Croeso!

Welcome to the Ladybirds and Bumblebees Class Page!

There are three Nursery classes in Ysgol Glan Gele; the Ladybirds, Bumblebees and the Caterpillars

Starting nursery is an exciting and important milestone and we hope that our learners have an exciting start to their learning journey.

At Ysgol Glan Gele, we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where children can grow, learn, and make new friends. 

In the first few weeks, we will be getting to know your child and helping them settle into their new surroundings. 

Our nursery classes provide opportunities to play and learn, and we have lots of exciting areas for the children to explore, including the outdoors, role play, construction and inviting creative spaces. These areas promote curiosity and encourage learners to discover and pursue their own interests.

We hope that the children will have an amazing time in their new nursery class.

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 Class Teacher: Miss H. Jones

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Healey

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Jones Davies

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Jones

 

Here is some information that you may find helpful...

  • Times - The Ladybirds and Caterpillars start at 8.45am and finish at 11.15am. The Bumblebees start at 12.45pm and finish at 3.15pm Please drop off and collect your child at the main nursery entrance, that is located at the back of the school.
  • Seesaw - Seesaw is a communication platform used by our school, it is a great way to keep in touch with the class teacher and to keep up to date with useful information. Log in details will be sent home with your child in due course.
  • Snacktime -  You are encouraged to send a piece of fruit in for snacktime with your child every day. If you send your child in with grapes, please ensure they are cut in half, lengthways. The children will be given milk/water. Please label your child's snack.
  • PE - Our PE sessions will take place every Friday However, please keep an eye on Seesaw for updates! Please ensure that your child arrives at school wearing their PE kit. They can wear a t-shirt, jacket and shorts or jogging bottoms for their PE sessions.
  • Share Sessions - Our share sessions take place every Monday. Please feel free to pop in for a chat if you have any questions or concerns, or message the class teacher via seesaw.
  • Forest/Beach School - The children will access outdoor throughout the year. We will notify you when these will take place!

 

Over the School Year, we will cover a variety of topics to develop our skills and knowledge. We will have the opportunity to go on trips to enrich our learning experiences. 

Throughout the year we learn about lots of exciting things! Please have a look below to find out more...

Term 3b

Amser Haf!

Over the next 7 weeks we will be:

  • Creating artwork inspired by the artist Susie Grindey
  •       Finding out what we need to take on holiday.
  •       Find out what we can do in the summer
  •       Carry out a sand investigation.
  •       Learn about beach safety and keeping the beach clean.
  •       Create digital artwork inspired by the beach.
  •       Carry out a floating and sinking investigation.
  •       Create a music inspired by sounds from the seaside.
  •       Find out what lives in a rockpool.
  •       Learn about sun safety.
  •       Make ice lollies.
  •       Numicon- Exploring shape patterns.
  •       Order beach objects by size.
  •       Explore shapes at the seaside.
  •       Take part in the nursery Graduation 

   And lots of other exciting activities!

Term 3a

In the garden...

Over the next 7 weeks we will be:

  • Learning about minibeasts.
  • ·   Listening to lots of stories including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learning to retell them.
  • ·    We will be making a fruity snack for the hungry caterpillar
  •     We will be planting seeds, taking care of plants, flowers and watching them grow.
  • ·    Learning about the life cycle of butterflies and frogs
  • ·    We will be exploring the outdoor areas around the school
  • ·    We will be raising our own caterpillars and hope to see them turn into butterflies.
  • ·    Preparing for the school Sports Day, practising our running skills
  • ·    Exploring Numicon shapes
  • ·    Learning the sound of the week
  • ·    Enjoying number songs, rhymes and stories
  • ·    Responding to: Sawl un? Sut wyt ti? and pa siap?

...as well as lots of other exciting activities!

Term 2b

Can you tell me a story?

·      Over the next 5 weeks we will be: 

  • Preparing for the school Eisteddfod. We will be making flags and daffodils
  • Listening to lots of traditional tales, including, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and the Gingerbread Man and learning to retell them
  • We will be comparing the size of objects and using size related vocabulary
  • We will be making porridge and exploring our sense of taste
  • We will be exploring our sense of touch
  • We will make a healthy snack
  • Drawing characters using ICT
  • The children will retell stories using the puppet theatre and role play areas
  • Children will be exploring their sense of smell
  • Children will use instruments to create sounds inspired by traditional stories
  • We will be looking for signs of spring, learning about Easter and enjoying some Easter crafts and taking part in the Easter Bonnet Parade                ..as well as lots of other fun activities!

Term 2a

My Home!

Over the next 5 weeks we will be:

 

  •      Listening to the Stickman story and enjoying stickman activities
  •      Making a special frame for a family photo
  •       Discussing our home, families and pets
  •       Talking about and who we live with?
  •       Creating houses using shapes and various materials
  •       Talking about who is special to us?
  •       Using ICT to draw homes and families
  •       Learning how to care for pets
  •      Taking part in a deep dive week all about the 3 Little Pigs and their homes
  •      Matching Numicon shapes and using Numicon rods
  •      Exploring the sound of the week
  •       Enjoying number songs, rhymes and stories
  •      Using sentence patterns: Pwy wyt ti? Sut wyt ti? Sut mae’r tywydd?                 ..as well as lots of other fun activities!

Term 1b

Let's Celebrate!

Over the next 7 weeks we will be:

 

  •           Learning about Remembrance Day and enjoy some poppy crafts
  • ·        Visiting the school Remembrance Garden
  • ·        Learning about birthdays and discuss how we celebrate them
  • ·        Making cards and invites
  • ·        Decorating a cake
  • ·        Celebrating with a big birthday party
  • ·        Learning about Christmas and finding out how it is celebrated?
  • ·        Taking part in our own Christmas concert
  • ·        Enjoying lots of Christmas crafts
  • ·        Writing a letter to Santa
  • ·        Helping Santa deliver parcels
  • ·        Comparing and order Numicon in different ways
  • ·        Learning the number of the week
  • ·        Exploring the sound of the week
  • ·        Learning Pa liw? and Sawl un

…as well as many other exciting activities!

Term 1a

Dyma Fi!

This is me

Over the next 8 weeks we will be:

  • Settling in our new class
  • Following new routines and exploring our new classroom!
  • Meeting new teachers and friends
  • Talking about ourselves
  • Sharing our likes and dislikes
  • Singing songs and rhymes
  • Painting & Mark making 
  • Exploring and investigating
  • Learning to recognise and write our name
  • Celebrating Autumn and Harvest

…as well as many other exciting activities!

 

 

This half term we are learning to be Healthy Confident Individuals

and Ethical Informed Citizens