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Welcome to Reception


Reception Team




          Class Teacher: Miss G Lavis-Cole                         LSA: Miss J Lloyd


Hi all, I'm looking forward to joining the amazing team at St David's and starting our exciting journey together. Over the first few weeks I'll be learning all about your children and what they enjoy in order to create fun activities to enhance their learning. We will be kicking off the year with a lovely topic "People Who Help Us". If any parents have a profession such as police officer, fire officer, nurse, doctor etc and would be interested in coming in to discuss their jobs with the children please let me know as we would love to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you and your families and working alongside you to ensure your children's experience in Reception is out of this world! 

Miss Lavis 



If you have any queries or concerns please let us know, we're here to help smiley.

 You can ring the office or e-mail reception@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible or alternatively you can talk to us at the end of the day once the children have been dismissed.

Reception Welcome Letter


Our VIP this week is: Caleb.

For: Being an amazing role-model and always sitting beautifully on the carpet.

Caleb's behaviour and attitude to learning is brilliant. Well done Caleb!


**When your child is VIP they can come into school in their own clothes and get to sit on the special VIP chair for the week**


Important Dates

Here are some important dates for the Autumn term.


'People Who Help Us'

We are looking forward to having a wonderful first half term and can't wait to start our first adventure.

Our topic this term is: People Who Help Us

The children will be looking at the different jobs people have in our local community and how the jobs they do help their community! The children will be researching the importance of each and every job, including taking on different roles in our very own police station. The children will be taking finger prints, writing reports and searching for Wales' most wanted criminals! The children will also be designing and making different uniforms and vehicles of their own. There will be regular updates on this web page, together with tweets and messages through Schoop. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting updates!


Mid Term Planning Map


Weekly Routines


In Reception we will be having daily snack which includes milk/water and fruit/vegetables. We can provide snack at a cost or you can provide your child with their own fruit or vegetables. 

Water: Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class to drink throughout the day, please ensure only plain water is in the bottles and they are labelled with the child's name. 

Snack money: Snack money is £1.50 per week, and should be paid via ParentPay before 8am on Monday mornings.



PE will take place on: Tuesday

Children need to bring in black shorts, white/house coloured t-shirt and trainers. In school all children are encouraged to become independent in their learning. We encourage children to take off and put on jumpers, coats, socks, shoes and PE kit on their own. To support your child's independence; please practice these personal skills at home.



Please return to school every day.

In preparation for reading your child will bring home sound sheets and key words to support their development. Please can you practise these daily. A small note to let us know how they are getting on at home is much appreciated smiley.   




Please can books be returned by Wednesday. 

Homework will be sent home every Friday. The homework subject will change every week and will include literacy or numeracy activities alongside reading. Below is also a homework grid where you can complete different activities throughout the half term at your own pace. 



**For every piece of homework completed your child will receive a gold star and help them on their way to becoming VVIP**


We are learning the following sounds and how to form them correctly.

We are starting with: m, a, s, d, t


We are learning to recognise and form numbers to 10. 

Here is a number map which helps us to remember how to form our numbers to 10.