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R2 - Donaldson Class

Welcome to Donaldson Class R2

Teacher:Ms Marisa Etienne-Barnett

Teaching Assistant: Ms Adene Williams



This year each class have been paired with an author and ours is Julia Donaldson.Over the term we will be learning all about our chosen author so please keep an eye on all the exciting things we do.


Welcome to Julia Donaldson Class Page



Julia Donaldson CBE (born Julia Catherine Shields; born 16 September 1948) she is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children's Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She originally wrote songs for children's television but has concentrated on writing books since the words of one of her songs, "A Squash and a Squeeze", were made into a children's book in 1993. Of her 184 published works, 64 are widely available in bookshops. The remaining 120 are intended for school use and include her Songbirds phonic reading scheme, which is part of the Oxford University Press's Oxford Reading Tree.


The Gruffalo

Donaldson class have been learning about the story of The Gruffalo. We have done many activities throughout the week with the children that will enhance the children’s abilities to learn, especially in our literacy and creativity area.

The children have worked extremely hard.

Donaldson class have settled well into their new classroom. 

Termly Pamphlets. Find out what we will be learning each term.

Reception key word list

The children visited the wildlife garden. It was fabulous to see the children together, learning and enjoying being outside.

In November, we remember

We Made Thanks Giving Turkeys

Welcome To Our Post Office

Merry Christmas Everyone!

EYFS Christmas Concert

Monday 25th January 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,

Please check on Tapestry, every  morning, for weekly challenges / learning activities that you can complete with your child. Should you have any problems accessing Tapestry, please

The book of the week is How to catch a star: By Oliver Jeffers.

New home learning packs can be collected from the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ms Marisa and Mrs Adene

Termly Pamphlets: Find out what we will be learning each term. Spring Term