Donaldson Class Nursery

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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.

Nursery Staff

Long Term Planning 2020-2021

Today we said goodbye and good luck to our children who are starting Reception in September. Please see our video resource page for our videos.

Summer 2 : Topic - Water


This term we are exploring water. The first book we are looking at is 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Milward.

Our new book is ' Tiddler ' by our favourite author Julia Donaldson

This week is sports week, everyday we will be doing different sports

Playing tennis Sianna, Aaron, Myla-Rae and Dexter

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Having a go at table tennis Dexter and Priscilla

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Today we came dressed in red and blue to support England on Sunday, Mrs Kelly painted England flags on our faces ! 'Come on England !'

We have been looking at lots of books together

Our boys really enjoy using the whiteboards to do their writing

After reading our story the afternoon children asked how the diver in the story could write underwater. We wasn't sure of the answer so we decided to do an experiment to see if we could find out how she did it.

We googled it to see if that gave us any ideas, then we were ready for the challenge!

So then we decided we would have to try and find out for ourselves. First we had to choose if we wanted to use a whiteboard or paper, then we picked what we would like to write with.

Then Mrs Shelton filled some trays with water and we all had a go to see if what we had chosen would work

We found out that the paper went soggy and ripped and nothing would work on the whiteboards, however the chalk worked for a little bit before the paper ripped.

As the chalk worked a little bit we decided to use a blackboard so Isabelle gave it a go

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It worked so we all had a go and some of us wrote our names

Maddi and Nellie-Rae looking at our story.

We picked our first crop of strawberries and we will enjoy them at snack time

We made our own ' Magic Pond '

Today we predicted if our Bog Babies would float or sink. We also talked about different materials and what our Bog Babies were made of.

We have painted Bog Baby pictures in the style of our artist Ivy Hayes

We talked about how to clean our teeth and how to keep them healthy

We made and painted our own Bog Babies using salt dough and we added eyes, a tail and arms, then we painted them blue.

Summer 1 : Topic - Growing 

Today has been 'Growth Day', we have been doing activities to help look after ourselves and things that make us happy. We have danced, done Mindful Stretching, painted in the style of our artist Yayoi Kusama, checked on how our flowers and vegetables are growing and enjoyed playing in the sunshine.

How are flowers and vegetable are growing.

Enjoying our Mindful Stretching

Our artist Yayoi Kusama

Our latest book is 'The Gruffalo' by our favourite author Julia Donaldson. Dexter really enjoys this story.

We made a giant Gruffalo and sponged painted him brown, then we added purple prickles, orange eyes, a black tongue, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

We had chocolate smelling playdough to make our Gruffalo's.

Our first book this term is 'What the Ladybird Heard' written by our favourite author Julia Donaldson.

Our outside tuff trays all about our story

We had a go at writing labels for our animals from the story

We have planted Spring Onions, Parsley, Basil, Chives and Garlic Chives in our allotment

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.

We have fantastic artists in Nursery

Spring 1: Topic - Routines

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