Croeso i dosbarth Meithrin! We are blessed to be able to welcome children on a part time basis from the term after they turn just 3 years old. I, Mrs Flynn am the class teacher, along with the support of Mrs Davies, our teaching assistant. We care for and nurture each child to help them become happy and confident learners.
In the nursery we provide a practical, fun, hands on play based curriculum that is based on the child and their interests.
Our broad themes in which we base our learning upon are:
Autumn Term: All about me
Spring Term: Stories and rhymes
Summer Term: Out and about
We have a wonderful space where children can explore a variety of areas which complement the seven areas of learning in the Foundation Phase. We involve children fully into creating the areas which is based on their interests and imagination. This year alongside our children and encouraging them to be ‘in charge of choosing’ we have created a “Paw Patrol Garage” and a “Minions mark making corner”. Children have the opportunity to independently play in the areas on a daily basis through ‘Rainbow time’.
We strive to encourage independence as much as possible within our setting, from having a rewards target ‘zipper upper board’ (to encourage them to zip up their coats), to them independently selling and buying milk and fruit using the Welsh language in the fruit shop and using the school toilet. Personal and social development is an essential part of our ethos and ensuring children are happy and enjoying school is our priority. Wally is our class puppet and friend and he has a chat with us on a daily basis about our feelings and helps teach us important school rules. He helps us ‘show 5’ so that we are able to listen and learn. Wally shows us the way to be a kind friend and how to help others.
The outdoors plays a huge role within our learning experiences. We go out in all weathers and have a rich area with an undercover shelter. We have cars and bikes which helps develop physical gross motor skills. We aim to get out into the local area for walks and visits on a regular basis.