13th July 2020

This is the last week of term for the summer holidays.  The Week 7 document has been shared with your child.  We’ve shared some examples of the fantastic home learning that you all have been doing.  We hope these images are inspirational and highlight early years learning ideas that you can adapt over the summer to keep your little ones engaged and occupied.  We would like to say a big ThankYou! to all of the grown-ups and children for your hard work during this unusual time.  It has been a pleasure to engage with you all through the home learning and we applaud your support and enthusiasm.  We can see how the children have progressed and we hope you continue with many of the play ideas through the summer.

Thank you and we hope you have a lovely summer holiday!

Diolch yn fawr,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

Note:  Information and links on this page will stay up until August 31st for parents/carers to revisit if you wish.

 

6th July 2020

This week's focus is on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Click here for the Week 6 Activity Plan.  Important this week is STEM, bears, size and mark-making/drawing.  Please review the RWI Set 1 sounds with your child.  Continue with any daily activities that have become part of your routine at home.

Diolch,

Mrs. Muldoon & Mrs. James

 

29th June 2020

This week's focus is on The Three Little Pigs.  Click here for the Week 5 Activity Plan.

Diolch,

Mrs. Muldoon & Mrs. James

 

22nd June 2020

This week's focus is on the story of Hansel and Gretel.  Click here for the Week 4 Activity Plan.  Important this week is Baddies Beware, Pathfinders & Trailmakers, Safer Strangers, and mark-making. Please continue with any daily activities that have become part of your routine at home, like singing morning songs, counting songs and name practice. 

Keep safe & Keep Engaged!

Diolch,

Mrs. Muldoon & Mrs. James

15th June 2020

This week's focus is on Cinderella.  Click here for the Week 3 Activity Plan.  Please continue with any daily activities that have become part of your routine at home.  Important this week is sharing the story, numeracy with shoes and lots of oracy activities like Ruler for the Day.  

Keep safe & Keep Engaged!

Diolch,

Mrs. Muldoon & Mrs. James

 

8th June 2020

This week’s focus is on The Gingerbread Man.  Click here for the Week 2 Activity Plan.  Please continue with any daily activities that have become part of your routine at home, like singing morning songs, counting songs and name practice.  Important this week is sharing the story of the Gingerbread Man, STEM activities, drawing, counting and the Escape Game.  We hope you enjoy these activities and have some fun.  Please message us through J2 with any questions or feedback.  

Keep safe & Keep Engaged!

Diolch,

Mrs. Muldoon & Mrs. James

 

1st June 2020

This week begins our Summer Term 2 topic "Will You Read Me a Story?".  The focus for this week is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Click here for the Week 1 Activity Plan.  Supporting resources are linked and included in your child's Shared Files.  We hope you enjoy these activities and have some fun.  Please message us through J2 with any questions or feedback.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

22nd May 2020

Next week is half-term and there will be no home learning.  If you wish, please go back through this page and the activity plans for play opportunities to try out over half-term.

Home Learning will begin on the 1st of June with our new topic called "Will You Read Me a Story?".  Weekly plans will be delivered based around traditional fairy tales.  Please click on the image below to read more.  

Diolch,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

Will You Read Me A Story Board

 

18th May 2020

The Week 5 activity plan has been shared with your child in their Shared Files folder. You can also click here for the Week 5 activity plan.  This is the last weekly plan for this topic.  We hope you enjoy these activites and have some fun!  Information about our new topic starting after half-term will follow.  We will update this page with more information before the next term begins on the 1st of June.

Diolch yn fawr,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

11th May 2020

The Week 4 activity plan has been shared with your child in their Shared Files folder.  As not all families have access yet, you can also click here for the Week 4 activity plan.  Important this week is sharing stories, counting in Welsh, healthy habits, messy play and gross motor skills.  There are also videos created by staff.  We hope you enjoy and have fun!

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

4th May 2020

The Week 3 activity plan has been shared with your child in their Shared Files folder.  As not all families have access yet, you can also click here for the Week 3 activity plan.  The PT-FT bug that we had with logging into J2 has been fixed.  I will be contacting families this week to touch-base and check on everyone.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

28th April 2020

Home Learning Nursery 1

Click the image above for activities that can be carried out without the use of digital devices or internet access. 

27th April 2020

Home learning will continue online through the Hwb platform tool J2e.  Thank you to the families that have uploaded children’s work.  The Week 2 activity plan has been shared with your child in their Shared Files folder.  As not all families have access yet, you can also click here for the Week 2 activity plan.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

20th April 2020 

Our new topic for this term is “Why can’t I eat chocolate for breakfast?”.  Home learning will continue online through the Hwb platform tool J2e.  A weekly activity plan has been shared with your child in their Shared Files folder.  As not all families have their log-in details yet, click here for the activity plan for Week 1.  

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

6th April 2020

Update:  Information about home learning for pupils in the Nursery.

Over the next two weeks of the Easter break, you may continue with any of the activities below if you wish.  We have also compiled a Pinterest board with fun ideas and activities to engage and entertain your child.  Click the link here to see the board.  These are low-cost ideas that we hope you can adapt to what you already have at home and in your garden.  We will continue to add to this board as we find ideas that support your child’s learning through play.

Please click on this link for instructions on how to access your childs J2e home learning.  This pack will explain how to access and use J2e to support your child with future home learning tasks and activities.  You will be provided with your child’s login details before the next term begins on April the 20th.

Our next topic will be “Why can’t I eat chocolate for breakfast?”.  Lessons and activities will be provided through J2e Launch.  This topic about food, mealtimes and nutrition focuses on why we can’t eat chocolate for every meal, which foods are healthy and more.  The term is five weeks long.  We will provide weekly activity plans to help support parents in delivering this topic at home.  We are aware that not all families will have access to the same resources.  We will provide multiple ideas for many activities to help parents use what they have at home.  We will also be providing some home learning advice for play that parents can easily adapt at home and in the garden to keep children entertained.

Thank you for your continued support at this time,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

25 March 2020

Don’t worry about recreating school at home.  Find a routine that works for your family and try to stick to that routine.  Below is a loose version of our timetable used in the Nursery, along with descriptions of activities that your child is already familiar with.

Timetable Pic

 

Daily Morning songs (bilingual):  Bore Da and Days of the Week lyrics can be found here:

https://www.j2e.com/dafen-primary-school/Faith/Home+Learning+2020/Morning+songs.pdf

 

Language Activities:  An example of different types of language and communication activities can be found here:

https://www.j2e.com/dafen-primary-school/Faith/Home+Learning+2020/Booklet+1+Speech+and+Language.pdf

 

Re-telling a story (Oracy):  Your child has been learning to retell the Hungry Caterpillar story using actions.  Encourage your child to perform the parts of the story that they can.  If you don’t have the book, many tellings of the story can be found on YouTube.  As the weather improves, have a look in your garden for evidence of caterpillars and butterflies.

 

Numeracy Activities and Games:  Counting songs used frequently in the nursery include:  Five Speckled Frogs, Five Little Ducks went out one Day, Five Little Monkeys swinging in a Tree, 10 Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed and 12345 Once I Cought a Fish Alive.  Numeracy can be found in many daily home activities like:

  • pairing socks and shoes, lining them up and counting sets
  • counting objects like windows, food on a plate, fingers and toes
  • finding shapes in the environment, focus on square, circle and triangle and possibly rectangle.

 

Circle Time:  This is a very important part of our day.  Everyone sits together, everyone shares how they are feeling and why, and everyone listens.  This means adults and children.  Take turns asking each other how you are feeling today and take turns asking why. 

 

Topic Work:  For now, get creative and work on some mark-making.  Encourage children to draw and colour pictures.  Use some of the language activities and games above, and adapt them to items you have at home.  Practice writing own name.  For name writing, you can use a highlighter to write your child’s name and let them write on top of your writing.  Remember the only capital letter that your child needs is the first letter of their name; all other letters should be lowercase.

 

Information about our new topic will be coming soon. 

We are thinking of you all and wishing you well,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James

 

23 March 2020

Please find an example of mark-making practice here to practice with your child.  Not every child will be able to do every type of line, yet.  Practice, practice, practice; and start from the top with a straight line.

 

Mark Making Lines 1

 

 

Home learning advice for Nursery pupils:

Language and communication skills make a difference in a child’s achievement right across their school lives.  Singing and playing together are the ways to develop language at home.  Read and share books daily with your child.  Sing nursery rhymes frequently.  Provide rich play opportunities; such as messy play and den building.  Provide daily opportunities for mark making; such as colouring and painting.  Balance the amount of screen time that your child has daily with play opportunities, stories and singing.

 

Your child’s everyday routine offers many opportunities and experiences to practise and apply numeracy skills in real and meaningful ways. Practice counting with your child from 0-10, forwards and backwards.  Recognise numbers and shapes in the environment.  Involve your child in activities such as cooking and laundry; simple tasks like measuring or pairing socks.  As with nursery rhymes, sing counting songs frequently.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Muldoon and Mrs. James