Welcome to Danescourt Primary School
Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd Danescourt

Additional Information

Croeso / Welcome to Reception

School begins at 08:55 and ends at 15:15.

Snack money £1.50 a week payable on a Monday or £10.50 for this half-term, £10.50 for the second half-term or £21.00 for the whole Autumn term.

Dinner money £2.30 a day or £11.50 a week payable in advance on a Monday.

All monies to be in an envelope with your child’s name and class on.

Book bags to come into school on a Wednesday and be sent home later that day.

Please keep us advised of any changes / upsets that may affect your child.

Please ensure your contact details are correct and up to date.

We have an open door policy and are always happy to discuss your child’s needs with you.

If your child is unwell please keep them at home and remember the 48hr rule relating to sickness and diarrhoea.

Please ensure all your child’s belonging are clearly labelled with their name.

P.E kits needed on a Wednesday to include trainers this term and can remain in school, please also include a spare pair of pants and socks / tights.

Classes Beech & Birch (Reception)
Dosbarthiadau Derbyn


Class Beech - Mrs Diment and Mrs Bell

Class Birch - Mrs Ford


Our Context for Learning this term is called 'Ready, Steady, Go!'









Language, Literacy and Communication

Begin learning phonetic sounds and developing early reading and writing skills.  

Begin guided group reading and encourage reading for pleasure.

Begin cursive writing skills, word building and writing for different purposes. Begin to understand how to write whole words and sentences to record ideas.

Develop confidence when speaking and good listening skills.

Introduce different genres including poems, lists, letters and stories.

Listening to, responding, sequencing and retelling a range of  stories that reflect our context.

Learn new songs and rhymes and actively join in with the actions and words.



Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Develop the skill of:

Responding to open questions about experiences and offers ideas using short phases or alternative methods of communication.

Communicates developing knowledge of items in everyday use.

Exploring and experimenting.

Listening to the ideas of others.

Recording observations using symbols / pictures / signs / simple phrases.

Recognising and name a range of sound sources.

Learn about:

Different homes.

Physical Development



Develop creative movement and gross motor skills through storytelling and music relating to our context.

Develop co ordination/gross motor/fine manipulative /confidence/control over body movements.

Develop ball skills: throwing, kicking, bouncing and catching.

Develop the ability  to play with a partner or in a small group, using diff pieces of equipment. Be able to pedal appropriate size tricycles and cars.

Use a range of small and large equipment and stimuli.

Link the basic actions in sequences and gradually improve their control and use of different shapes, levels and direction of travel.

Be able to climb over obstacles and use low apparatus when practising jumping, traveling and landing.


Mathematical Development

Saying, reading, ordering and writing numbers to 10 and beyond.

Begn to add and subtract 1and 2.  

Learn and recall number doubles to 5+5 and halving even numbers to 10. Make links to larger numbers.

Recognise patterns and use 2 or 3 items, sha[es or colours to continue a pattern. 

Develop correct number formation.

Read and write number sentences.

Recognising and exploring 2D shapes.

Comparing length with non-standard measures.

Comparing capacity and quantity using appropriate vocabulary.

Sort and classify objects using one criteria, record collections using marks, numbers or pictures.

Use money in role play situations and begin to recognise 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p's. Recognise and understand the value of different coins.

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PSE, RE, Well-being, Cultural diversity

Learners should be given opportunities to:

Demonstrate an interest and care for animals, plants and our environment.

Have their views listened to and listen to the views of others. Working cooperatively on tasks to solve problems.

See that rules can help everyone and to understand that choices and decisions have consequences, finding ways of avoiding and resolving conflicts and exploring social and moral dilemmas through group enquiry.

Recognise the need for personal hygiene. Recognise their responsibilities to keep themselves and others safe.

Recognise the importance of eating properly and exercising.

Understand that people need a combination of food, all food comes from animals or plants,  not everyone has enough food, clean water, safe environment and good relationships.       

 You can do it! Topic:Getting Started! And Connie Confidence. Take part in R time group activities.

Recognise our 'Habits of Mind' - Thinking Together, Listening and That's Funny



Develop mouse control.

Use a variety of programmes inc 2-simple. 

Playing numeracy and literacy games.

Develop use of class i.pads.




Creative Development

Using a variety of activities to develop the following skills:

Sing a range of songs with others. Listen and respond to music.

Explore and express a range of moods and feelings through a variety of movements. Develop their responses to different stimuli such as music, pictures, words and ideas.

Developing use and understanding of colour, line, tone, texture, pattern, shape and form.

Investigating, exploring and experimenting with a range of materials / resources.

Welsh Language Development

Develop incidental everyday language.

Counting to 10 and beyond.

Listen to Welsh stories.

Learn Welsh songs.

Ask for different items in welsh.