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Welcome to Donacloney Primary School Nursery Class Page

 Here you will find some useful information about what goes on in our Nursery.





NURSERY TIMES: 9.00am – 1.15/1.30pm


As you can see, playing and learning at Donacloney Nursery is so much fun!

First days in Nursery for the class of 2021/22

The Nursery Class of 2020-21 were very busy.  Have a look at what they got up to.

Nursery Sports Day 2021

The Nursery Class with their new scooter which the school won after taking part in the Sustrans Big Pedal Challenge.

Our little gardeners have been busy planting a Widflower and Herb Garden. It is going to look and smell lovely and we hope that it will attract lots of minibeasts.

Our topic for May is Mad About Minibeasts.

After hearing the Jack and the Beanstalk story we planted some beans and now we have our own beanstalks!

Fun and Fitness Day

We have been learning about vehicles and painted some pictures of rescue vehicles.

The daffodil bulbs we planted in the Autumn time have bloomed in time for Mother’s Day.

Our World Book Day Competition Prize Winners.

Some of us made potato book characters for World Book Day.

We made a Santa Stop Here Sign.

Having fun at our Christmas Party.

All dressed up in our Nativity costumes.

We all looked bright for Ditch the Dark Day.

It is fun learning through our Down on the Farm Topic.

Exploring our Autumn Theme.

Everyone is pleased about taking their chocolate apple home. Yummy!

It is more important than ever that we get outside for fresh air and exercise, and these Nursery children have been learning so much while playing outdoors.

Everyone planted a daffodil bulb. We are looking forward to seeing lovely yellow flowers in the Spring.

Making Handprints has been messy but fun!

Arrival and pick-up arrangements for 2021

Due to Covid, parents will not be able to enter the Nursery building.  You can access the Nursery by walking up the side of the Nursery Unit through the large gates.

Parents must wait until a member of staff opens the gate, and must socially distance from each other, and take turns entering the Nursery outdoor area.  Hand sanitiser is available.
On your child's first day, Nursery consent forms, reply slips and All About Me Books should be left in the box provided.  Wellie boots, kitchen roll, tissues and drawstring bags should be left on the unit outside.

Mrs Castles or Mrs Keery will meet each child at the door as they enter from the outdoor area.

At home time parents should wait outside the Nursery gate.  A member of staff will bring the children outside to be picked up.

We are staggering the pick-up times to give staff time to help get the children ready for home in groups and to enable parents to social distance while waiting. All parents have been given a time. 

Starting Nursery

If you are starting Donacloney Nursery this is where you will find out all about it.

  If your child is starting Nursery this year please take time to share this section of our Nursery class page with your child.  It will help them become familiar with the staff, areas of play and activities on offer.

The Nursery teacher is Mrs Castles and the Nursery Assistant is Mrs Keery.  

Mrs Castles and Mrs Keery will play with you and help you to learn new things.
You will do self-registration and hang your coat up on your own coat peg.  You can keep your wellie boots in Nursery and you will need them when you play outside.
You can play at our different play areas.
When you are hungry you can wash your hands and have a healthy snack.  You can have milk or water to drink at Nursery.
You can use the bathroom whenever you need to and there are little toilets and sinks which are easy for you to use.
You can choose to go out to play.  There are so many things to do outside!
Mrs Castles reads a story in the Quiet Room after tidy up time.  It is fun doing rhymes and songs too.
Everyone sits together at Dinner Time.

We have lots of special events throughout the year

Everyone has fun when Jo Jingles visits.

We learn new songs, play instruments and move to the music.

We visit  the Book Fair when it comes to school each year.  It is a great place to listen to a story. 

World Book Day

 World Book Day is an opportunity to foster an interest in and enjoyment of books.

We  learn about baby animals and parents sometimes bring in baby animals from home or the farm.

Happy Healthy Kids

Children at Donacloney Nursery have lots of opportunity for physical, energetic play.

 Paul Evans comes for football coaching sessions.

The Oxford Island Outreach Programme

We learn about Minibeasts.

We learn about Birds.

Debbie Doolittle's Wildlife

At Nursery we learn about animals which live in the wild.  Debbie brings some of her animals which she rescues and looks after.

A short story for children to help them understand Covid-19