Hello and welcome to Nursery.


Hello and welcome to Nursery.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Draenog, this means ‘Hedgehog Class’ in Welsh.


Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are available to answer any of your questions when you drop your child off at 8.50 a.m. or at 11.30 a.m. when you pick them up.


The people who are working in our class are:


Mrs Steen (Class teacher)

Mrs Wooding (TA)

Miss Jones (TA)

Miss Bunning (TA)

Miss Jarvis (Childcare student Thursday/Friday)



Our week in school and things to remember:

This term book bags will be sent home on a Monday and should be returned to school the following Monday morning


If Benny Bear comes home with your child on a Thursday, he should be returned to school on the following Monday.


Snack money is £1.50 weekly and should be sent into school in a named envelope or paid online.


Forest School – we will be going up to Forest School as often as we can, so all children need to have a pair of wellies (named please) which can be kept in school.


Please remember to inform a member of staff when your child is attending any after school sessions – Kiddies World or After School Club




What are we learning about this term?


Our topics until Easter are



Wonderful Winter and Celebrations


We will be following children’s interests and encouraging them to lead their own learning in the context of which we will be focussing on:


  • Keeping healthy
  • Talking about our experiences in more detail
  • Asking relevant questions
  • Exploring Winter to Spring changes – looking for signs of Spring
  • Keeping warm and safe in Winter
  • Caring for birds in Winter
  • Investigating change in materials
  • Developing our mark making skills and letter formation using multi-sensory resources
  • Joining in with stories
  • Developing our understanding of number – making marks to represent numbers
  • Sorting and matching – using the words same/different
  • 2D shape – recognising circle, square, triangle
  • Beginning to understand 1 more/1 less
  • Temperature – using the words hot/cold
  • Sorting coins
  • Understanding cultural differences – celebrating Chinese New Year – the year of the rat
  • Creating simple collages
  • Making a range of celebration cards – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter
  • Saint David’s Day – learn Welsh songs to perform
  • Easter – egg hunt


Learning at home


Reading – as we are participating in the Pori Drwy Stori Nursery programme children will be bringing home time to rhyme sheets and books to share with parents.


Home/School link sheets – we will continue to send home suggestions of activities you could do with your child to support their learning linked to our focus book on a regular basis.