Welcome to Early Years (Nursery/Reception)
Welcome to our Early Years web page!
Welcome to the Autumn Term. We hope that you all had a lovely summer together with your children. The children have settled fantastically into Reception and it’s been lovely to see so many smiley faces! They have worked and played together brilliantly in the first few days and have been excited to share their stories about their holidays with us!
We look forward to starting our topic all about the woodlands! The children have helped plan the topic and we are looking forward to all the new learning experiences ahead.
Please find more information below about Reception and our term ahead.
Home learning task
24.10.19 - Half term homework tasks
1. Bonfire night safety
After half term we will be having a fire in school to learn about Bonfire night. Can the children learn some rules for staying safe around a fire that they would be able to share with the class? They could even make a poster helping other children to stay safe!
2. One more, one less worksheet
The children have been learning about one more and one less in school. Can they have a go at completing the worksheet below?
Can the children keep working on the HFW set 1 words? Cutting them up into flashcards is a good way to share the words with the children. Please click the link below for the words.
Please find below the optional homework tasks. The children can choose to complete these at any time throughout the topic and share with the class what they have been doing at home.
We will be using our Read, Write Inc programme to support Literacy, along with our Oxford Reading Tree home school reading books. We will also be running a library where the children will choose a book to take home. More information will be given on how to use this shared reading experience to enhance the children’s reading and comprehension skills
The children will start to take home Oxford reading scheme books when they are ready to do so. They will also be given high frequency words to take home. These are vital to helping the children understand the books so we ask that you spend some time helping the children learn them.
Please can you spend 10 minutes daily supporting your child read and return their books and record books to school on a daily basis.
We would also be very grateful if you could make comments in their home school reading record books as by this form of communication we can work together to achieve the best for your child.
The links below will take you to a few ebooks that you can enjoy with your child at home! Click on the pictures and don't forget to complete the activities attached! You will need to create a free account.
Please see below for our Early Years reading guide.
Please find below some supportive documents that show you what number formation and letter formation we are using with the children.
Number formation rhymes
RWI Letter Formation Rhymes
Letter formation guide.
The children will be working with a range of adults across the Early Years Unit. These adults are Miss Pelech, Mrs Chandler, Mrs Thorne, Mrs Jones and Mrs Hurley.
We will be continuing to provide the children with fruit for snack everyday of the week. We do ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per week to enable us to do this. Please can you pay £7 for this half term on Parent Pay? f you are unsure how to use Parent Pay or are having problems, I will be happy to help!
P.E. for Nursery is on Tuesday morning. Please can the children come to school in their P.E. kits.
P.E. for Reception is on Wednesday afternoon. Please can they bring their kits into school to change into.
There are a range of lunchtime and afterschool clubs available at Llansannor. Please see Schoop for up to date information regarding available clubs.
Our school Schoop ID code is; 17598. Please send all club queries to the following e- mail address:
Please see below for the Autumn term newsletter.
Our new topic is 'Who are the Gruffalo's Friends' and it is all about the woodlands.
This section will be updated will children's questions and things they want to learn about.
Please see below for the Autumn term topic map.
All children in Reception receive an hour a week of specialised P.E. teaching from Mr Smith. In this time they develop gross motor skills, gamesmanship and teamwork. The children have a daily 15 minute P.E. slot in the afternoon where they practice a different skill each day, for example ball skills, balance and spatial awareness. They also take part in the daily mile in this time. In addition the children develop fine motor skills through a variety of classroom activities such as cutting, tweezers, playdough and peg boards.
The children have started to explore our Cwtch Cymraeg and have immersed themselves into the Welsh language with the help of Fflic a Fflac.
Our Helpwr Heddiw sessions have focused on:
Incidental Welsh that we use throughout the day:
Bore da (good morning)
prynhawn da (good afternoon)
hwyl fawr (goodbye)
Beth ydy hwn? (what is it?)
Pa liw ydy hwn? (what colour is it?)
Pa liw ydy'r ....? (what colour is ...?)
Pa liw wyt ti'n hoffi? (which colour do you like?)
Wyt ti'n hoffi...? ( do you like...?)
Dw i'n hoffi... (I like ....)
Dw i ddim yn hoffi .... (I don't like ...)
Ga i ... (May I have ...)
os gwelwch yn dad (please)
Beth wyt ti'n eisiau? (what do you want?)
Dewch i mewn (come in)
Dewch yma (come here)
Ble mae ...? (where is ...?)
Beth ydy'r ateb? (what is the answer?)
Beth sy'n bod? (What is the matter?)
Pawn yn barod? (everybody ready?)