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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School


Information for Parents – Spring 2018

Class: Reception


Topics for this term: Muck, Mess and Mixtures and Saint David's Story.



I hope you have had a lovely time over the Christmas holiday. Happy New Year.

We’ll start the term with the topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures. Let’s get messy! We’re going to dive in and get our hands and feet all covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.

We’re going to pour, mix, stir and splat! We’ll be writing recipes, instructions, riddles and poems

The children will work with paint to create a new gallery space. Don’t worry about the mess… it’ll always wash!

Our topic, Saint David’s story, will allow the children to explore who Saint David was and why we remember him. Why we celebrate Saint David’s Day, customs and traditions and aspects of Welsh culture. 

We will be learning rhymes, songs and reading a variety of stories linked to our topics.                                                                            

Where possible we will fit our literacy, number, science, dance, ICT, music and art into the topic too.

We will also be celebrating St David’s Day; this will also include cross curricular Literacy and Numeracy activities.



Days which PE kit will be needed : Dance will be on Monday

                                                         PE will be on Friday

The children are entitled to use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during child initiated time therefore we advise that they are sent to school with a warm hooded coat, hats, scarves and gloves (all clearly named) We also recommend that they have a pair of wellington boots to keep at school, clearly named.

On Wednesdays please can children wear old clothes and on Wild Walk weeks a spare set of clothes would be a good idea.


Days homework will be set:  There is no formal homework, but all children will bring home Maths and Literacy activities for you to explore as a family. Some activities will require things that can be found around the house.

Reading books and word books will be sent home every Friday. Please send the books back every Wednesday in their reading book bag. Please continue to revise the Read, Write Inc. Set 1, Speed Sounds.  


Wild Walks will be on Wednesdays.  We will be going for walks in the locality and would be very grateful for your help on these walks.  You will be given a list of dates and a form to return to us informing us when you are able to help. 


Any other general reminders

Please send a pound coin (or £5 for the half-term) in a named purse or envelope to school every Monday for snack.

Children will need a pair of wellies in school. Please name everything.

Please make sure everything has your child’s name clearly marked on it.

We will be going out in all weathers, please remember your child’s coat.

Please practise putting on and removing coats, shoes and jumpers.

Please can you ensure that your child always has a named change of clothes in school.

On Wednesdays please can children wear old clothes. No uniforms.

On Friday, a child will bring home our class bear and a diary for the weekend. They will be asked to take the teddy on their adventures over the weekend and record what they do in the diary. Please return this to school on Monday so your child can show and share their weekend news with the class.


If you need any more information, please come and speak to us.

                                     Thank you for your help and support.

                                                 Miss Joyce