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SeeSaw

 

There are a number of children and families from D1 who are connected to SeeSaw but who have not yet been active on it. If you are one of these, please make contact and have a look on your child's SeeSaw page. There is important information regarding your child's home learning on there along with details about activities they need to complete. If you have difficulty accessing this or have any other difficulties regarding your child's home-learning please contact me through the form provided at the top of this page.

Fun activities to be done in the sun. :)

What Melts in the Sun?

Experiment with a range of different items you can find around your house, place them in separate sections of a tray / bowls / cups and investigate which items melt and which items don’t. Talk about what materials they are made from, is this the reason they didn’t melt?

 

 

Colour Changing Flowers

You will need:

- Flowers / celery / lettuce leaves - or experiment with anything else you think could work! - Jars / bowls / cups

- Water

- Food colouring - you could try paint if you don’t have food colouring.

Method

- Fill each jar with water and food colouring - 2/3 tsp of colour.

- Cut off the bottom of the stem, so that the part touching the water is ready to absorb the water.

- Remove any leaves from the flower as these can slow down the experiment.

- Then add your flower to each jar and place them in a safe location that gets natural sunlight for a couple of days.

 

Make predictions of what might happen to the flowers over time and draw a picture of them before and another after and compare them.

 

Shadow Drawing 

While the sun is shining, practise your pencil control by drawing around the shadows of your favourite toys. Or draw around your own or your families shadows. I wonder who’s will be the tallest...

 

Bird Feeder

Create a bird feeder using empty bottles or cartons, make it unique by decorating it yourself. Don’t forget to cut out some shapes so that the birds can land on it and eat your tasty snack. If you haven’t got bird seeds at home don’t worry, birds also like bread, dried fruit, oatmeal, cereal and cake!!! Place them somewhere off the ground to encourage more birds to visit. 

 

 

Investigator Binoculars 

Create these investigator binoculars using toilet or kitchen roll tubes, decorate them to make them unique and attach them together using glue / string / ribbon or anything you have handy at home. Then you are ready to become wildlife investigators! 🕵️‍♀️ 🕵️‍♂️

Find a quiet area in your garden and use your binoculars to watch the birds or butterflies that land on your feeders, then draw pictures of them to record the different types of wildlife that has landed in your garden. 

Follow the link posted below to take you to their website. Enjoy!!

Follow the link posted below to take you to their website. Enjoy!! 1

Here is a child friendly story that has been created to help explain the Corona Virus to young children. More stories similar to these can be found on Early Years Story Box.

Let's Be Scientists - Can you investigate these experiments?

Here is a list of weblinks that can be used to support learning at home, I hope you all enjoy them!

Take care and keep well. 

smileyHome School Learningsmiley

 

During this uncertain time of remote learning, I will be using our class page and SeeSaw to share activities and learning that can be done at home. You have all received your home learning packs and should be working your way through these as well.

Please share any photos / videos of you completing these tasks, as well as any other activities you're completing at home. I would love to be kept up to date with your daily learning.

You can contact me by completing the form located at the top of this page, or through messages on SeeSaw, please do not hesitate to contact me about anything regarding your child's learning. 

 

Keep safe and keep well.  

 

Miss Potter 

7 chicks 🐣

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Yesterday the chicks were safely collected and returned home. 7 chicks hatched in total and all in D1 did a wonderful job to care for them over the past week. Here are some of the latest photos and videos of our noisy friends!
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5 chicks so far...

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Baby Chicks

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As I’m sure you’ve all heard, (it’s all we’ve been talking about in class) D1 has gained a few extra members to the class this week. So far 5 eggs have safely hatched into delicate, adorable, delightful, NOISY little chicks! Here’s a few videos of them in action...

During the winter term we have been extremely busy in D1, we have: been on a winter scavenger hunt to the forest area, learnt about all things healthy and all things Welsh, created bubble snow flakes, made shape snowmen, recognised our written name and learnt to write our initial sound, learnt about the Arctic and animals who live there, and investigated with ice and predicted ways to make it melt faster. We can't wait to get started on our next topic, spring!  laugh

 

Thank you for your wonderful attendance in our parental engagement sessions this half term, we're excited to see you in the future sessions to come. Don't forget to keep up to date with upcoming events on our school app and SeeSaw page; if you need new log in details please don't hesitate to ask. smiley

 

Diolch, 

Nursery Staff 

Welcome back!! We hope you all had a fantastic half term, despite the rainy days. Here in D1 we don't let the rain dampen our day! Take a look at some pictures from our most recent parental engagement session, where we shared maths songs and games to practise at home.

Welcome back!! We hope you all had a fantastic half term, despite the rainy days. Here in D1 we don't let the rain dampen our day! Take a look at some pictures from our most recent parental engagement session, where we shared maths songs and games to practise at home.  1
Welcome back!! We hope you all had a fantastic half term, despite the rainy days. Here in D1 we don't let the rain dampen our day! Take a look at some pictures from our most recent parental engagement session, where we shared maths songs and games to practise at home.  2
Welcome back!! We hope you all had a fantastic half term, despite the rainy days. Here in D1 we don't let the rain dampen our day! Take a look at some pictures from our most recent parental engagement session, where we shared maths songs and games to practise at home.  3

We had a very successful reading session with the help of our parents. Thanks to all who came, the children loved reading stories with you in class! :)

Here are some photos from our parental engagement session, where we made Welsh cakes to celebrate cultural week! Thanks to all parents who came along to support, we had a fabulous afternoon!

We would like to welcome you back to D1 class, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and wish you all a very Happy New Year. 

This half term we will be focussing our learning on the topic winter; we have created a brand new Arctic small world area within the classroom, and will be asking the children what else they would like to find out about relating to the topic. 

 

From a discussion with the children about what they would like to see in their role play area, we are in the process of creating a Vets corner in class. We will also be learning about different types of animals and how to care for them. 

 

We are all very excited to get started on this terms learning, and thank you for your continuous support with home tasks! :)

 

Miss Potter, Mrs Britton and Miss James 

We have had lots of fun in D1 this autumn!

Since Miss Potter has joined the D1 team, we have been extremely busy creating our vegetable hut located in our garden. We have planted cabbage and kale, made saltdough vegetables and created our very own scarecrow using recycled waste. 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Nursery children into D1. This will be a wonderful year full of learning and fun, we can't wait to begin our Nursery journey smiley

 

This term we will be covering the topic 'All About Me' this will allow the Nursery staff to get to know  a little more about your child, from their favourite toys to favourite foods.

The children will begin to go into  Family Groups over the next half- term alongside having a personal journal to support their time in Nursery.

 

Here is some information about the Nursery class:

 

  • We ask that fruit money is paid on a Monday morning (£1).
  • Book bags and homework are handed out on a Thursday and are to be returned on a Monday morning.
  • As we take part in a lot of outdoor activities we ask that wellies are all labelled  and left in school.
  • Please can you label clothing.

 

smileyWelcome to our Nursery Classsmiley

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