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Foundation Phase

 Reception/Dosbarth Derbin

We created a 'Journey Stick'.

We took our stick on an adventure around our outdoor area. We collected natural items of interest and wound wool around our stick to hold them in place.

We then shared our sticks and talked about what we had collected. 

We went on a Nature Treasure Hunt.

We made a Weaving frame to hold our objects.

We worked in pairs and had to look for different objects.  

We talked about 'Being Thankful' for different things. We went outside to look for things that make us grateful. We also created a mind map. 

We celebrated Valentine's Day by decorating hearts in the style of the artist Kandinsky. They looked amazing! 

We wrote in Welsh about who we love....Dw i'n caru.....

We decorated our work with hearts we had cut out. 

We have been learning the Welsh words for the different parts of the body.

When asked 'Beth sy'n bod?' (What is wrong?) we can answer with the phrase...... Mae _____ tost gyda fi. ( I have a bad head,tummy, leg, arm, finger etc ).

We have used different ways of learning to do this such as using digital technology and outdoor activities. 

We learnt about the festival of Diwali. We designed our own Mehndi patterns, Created Rangoli patterns using Numicon and made and decorated Divas. 



The Reception children have been busy learning new words and phrases in Welsh. 

They have learnt to say 'Ga i........' which means 'Can I have.......'. They are able to use this phrase many times during the day. Here they are using the phrase to ask for different foods. They are also enjoying  looking at the Welsh book in their 'Cwtch Cymraeg'. 


Listening Games

We played some listening games and the children had to react to the different sounds they heard. 

They enjoyed being 'the teacher' and getting the group of children to respond to their commands. 




We have been learning the rhyme

'Jack and Jill went up the hill'.


We ordered pictures for the rhyme. 


Oh no! Jack spilt his bucket of water. How can we collect the water? We tried lots of different things until we found some things that worked best. 

Incy Wincy Spider took over the Nursery this week! 

We really enjoyed making spider cakes. We melted the chocolate, mixed in the Rice Krispies, filled our cupcake cases and counted 8 legs. We also had to make 2 eyes. They look too good to eat! 

We had to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. 

We talked about how we need to stay safe when it is Bonfire night.

We made Bonfire pictures using our hand prints. It was lovely and messy! 

We made apple pies. They were delicious! 

We went into our garden to collect different leaves. We then made them into leaf pictures. They look great! 

The children are loving exploring our wonderful outdoor area. 

Upbeat music provide the children with the opportunity to make sounds and try different instruments.

'Big Ben' was created using magnetic building pieces. What a wonderful imagination! 

We are learning the welsh words for different colours. We started with Coch, Glas and Melyn. We printed circles in these colours and counted them as we filled up our paper. They looked great! 

Year 1/ Blwyddyn Un

Year 1 are improving their physical skills and becoming 'Healthy Harry's'. 

Year 1 Games Club takes place every Wednesday after school. 

Year 2/Blwyddyn Dau 


We used our Measuring skills to record the growth of some of the plants in the Edible Playground.

We measured the height of some plants and the width of others depending on how they grow. 

We had a busy time in our new 'Edible Playground' preparing the beds to sow seeds, planting seeds and watering.

We planted beetroot, spring onions, spinach, beans and squash.

We are looking forward to seeing how they grow and change. 

We used a Positive Touch activity for Well-being Wednesday.

The children said it was 'relaxing, calm and kind.'

This week is Children's Mental Health Week. 

Year 2 learnt about the story of 'Santes Dwynwen'.

This is a Welsh folk tale from the 5th Century.

January 25th is a day celebrated in Wales each year as a day of love and is called our Welsh Valentine's Day. 

Samba is the sound from Year 2 this term with Upbeat music.