Croeso i Ddosbarth Idris – Meithrin

Welcome to Dosbarth Idris – Nursery

Athrawes Dosbarth / Class Teacher – Mrs Montgomery

Cymorthydd Dysgu / Teaching Assistant – Miss Georgia Montgomery


Big Question: Where in the world do we live?

Our big question this term has a humanities focus which is aimed at developing their knowledge and understanding of where they live, and their sense of belonging to their family, their school, their town, their country and the wider world.

Throughout this term pupils will be:
*Encouraged to become confident explorers of their environment while on our seasonal walks
*Developing their awareness of how humans can pollute our wonderful world
*Introduced to letter sounds and simple words from the “Read write inc” language scheme.
*Practice writing their own names
*Developing their knowledge and understanding of numbers 1 to 10 and beyond
*Exploring shapes in their environment
*Learning how to be a good friend
*Going to the toilet independently



Our BIG Question this term is:

What wonderful animals are in our world?




2020 – 2021

Nursery Dosbarth Idris

Autumn Term 1 

Topic: Sparkling Celebrations (Health and Well Being Focus)

We will be learning about a range of celebrations and broadening the children’s knowledge of different cultures. The pupils will be encouraged to share their own personal experiences of celebrations for example: birthdays, parties, weddings, bonfire night, Christmas and discuss how food is used to celebrate.

We will begin by focusing on the familiar celebration of birthdays by sharing the different ways pupils celebrate their birthday. The children will be involved in planning and carrying out a party.

Towards the end of term we will be focusing on Christmas and reading a range of Christmas stories, focusing on giving, family and friendship. The children will also be made aware that Christmas is not celebrated by everybody and that different cultures have their own special celebrations.


Party Preparations

Role Play Area Challenge: Explore the party resources and set the table for 3


Plan a birthday party

ICT Challenge: Use the interactive whiteboard and pen to design a party invitation. Use the keyboard with support to type name



Writing Area Challenge: Design and sign a Birthday Card 



Make cakes and party food

Role Play Area Task: Weigh ingredients using balance scales


Party Decorations

Expressive Art Task: Design bunting using colour, line and shape 


Let’s celebrate!

Share food and ply party games



Harvest Time

A time to say thank you for all the food that we have


Looking for signs of Autumn

Task: Explore the Autumn resources we gathered on our walk





Nursery 2019 – 2020

Autumn Term 1

Our theme for this term is “Lovely Llandudno”

Within the 8 week period the children will be…

  • Learning our classroom rules
  • Learning about their home town of Llandudno
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: links with Llandudno 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Celebrating each other’s Birthday
  • Having a go at writing their names
  • Discussing their feelings
  • Using simple welsh greetings and following welsh commands
  • Listening to selected bible stories
  • Developing their understanding of Harvest
  • Developing their understanding of Diwali
  • Learning all about autumn
  • Talking about the weather in Welsh

Settling In

We have been exploring our new classroom and making new friends



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2018/19 Term


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?


Birthday Celebrations

We have been exploring and experimenting with activities associated with birthdays

Autumn Leaves

We have been comparing big and small leaves

Looking for signs of Autumn

Shape Hunt

We found lots of shapes outside 

Harvest Festival

We wanted to say thank you for all that we have 

Party Time

                 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

Remembrance Day

We made poppies to remember the soldiers who help us

Children in Need

we’ve been busy raising money for children in need

Christmas Preparations

The Nativity

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 

Polar Animals

We have been exploring the Polar Regions

Winter trees

We went for a walk to observe the changes since our Autumn Walk

Investigating Ice

How can we get the penguins out of their icy prism?

Zoo Animals

The Zoo Keeper from the Welsh Mountain Zoo

Bird Feeders

We followed the instructions to make pine cone bird feeders for our garden

Bear Hunt 

The three Bears

Spring Daffodils

We have been looking out for signs of Spring. the daffodil bulbs that we planted in Autumn have started to groe

Creative Tasks

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

Noah’s Ark 


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.


Minibeast hunt

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.

Our senses

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.

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