Donaldson Class Nursery

Welcome to Donaldson Class!

 

Hello my lovely Donaldson's

These are our class rules:

We share and take turns.

We walk in nursery.

We keep our nursery tidy.

We play together and we are kind to our friends.

A Day in The Life at Nursery.

Children learn in many different ways, this is known as the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning'.

Please look at our video resource page for a video to look around our garden.

Come and Play in our Early Years Foundation Stage
Lots of our activities are set up using tuff trays, here are some examples of ones we have used.
Developing gross motor skills are very important, as children need to master these skills to help them to write and form letters. These muscles are developed by encouraging the children to take part in physical activities, such as climbing, balancing, dancing and crawling.
In nursery we do lots of 'Funky Finger' activities, this helps the children with their fine motor skills. These activities help the children to develop the muscles in their fingers, which will help the children develop their writing skills.

We are having a new nursery built and we have enjoyed watching the builders and playing in our construction area.

The inside of our new nursery is coming along nicely

We are fantastic builders in Nursery

We are becoming expert builders in Nursery

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Nahum and Kalli are really good at mixing the cement

Take a look at our video resource page to see Orla's expert building skills

Nursery - Long Term Planning

Spring Term 1 

This term we are learning about Dinosaurs. The first book we are reading is 'Cave Baby' written by our favourite author Julia Donaldson.

 

We painted like Cavemen using leaves, twigs and grass as paint brushes.

Autumn Term 2 

This term we are learning about Traditional Stories. The books we are reading are 'The Enormous Turnip', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. 

We have been learning about numbers that make 5. These are our numbers bonds to 5

We have a been having a go at really tricky maths this week. We had to work out if a number was bigger than or smaller than a given number. We were fantastic at it.

We all pretended to be Goldilocks, we made porridge and added different flavours to it and then decided which was the best flavour.

To celebrate Diwali this year we talked about and did symmetrical painting and we made Diva Lamps

We made a poppy using red handprints for Remembrance Sunday.

Our finished poppy

We enjoyed making firework pictures using a cardboard tube

Today we made vegetable soup. This is what we used to make our soup.

Then we put the chopped vegetables and the stock into the soup maker to cook.

We then had lovely vegetable soup for our snack

This term we are learning about prepositions. One of the books we are reading is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We have also been looking at Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins.

Have a look on the video resource page for a video of our Bear Hunt.

Going through the grass

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Through the water

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Stumble trip, stumble trip

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It was cold through the snow

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We found a cave

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The afternoon children went through the water

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Through the forest

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We needed hats and scarves for the snow

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We found a cave

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We made it safely back home

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Today we took part in Bollywood Dancing, we were fantastic !

Morning children dancing

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Morning children

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Morning children

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Morning children

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Morning children

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Afternoon children

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Afternoon children

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Afternoon children

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Afternoon children

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Afternoon childen

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Afternoon children

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We enjoyed making 'Rainbow Toast' this week, we used food colouring and milk to paint our bread then we toasted it.

Today we made pizzas in preparation of the grand opening of our 'Pizza Shop' on Friday 17th September 2021. These are the things we used to make our pizzas.

We have really enjoyed being back at Nursery with our friends.

Story time 

 

If you would like to hear Mrs Shelton reading stories, please click on menu, then children, then video resource centre, under nursery you see her stories!