5th September 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back to a new school year and a warm welcome to all the children joining us in Nursery for the first time.

Much of our work and activities this term will be based on the theme ‘Ourselves’. The children will then begin the ‘Ben and Betty’ phonic immersion scheme after half term. This follows alphabetical order, beginning with ‘a’ the week after half term. Your child will be encouraged to bring something into school that begins with the letter of the week, which will be displayed on the classroom door. I will send a note to remind you about this nearer to the time.

Each week there will be focused tasks, including literacy, numeracy, Welsh, and creative activities, which will be based on our theme or the letter of the week. Children will also be able to choose from many enhanced activities each day as well as all their favourite toys and games!

Nursery children will have hall time on a Friday. This will be used for a range of physical activities including gym, dance and parachute games. Comfortable clothes will be necessary as the children will only be taking off their shoes and socks.

At Pen-y-Fro we are very lucky to have such extensive outdoor areas, which give our children the space and freedom to play and explore. There will be a choice of outdoor activities daily so please remember to send your child to school with a coat. Forest school will be held on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in warm, waterproof clothing as we always go out! In very cold or wet weather this may be for a shorter session and will be under the shelter.

Every session we stop mid morning for fruit and milk. Please send in two pieces of fruit on a Monday for all the children to share. We will also have a weekly cooking session and would appreciate a £5 contribution towards the cost of ingredients this term.

Finally if you have any concerns or you would like to know more about the activities, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us at any time.


Many thanks,

Mrs Rees (Class Teacher),

Mrs Porter (Teaching Assistant),

Mrs. Davies (Teaching Assistant),

Mrs Higgs (Teaching Assistant).



Our Nursery Week
Monday Please bring in 2 pieces of fruit to share


Tuesday Cooking
Wednesday Change library books

Please bring a book bag



Forest School
Friday P.E.