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Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Porth Tywyn
Elkington Park, Burry Port
Carmarthenshire, SA16 0AU

Tel:01554 833460 / 01554 832759

Burry Port Community Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Porth Tywyn

Welcome to the Reception Class!

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Welcome to the Reception Class

Our right of the half term: Article 29- The right to a home

The value of the half term: Tolerance

We are a Rights Respecting School.  We are aware of the rights of the child and discuss these in class.

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 Here is a little more information about the UNCRC.

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Building Learning Power

We have been very busy building our learning habits. Below are some of the learning habits we have focused on this school year.


We have focused on the different types of listening in Reception.  We have identified what a good listener has, What a good listens for, what a good listener thinks and what a good listener does not do. We have made a good listening traffic light in class.


We are currently developing our imagination. We have used our imagination so far to develop our own trolls following the story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.


During the Summer Term we will be learning to explain our thinking and identify out what we founf difficult. 


An Overview for Parents:

Summer Term 2017 Planning for Reception


Spring Term 2017 planning for Reception

 Will you read me a story?

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An imaginative learning project for Reception children.

Children will watch a pantomime based on a familiar ‘Fairy Tale’, such as ‘Cinderella’ or ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Before watching the pantomime, read the fairy tale and talk about the storyline. Encourage the children to learn the names of the different characters and to join in with familiar parts.

During the topic children will be encouraged to work independently and also in a group to ensure they receive a broad range of learning experiences. Each week there will be a new ‘Fairy Tale’ to focus on and learning will be based upon that story. Children will create a ‘Wanted’ poster to find the Wolf from the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, Measure the Giants footprints from the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, re-tell the story ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ Pie Corbett style and also make a Gingerbread man from the Story ‘The Gingerbread man’.

You can support your child at home by reading traditional ‘Fairy Tale’ stories so your child will become familiar with the story in school. 

Here are the stories we will be reading related to the theme.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Cinderella. Enormous Turnip, Hansel and Gretel, Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Encourage your child to read the story and draw pictures of the characters at home.

Ask your child questions such as:

•  What characters are in the story?
•  What story is your favourite?
•  What happens in the story?
•  Who are the good characters in the story? Bad characters?

This week we looked at the story 'The Gingerbread man' and made our very own gingerbread men.


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They were delicious!! 

We had some extra Gingerbread men and decided to conduct an experiment. We put the Gingerbread men into water to see what would happen to them. 

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They went all 'soggy' and 'broke into pieces'. Now we know why the Gingerbread man jumped onto the foxes back to get across the river.

Today (14/02/17) was 'Germ Buster Day' we read the story 'Keeping Clean' and looked at how we can stay clean. We discussed brushing our teeth twice a day, having a bath or a shower everyday and how to wash our hands properly to help stop germs spreading.

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We will post more pictures as the term will progress.

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We always try and give every child opportunties to be the best that they can be (Article 29)