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Early Years – Donaldson Class


 In Donaldson Class our teacher is called Mrs Graves and our nursery nurse is Miss McGrath.


We hope that you have all had a restful summer and are ready for the new school year.

We will start the half term with the topic of "All about me", so that we can find out a little more about your child. We will also spend time exploring our indoor and outdoor classroom, finding out where to find the toys that we would like to play with and how to tidy up when we have finished. 


We will also spend lots of time learning about our school and class rules. 





From the information we have been given so far, we have found out that lots of children have an interest in vehicles and things that move. On this basis, we are expecting our topic to  change later in the half term to "Transport".

We will make our own boats and test to see if they float, will create own spaceships and think about what we would take if we went on a trip to space.




Mrs Graves might even bring in her old car (if it is running) so that we can compare old and new cars.




Important things to remember:


PE will take place on a Friday morning, please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school. We do not need trainers in school at this time, as we will begin our P.E. sessions in the indoor hall.

Your celebrations and festivals...

If you will be taking part in any celebrations or festivals, please let us know, as we would very much like to celebrate these with you. If you would like to come in and talk to the class about your celebration, we would very much welcome you to do so!

Homework, Firm Foundation Packs and Reading

Please Note:  Homework, Firm Foundation Packs and reading will begin once the children are fully settled into school.

Firm Foundation packs will be sent home each Friday to be returned to school no later than Wednesday. There is a labelled box for these to be collected into just inside the classroom door. If you have not signed up to receive these packs and would like to, please speak to Mrs Graves or Miss McGrath.


Reading books and phonic packs are changed every Friday, when your child will receive two books to last them for the week.  Please ensure that reading books, diaries and phonic packs are kept in your child’s book bag and are brought to school every day. We tend to alternate between reading with all children in class one week, and checking tricky words the next.

Homework is also sent home on a Friday night, and we ask that this is completed by Wednesday at the latest. These sheets help to develop children's phonic, writing and maths skills.


Information about Reception Class


Please click the link below to access the PowerPoint that was shown at our "Meet the teacher" event. This will help to explain what life is like for children in Reception Class.



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