Nursery / Meithrin
Croeso i Ddosbarth Idris – Meithrin
Welcome to Dosbarth Idris – Nursery
Athrawon Dosbarth /Class Teacher – Mrs Montgomery
Cymorthydd Cyfnod Sylfaen/Teaching Assistant – Miss Georgia Montgomery
The Nursery is open every afternoon, 1pm-3pm, 5 days a week.
Nursery Autumn Term 1
Our theme for his term is “Sparkling Celebrations”
Within the 8 week period the children will be…
- Learning our classroom rules
- Making new friends
- Learning how to be a good friend
- Going to the toilet independently
- Learning the importance of washing their hands
- Exploring the outdoor classroom
- Working in the hall, moving and dancing to various familiar songs
- Painting their portrait
- Working with malleable material such as dough
- Developing fine motor skills through activities such as cutting and threading
- Experimenting with a range of musical instruments
- Exploring “colour” through printing, pattern making, collage and painting
- Developing their knowledge and understanding of numbers 1-10
- Exploring shapes in their environment
- Developing their understanding of size
- Introduced to simple letter sounds from the “Read write inc” language scheme
- Becoming familiar with traditional nursery rhymes
- Drawing their faces in their special work book
- Listening to others talking, reading books and giving instructions.
- Celebrating each other’s Birthday
- Having a go at writing their names
- Discussing their feelings
- Using simple welsh greetings
- Listening to simple welsh stories
- Following welsh commands
- Listening to selected bible stories
- Developing their understanding of Harvest
- Developing their understanding of Diwali
- Learning all about autumn
We have been exploring the outdoor classroom and making new friends
Task: Use mirrors to look at your face and Talk about similarities and differences in each other.
What colour hair do you have? Paint a self portrait. Make comparisons, does anyone else have the same colour hair as you?
We have been exploring and experimenting with activities associated with birthdays
We have been comparing big and small leaves
Looking for signs of Autumn
We found lots of shapes outside
We wanted to say thank you for all that we have
Monsters Ball and our End of Term Fancy Dress Party
We have been learning about the Hindu Festival of Light. We made Diva lamps, crowns and henna hands
We made poppies to remember the soldiers who help us
Children in Need
we’ve been busy raising money for children in need
Santa’s Little helpers
Spring Term 2018
Theme: A World of Animals
This term we will be
Exploring how animals survive the winter and what we can do to help them e.g. feeding the birds in our garden.
Investigating ice outdoors in the water tray
Taking Winter Walk to the beach to observe the seasonal changes e.g. colour of the sky, the bare trees, the sounds.
Looking for signs of Spring
Realise the importance of looking after all God’s creatures and how it is our responsibility to look after our environment
We have been exploring the Polar Regions
We went for a walk to observe the changes since our Autumn Walk
How can we get the penguins out of their icy prism?
The Zoo Keeper from the Welsh Mountain Zoo
We followed the instructions to make pine cone bird feeders for our garden
The three Bears
We have been looking out for signs of Spring. the daffodil bulbs that we planted in Autumn have started to groe
Make observational paintings of daffodils
Dydd Gwyl Dewi
We took part in the Saint David’s Day Celebrations. We went on stage to sing our ‘Bore da ‘ song.
World Book Day
Autumn Term 1 2017
Theme: I am special
During this term the pupils will be focusing on the theme of ‘I am special’ which centres on the pupils themselves, developing their knowledge and understanding of their bodies, their families, their friends, their feelings and their experiences.
Summer Term 2 2017
Theme: The Beach
This half term the children will be learning about the beach. We will visit the West Shore Beach and gain much of our inspiration for learning from this visit. Whilst there we will be collecting natural materials to make shapes, pictures and sculptures in the style of the Welsh Environmental Artist Tim Pugh
Summer Term 1 2017
Theme: Round and round the garden
This term we will learn how living things grow and change by exploring the plants, flowers and the creatures that live in our garden. We will begin by planting outdoors to observe and record the changes from seed to a flower. We will be introducing the life cycles of plants and tiny creatures through story. The children will listen to the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk, ‘What the Ladybird heard’ and other stories about tiny creatures such as spiders and ants.
WALT: Understand that plants have a life cycle
Task: Plant seeds, observe and record the changes from seed to a flower. The children worked in groups with ‘Margaret the Gardener’ to plant seeds in the garden. She gave them instructions to check them regularly and water.
Challenge: Keep a record and compare the number of flowers as they grow.
Who Lives in our garden?
WALT: Investigate and explore life under a stone.
Task: Lift stones and logs in the garden to look for mini beasts. We talked about what equipment we might need to carry out this investigation.
*Clipboards to keep a tick list of creatures found
*iPad to take photos
*magnifying glass to look up close
Theme Day: The Garden Party
We have been looking at poppies and the importance of Remembrance Day.
We went on a sensory walk, we saw lots of colorful leaves, we heard the wind blowing the leaves then crunching under our feet, the leaves felt spiky. To warm us up, after our walk we tried some hot chocolate. It tasted yummy and smelled chocolaty.
Our theme this term is “my face and my body”
We have been making new friends, exploring the outdoor classroom and painting portraits. Exploring colour through printing, pattern making.
Developing their understanding of size.
Discussing how they have changed from being a baby.
Discussing ways in which they can keep themselves healthy.
Discussing and exploring their senses.
Developing their understanding of Harvest.
We have been using the outdoor area to its full potential. The children love our ‘Messy Afternoons’ in the outdoor enviroment with materials such as wet sand, clay, mud, flour and water, slime, gel and other messy mixtures
Teeny Tiny Things
Our topic this half term is “Teeny Tiny Things” We will be looking at ways to care for the natural world including small things that we cannot always see.
We will carry on thinking about ways that we care for small things such as younger siblings and baby animals.