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Dosbarth Derbyn / Reception


Croeso i Dosbarth Derbyn!

Welcome to Reception!


Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. Whether you are already a Reception parent or someone who is thinking of joining us in the future, welcome from the Reception team. 


Reception Staff

  Mrs Moore - Class Teacher

Mrs Davies/Miss Phoenix - Class Teacher

Miss Abbott- Teaching Assistant 

  Mrs Wilcock - Teaching Assistant

  Mrs Daniels - Teaching Assistant

Miss Hughes-Roberts- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cartwright - Teaching Assistant/Support  Worker

Mrs Bryan- Support Worker




Our Topics

General Information.


Due to Covid a lot of of normal routines and procedures have had to be changed. We apologise of any inconveniences. 



PE will be held on a Monday afternoon. Due to the fact we currently can not do physical activities inside, all PE sessions will be held outdoors. Please ensure you send your child to school wearing their PE kits. We ask that your child wears the correct kit of;

-Red T-shirt

-Black shorts or joggers

-Black jumper/ jacket or a red school jumper

-Trainers or black pumps.

-Sun hat and sun cream (summer term) 


The weather is always changing so please dress your child accordingly.




Every day the children in Reception have a healthy snack, such as fruit, yoghurt, toast or cheese and crackers. This costs £1.00 per week. This can be paid weekly on Monday or at the beginning of each half term.  

Please place snack money in an envelope labelled with your child's name and hand it to the member of staff at the gate.



Each week your child will be sent home with their red reading files. Inside you will find the book they are working on and their sounds books. 

The sounds books are checked each week and new sounds and words will be added as you child progresses. Please do not tick or date the sounds/words in the book, as we use their book as an assessment tool. 

We ask that their book bag is returned each Monday so that we are able to quarantine the books and replace them with new ones ready for the following Friday. 

Look what we have been doing this year!

lets get building!


We follow the children's interest where we can, as a result, sometimes our topics may change. Here are some of the lovely things we have done over the years. 

Reception's Wedding

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One of our topics in Reception is Celebrations. As part of this topic, we looked at a traditional Christian Wedding. We did lots of research into what happens at a wedding and using our new found knowledge we planned our very own wedding ceremony and celebration. We all had a special part to play in the wedding and we invited our parents along to share in this special occasion. We held the wedding at Bistre Chrurch in Buckley. Reverend Batchelor led the service. We then went over to the church hall for a wedding reception. Hwyl a sbri!

Chinese New Year week (Parental Engagement)

Croeso i Fflic a Fflac! We loved our visit from Fflic a Fflac

Blasus iawn! We loved making and eating apple crumble with Mrs Edwards, with apples picked from our very own apple trees!