Our youngest children in school, Reception children, are taught in our Duckling class by Miss Bestwick.
This year they are supported in the mornings by our pastoral worker Mrs Walker.
Every day the children have access to the indoor and outdoor areas which are carefully planned to cover all of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas and allow children to learn whilst having fun.
Children have short daily lessons for phonics, literacy, numeracy, topic and reading and then teachers use in the moment planning (ITMP) to take learning to the children whilst they are engaged in activities of their choosing.
This year our topic headings have been chosen carefully after speaking to nurseries and parents about interests however the children’s interests will decide what we will teacher and cover each day / week.
Please click here to see our long term planning showing an over view of the year.
Please click here to see our medium term plan for autumn for the topic ‘A long, long time ago…’ which is focussing on castles, knights and fairytales.
Please click here to see our medium term plan for spring for the topic ‘Walk the plank…’ which for spring 1 will focus on ‘Pirates!’ and for spring 2 ‘Under the Sea’.
Here’s what this year’s ducklings think of their class..
I love learning sounds. I am working on my writing but it’s OK we’re not all perfect yet. I’m only 4!
I love dinosaurs. I know everything about them. I loved World Book Day because I read my dinosaur encyclopaedia to Miss Bestwick! George
Miss Bestwick and Mrs Walker are very silly and I love to play with them.
I have a farm and Miss Bestwick let me bring my animals in to show my friends. It was so much fun!