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St FagansCW Primary School

Happy to love, learn and pray together
Hapus I garu, dysgu a gweddio gyda'n gilydd


Happy New Year.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break despite the difficult times we are experiencing at the moment. I hope you are all safe and well.

This half term our topic is, Nursery Rhymes.

The home learning will uploaded daily on seesaw, whilst your children are at home.

Nursery Rhymes help children to learn new vocabulary or numeracy. When actions are linked to words in the nursery rhyme, it helps to boost motor skills and improves rhythm and movement. It helps to improve memory, concentration, spacial intelligence and thinking skills.

 It has been proved that repetition of rhyme and rhythm can help children to.......

  • Develop language and literacy skills
  • Develop communication skills
  • Enhance physical development
  • helps develop cognitive skills
  • Enhance individual development
  • The earlier a child studies music, the more rhythmic integration, movement and learning can strengthen the brain
  • Music aptitude can be influenced in the early years


Here are 8 ways parents can help their children learn nursery rhymes.

1.Identify and keep singing your child's favourite nursery rhymes. Children love repetition, which can help them learn better.

2. Sing along with your child, and clap/tap along to the beat.

3.Use items around the home to make music and singalong to nursery rhymes to increase the fun element.

4.Use actions to accompany words. Linking hand gestures and other actions with your body, not only helps the child to visualise the words, it also easier for the child to learn the nursery rhyme.

5.Miss out words in the nursery rhyme and have your child help fill in the missing words. This is a fun way to help your child use his/her memory to recite the rhyme.

6. Remind them of the rhymes they have learnt. Ask them to draw or paint. Use daily activities (counting etc).

7.Introduce new rhymes periodically to chldren. This helps to constantly engage their interest in learning.

8. Select rhymes that teach concepts like numbers, colours, shapes, weather etc to increase children's love for learning. 

Welcome to the Nursery- Croeso i'r Feithrin

Hello, I'm Mrs Harvey the class teacher. Mrs Dowers will be the TA with us on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs O'Sullivan will be the TA with us on a Thursday and Friday. We can't wait for you all to start Nursery on Monday and Tuesday. The new times are 9.15-11.45, unless your child has siblings in school. It is one adult only to drop your child off, thank you.

This half term we will be learning all about ourselves and what makes us happy.We will also be learning about Autumn and celebrating Harvest. We will also be learning about the importance of making friends, being kind and working together. We will be talking about school rules and also we will  have lots of fun!

We will be reading a book called, "Here we are" and doing lots of activities based around this book. This book has been a whole school book this half term.

We will have daily snack, and this will be £1.25 per week, to be paid half termly please. We have lots of different snacks, fruit, toast, vegetables and dips to name a few.

I will send some photos home on Dojo, so you can see some of the things we do in Nursery.

Sadly, we will not be having muddy Thursday, so the children do not need to wear their waterproofs and wellies on a Thursday. Please dress your child in their PE kit to come to school every Thursday.

Please do not send any bags, toys or pictures into school. Please can your child just wear a coat, and nothing else needs to be brought into Nursery, thank you. Mrs Harvey.