Deri View Primary

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Dosbarth eliffant

Shwmae! Croeso i Dosbarth Eliffant! 
Welcome to our Reception Class page! Watch this space for ideas for home learning, news and photos from me and your friends in class. Miss Thomas

Useful Information
Forest School is every Monday.

PE is every Tuesday and Thursday.

Book bags come home on Wednesday and should come back to school on Monday.

Please ensure EVERYTHING your child brings into school is named. 

Thank you! 

Easter watercolours and finger gym! Ball skills and lots of learning through play! ☺️

Writing, reading, voting and playing! ⭐️

Reading, rocks and horses! 😂

Monday fun day in the sun day! ☀️

Comic Relief! 🤡

Castles, painting, planting, counting and writing! Busy day! 🌬☔️🌞

Another lovely day despite the weather! ☔️

Cyanotope “sun prints”, planting seeds and water play! 🌞

A glorious Monday! 🌞🌞🌞

Loads of fun this week in Reception! 🤩

A lovely day inside and out! 🌞

Reading together on World Book Day! ❤️

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Thank you Jools Wilson and Julie Anna Douglas!

Mini Eisteddfod! What a smashing afternoon! Bendigedig! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Fabulous Forest School Fun! 🍃 🍁 🍂

Getting ready for our Eisteddfod!

Welsh Music Day 2021!

See below for our Autumn learning.

Our Christmas Nativity!

Merry Christmas! “We love you!”

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Christmas party!

Nadolig Llawen! 🎄

Banana snowmen! ⛄️

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎶 Christmas 🎄

Today we learned about Hanukkah.

Our Christmas Menu!

Blending cvc words with Twinkl!

Counting forwards and backwards with Felicity 🐸! Pa rhif?

Christmas at forest school! Nadolig Llawen! X

Lovely independent work today! Adderchog! X

Smashing independent drawing and writing!

Our story advent calendar!


Cutting, sticking, drawing, learning! Fun!

Helping each other! Da iawn! X

Maths! One more and one less!

1st December decorations! Nadolig Llawen! X

Exploring length, maps, dressing up and building!

Another busy day!

Sorting colours and building train tracks! Gwaith da!

Climbing trees at forest school!

More finger gym! This time, play dough hedgehogs!

Maths and finger gym!

Letter formation.

The Ugly Duckling

The ugly duckling for anti bullying week and lots of play!

Maths and finger gym!

Exploring shape!

Looking at our work so far. What progress we have made!

Singing on stage! Bendigedig!

Welsh with Fflic and Fflac!

Lest We Forget.

Let’s Celebrate Diwali

We have been finding out about Diwali!

Fun and learning!

Construction 🚧

Maths and Finger gym! Bendigedig!

QR codes to read stories. Thank you Miss Wilson!

Brilliant week of fun and learning!

Our Mixed display now asks “How are you?” in Welsh, Russian, Polish and Arabic! X

Sunflowers display. Images by reception, poetry by year 5, fact files by year 4. Great team work! X

RWI rhymes! Da iawn!

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Finger gym! Funky fingers!

Fireworks music and movement! Bendigedig! X

Building bonfires! X

RWI sounds! We love being the “teacher”!

Amazing balancing block play!

Forest school fun!

Wet play! X

Rain activity sheet by Mrs Darlington on Twitter! Brilliant ideas! See @mrs_darl

Team work makes the dream work!

Super negotiation and sharing!

Drawing sunflower heads with charcoal.

Playing teachers!

Eliffants on parade!

Eating our veggie soup at forest school with a real fire! Flasus iawn!

Vegetable Soup Day! X

More finger gym activities to develop fine motor skills. X

A lovely “Finger Gym” activity to promote pincer grip and hand/eye coordination. X

Mixed! Our new display celebrates all our unique qualities! X

RWI sounds and how we form our numbers in reception. X

Sunflowers! Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.

National Poetry Day

“Autumn Gilt” by Valerie Bloom

It’s National Poetry Day! Listen to “Autumn Gilt” by Valerie Bloom. A lovely poem about the colours of Autumn. “Gilt” means to be layered with gold. Autumn in Welsh is Hydref.

Seasons in Welsh!

Have a go at learning this song about the seasons in Welsh! 

“Bubbles” by James Carter

It’s National Poetry Day! Listen to the poem “Bubbles” by James Carter. Can you float like the bubble higher and higher until...POP! 

We Are Family!

Our school project this term is “We are Family”

“ Teulu ydyn ni”

Reception have been exploring what “family” means to them! We have been reading about families all over the world and talking about similarities and differences. Keep an eye on this page for lots of pictures of our learning! I will also be posting lots of ideas for home learning. The children have settled in beautifully and have had a brilliant first week all together.

Da iawn Dosbarth Eliffant!

The Colour Monster

Black is du.

White is gwyn.

Red is coch.

Blue is glas.
Yellow is melyn.

Green is gwyrdd.

Pink is pinc.

Purple is porforr.


Mixed by Aree Chung

Phonics with Magical Mrs Hutchins!

We made it to the Easter holidays!  Well done everyone and thank you for all your support. I will be available on Dojo if you need anything at all. Happy Easter!  Stay in, stay safe. Miss Thomas

Super work from Kayleigh! She found out three facts about Florence Nightingale! Bendigedig!

Through the keyhole! Looking through the keyhole to where we'd like to be - Moana Pirate Land for Molly, the seaside for Kayleigh, Fairy Land for Isabelle and playing football for Ollie!

We have been working on all sorts of skills at home! Exploring our local countryside, learning to swim and learning to ride a bike without stabilisers! Da iawn!

We heard Tell Me A Dragon by Jackie Morris for our Story Time. Here are a couple of our dragons! And some bunnies holding hands in case Dragons are too scary!