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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  "People who help us". We thought about people who help us at home, at school and in the wider community and wrote thank you letters to our healthcare workers who have been doing so much to keep us safe and well in the current times.



This half term, we will be thinking about "Traditional Tales".

We will begin by reading the story of the Three Little Pigs, and will have a go at testing houses made of sticks, straw and bricks to find out which material is the strongest.


We will then move on to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will put ourselves into Goldilocks' shoes and write a letter to the bears to say sorry for what we have done. We will also test out different flavours of porridge and prepare and go for a teddy bear's picnic.


Next, we will read the story of the Gingerbread Man, and, of course, make our own very tasty versions and decorate them to our own designs.


Finally, we will think about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, planting our own beans to see if we can make them grow.




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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