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Croeso i'r Dosbarth Derbyn!
Welcome to Reception RDP's web page!


Our Teachers are Mrs Pope (Monday,Tuesday and every other Wednesday) and Mrs L. Davies (every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Seary

PE is  on Friday. Don't forget to wear clothes which are easy to get on and off!



Making a dragon house


Dydd Gwyl Dewi / St David’s Day

Dinosaur Workshop

Immersion day

 We have been learning to add up.
Our first day at school
September 2017

We investigated which materials would make an effective shield

world book day

Snack Money

We would welcome a contribution of £1 per week for snack. We offer a wide variety of different fruits and soon begin to know which ones the children like the most.All children are entitled to milk and for those who do not want milk we offer water.

Water Bottles

Please send a water bottle to school which can be left in class and we will fill these with fresh water to ensure that everyone has access to a drink whenever they need it.

Dragons for Dydd Gwyl Dewi

The Battle Of The Dinosaurs is almost over ...

Dinosaur art using natural materials

We have been using the ipads to take photographs of objects that we have counted

We recorded our talking partner saying a fact about a dinosaur

Still image for this video

We use the funky fingers table to excersise our pincer grip. We covered the dinosaurs in corks using the tweezers

Some of the girls wanted to take photographs of a model they made. They enjoyed posing too !

We drew dinosaurs and said which colour they were in Welsh

We made our own head dresses

Estimating dinosaurs

I need to find those dinosaurs !

We really enjoy writing the long dinosaur names

We have been reading books about the dinosaurs

Christmas celebrations

We performed on the stage and we have been dressing up in the class

Playing together is an important part of our learning

Measuring in maths

Adding using potatoes

We enjoy reading in our class

We have been pretending to bake cakes

Using vegetables to learn how to add sets together

Writing numbers

Making biscuits

Making a frame using a repeating pattern

The class of 2016/17

Here we are / Dyma ni

The class of 2015/16

Our farm visit.

Sports Day

Look what we played in music !

We have been learning the language of capacity through pretending to be farmers feeding the animals

We can balance

Using i pads to enhance our learning

Writing direction words

We have been learning about directions in mathematics this week.

Building a bridge

The wheelbarrow for the RHS garden show

Summer A

This half term we will be finishing our Dragon Tale Topic and starting Down on the Farm.


Our trip to Cardiff castle was excellent! The children were superb and listened to our guide and played with the knight!

St David's day

Mathematics on world book day

Our challenge was to make the tallest dinosaur from our pieces. Next we made the smallest and the middle size one. We measured the dinosaurs using blocks.

We can estimate and count

Spring A

The Battle of the Dinosaurs has begun and we will be discovering all sorts of interesting things about theses creatures as we become dinosaur explorers this half term.

There is lots of information about the topic on our reception page. Don't forget to discuss the topic and send back the bubble maps to Mrs Brown and she will try to make sure that she plans work around your ideas.


Christmas party

Here we are

Autumn B.

This half term our topic is 'Scrumptious', we will be learning about:

  • Different types of food
  • Foods we like and dislike
  • The senses of smell and taste
  • Keeping healthy by eating a balanced diet
  • Measures and money through play based contexts
  • Foods from different countries
  • The processes of cooking, melting, freezing and mixing
  • Expressing themselves creatively using a range of different media
  • The Welsh language by using words and phrases across a range of experiences both in the indoor and outdoor environment


Autumn B

We made chocolate reindeer.

We tasted exotic fruits and used our thinking hat to say which one we liked.

Making 7

Making Cheese Straws

Reading in the book corner

Autumn Term A

This half term our topic is 'Happy Families', we will be learning about how our families are different, who is in our family and how families lived in the past. Please see the documents below for more information.

Dressing up in the role play

Learning in different areas of the classroom .

Making patterns for our photograph frames

Happy Families Information

Spring Term

Dragon Tales

This half term our topic is dragon tales, we will be learning about:

Different types of castles, their features and how they were used in he Middle Ages

Significant castles of Wales

Maps and plans

The lives of people in the past

Similarities and differences between castles and the homes they live in.

Re-telling traditional tales

Holes, Spaces and Hiding Places