Dosbarth Babanod

Welcome to Reception

Our class project for this term is ‘Carnival’ and ‘Go Wild’

The first week back we will be focusing on learning about the end of Ramadan and celebrating Eid.

During our Carnival project, we will take the lead from Reception to guide our learning. Our goal is to create and take part in our own Carnival in collaboration with nursery as part of our transition links.

We will look at the history of carnivals and carnival stories from Newport. We will be making our own carnival food, masks and costumes to have our Carnival performance at the curriculum celebration event.


During our Go Wild! project we will take the lead from Reception to see which animals they would like to learn about. We are hoping to plan for a few animal visitors to come to see us in school to help us with our learning and our project end goal is a visit to Bristol Zoo.

During our projects the children will be given the opportunity to choose what they would like to learn and how they would like to develop their project. We will share some of the exciting things we learn with you as our project develops through regular class updates (see below). Throughout our project the children will be developing as:

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

If you would like to get involved in our project and have expertise in any aspect of our project that you would like to bring into school, please contact the school office.


Class Updates

We’re going to be busy this term! You can follow some of our progress on the Glasllwch Twitter page: @GlasllwchP
In addition, please see your child’s individual link to their Seesaw page. The codes for Seesaw have been sent home to each parent. If you need another code, please pop in and see me at any time!


Class Information

The following information about Reception may be helpful.  Any unexpected changes or updates to the following information will be communicated through Seesaw or Twitter.



Thank you for your continued support with your child’s reading. The key to success in reading is to read as often as possible and it is so important that your child reads at home as well as in school.

In Reception, the children will read once a week,  either on a Monday or on a Thursday. Please bring your child’s reading folder into school everyday.

The Reception library is stocked with lots of reading materials but if your child would like to bring in a book or magazine from home to read during these sessions they are more than welcome to! We encourage children to read what they enjoy!


This half term, we will be developing a range of mathematical skills including number recognition and formation, counting and adding and subtracting.



PE will take place EVERY MONDAY. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school every Monday. The children will be reminded of the school health and safety policy of no jewellery being worn during these lessons. If your child is unable to take out their earrings, please provide plasters in their  bag. This term, we will be focusing on gymnastics.


Home Learning

Each week your child will be assigned Home Learning activities. These include:

  • ‘Daily Jobs’. These are literacy and numeracy activities which will include reading, practising spellings and number work.
  • A weekly ‘Must Do’ job. These activities will help reinforce class learning, be linked to your child’s curriculum project, or will help to develop life-skills and promote well-being.

Home learning tasks will be shared with your child via Seesaw on a Friday and should be completed and returned to your child’s class teacher by Thursday the following week. Please submit home learning by the due date, so that staff are able to view and feedback on home learning. Children can access their Seesaw account using their unique QR code stuck in the front of their home learning books.

Your child may use their home learning book to complete tasks, but some tasks can be completed directly on Seesaw (N-Y6) and Google Classroom (Y3-Y6), or can be presented in whichever manner they prefer.

When home learning tasks require your child to complete them using Google programmes, such as: Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Slides, your child must use their HWB log in to access these programmes.

Whilst some activities can be completed directly on these platforms, you can also take photos or videos to evidence your child’s learning and upload these to Seesaw.

Work completed in home learning books must be brought into school, but any Seesaw/Google Classroom activities can be submitted digitally.

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