Nursery & Reception Class Page
Teacher : Mrs Brown
Introduction to Class
Welcome to the Nursery and Reception Class. My name is Mrs Brown, I have experience teaching children in the Foundation phase and will be working alongside Miss Roberts and Mrs Whitely. We plan to provide fun, hands-on activities within a safe and stimulating learning environment, which will promote your child’s learning.
For the main part of the time, your children will be learning through play based activities which will cover more than one area of learning. They will be encouraged to make choices to develop their independence and will have access to a range of activities which include art, music, knowledge and understanding of the world, ICT and Personal, Social and Health Education. In Ysgol Swn Y Don we encourage children to develop their learning through scaffolding of next steps appropriate to their own development.
Role play, sand, water, painting, construction and creative activities will also be on offer daily to further extend and develop their learning, for this reason we would ask that they bring in their coats to enable access to outdoor areas.
Throughout the year we will plan activities based on particular topics. Our autumn term theme is going to be based around the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Its an exciting story for the children and provides the perfect opportunity to explore and learn new things on a bigger scale both indoors and out. This term we are going to be learning all about families, bears, habitats, light & dark as well as having lots of fun learning to count, recognising numbers and practising our letters. We also like children to help us plan activities based upon their interests to enhance their learning across all areas of the curriculum.
On a Tuesday morning your child will be taking part in outdoor forest school activities with Mrs Davies recreating some of the scenes from the story, so sending your child into school in an old pair of shoes on this day would be advisable.
Your children will have lots of opportunities for physical play in our outdoor zone. We also have PE sessions each week on a Tuesday, so please ensure your child brings their kit into school ready for our first session this week. The kit should consist of a white t-shirt and black or navy shorts. We send PE kits home to be washed at the end of each half term.
During the first term your child will bring home a reading book for you to share with them. This will be a text-less book with pictures for your child to discuss with you, your child should be encouraged to retell the story by looking at the pictures.
Please can we remind you to put your child’s name in all items of their uniform, including their shoes. It is inevitable that the children will take their uniform off when they are doing PE, dressing up or painting and items of clothing do get lost.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to meeting you all soon.
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL