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Rose Class - Miss Murphy - Reception

Welcome to Rose Class!
Croeso i Dosbarth Rose!
Tymor y Hydref - Autumn Term 2019
Topic - 'Heroes'

Rose Class 2019

Visit our hashtag #rosemps on Maesglas Primary's Twitter page to see your children working hard and having fun!

Hello and welcome to an exciting year in Maesglas Primary School!

We are so pleased to be given the opportunity to be part of your children's learning this year. 

As you can appreciate this is an important year for your children as their first year in school.

We will continue to provide you with information about how you can support your child at home and please feel free to come and see us if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

Meet the team!

Miss Murphy - Class Teacher

Miss Davies - Teaching Assistant

In Reception, we will support your child and encourage them to settle into school life. In the first term we spend lots of time getting to know your child, encouraging them to make friends and explore their learning environment.

In Maths we will be focusing on numbers within 10 to begin and then to 20 and beyond. In the first few weeks, we will be practising correct number formation. Children will count in a variety of ways - counting objects, counting aloud and beyond! We will be sequencing numbers correctly as well as exploring measurement.

In Literacy we will begin by focusing on our speaking and listening skills. We will be practising correct pencil grip and holding our pen or pencil correctly. Children are learning how to write their names and their letters correctly. We will be reading traditional tales and are starting with Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

P.E Lessons are on Thursdays. The children will be practising their skills in gymnastics, games, athletics and dance over the year. Please can you make sure that all of the school clothes have their name in. Just a quick reminder that jewellery should not be worn in school for safety reasons! Thank you.

Outside play - The children will have access to outside play for many of their sessions so it is important that they bring coats every day. Please put their names in their coats so there are no mix ups. Thanks!


Reading is so important for the children’s development with their language, imagination and writing. Please purchase a book bag from the office. We will then provide your child with a yellow reading record book and 2 books per week. This will be changed every Monday. We will start with picture books to get your child used to handling a book as a reader, talking about the pictures and turning the pages. They will then progress to a book with words. The children will also have key words to practise. Please tick off when they know a word by heart. Any questions about reading, please let us know!

Water Bottles

We try to encourage the children to drink plenty during the school day and although we do provide some drinking cups it leads to a greater independence and confidence if the children can take control of their own water. Please can the children bring a named water bottle to school.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information.  We look forward to working with you, to create a happy and fun environment where your child will continue to develop and grow. Any questions then just pop in and see us!

Many thanks,

The Rose Class staff