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.

Nursery Staff

Long Term Planning 2020-2021

Spring 2: Topic - The Garden

Great balancing Emelia

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Tianna and Maddi

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Jimmy and Aaron

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Freddie was our expert climber !

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The afternoon children had a great time

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Our second book this term is 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileene Browne.

We have be doing fabulous phonics listening for initial sounds of the animals from our story.

We tried to balance a basket of food on our heads like Handa and we made baskets using purple playdough.

Our first book this term is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

We used natural materials to make pictures of mini beasts.

We have been learning about repeating patterns and we can even correct patterns when they are wrong.

Emelia made a fantasic caterpillar using play dough.

We made caterpillar names.

Spring 1: Topic - Routines

We have fantastic artists in Nursery

Our Nursery garden looked like this today.

We had lots of fun playing in the snow, then we had hot chocolate to warm us up.

We made a snow mouse

Aaron and Sianna making snowballs.

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Sianna and Oscar had lots of fun.

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Harry, Maddi and Oscar having fun in the snow.

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The afternoon children really enjoyed the snow.

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Freddie and Amber having lots of fun.

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Freddie and Mrs Shelton

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This weeks story 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy

This week is 'Children's Mental Health' week, we have been talking about the different ways we 'express' ourselves.

We are reading a new book this week 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy. Fantastic beds were made using junk modeling for the bear family. We have talked about which furniture belongs in which room, sequenced routines and sorted 2d and 3d shapes.

The morning children sorted shapes

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If you look on our video resource page you can see Amber explaining how to sort shapes.

Take a look at our Video Resource page to see lovely Priscilla reading our story 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy. 

Listen to our lovely dinosaur music

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Our afternoon music

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We enjoyed colour mixing in the ice while trying to help the dinosaurs escape.

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The afternoon children helping the dinosaurs to escape and colour mixing

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Sophia read her friends a lovely story

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We have had another fantastic week learning about dinosaurs. We made great mini dinosaurs using egg cartons.

We have made some fantastic shape Dinosaurs

We have been working really hard on our phonics this week

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Listening for the end sound in a word

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Can you hear the end sound ?

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Listening for the initial sound ?

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Everyone helped with our Cave Baby display.

Our fantastic Patterns display.

This week we have learnt about patterns. We have made our own fossils and painted characters from our story.

We experimented with different ways to melt the ice.

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We tried salt.

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We had a very busy week. We used scissors to cut playdough, then we made dinosaurs using the playdough. We were paleontologists, excavating dinosaur bones and fossils. A great game of bingo was played with us learning our numbers as we went. We enjoyed looking at dinosaur books with our friends and we made caves for the dinosaurs to live in.

We have a life size Dinosaur on our ceiling, she is called Recyclasaurus.

We really enjoyed our first day back after Christmas.

Autumn 2: Topic -Traditional Stories

 

 

We made a Christmas Tree using the speed stackers.

We have made lots of lovely decorations.

Christmas Dinner

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Christmas crackers !

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Today was Christmas Jumper Day, we wore our Christmas jumpers and designed and decorated some jumpers.

We dressed up for our Christmas Dance which you can see on the video resource page.

Today the elves had made us a workshop to help Father Christmas to get ready for Christmas Eve.

This week we have been working really hard on our story 'The Three Little Pigs', we have made houses out of straw, sticks and bricks. We have worked in teams to build houses, made playdough pigs and wolves and had a go at 'Huff and Puff' paintings.

We celebrated Diwali in Nursery. We did symmetrical painting and we had Mendhi hand patterns.

We made beds for the Three Bears.

We drew pictures of the characters in our story. Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Today we have been tasting different flavoured porridge, then we said which one we liked best and why.