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Foundation Phase

Autumn Term - Tymor yr Hydref


This term we are...



  • learning colours in Welsh - coch, glas, melyn, gwyrdd, oren, porffor, pinc, brown, gwyn, du, llwyd, and singing Lliwiau'r enfys to help us
  • making handprints of the colours and matching them with labels of the words
  • learning the names of parts of the body in Welsh and singing Pen, ysgwyddau, coesau, traed to help us remember them
  • planting spring bulbs
  • learning about the things we usually do in the daytime and things we usually do at night
  • looking at the art of Andy Goldsworthy and making our own patterns using leaves, twigs, seeds and other natural materials



  • answering questions about colours (coch, glas, melyn, gwyrdd, oren, porffor, pinc, brown, gwyn, du, llwyd) and saying what we like or do not like - Dwi'n hoffi _____ / Dwi ddim yn hoffi _____
  • doing an orchard walk, learning the names of fruits on the trees (apple, pear, plum, quince, medlar), and making diagrams of their parts


  • listening to pieces of music from Welsh musicians and drawing what they make us think of in our mind's eye
  • playing listening games in the classroom and in the school grounds




  • planting spring bulbs
  • learning to ask for snack items in Welsh: Ga i _______ (banana, afal, oren, peren/gellygen, llaeth)?
  • looking at the De Stijl art of Piet Mondrian and using his ideas to make our own




  • learning how to use a ruler to draw straight lines, a feature of the work of artist Piet Mondrian
  • understanding how to draw map features by drawing objects from a bird's-eye view, as seen in the art of Piet Mondrian; and draw a stylised version of a map of Cardiff city centre




  • beginning to read books in Welsh, with support
  • learning some new colours (aur, arian, gwyrddlas, glas tywyll, glas golau) and describing a shape, e.g. Dyma triongl gwyrdd
  • learning the stages of ripeness of a blackberry and about how blackberry and other seeds get dispersed


  • studying the art of Welsh cartoonist Gren and beginning to make cartoon art of our own, starting with fruit and vegetables, and sheep!


  • planting spring bulbs and labelling them, and learning some of their names
  • planting hazel saplings in our school grounds, and learning how to look after them


  • labelling a diagram with colour words, independently if possible
  • learning to describe activities we like or do not like
  • building on our sentence patterns and vocabulary, learning to use the Welsh word ond (but), e.g. Dwi'n hoffi coch a glas ond dwi ddim yn hoffi oren



  • building on the Welsh reading we began in Year 1, with support
  • undertaking a nature walk around the school grounds to see what is around us in September, then repeating it in October, November and December; and creating an information sheet each month, labelling plant names and learning them by sight





  • learning about the Welsh artist Pete Fowler - he was a former pupil at Greenway Primary School; he designs all the CD and record sleeves for the Welsh band the Super Furry Animals; we are designing and making art in the style of Pete Fowler, called Monsterism, and listening to some Super Furry Animals music; we might even contact Pete Fowler!
  • incorporating our class dojo cartoons with the art style of Pete Fowler




  • planting spring bulbs by measuring their depth and making signs and labels for them, and learning their names




  • planting sycamore saplings in our school grounds, and learning how to maintain and protect them with mulch and a support
  • describe how to say that we have a poorly or injured body part, in Welsh, e.g. Mae pen tost gyda fi (I have a bad head) 
  • prepare a bed for planting garlic by removing the mulch, digging in compost and raking it over; then planting seed garlic cloves, and making a sign to put in the bed
  • doing a butterfly hunt and survey


  • learning how to use marbling inks to make special effects that we can use in our designs later on in the term