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Guilsfield Primary School

Guilsfield Primary School

Learn Achieve & Grow Together

Dosbarth Miss Gethin and Miss Rees


Reception / Year 1 Class

In our classroom we aim to support pupils to develop into happy, independent and resilient workers. Our morning session concentrates on building Language and Maths skills, along with developing reading skills. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to the remainder of the curriculum, which is generally delivered using half termly topic from our creative curriculum. Our P.E. sessions take place weekly and this teaches the children various skills from healthy living, swimming, gymnastics, cricket and  tennis.


Maths Topics


  • Number and place value

  • Addition and subtraction

  • Measurement of length

  • Time

  • Fractions

  • Properties of shapes.

  • Money

Phonics (Letters and Sounds)


Learning to read and write is a magical time in a child's life and we aim to inspire and enthuse all pupils. Letters and Sounds is the resource we use at Guilsfield CP School to support the systematic teaching of phonics. Children begin the Letters and Sounds programme at the start of Reception year and continue across into Years 1 and 2. We teach letters and sounds for 20mins every day. I will inform you what phase your child is on so you can help them learn the sounds and tricky words.

Learning is fun

We are a busy class who enjoy learning inside and outside and have been lucky enough to have many Forest School days planned. We get 'hands - on' and relish the chance to investigate. We are engineers, inventors, scientists, authors and artists.

 How can you help your child at home?

 Reading with your child at least 3 times per week is really important. Also, there is a list of spellings (high frequency words) for them to practice inside their reading folders which are based on words they have been introduced to in Letters and Sounds. Helping your child to practice these and listening to them read is crucial. You can help their Maths by practising counting forwards and backwards and also getting those number bonds to 10 and then 20 embedded in their brains.


At each half - term we will send out a letter to explain each new topic and how you can help your child.

Our Topics

Our topics for this year include: 

1st Autumn Term - Memory box

2nd Autumn Term - Festivals

1st Spring Term - Journeys

2nd Spring Term - Animal kingdom

1st Summer Term - Story-land

2nd Summer Term - Under the Sea

If you need help supporting your child, please come and talk to us.


Miss Gethin