Our Ducklings (EYFS) are taught by Mrs Curtis and Mrs Dixon, our deputy headteachers. Mrs Curtis teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays and Mrs Dixon teaches on a Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays. This year they are supported in the mornings by Mrs Walker.
If you need to contact your child’s class teacher, you can do this via Tapestry or via the class email address email@example.com
Our youngest children enjoy a wide range of continuous provision activities to enable them to complete the majority of their learning through play. The children have daily access to both the indoor and outdoor learning environments and are encouraged to engage in a combination of independent learning, adult led play activities and focused teaching activities.
Our Ducklings have a daily Phonics, Maths and story time session which are taught in addition to carefully planned play activities to encourage development across all seven areas of learning.
This year our topic headings have been chosen carefully based on what we will think will be of interest to the children, inspire our children to have a love of learning and nurture their curiosity about the world.
Topics and learning
Learning in the Ducklings Class
This week our focus story has been Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We read the story, pretended to be the different characters and talked about events throughout the story. We learned lots of interesting facts about owls including that owl babies are called owlets. We decided to make some owl nests ourselves and so went on a search for things in our garden area that we though would be warm and cosy for Bill, Percy and Sarah (the owl babies.) We then used a sponge printing technique to make our own pictures of owls. At home lots of our children talked to their grown-ups about owls and shared lots of their learning on Tapestry. Well done Ducklings!
Autumn has arrived!
We have been busy this week looking for signs of autumn. We have noticed that it is feeling a bit colder and that it is getting darker sooner after school. We have collected lots of leaves that have fallen from the trees and we have been using lots of conkers to help us with our learning. We have been counting them and matching them to numerals, constructing conker runs using our guttering large construction outside and using them to create autumnal art. It has been lots of fun!