MEITHRIN / NURSERY
Updated: February 2022
The Nursery Class is taught by Mrs Anna Owen, Mrs Bethan Parkes and Mrs Amanda Morgan-Roberts.
They are supported by a Classroom Assistants – Mrs Beryl Griffith, Mrs Sharn Clowes and Mrs Eleri Jones.
We welcome your child as a pupil to our school. From now on, his/her happiness at school and general development will benefit from a successful partnership between home and school. We appreciate that parents are the first educators of their children and fully realise the importance of the early years in a child’s development.
Many activities included in the Foundation Phase take place outdoors in all weather! We have a stock of wellingtons and waterproof clothing in the classroom but would appreciate your co-operation by ensuring that your child has appropriate warm clothing during the cold weather. We would also like to ask you as parents and guardians to please send your children to school with shoes that do not have laces e.g. Velcro so that your child can become more independent changing into Wellington boots.
2022 SPRING TERM THEME – People Who Help Us
This half term we will be exploring the topic “People who help us”. Our topic is introduced mainly through the medium of stories such as ‘Superhero Like You’ and ‘When I Grow Up’. We will continue to celebrate the Winter Season by learning about cold weather and how it affects us and the world around us and we will celebrate the beginning of Spring and observe the changes in the seasons and reflect on new beginnings.
- We will be continuing with the Jolly Phonics literacy scheme to learn the letter sounds.
- Listen to and join in with songs and rhymes,
- People Who Help Us Role Play Area
Our main mathematical concepts will include:
- Demonstrate an awareness of money through role play.
- Counting, Ordering and sequencing numbers 1-10
- Recognise and name simple 2D shapes and use 2D and 3D shapes in her play.
- Understand and use the concept of ‘one more’ and ‘one less’
A copy of the letter sent to new Nursery Parents for September 2021 can be found below –
NURSERY CLASSES SEPTEMBER 2021 – Penrhyn & Gogarth
We look forward to welcoming your child to Nursery Class on Thursday, 2nd September. This letter includes information that will help you and your child settle in. All information will also be available on our website including a Calendar of events and Class information.
Many activities in the Foundation Phase take place outdoors in all weather! We would appreciate your cooperation by ensuring that your child has appropriate warm clothing during the cold weather.
Letter from Headteacher/News: These are currently e-mailed to the ‘primary parent’ listed on our school records. You will continue to receive these and we would like to remind you that copies are available on the News section of our website. The News and Classes sections also include information on your child’s class and topic information etc. Also remember to follow our Twitter account which is regularly updated.
Start and finish times (via Infant Gate): For the first few weeks, morning Nursery Class children will start at 9.05am and will be greeted by the Infants gate by a member of staff, and will finish at 11.15am. Afternoon Nursery Class Children will be greeted at the infant gate at 12.45pm and will finish at 2.55pm.
Illness: If your child is unwell, you must notify school by 9.30am please. You can either e-mail , text school via schoolcomms or telephone 01492 878906 (answerphone available). If your child has diarrhoea and/or vomiting, they must be kept away from school for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting (as per NHS Guidelines).
Holidays: Leave of Absence Forms are available from the School Office. Please allow four weeks for the forms to be processed.
Uniform details can be found on the school website – please ensure all uniform is clearly marked with your child’s name.
PE Kit: Pupils are to come to school in the PE kits on their allocated PE day – details to be advised (there will be no PE in the first full week).
Medication: Our staff CAN NOT administer medication to children. If children are taking medication, parents should seriously consider whether their child is well enough to attend school. If parents feel children are well enough to attend but need medication, parents must bring the medication to school and administer it themselves.
We look forward to welcoming the children into our Nursery Classes (Dosbarth Penrhyn or Gogarth) in September.
Iwan Lloyd Jones
DAY TO DAY
The morning session in the Nursery Class starts at 9am and finishes at 11.15am.
The afternoon session starts at 12.45pm and finishes at 3pm.
However, during the first few weeks in September, Nursery morning pupils should arrive at 9.05am please and leave at 11.15am and Nursery afternoon pupils should arrive at 12.45pm and leave at 2.55pm. Thank you
Please notify us IMMEDIATELY if there is a change of address, telephone contact numbers or medical needs. We also need to know who is collecting your child from school and if there is ever a change in these arrangements.
After playtime each day we have a drink of milk (or water if preferred).
Please help us in the Nursery Class by labelling all items of clothing clearly with your child’s name. This includes hats, scarves, gloves, coats, sweatshirts, cardigans and shoes.
If you experience a problem with head lice please notify us at once. We would appreciate if you could keep your child at home until treated appropriately.
Thank you for all your support and co-operation.
THE FOUNDATION PHASE
In the Nursery class, we work on seven areas of learning:
- Personal and social development, wellbeing and cultural diversity.
- Language, literacy and communication skills.
- Mathematical development
- Welsh language development
- Knowledge and understanding of the World
- Physical development
- Creative development.The Foundation Phase is about enhancing the learning experiences which enable children to be creative, imaginative and to have fun while learning. Children will be given more opportunities to explore the world around them and to understand how things work through engaging in practical activities which are fun, enjoyable and relevant to their developmental stages.