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 Nant yr Aber - Reception 

Teacher: Miss Davies and Miss Wadley

PE Lessons: Tuesday (black shorts and white t-shirt in a bag to be kept in school for half a term - remember to label everything)

Homework: Homework will be set periodically to reinforce the work presented to the children in the class. It is a good way for you as parents to know what your child is doing in school.

Water is needed by your child on a daily basis. Drinking water feeds the brain.

Dragon Tales

This project focuses on Knowledge and Understanding of the World and allows children to explore the world of historical, traditional and fantasy castles including the lives of the people who live and work in the middle-ages. Children will experience a variety of stories, activities and cultural events that celebrate aspects of heritage and tradition. We will encourage the children to think creatively and critically applying their previous experiences, skills and understanding to create imaginative stories and to be creative through role play after receiving an old map from the friendly dragon.

In this project the children will learn:

• Different types of castles, their characteristics and how they were used in the Middle Ages
• Castles in Wales
• Use and make maps and plans
• People's lives in the past
• The similarities and differences between castles and homes where they live
• Aspects of heritage and tradition
• Record their ideas and feelings through drawing pictures, making marks and early writing
• Repeat traditional tales through play and conversation
• Use their creative skills to design, make and talk about a variety of objects and artifacts related to the theme
• The Welsh language by using words and phrases across a range of experiences in the indoors and outdoors.

Pitter, Patter, Puddle Play

This project focuses on Knowledge and Understanding of the World and allows children to explore water in its various forms using their senses in a range of personal sensory experiences. We will provide opportunities for children to experience a range of activities that explore properties of water, and the ways we use water in our daily lives. Children are encouraged to think creatively and critically apply their experiences, skills and understanding when challenged to build imaginative water wells themselves.

In this project the children will learn about:

• Water in its various forms
• How the water used in the home
• Be safe near water
• Wet weather including storms
• Animals that live in ponds and streams
• Volume and measures in practical activities
• Record their ideas, feelings and experiences through drawing, mark making and early writing
• The importance of water to seeds and plants
• Respond to sounds and music using their bodies imaginative
• The Welsh language by using words and phrases across a range of experiences in the indoors and outdoors.

Mathematics:

  1. Adding and subtracting within 20 using objects as well as reading and writing number sentences
  2. Counting and reading numbers up to 20
  3. Doubling and having facts up to 10
  4. Compare and order numbers
  5. Language about size – tall/short/wide/narrow/thick/thin
  6. Positional language and map making
  7. Patterns and symmetry
  8. 2D and 3D shapes

 

We welcome labelled photographs, pictures and artefacts to enhance the theme.

Just a short note to remind you know that we take the children outside to learn about our natural environment. We are keen to teach the children about the natural environment  by means of cross curricular activities. This is a weekly occurrence that will enhance the  children's learning across the curriculum. We will attempt to go outside whatever the weather so please could you send in appropriate clothing (e.g. rain coat, wellington  boots). We have lots of fun!

Thank-you for your co-operation.