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Dosbarth Ash

Picture 1 Miss Ffoulkes
Picture 2 Mrs Emilia

Croeso i Dosbarth Ash

Welcome to Dosbarth Ash. Miss Ffoulkes is the class teacher and Mrs Emilia is the Classroom Assistant.


Learning in Year 1

All pupils in the Foundation Phase at Alexandra follow a skill based and play enriched curriculum.

The curriculum is planned and delivered in accordance with the requirements of the ‘Foundation Phase Framework for Children’s Learning for 3 to 7-year-olds in Wales’. The curriculum is based on the following areas of learning:

  • Personal & Social Development, Well Being and Cultural Diversity
  • Language Literacy and Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Development
  • Welsh Language Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • ICT Development


The curriculum is delivered through a combination of experiential learning activities, set focused tasks and free play opportunities. The children are encouraged to develop and implement skills in a variety of contexts throughout their learning. At all times there is a profound focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills. There is also a significant focus on developing children’s Information Technology skills, Welsh Language skills and an understanding of their Welsh heritage.


Learning predominantly takes place in the corridor and outdoor learning provisions, and activities are theme based and carefully planned to encourage, motivate and inspire, empowering our pupils as confident learners.

Pupils are encouraged to move their learning on at an appropriate time, whilst being challenged to push their learning on through the enhanced activities. 

Our Topics for This Year

Autumn Term - Sustainability

Spring Half Term 1 - China and Wales

Spring Half Term 2 - Toys

Summer Half Term 1 - Space

Summer Half Term 2 - Let's Go on Holiday



To support our commitment to developing your children’s literacy and numeracy skills, the children will receive weekly homework tasks. We would very much appreciate your support in giving your children to best opportunity succeed. Every Friday the children will bring home a reading book, this will be accompanied by either a piece of maths linked to the weeks learning or some handwriting.


In school the children receive 20 minutes every day of intensive letters and sound teaching, which develops the children’s reading, writing and letter formations through learning the sounds of letter combinations. This is followed by 20 minutes of guided reading in a group. The books the children will bring home require the children to sound out the letters and blend them altogether to work out the word. 


The reading folders will be sent home every Friday and can be returned anytime the following week before Thursday if possible. It would be helpful if you could write a very short comment to inform us how your child got on with their homework. Even a happy/sad face is enough to indicate success. Please let us know if the book is too easy or too hard, and we will act accordingly.


Hopefully your children will be happy to share their progress with you as they become more fluent readers, but we really don’t want their homework to become a ‘battle’ for you. All that we ask is that the reading books are returned each week. 




It would be most helpful if any children having School Dinners bring their money in a labelled envelope on the Monday morning where possible.


Year 1 will have PE every Monday after with Mrs Evans. They are required to wear the school PE Kit which consists of a plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts and black pumps or suitable outdoor footwear in the summer months. 


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