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Early Years – Donaldson Class


 In Donaldson Class our teacher is called Mrs Graves, our nursery nurse is Miss McGrath and we are also supported by Mrs Bissmire, Miss Riglen and Mrs Randall. 



Our topic last half term was  "Toys and Games". We thought about our favourite toys, compared old and new toys, investigated remote controlled toys and spent time at our very own "Pizza Planet" during our work on Toy Story.


This half term, we will be thinking about all of the people who have been helping and supporting us at this time.

We will think about those people who help us in school, to keep us safe and happy, those who care for us at home, and also those working tirelessly to keep us fed, safe and well as part of their jobs - hospital workers, police, fire brigade, shop workers, refuse collectors - the list goes on.






       As it was pancake day during half term, we will also be thinking about the story of "Mr Wolf's Pancakes". In this story, Mr Wolf asks his neighbours to help him, but they are not very forthcoming... I wonder what will happen to them?



Towards the end of the term, we will begin to think about another Christian celebration, Easter.

We will find out why Christian people celebrate Easter and will create cards and gifts for our families.

We will also look at a story called "Hopper's Easter Surprise". In this story, Hopper would like to become an Easter bunny, but finds that it is a very difficult job to do. We will be asking the children to suggest jobs that Hopper could do instead, by thinking about the job that they would most like to do when they grow up.





Important things to remember:


PE will take place on a Friday morning, please ensure your child comes to school wearing their P.E. kit every Friday unless informed otherwise.

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!

 Library books and Reading books


Reading books are changed every Friday and your child will receive one reading book and one self-chosen library book to last them for the week.  Please ensure that reading books, library 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 (for those with tricky words).


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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