Welcome to the nursery class.
Croeso i'r dosbarth meithrin.
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September 2021-July 2022
A big warm welcome to our new nursery children of 2021/22
Our class is called Dosbarth Maple!🍁
We have a fantastic tree in our forest area that we’ll be visiting throughout the year to see how it changes through the seasons!
The children enjoyed the beautiful weather and collected various coloured leaves to make leaf confetti using novelty hole punches.
The children needed lots of precision, eye-hand coordination and super strength to use the cutters. They did a fantastic job of the task!
A morning at Calon y Coed hanging our bird feeders in places for the birds to find!
The children needed to find suitable places to hang their feeders in the the trees. They thought about how the birds would reach them, how to keep them dry, spreading them out to share them around, and making sure they would stay on the branch.
The children did a great job of ensuring all the feeders were safe and secure.
We all hope the birds in Calon y Coed enjoy their treats!
Planting using cotton wool!
We experimented using our planting skills, to see if seeds would grow
without using earth or compost!
The children sprinkled mustard cress, cress and lettuce seeds onto wet cotton wool in plastic cups and are now waiting to see what happens. The cups are checked by the children everyday, so we are waiting for the results!
☀️The sun is shining on Dosbarth Maple! ☀️
The children enjoyed a fun filled play time in our fabulous garden!
Freeplay with friends, taking turns and sharing!
Super social skills!
Bird feeder making!
The children used their threading skills to make hanging bird feeders to put up in Calon y Coed!
They used Cheerio cereals and coloured pipe cleaners to create a super feeder that can be attached to the tree branches!
Dosbarth Maple enjoyed a fruit tasting session, and were encouraged to try to pick a favourite!
They were told where some of the fruit comes from, as not all of it can be grown here because of the type of weather it needs to be grown in, and they learned that some of the fruit comes from so far away it takes some time to get to our shops.
Picking a favourite became a very hard decision as the fruit was so delicious!
The lemon and lime tasting produced some very funny faces!!
The children were asked to describe the tastes! They used words such as sour, sweet, yucky, yummy, horrible, and nice!
They questioned each other,
"Are you eating all that, it's yucky!!"
"I have these in my house, do you too?"
"My Grampy grows apples and tomatoes, can your Grampy grow stuff!"
The children drew super pictures of bears. The bears were happy, sad and shocked!
Our lastest 'Ser Yr Wythnos'.
🌟Gwaith da plant, ardderchog! 🌟
PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Well.... what an amazing end to the half term! Thank you to everyone that came to our Jubilee Celebrations, and for making the day a special one to remember. We all had a great time and we hope you enjoyed it as much as Dosbarth Maple did!
The children enjoyed a busy morning of games, singing, dancing and dressing up in their outfits, crowns and Prince/Princess sashes, before heading out for the afternoon's performances, tea, craft displays and celebrations!
Deaf Awareness Week
The children have been learning a little sign language to go alongside their morning song. They greet each other every morning singing and signing this song and have done a great job perfecting the signs!
Da iawn bawb, you have tried really hard! 👏👏
We've had a great start to our new term, and ended the week with an afternoon at
🌳Calon y Coed🌳
The children explored the woods and carried their magic sticks with them.
They enjoyed playing together, singing songs and reciting rhymes in the beautiful sunshine!
🥚Easter egg pairs
The children were challenged to a special game of pairs. They needed to find matching eggs, looking at size, pattern and colour.
The children designed some wonderful sea creature pictures. They used bright, bold chalk colours.
Each picture is unique and so pretty.
There are amazing colours to be found around our school, so we went out to see what we could find. The children recognised and named the colours and noted what they found by raking photos of the evidence in an ipad.
GWAITH GWYCH PAWB!
Dosbarth Maple has budding photographers too! 📷
Listening skills are very important so the children went outside to listen and identify sounds they could hear. They concentrated well and made notes of what was heard. The children discussed the noises and described what they could hear.
Super listening, da iawn!
Floating and sinking!
We made our boats from foil and floated them in a pool. The children moulded their foil around their hand and created something they thought would be able to float. We were investigating the boat's ability to float when empty and full. We predicted our results and tried out our boats. The children placed their boats on the water, then gradually added pennies to see how many it could hold before the weight made them sink.
Great work Dosbarth Maple, excellent predictions and lots of encouragement for one another throughout the activity!
🌸🌹🌺Growing flowers!/ Tyfu blodau! 🌺🌹🌸
The children planted tulip bulbs before Christmas, and they have now grown into colourful beautiful blooms. The children have taken care of the plants as they have been growing, making sure they were warm through the frosts and watered in the dry spells. We think we have some super gardeners in our class, the flowers are certainly proof of that!
WOW, they are fantastic!
Lets do something kind!
We asked the children what they would like to make, BUT, give away to someone in our class. They chose to make friendship bracelets! Everyone made a bracelet then gave it to a friend in the class to keep. It was a lovely activity and each child received a special bracelet from a friend.
All the children understood that they were not keeping their creation and were handing it to someone else. They were fantastic and had great pleasure in giving and receiving alongside their friends. Da iawn bawb!
The children explored the class and school grounds looking for magnetic bits and pieces!
They all had a guess and predicted whether they thought things would and wouldn't be magnetic. Many of our predictions were correct but others were a little confusing. Not all metal items were magnetic, so that led us to investigate further to find out what metal these 'odd' items were made of!
The children found lots of magnetic things around our school and made a list of them when we got back to class!
Well done children, some fantastic language used and lots of new words learnt!🌟
What happens when we use a magnifying glass?
It was a super fun activity today using a various types of magnifying glasses. The children found out how it can help you see things clearer. The children used fantastic language when exploring. The described how things grew and how they could see small things easier. Some of the words they used were - tiny, mini, small, invisible, dinky, huge, massive, enormous, gigantic!!
They found insects and patterns on the leaves and trees that were so much easier to see when using their special tool.
Foam paint pictures.
We've been looking at textures with liquids. Investigating some runny, thick, gloopy and sticky paint. The children mixed paint with different amounts of shaving foam to see how the feel of it changed. They then painted beautiful coloured pictures that had very interesting patterns. The looked wonderful.
Winter of Wellbeing with Forces Fitness!
The children enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with Sean from Forces Fitness. The children needed lots of teamwork to complete the activites. They did a super job of problem solving and working out ways to complete Sean's tasks. Da iawn bawb, gwaith da!
Comic Relief/Red Nose Day
We wore blue and yellow to support the Ukraine Appeal!
🇺🇦 🇺🇦 🇺🇦
The whole class enjoyed dancing and showing off their groovy moves, today in our class dance off!
The children enjoyed some super music and had a great time together raising a fantastic amount of money!
Da iawn bawb!
Diolch yn fawr!
Continuing our 'Under the Sea' theme activities!
(Science, Outdoor Learning and Health and Well Being.)
'How do we make bubbles?'
The children found out about bubbles. They looked at size, colour and movement. The children used various sized bubble rings and compared how they formed, drifted away and burst. It was a great investigation and became a very funny and enjoyable activity with bubbles bursting everywhere!
The children enjoyed lots of activities that showed them what materials would sink and float. They predicted what items would do, then investigated to see if they were correct.
We learned a new word that we are going to be using and investigating!
Seren Yr Wythnos 18/3
🌞 🌞When the sun is out, Dosbarth Maple make the most of the weather and stay out in the fresh air doing their activities! 🌞
World Book Day!
We celebrated World Book Day by reading a very special book about 'Real Superheroes'. The children carried out activities that explained the roles of the Key Worker superheroes that helped us get through the Pandemic lock down, keeping us safe and well!
They made finger puppets for story telling, copied special colourings, and dressed the superhero sticking!
The children took part in a class Book Swap and also received a copy of the fantastic book that they worked on through the day, 'Real Superheroes'!
St. David's Day
🏴🥞We've had a very busy Day today, celebrating St. David's Day and Pancake Day! The children did some food tasting! They had Welsh cakes and pancakes, with some sweets and sour toppings!
They also sang some Welsh songs to express their love of singing together!🏴🥞
Da iawn bawb, it was a fantastic day!! Ardderchog!
Our theme this term is,
🌊Under The Sea! 🌊
We will be learning about all creatures, plants and oceans and their importance in the world. We will be investigating the problems with rubbish getting to our sea and how we can help stop it by doing everyday things to help!
We will be learning about the three R's - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and promote them in our lives!
Our book this term is called Turtle in a Tangle, it's a lovely story to help us learn about the Seas and Oceans!
Commotion in the OCEAN!
The story introduced us to lots of wonderful creatures!
Children's Mental Health week!
Throughout the week we have taken part in lots of activities to help us consider how we have grown and how we can help others grow.
The children decorated hot air balloon pictures and labelled them with the people or things they feel are a support to them, and help them to grow.
They also thought of a goal they have for the future that they would like to achieve, and coloured a star to express their determination.
All the children were then given a balloon to care for and not allow to burst through the day. We took the balloons out to play and every where we went around our school!
The children took great care of their balloons and did extremely well looking after them!
They were also extremely good fun to play with!
To end our Children's Mental Health Week activities, the children learned a song and dance. We talked about having dreams and goals, and doing our best to achieve them! They were amazing!
🍁Da iawn Dosbarth Maple, ardderchog!! 🍁
Our most recent
Seren Yr Wythnos!
Our Autumn Term whole School theme is
"This is Me"
We will be doing lots of learning about ourselves, who we are, where we live, our families, homes, pets, likes and dislikes and much more. There will be some hometasks throughout the term and lots of activities for the children to learn about themselves!
🌟Seren Yr Wythnos🌟
Here are our end of term Seren Yr Wythnos winners!
Da iawn, ardderchog!
Here are some wonderful Christmas Craft Activites done by the children. We have some super crafters in our class!
Today was PARTY DAY in our class!
We had some party food, wore our super smart outfits, done lots of dancing, played fabulous party games and had so much Christmas fun with our friends!
🎄🎄🎅🏼Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper
What delicious dinner and packed lunches the children enjoyed today, whilst wearing their fantastic Christmas jumpers.
Well done Dosbarth Maple, you all looked very smart!
Look who called in to see us today! Santa took a little time out from his busy schedule to visit us!
The children enjoyed a fantastic session of Christmas Music making!
They used a variety of instruments and investigated the sounds and tones, then made rhythms and beats individually and in a group.
A super time was had by all!
Christmas Raffle tickets have been sent home, please can you return them to school clearly named to put into the draw!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
We have two hamper prizes to be won!
If you would like extra tickets to sell and raise money for our class, please ask a member of the Nursery staff for more! Thank you!
A big well done to the children that were chosen as our last few weeks
🌟Seren Yr Wythnos🌟
Anti-bullying Week 2021
To begin our Anti-bullying week activities the children took part in Odd Sock Day!
We had a wonderful conversation about how everyone is different and that we all like and dislike different things. We chatted about looking different and that we are ALL important.
We talked about friendship, kindness, caring for others and including Everyone!
The children did very well when asked 'What can we do to be a good friend?'
Answers included- "we can share, take turns, help others, show them what to do, show them your friends to have more, be kind, give hugs, hold hands"
We decided to make a Friendship Quilt using everyone's name. The children used their fine manipulation skills and lots of eye-hand coordination to place 'Happy' stickers in their name bubble.
It looks fantastic, the children enjoy finding their name and helping their friends find theirs!
Da iawn bawb, gwaith da!
At the end of the weeks activities we had a super special visitor. It was Children In Need day and Pudsey Bear joined us for breakfast!
We had a toasty breakfast and enjoyed a very busy fun filled day of activities!
The children were super behaved today listening to the Poppy Day
Story and observing the two minutes
Da iawn bawb, very respectful!
Our Seren y Wythnos for today and last week!
Da iawn fechgyn!
REMINDER FOR ALL PARENTS/CARERS
🧦ODD SOCK DAY! 🧦
🧦Odd Sock Day🧦
Monday15th November! 🧦 Let's all wear our wild and wacky odd socks to support anti-bullying week!
Outdoor Learning 🍁Day🍁
The children had a super fun day, investigating and comparing leaves, exploring in Calon y Coed, planting tulip bulbs, designing mud Mehndi patterns, and had a fabulous treat to end the day, - toasting marshmallows to make delicious S'mores.
Da iawn bawb, gwaith gwych!
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Well done to these 3 children for being chosen as our class
'Seren Yr Wythnos'
over the past few weeks!
We had great fun, and looked fantastic in Red, Green and White!
Friday 15th October is Diwrnod Shw'mae, where we will be celebrating the Welsh Language. We are asking pupils to wear Red, Green or White to help celebrate the day!
The children have been told all about our 'School Houses', where they can gain 'house points' when recognised for doing something special, kind, working hard and many other things. Here they all are with their house mates!
Our 'First Class' photo!
Look at the Children's super smiles!
We have had a very busy introduction two weeks in Dosbarth Maple. The children have settled well, made new friends and have found their way around the setting very quickly.
We have had lots of fun in the two part time groups and are now ready to come together full time to start the journey through Nursery Class!
September 2020-July 2021
☀️☀️☀️Summer Term! ☀️☀️☀️
Welcome to the Summer term, let’s hope for some lovely weather, so we can get out and about in the glorious fresh air!
Our theme this term is
We will be using the book
Hooray for Birds! By Lucy Cousins
It has some beautiful illustrations and a wonderful story!
We have come to the end of an extremely different year in school! It has been a challenge for us all, but the children have been fantastic and we are immensely proud of each and every one of them!
To end our time together we had a little party and the weather was very kind to us!
The children tried some delicious French food, made some super craft pieces and built landmarks found in France using packing boxes. We talked about the people, places, food, traditions and learned some words and a song and did some counting ! The children even answered the register in French!
The building activity needed the children to look at pictures of special places in France, such as The Arc de Tiomphe, Eiffel Tower and Pont Neuf, they then recreated them using the boxes in groups.
Making cereal feeders for the birds!
The children made bird feeders to hang in the trees, using Cheerios Cereal and pipe cleaners. They wanted the birds to enjoy some treats. They threaded the cereal onto the pipe cleaners, took them to the woodland area, choose where was best to hang them, whilst thinking about how the birds could get to them and balance when eating them and placed them where they thought best! Lots of concentration, desions making, thinking skills and problem solving used in this activity!
Exploring and having fun together in Calon y Coed.
The children were set tasks to build a den/shelter. They were given some sheeting and ropes, and then the Dens were created by them. Amazing results and lots of co-operation, team work and helping each other!👏👏
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The children were asked what they thought were good things to have, or be in a recipe for being a good friend!
They gave some super answers and were all very enthusiastic to tell us their ideas!
Connecting with Nature!
Although it had been a wet few days the children were all excited to get ‘wellied up’ and get outdoors at Calon y Coed for a great outdoor play session!
They had a great time connecting with nature in our school surroundings!
We had a senses session, listening, smelling, looking and feeling Nature all around us!
Preparing to plant and planting our Sunflower seeds!
The children had to collect mulch from our delivery and bring it back to our yard to use in their labelled pots! Everyone needed to fill a pot and help fill our class trolley! They were super helpers and enjoyed doing some hard work!
The children added some compost and placed their sunflower seeds in before giving them a good water!