, you can ask for help chalking them outside on a wall or floor, you can make the shape in the air or in shaving foam with your pointing finger. (number formation sheet below).

P.E with Joe - Daily Live Workouts for Children

Starting Monday 23rd March, Joe Wicks is streaming live workouts through YouTube, which your children can follow along to. He will be completing a different workout each day at 9am Monday to Friday. Be prepared a little earlier and warm up by breathing and stretching different parts of your body.
This is a fantastic opportunity to kick start each day with some exercise, which will prepare children for their day and help keep bodies and minds healthy!

Jolly Phonics A-Z

We use Jolly Phonics songs to help the children recognise and remember different sounds in the alphabet.

Useful Websites and Resources

Hwb Instructions


Croeso i Derbyniad!
Welcome to Reception!

This year, we have just one Reception class which is taught by Mr Lewis. We also have three amazing Teaching Assistants who support the children in every day activities - Mrs Thomas, Mrs Parry and Miss Briskham.

We have a fantastic outdoor area that we have all to ourselves this year and we try to use every day. Within the classroom we have a writing area, maths area, creative area, small world area, construction area, Welsh area, reading area, funky fingers area and ICT area. The children use these areas independently to complete various activities that help to build on the foundation of learning which they experience through focused tasks with a teacher.

Please have a look through our page for regular updates. We will update our termly overviews and will provide lots of other resources to help build on what we are learning in school.

Thank you for your continued support and if there is anything else you would like to know or interested in finding more about, please do not hesitate to approach a member of the Reception team.


Diolch yn fawr!

Reception Autumn Overview

Our topic for Autumn term is 'Heroes' which is mainly focused on people who help us such as police officers, fire fighters, doctors and more. The children have shown great enthusiasm toward this topic and are really looking forward to learning more about it. The children use JIT Pictogram on HWB to vote on what they would like for their role play area and they decided on a Fire Station which is shown in the pictures below.

Role Play Area - Fire Station

Fire Fighters Visit

Guide Dog Visit - Swansea Jack

Autumn Term Rainbow Challenges

Children in Need 2019

Spring Term - Light bulb

Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Chinese New Year Activities