Early Years – Donaldson Class
In Donaldson Class our teacher is called Mrs Graves, our Nursery Nurse is called Miss McGrath, and we are also helped out by Miss Pepechkova, Mrs Bissmire and Mrs Ward.
We had great fun coming to stay and play sessions in the summer term to get to know our teachers and even got to try out the school dinners on our transition day.
We cannot wait to start school!
We will begin our year by finding out about our new school: the grown ups that will be helping us; the playgrounds that we can play on and we'll be meeting our Year 6 buddies who will help us at lunchtime.
We will spend time exploring our indoor and outdoor classrooms, finding out where things are and learning how to tidy away our toys when we have finished with them.
This half term our topic will begin as "All about me." We will be painting self-portraits, drawing pictures of the people that we live with at home and letting our teachers know about our favourite toys and activities.
Once we have settled into school life and our teachers have found out more about us, our topic will change to something linked to our interests. Having spoken to us at home visits and in our nurseries, Mrs Graves thinks that this topic might be 'Transport' as lots of us are interested in vehicles and things with wheels.
Watch this space for more information!
By now you should have received your Curriculum Overview leaflet which outlines the activities that we will be completing this half term. If you have mislaid your copy of this, please speak to a member of the Early Years team.
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.
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.
Take a look at our fantastic work!
5* Topic 5* Literacy 5* Maths
Take a look at our fantastic classroom!