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.

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.

Term 2 - This term we are looking at Traditional Tales, our first story is 'The Enormous Turnip'.

Little bunnies dance

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Little bunnies dance.

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Sleeping babies

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Jack in the box

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Jack in the box.

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Dancing with pom poms

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Dancing with pom poms.

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Dancing penguins

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Dancing penguins.

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Animal freeze

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Dancing bunnies

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Dancing with scarves

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Wiggle wiggle

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Today we came to nursery in our Pudsey Clothes or spots, for Children in Need

Watch us doing our fabulous dancing

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Part 2

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Part 3

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Part 4

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Afternoon children dancing

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Part 2

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Part 3

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We enjoyed using a potato to make poppies for our remembrance garden.

After watching the fireworks at the weekend we made fantastic firework pictures.

We acted out our story 'The Enormous Turnip'

We talked about Diwali and how people celebrated it, we then made our own diva lamp and had a go at Rangoli patterns.

We have looked at lots of different vegetables, we have drawn them, made playdough vegetables and we have made pictures using them.

Once we had finished using our vegetable we made soup for our snack time.

How we made our soup.

Term 1 - This term our topic is prepostions. Our first book is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen.

Today was our Growth Day. We have been very busy, first we talked about autumn vegetable especially pumpkins, we felt and smelt them, then we drew them. Mrs Shelton cut one and we talked about saving the seeds to plant in the spring. We then tided our allotment and saw some pumpkins growing, we cleared the weeds ready to plant seeds in the spring. We then had a ball skills lesson in the hall with Miss Bracken, we played games and learnt how to use a ball. We then had a story about Jack and the Beanstalk which was about Jack growing a giant beanstalk. During our maths we learnt that numbers get bigger as you count so we grew to the number 10. To end our day we did some mindful stretching to relax and get ready to go home.

Inside our pumpkins

We cleared the weeds from our allotment, found some potatoes and saw some pumpkins growing.

The vegetables we found clearing the allotments

Our ball skills lesson with Miss Bracken

Pass the ball !!

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We had to pass the hoop around the circle without letting go of our friends hand

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Mindful stretching

Growing to the number 10

Growing to 10

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Today we went on an Autumn walk and then we made an Autumn picture

Today we went on our own Bear Hunt

First we went through the grass

Through the water

Through the mud

We found the bear

On Monday the sun was shinning so we played in the sand pit.

Welcome back to Nursery we are so pleased to see lots of new faces. We have been exploring our Nursery. painting. playing with playdough and enjoying breakfast with our friends.

We made pictures of our families using rocks. 'My Family Rocks'

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!