Tredegarville C.i.W. Primary School

Caring, sharing, learning together



Welcome to Reception class

Croeso i Dosbarth derbyn.




Here are the teachers that help you with your learning.


Miss Burman - Class Teacher

Miss Ley - Teaching Assistant       Miss Bolger - Teaching Assistant       Miss Evans - Teaching Assistant 

Important information:


  • Book bags - please bring your book bag to school on the day written on your bag. You can choose a new bedtime story and a new book to read.
  • Clothing - please come to school with a warm coat and sensible footwear, as lots of our learning happens outdoors. Please ensure all items of clothing have your child's name on them. 
  • Seesaw - please check Seesaw regularly. Here you can keep up to date with your child's learning.

Spring 2


This half term we are learning all about different buildings in our communities. We will be exploring the features of homes, what different buildings are used for and materials used to build buildings. 


As mathematicians we will learn collect data, asking our friends what type of home we live in and using marks to represent data. 

As enterprising, creative contributors we will express our findings and ideas, using our fine motor skills to create a model replica of a chosen building.

Spring 1


Our topic this half term is called 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and we will be learning all about living things and what they need to grow. As healthy confident individuals, we will explore healthy and unhealthy food, and even plant our own food, yum!


As mathematicians we will learn to build tall beanstalks, and measure the height of our plants, and the length of our leaves.

As writers we will create books to instruct our friends how to plant a seed.


Autumn 2


Our topic this half term is called 'Celebration'! We will be learning why people celebrate for different reasons by exploring celebrations such as Diwali, Hanukkah, Advent, Christmas and Eid. We will become confident individuals through learning, talking and exploring our similarities and differences to others and through expressing ourselves in our creations and dance. 


It would be wonderful to see some of the traditions your families celebrate at home. If you can, please bring a picture into Reception class showing a time of celebration in your home. 



Autumn 1


Our topic this half term is called 'Nursery Rhymes'! We will be learning how to become confident mathematicians by counting objects, counting forwards and backwards, exploring numbers in our environment, sequencing numbers, solving problems and even learning how to write numbers on our own!


You can help at home by looking out for numbers on your way to school, or counting objects like items on your shopping list or how many pieces of fruit you can find in your home. smiley 


It would be wonderful to see some of the nursery rhymes you sing at home. If you can, please record your child singing a nursery rhyme and send it to me on: 

Week 2

Incy wincy spider has arrived in Reception class! We had lots of fun exploring our maths skills in our outdoor area. We filled and emptied containers, squirted and poured water down pipes from different heights, all whilst listening to the nursery rhyme. Just look at the concentration on our faces!

Week 4

There's a worm at the bottom of the garden, and his name is wiggly woo! Reception class have been busy, finding wiggly worms in our garden area. We even made homes for our minibeast friends.



Parents/Guardians, if you need to contact me my email address is:


I will check these emails during the school hours, and will try to get back to you as soon as possible. 


If there is something more urgent, please call the school on 029 20483680 to speak to Mrs Chambers.




How to help at home:


It would be wonderful if you could read a bedtime story to or with your child every night. Listening to stories read aloud by an adult helps to develop vocabulary for speaking and writing. You could even create an imaginative story together, using pictures or experiences to help you and your child along the way.


Reading record books have many words which are useful for the children to practise, here you will also find sounds we regularly look at together.  

Useful links:

Jolly Phonics Song

Miss Burman


Miss Ley

Miss Evans

Miss Bolger