Welcome to Donaldson Class!
This class is currently led by the enthusiastic Mrs Childs with our HLTA, the amazing Mrs Thornley. The class is also lucky to have help from Mrs Smith, a hard working TA!
Our ethos is one of always trying our best and having a go, even when we are not certain.
When you walk into our classroom, the hustle and bustle of children hard at work (and play) will be the first sight you behold.
Below you can find resources relating to our current term and any relevant documents needed to make the most of your child's time in Donaldson Class.
Take a look at the adventures in learning we have been on. Click on one of the links below to have a peek at our discoveries...
New homework set.
Trainers need to be worn to school as we do PE in the afternoon.
Children may come in tracksuits as part of dress-down-Friday for our afternoon PE.
Please make sure your child has their book bag in school every day. We have a class reading reward scheme to encourage home reading-
points win prizes! Please try to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record it in the home-school reading diary.
We also encourage children to have a personal pair of Wellington boots available.
How can I help my child at home?
Encourage your child to practise counting forwards and backwards in 1's. Try doing this up to and from 10, 20, 50 and even 100.
Read regularly with your child and ask questions about what they have read.
Practise the spellings sent home and look at their practical application in wider life.
Every day the children in Donaldson take part in a 'Dough Disco' session. These sessions develop children's fine and gross motor control in preparation for writing.
We put a dough disco video on and then the children have to do various exercises with the play dough e.g. ball it, sausage it, jump in it. The idea is that this will strengthen the children's fine motor control and help them to use and control a pencil.
The children are really enjoying their 'Dough Disco' sessions and the adults enjoy joining in too! Have a go at home using the video link here. It is a slower 'relaxed' dough disco sessions as we are just earning all of the moves. As we get better, we will do faster versions.