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Welcome to Reception


Reception Team




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


Hi all, We have had a wonderful first term in Reception. We have learnt lots about 'Whoops A Daisy Angel'. We all worked really hard and were AMAZING in our Christmas concert, we were all very proud. This next half term is going to a busy one. We have lots of wonderful days planned including Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and a trip to Cardiff Castle!! We hope you have all had a restful Christmas break and are ready for a new term.

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: Elliot

For: Always having the biggest smile on his face and keeps trying all day every day. Elliot has worked so hard on his sounds and is forming them really well. Da iawn Elliot!!


**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 Spring term.


'Enchanted Woodland'

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

Our topic this term is: Enchanted Woodland

The children will be looking at the woodlands through the story "The Gruffalo". They will be looking how different plants grow to create a woodland and how we can care for plants and animals in our environment. This will include writing observations, fact files and retelling the story. We will also be looking at other enchanted creatures that we might find in an enchanted woodland such as fairies. 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.