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.

Today we have been painting in the style of Ivey Hayes

Today we have been painting in the style of Ivey Hayes 1
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We have been working hard on our phonics

We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week.

We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 1 Table Tennis
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 2 Long Jump
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 3 High Jump
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 4 Shot Putt
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 5 Discus
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 6 Javelin
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 7 Table Tennis
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 8 Long Jump
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 9 High Jump
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 10 Discus
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 11 Javelin
We have been having a go at lots of different sports this week. 12 Shot Putt

Tuesday

Tuesday 1 Golf
Tuesday 2 Hockey
Tuesday 3 Golf
Tuesday 4 Hockey

Wednesday

Wednesday 1 Curling
Wednesday 2 Archery
Wednesday 3 Curling
Wednesday 4 Archery

Thursday

Thursday 1 Tennis
Thursday 2

We had ice poles to help us cool down after playing tennis.

We had ice poles to help us cool down after playing tennis. 1
We had ice poles to help us cool down after playing tennis. 2
We had ice poles to help us cool down after playing tennis. 3
We had ice poles to help us cool down after playing tennis. 4
We had ice poles to help us cool down after playing tennis. 5

Friday

Friday 1 Gymnastics
Friday 2 Gymnastics

BOG BABY IS HOME OUR TRAPS WORKED !!!!

BOG BABY IS HOME OUR TRAPS WORKED !!!! 1
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BOG BABY IS HOME OUR TRAPS WORKED !!!! 3
BOG BABY IS HOME OUR TRAPS WORKED !!!! 4

Friday. Today we have been doing lots of maths.

Thursday. Today is the day we are building a trap to hopefully trap Bog Baby and return him to the Magic Pond.

Thursday. Today is the day we are building a trap to hopefully trap Bog Baby and return him to the Magic Pond. 1
Thursday. Today is the day we are building a trap to hopefully trap Bog Baby and return him to the Magic Pond. 2

We are still learning about Bog Baby and have had lots of fun with him this week.

We are still learning about Bog Baby and have had lots of fun with him this week. 1

We learnt the Floating and Sinking song to help us when we were scientists to see if Bog Baby floats or sinks in the Magic Pond.

We learnt the Floating and Sinking song to help us when we were scientists to see if Bog Baby floats or sinks in the Magic Pond. 1
We learnt the Floating and Sinking song to help us when we were scientists to see if Bog Baby floats or sinks in the Magic Pond. 2
We also learnt our number bond song to 10, this helps us to count on from a number up to 10.

BOG BABY IS MISSING !!!!!!!

On Tuesday we realised one of our Bog Babies was missing. Mrs Kennedy had printed off some photos showing the Bog Baby playing in the nursery. Frankie and Siddy suggested we look on the security cameras to see if anything could be spotted.
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We decided to make wanted posters as we needed help to find Bog Baby, we put them up around the school.

We decided to make wanted posters as we needed help to find Bog Baby, we put them up around the school. 1
We decided to make wanted posters as we needed help to find Bog Baby, we put them up around the school. 2
We decided to make wanted posters as we needed help to find Bog Baby, we put them up around the school. 3
We decided to make wanted posters as we needed help to find Bog Baby, we put them up around the school. 4

We decided to search outside to see if he had left any clues, we used our magnifying glasses to help us.

We decided to search outside to see if he had left any clues, we used our magnifying glasses to help us. 1
We decided to search outside to see if he had left any clues, we used our magnifying glasses to help us. 2
We decided to search outside to see if he had left any clues, we used our magnifying glasses to help us. 3

At the end of the session we decided to leave Bog Baby some food and Siddy suggested that Mrs Shelton looked on Facebook to see if that would help find him.

At the end of the session we decided to leave Bog Baby some food and Siddy suggested that Mrs Shelton looked on Facebook to see if that would help find him. 1
On Wednesday Mrs Shelton told us that she had searched on Facebook and found Bog Baby, he had changed his name to Bog Baby Bill. He said that he was happy but wasn't coming back yet. We discovered that all the food we had left out was gone. Mrs Shelton printed off the photos that she had found and we looked to see if he was still there.
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We searched for clues outside in the garden.

After we had finished finding all the clues we decided we needed a plan to try and catch him, so on Thursday we are going to build a trap to try and catch him.

Our ideas.

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Picture 1 Nursery made the scarecrow for the allotments
Picture 2 Our scarecrow in the new allotments

Term 6

 

This term our topic is water. Our first book is 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward.

We have been Maths Wizards today !

We have been talking about our Bog Babies.

We made a magical pond for our Bog Babies.

We made a magical pond for our Bog Babies. 1 Our magical pond.

We have been so busy this week doing lots of different activities with our Bog Babies. We hope to see some more of our friends next week.

Monday 1st June our first day back. We were so pleased to see some of our friends. We were busy building Bog Babys and playing with the toys.

Making Bog Babies.

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Story time 

 

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Coronavirus explained to children

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Home learning for Summer Term 6.

Story Time!

Topic Web - Summer Term 1 - Rhyming

Nursery - Learning for Summer Term 1

A Day in The Life at Nursery.

Come and Play in our Early Years Foundation Stage
Our outdoor classroom is as important as the indoor classroom..

Topic webs for September 2019- July 2020

Long term plans for EYFS 2019-2020

Term 4

 

This term our topic is 'minibeasts'. We are looking at 3 books this term, 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle, 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson and 'What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday' also by Julia Donaldson.

We have had a fantastic last day at Nursery. We have played games, sung songs, made cakes and made fabulous Easter Hats. We hope to see everyone soon. Stay safe and remember you are all *Superstars*.

We are fabulous singers and should all be on X Factor !

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Having a go at Kids Zumba from youtube. We were all fantastic at it.

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Then we all cooled down and relaxed !

Then we all cooled down and relaxed ! 1
Then we all cooled down and relaxed ! 2
Then we all cooled down and relaxed ! 3

We had a great afternoon in Nursery. We hope to see you all soon.

We hunted for minibeasts in our garden.

On Tuesday we celebrated 'Holi' The Festival of Colour. We learnt dances and finished our day by dancing to our parents and used power paints to share happiness.

Our fantastic Bollywood dancing.

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Bollywood Dancing

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Bollywood Dancing

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Bollywood Dancing

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Bollywood Dancing

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We have ducks in Our Reception Class, we have been lucky enough to see and hold them.

Story Trays for World Book Day

Story Trays for World Book Day  1 Cinderella
Story Trays for World Book Day  2 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Story Trays for World Book Day  3 Three Little Pigs

Thursday 5th March was World Book Day. We came to nursery dressed as different characters.

We have been doing lots of 'Funky Finger' activities to help with our writing.

We have made lots of different minibeasts.

Term 3

 

This term our topic is 'Routines'. We are looking at 2 books this term 'Cave Baby' by Julia Donaldson and 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy.

Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being.

Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 1 We have breakfast altogether
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 2 Listening to Mozart
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 3 Nail Bar
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 4 Beauty Room
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 5 Hair Salon
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 6 Film and Popcorn
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 7 Foot Spas
Today 13th February is 'Growth Make a Diffrence Day'. We have had a pamper day in nursery looking after the chldren's well being. 8 Snack Bar

Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy.

Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 1
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 2
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 3
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 4
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 5
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 6
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 7
Today 7th February was Number Day. We had lots of challenges set up for the children to enjoy. 8

We had an aeroplane throwing competition, Betsy won the morning her plane reached number 18 and Ayodele won in the afternoon also reaching number 18.

We found sounds to match our story 'Peace At Last'.

We are great artists in Nursey !

We are great artists in Nursey ! 1
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'Cave Baby' by Julia Donaldson. We have been very busy since we came back after Christmas. We have made caves, made dinosaur footprints, done cave paintings, made fossils and bones using clay and we were Archaeologists searching for bones and fossils.

Term 2

 

This term we are learning about traditional tales.

We have been reading 'The Enormous Turnip', 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' and 'The Three Little Pigs'.

We have had lots of fun with paint and glitter getting ready for christmas.

We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week.

We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 1
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 2
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 3
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 4
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 5
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 6
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 7
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 8
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 9
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 10
We have had a fantastic maths challenge this week. 11

Growth Day - Make a Difference 2019. We had great day, we went for a walk and collected rubbish, this helps to keep our enviroment clean. We talked about things that make us happy and what things are good for us. We did finger painting and planted cress seeds. To finish our day we did some mindful stretching.

We are reading about 'The 3 Little Pigs'. We have made playdough pigs and built houses for them to live in.

We played a fantastic phonics game today.

We played a fantastic phonics game today. 1
We played a fantastic phonics game today. 2
We played a fantastic phonics game today. 3

We acted out Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we made beds for baby bear, made playdough bears and painted lots of bears. We tried porridge with different flavours in.