Gaer Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gaer

Everyone achieving; learning in harmony

Pawb yn cyflawni; dysgu mewn heddwch

Class 4





 Class 4 Reception

Croeso i`r dosbarth 4.



Meet the Reception team:




The staff in reception are looking forward to providing your children with a safe, friendly and exciting learning experience.

Please take a look at our parent information sheet by clicking here.

Things your child needs

Your child will need to be dressed in school uniform at all times and sensible footwear.

As your child is taught through the foundation phase curriculum, they will at times be taking part in messy hands on activities which include outdoors. Please provide your child with;

Wellington boots

Waterproof coat

Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled with their name.

The children will be taking part in P.E sessions every Monday. Please ensure you provide your child with a P.E kit, shorts, t-shirt, socks and daps. This will be left on the child`s peg and sent home every half term to be washed. Please also encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day and a healthy snack, fruit or vegetable.


The children will get sent homework home every Friday and we ask for this to be returned back by the following Wednesday at the latest. In the autumn term homework will consist of phonics and flashcards being sent home for the children to learn. You will also be able to access additional homework tasks online via Purple Mash. Your child will be set up with a personal username and password that will be available in their home learning books. 


Please visit our class 4 website regularly to keep up to date with important information and to follow your child`s journey through reception.



Healthy Living

We aim to promote healthy living throughout the school. Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to school for their morning break. Please also encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day so they can have access to water readily.  



Don’t forget to take a peek at our Twitter account (@GaerPrimary) or to explore our achievements search for #GPSClass4.

Remember to follow us too!



Our Project:

Our Project for Autumn will be revealed in week 3 on our project launch day. We look forward to updating you with pictures to follow.



If you have any queries, please contact myself via the school office or at the end of the school day.

Many thanks, 

Mrs Hassan, and Miss Fowler.




Project launch Day

We have revealed our project title for the Autumn term ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. We had so much fun exploring our items from home and learning more about each other. We created a thought shower of all the things we want to do as part of this project. We can’t wait to get started! Take a look at some of our project launch activities. 























Spring Term

We are so excited to reveal our Spring topic

    ‘Out of the Egg’

 Take a look at the fun we had during our project launch.

When we arrived in class we found a friendly Mummy dragon with her nest of eggs. She had a note asking us for help. She had lost some of her eggs in our local area. We watched the CCTV footage and found out the Mummy dragon was flying over our school on the weekend. We went on a hunt and found all of her eggs in our Reception garden. We are keeping them safe in our classroom.


To celebrate our launch we have also been having messy fun making paper mashe dragon eggs. We can’t wait for them to dry for us to paint them. We also made dragon tail sandwiches by using cucumbers for the dragon’s spikes. 


During this project we will be learning through the theme of dragons. We will also learn more about life cycles and hatching, this will include a trip to the farm to see real baby chicks. It is really important that we get to have a say in our learning. Our teachers wrote down all our amazing ideas.