Week Beginning 6th July
Hi everyone, hope you are all well and have enjoyed learning all about plants and flowers. This will be our last week learning about plants and flowers.
1. Sound of the Week - this week we are going to recap all the sounds we have learnt previously. Have a go at playing the ‘Roll a Sound’ game.
Week Beginning 27th June 2020
Hi all, hope you're all well and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. This week we are going to continue looking at how plants grow.
1. Sound of the Week
Our new sound this week is ‘e’. Have a go at writing the new sound in your book and drawing objects that begin with ‘e’
5. Design a plant pot. Draw your design first, then if you have any pots at home have a go at decorating one. You can use these pots then to plant your own flowers.
Week Beginning 22nd June
Hi all, hope you are well and enjoying the weekend celebrating Father’s Day with your loved ones. This week we are going to continue learning all about plants and flowers.
1. Sound of the Week - this week keep learning the sounds ‘s,a,t,p,i,n,m,g,o,c,k’. Make sure you can recognise and write each sound confidently. We will be looking at a new sound next week.
2. Rhyming Words - have a look at the PowerPoint and see if you can spot the rhyming words. Remember rhyming words sound similar. For example hat and cat.
3. Have a go at this plant pictograph
5. Draw your favourite flower in your books and label the different parts (flower, stem, leaf, and roots)
Week Beginning 15th June
Hi all, hope you're all well. This week we are going to start learning about plants and flowers.
1. Can you design your own special garden. In your books you can either draw your garden or cut and stick different pictures. Include different features like flowers, play equipment, fruit and vegetables you would like to grow or anything else you would like in your garden.
3. Sound of the Week
This week we will recap all the sounds we have been learning since September.
Have a go at playing I spy to see if you can find all the items beginning with each sound.
7. Can you complete these maths challenges
I hope you all have a lovely week and enjoy finding many different plants.
Week Beginning 8th June
Good evening everyone I hope you are all staying safe and keeping busy. This week we are going to be learning all about butterflies.
1. This week’s sound of the week is ‘k’. Have a go at writing the ‘k’ sound and see what objects you can find that start with the ‘k’ sound.
2. Keep practising writing your names. Remember to start with a capital letter.
3. Using your knowledge of the satpin sounds, have a go at blending the sounds together to read the following words.
4. Can you count forwards and backwards from any number to 20
5. Can you form your numbers correctly to 10
6. Can you create a symmetrical butterfly. You can do this by colouring both sides the same or by using paint. Watch the video below to help you create a symmetrical butterfly.
7. Can you make the life cycle of a butterfly. You can either have a go at cutting out the pictures and sticking in the correct order or making one out of pasta.
8. This week have a go at practising the Welsh question ‘Pwy wyt ti?’ Have a go at answering the question with ‘your name ydw i’ then have a go at asking your family.
Have a lovely week and hopefully we will get to see each other soon
Afternoon all, I have registered our class to use ActiveLearn. A number of different activities have been allocated for each child.
Your child’s login details have been sent via text message.
The link for the ActiveLearn website is below.
Have fun and enjoy playing the different games.
Week Beginning 18th May
Good evening all, hope you are all well and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. This week we are going to focus on learning all about caterpillars.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading and listening to the fabulous story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. There are lots of recordings available on YouTube.
1. Can you sequence the story, and remember what the caterpillar ate each day. You can use the picture cards or create a caterpillar like below to sequence the story.
5. The caterpillar ate lots of different foods in the story, can you sort these into healthy and unhealthy foods.
6. He also enjoyed eating lots of different fruits, can you make fruit kebabs or use fruit to make caterpillars.
I hope you enjoy The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities this week. Stay safe, have fun and keep happy and healthy!
Week Beginning 11th May
Good afternoon all, I hope you have all had a fun filled week and enjoyed celebrating VE Day.
1. This weeks sound of the week is ‘o’ can you find lots of items beginning with the o sound and practice writing it in your book.
2. Keep using Teach Your Monster to Read to practise your sounds.
3. Think of words to describe your minibeast for example colourful, spotty, tiny, hairy. (Encourage your child to think of what sound each word starts with) Write your describing words in your book
4. Draw and label your minibeast. Do they have wings? Do they have spots? How many legs do they have?
5. Role play with money. Create a shop at home (toys, books, fruit) and use the coins to buy items from the shop. This will help your child recognise different coins. Get them to look at the shape, size and colour of each one.
6. Have a go at completing the very hungry caterpillar patterns. You could complete these patterns on the worksheet or using Lego, cars or paints.
Have a lovely week and enjoy the sunshine!
Stay happy and healthy. Missing you all!
Week Beginning 4th May
Hey everyone, this week I am going to give you some more minibeast challenges, however on Friday we are going to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day so I have put up some VE Day activities for you to complete.
Sound of the Week
This weeks sound I want you to focus on is ‘g’. Can you circle all the ‘g’ sounds and then draw as many objects that begin with ‘g’ as you can.
There are lots of minibeast nursery rhymes, for example Incy, wincy spider and Here is the beehive. Listen to the rhymes and see if you can hear any words that rhyme. Then can you remember the rhyme and retell it to your family and friends.
Practise learning the days of the week song. Then make a little diary including something you have done each day.
VE Day activities
Have a look at the PowerPoint below to find out all about VE Day
I hope you all have a lovely week!
Week Beginning 27th April
It was lovely speaking to so many of you, and hearing all about your different adventures last week. If I have missed you I will ring back again this week.
This week I have set you some more challenges to do with your parents.
Stay safe and keep being our clever, curious caterpillars.
Miss Swift, Miss Clode
and Mrs Reynolds
Week beginning 20th April
Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are enjoying the beautiful sunshine. This week I have got a few more minibeast challenges for you.
1. Can you make a model of your minibeast using recycled materials (here are some ideas using toilet rolls)
2. Can you find how many minibeasts are left if you take one away?
3. Can you write your name? Keep practising until you can do it all by yourself.
4. What fun facts do you know about your minibeast?
5. How about having a go at this caterpillar maths game on Topmarks.
6. Let’s not forget about PE. Give cosmic yoga a try, using different movements for each minibeast.
Wow! There are so many of you using Teach your monster to read. You are all doing an amazing job learning lots of your sounds. Keep it up!
Have a go at forming the sounds s, a, t, p, i, n, m correctly in your yellow books. Also see if you can find items in your house/garden that start with each sound.
Week Beginning 6th April
Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a fantastic week learning all about minibeasts at home. The next two weeks would have been Easter so I am not going to set you challenges to complete, however I am going to give you some ideas of fun activities you can do over the holidays.
Most importantly enjoy your holidays and stay safe! We all miss you greatly and look forward to seeing you and what big boys and girls you have become.
Miss Clode, Miss Swift,
Week Beginning 30th March
This week I’m going to set you a few challenges to start off your minibeast project.
1. Can you read a book with your parents that features your minibeast as a character. For example ladybirds could read ‘What the Ladybird Heard’. Then draw a picture of the cover in your project book.
2. Can you go on a minibeast hunt in your garden or on your daily walk to find lots of different minibeasts. Ask your parents to help you write about what you find (To help with your child’s writing, if you write in a light colour pen highlighter (yellow) then your child will be able to over write.
3. Can you count the minibeasts you find on the minibeast hunt and create a graph using J2data on Hwb.
Please keep using Teach your monster to read, to develop your knowledge of sounds. I can see lots of you have been playing and there will be lots of certificates to send out.
Keep up the great work my clever, curious caterpillars!! Any other work/activities you do please record them in your book. I look forward to seeing what you have been up to as soon as I can.
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your first couple of days at home during this difficult time. As a school we have decided to post work ideas every Sunday evening.
In nursery I have decided to set the children a project based on a minibeast (bee, ladybird, snail, spider) I will post different ideas for literacy, numeracy and other activities linked to their minibeast every week. The books that the children were given are for the children to record their work in, this can include, writing, drawings and photos etc.
Please stay safe and tell our clever, colourful caterpillars we are all missing them.
Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.
I have registered our class to use this excellent site Oxford Owls to support our reading in school. Please take a look as I am sure they will love it
Please log in using the following class details and select age range 3-4
Our topic this term is Do you want to be Friends?
We have been focusing on the book Lost and Found. We have been learning all about Wales, France and Australia.
We looked at our friends and described what made them a good friend.
We have been celebrating Chinese New Year.
The Chinese food was delicious, we had noodles, rice, sweet and sour sauce, curry sauce, prawn crackers and spring rolls.
We have been learning all about technology with our topic Can I Switch it On?
We learnt all about computers, internet safety, how to use different Ipad apps and how the photocopier and printer work. We have loved using a digital camera and Ipad to take selfies and pictures of our friends.
We have enjoyed exploring old and new technology including toys. We found out that new technology makes finishing tasks easier and faster.
We all enjoyed our Christmas Party wearing our handmade hats.
We had a special visitor arrive. SANTA!
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day
Make your face funny for money!
World Book Day 2019
We enjoyed dressing up as the characters from our favourite books. We all looked amazing!
St David's Day
We have learnt all about being Welsh. We looked at our national flag, made a famous Welsh food called cawl and listened to some lovely Welsh music 'Calon Lan' and 'Sosban Fach'. We also took part in our Bard Ceremony and sang a class song 'Mr Hapus ydw i'.
We are so proud to be Welsh!
Our new topic this term is Are We There Yet?
As part of our new topic we have opened a new bus station and bus in our classroom. We had a very special guest Mrs Baker to cut the ribbon and announce that the station was open.
The children were fabulous in our Foundation Phase nativity concert, all played a massive part and they were the most amazing animals around.
The children have ended the year with a very special visitor, a Christmas party, singing around the Christmas tree and toy day. The children have all thoroughly enjoyed.
All children will need to bring in a pair of wellies for Wellie Wednesday.
Also they will need to bring in their book bags on a Thursday, to be sent back home on a Friday.
Our topic this term is:
What happens when I fall asleep?
We will be looking at bedtime routines, nocturnal animals and people who work during the night!
Our class assembly is on Wednesday 11th July 2018,
Just a reminder, a few dates and information for you:
All photos must be ordered and paid for by next Thursday November 30th
6th December-School Christmas dinner
7th December-Whole School Panto visit
8th December-Flu nasal spray (Nursery-Year 4)
12th December- 9:30am Christmas Concert, 6pm Christmas Concert (school hall)
13th December- 1:30pm Christmas Concert
19th December- 2pm Christmas Party
22nd December- School finishes for holidays, school restarts for pupils Tuesday 9th January
WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING ABOUT JACK ANDTHE BEANSTALK THIS WEEK AND PLANTING OUR OWN BEANSTALKS.
We celebrated Children in Need today by dressing up in Pyjamas or Pudsey tops. We dressed Pudsey and made Pudsey cakes. Thank you for all your kind donations, the total will be available soon.
Welcome back after a very quick half term.
What devastation to return to, our beautiful nursery yard vandalised. Staff and children were devastated as were parents! We really appreciate the generosity, help and support you have given us.
We can't THANK YOU enough.
We also celebrated Bonfire night and Armistice Day
Welcome to Caterpillars!
We are the clever, colourful, curious caterpillars.
Ready for our school trip tomorrow to Noahs Ark :
We are starting our new topic by looking at the theme of Winter. We will be finding out about the weather, ways we travel in the winter and clothes we wear.
We have had a fantastic day in school today . We had a very special visitor.....
Just a reminder, we are having Christmas dinner tomorrow, Wednesday 7th December.
Our pantomime is on Friday 9th December. £6 per child.
We would like to thank all the parents and children for their support today at our Christmas fete. We are still taking orders for our Christmas wreaths through our Gardening club members if anyone would like to purchase one before Christmas, check out class 3`s webpage for pictures.
We raised £400 for the children through these events. THANKYOU.
29th of April
Today we have started to read a new storybook about different types of minibeasts. We are reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
After reading the story we received a parcel in the post from Madame Butterfly.
But what could it be? Caterpillars!!!
We are having a very exciting week learning about snails. Last week we received a letter and parcel from our friend Shelby the Giant African Land Snail.
To our amazement Shelby had sent us our very own Giant African Land Snail.
Our snail is settling in to his new home really well, we are all enjoying watching him eat his fruit and vegetables.
We have been busy making snail craft in the style of the artist Kandinsky. We have used our cutting skills to make concentric circles.
We designed snail pictures on the interactive whiteboard in the style of the artist Matisee.
Welcome back to the Summer Term!
This term our Cornerstones topic is 'Why do ladybirds have spots?' We are going to be looking at lots of different minibeasts and plants.
This week we have been looking at snails.
We have been on a snail hunt and have read the storybook 'Snail Trail'.
Friday 18th March
ZOOLAB came to visit
Paul from Zoolab came to show us lots of different animals. We saw Phineas and Ferb the rats, a bearded dragon called 'Izzy', a scorpion that shone in the dark when placed under an ultraviolet light, giant African land snails, 'Mr Tumble' a giant African millipede and a corn snake called 'Esmie'. We were very excited to see such beautiful creatures and many of us were brave enough to touch them. Thank You Zoolab !
Happy Valentine's Day!
11th February 2016
This week we have been visiting China on our journey to the South Pole. Barnaby Bear invited his Chinese friends Ling Sung and Chang Chang to tell us about their country.
We practised Chinese writing and even learnt a few Chinese words! You can have a go too by following this link!
Welcome back to the Spring Term 2016.
This term our theme is
Do you want to be friends?
We will be learning about making new friends, being kind, being helpful, co-operation, similarities and differences and people who help us at school and at home.
Our focus book for this half term is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
On Monday we found a penguin at our classroom door just like the boy in the story!
We will be helping our penguin to return home and visiting other countries along the way. We will keep you posted on our progress!
Santa came to visit
Thank You for all your continued support this term.
Children return to school on Tuesday 5t January
This Term our Cornerstones Topic is 'Will you tell me a story?'
We have been reading and exploring the stories of: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Little Red Hen and The Gingerbread Man. We will end our Topic by reading Cinderella and going to watch the pantomime.
Thank you for all your Caterpillar crafts. They all look amazing!
We enjoyed dressing as our favourite super heroes and raising money for Children in Need.
Welcome to our nursery web page.
What a very exciting first half term we've had! We've all settled so well into our new class, we are getting to be such big boys and girls! We've had so much fun meeting new friends. We have been learning lots of new things and have been enjoying our project about night-time and what happens when we go to sleep. Here a few things that we've done so far.
We have been mark-making
We celebrated Roald Dahl day.
We had a pyjama party and brought in our favourite books. We had hot chocolate and toast.... yum yum !!
We have been learning about night and day.
We looked at routines, dreams, shiny objects, reflections, people who work in the night time. We made dream catchers.
We have started doing some cooking this half term. We've made dreamy meringues and hedgehog bread. Yum!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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