Dosbarth Juniper

Welcome to Juniper Class!


The Juniper family is made up of two class teachers Mrs Mcunnell (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Rowlands (Thurs – Fri). Mrs Beddows and Mrs Downs, our wonderful teaching assistants, support our pupils and Mrs Newell offers PPA cover too.


Our Topics

This year our topics are:


Fantastic Fairytales focusing on traditonal tales; materials and their properties and the Welsh artist Cefyn Burgess. We will also be reading the Gingerbread man and making Gingerbread.


My Super Self, Heroes and Helpers focusing on parts of our bodies; growth and changes; our senses and the artist Picasso. We are reading Supertato, looking at healthy eating, hand washing and germs. We will be making Superhero puppets, looking at People who help us and how our local area has changed over time e.g. fire station / police station etc.


Green, Green Grass of Home focusing on plants and lifecyles; Mini beasts; Welsh culture; Traditional Welsh dances; weaving and the geography of our locality. We will be focussing on the author Rob Lewis.


Physical Development

PE sessions are on a Tuesday afternoon, children will need a white t-shirt and black shorts. We will let you know when your child needs pumps.


Homework Information for Parents

In Year 1 we will send homework suggestions at the start of each term. Please help your child to complete the tasks and return homework books back every Monday so we can see their fantastic work.



Reading is a gift for life. Please encourage your children to develop a love of reading through sharing and talking about books, comics and magazines that interest them.  Books and reading records will be collected in every Wednesday and returned each Friday with a new book and the sounds we have been practising that week.



Our school is part of the Healthy Schools Initiative. Please support our school and ensure that your child has a healthy snack every day for morning break. Children are provided with a free carton of milk and have access to water throughout the school day.


End of day arrangements

Please inform your class teacher or Mrs Pearce (School Secretary) if you have made exceptional arrangements for the collection of your child at the end of the day.

We are looking forward to building positive relationships with yourself and your child so if you should have any questions please feel free to come and speak to us - Our door is always open.

Thank you for all your continued support

Mrs McCunnell and Mrs Rowlands.