Gaer Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gaer

Everyone achieving; learning in harmony

Pawb yn cyflawni; dysgu mewn heddwch

Class 3


Come and meet the Reception team:

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



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 your child’s 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. 




This term your child will be sent home with phonics and flashcards to learn. Home learning will be sent home on a Friday, pease can all home learning be returned by Wednesday at the latest in order for it all to be set up and go home Friday. 

You can also access a range of additional activities to complete with your children by clicking on the links below. Your children’s usernames and passwords are available in their home learning books.






Autumn Term

Our Autumn Term topic is ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. This topic gives us an opportunity to get to know all about the children and their families and gives the children the opportunity to learn all about their teachers.

We had lots of fun during our project launch. The children carefully listened to their teachers ‘All About Me’ books and looked at their teachers special objects. They really enjoyed seeing pictures of their teachers when they were babies! Each child then showed and talked about their bad of special objects. The children shared their ideas about what they would like to learn this term and we created a mind map.



We will be looking at lots of different texts this term including.. 





Learning Zones

We have lots of exciting, engaging learning zones within the classroom. Take a look at some of our learning zone pictures..


Please visit our class 3 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 #GPSClass3.

Remember to follow us too!


We are so excited to reveal our Spring topic in our week three project launch day…….stay tuned to find out more!



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

Many thanks, 

Miss Lane, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Shill.