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 by Mrs Dorman.
If you need to contact your child’s class teacher, you can do this via Tapestry or via the class email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Summer Term One 2022
It’s great to back at school again after the Easter holidays. We hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing break and are ready for the Summer terms. Please see the link below for our Medium Term Planning for this term.
Spring Term Two 2022
We are really looking forward to our new term! Hopefully the sun will shine and we can spend lots of time learning outside. We have lots of exciting activities planned and can’t wait to get started! Please click on the link below to view our planning for the term.
British Science Week
Last week we celebrated British Science Week. The theme was Growth and the children had lots of exciting opportunities to learn lots about plants and how farmers help to get our food from farm to fork. We had a visit from Farmer Jess who taught the children all about life on her dairy farm, a visit from Chicken Linda where the children had the opportunity to ask Chicken Linda’s owner lots of questions about chickens, eggs and chicks and we watched a live lesson on microhabitats. In class the Ducklings planted Cress Heads. Hopefully they will have lots of cress hair this week!
World Book Day
We had a fantastic day on World Book Day. We dressed up as our favourite characters from books and learned about the author Ranjit Singh who wrote the story ‘Nimesh the Adventurer.’ This is one of our class favourite books so it was great to learn more about the author!
The Train Ride
In English we have been reading the story The Train Ride by June Crebbin. We have been learning about the different parts of a train. In our art lesson the children had the opportunity to choose their own construction equipment and design and build a train. Mrs Dixon’s design brief was to to include an engine, a carriage, wheels and a track. We had some incredible designs!
Each Friday we have been accessing the play equipment at the park to help develop our gross motor coordination. we have been practising one footed stepping up the stairs, hopping on 1 leg, balancing on the trim trail beam and dismounting equipment safely, using bended knees. Great work Ducklings!
Mrs Curtis told us that a force was either a push or a pull. So the Ducklings decided to investigate this and find out what forces they were using when playing with a variety of toys in our classroom. We squashed and twisted playdough, pulled threading strings, pushed tweezers together, pushed cars, pushed and pulled sticklebricks and popoids and stretched elastic bands on our geo boards. We found that we were always using a type of push or pull and learned lots of new words to describe them.
Spring Term One 2022- Step Back In Time
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a busy term. Our whole school theme for this term is ‘Step Back In Time’. Please see our Medium Term Planning which gives an overview of the children’s learning in each area of development.
Click Here to read the MTP for our Ducklings.
Click Here to read our newsletter for this term.
A Very Merry Street Lane Christmas
Well done to our wonderful Ducklings! Mrs Dixon and I were so proud of you on Tuesday. You managed to perform twice and spoke, sang and signed beautifully. Well done everybody!
Getting Ready for Christmas!
We have been so busy in the Ducklings Class! We have been making lots of different Christmas crafts ready to sell at our Winter Wonderland Market. We made reindeer food, hot chocolate reindeers, clay Christmas decorations and some Christmas tree pine cone decorations. Lots of very busy elves!
We have been talking about how to stay safe near roads. We learned about how to cross the road safely using a zebra or pelican crossing and we talked about holding a grown up’s hand and being very sensible.
This week we have been thinking about using kind words and things we can do to be kind to others in our school. The children thought of lots of different examples including smiling at each other, inviting children to play their games and using good manners. We wore odd socks on Monday to celebrate how different we are and how being unique is great!
Autumn Term Two
Please Click Here to view the Ducklings Newsletter for Autumn Term Two.
Please Click Here to view our Medium Term Planning for our EYFS children for this term.
Click Here to view the ECaT work for Week 1- ‘Bonfire Celebrations.’
Click Here to view the ECaT work for Week 2- Diwali’
Click Here to view the ECaT work for Week 3- ‘One Kind Word’
We had an amazing time during our Halloween day. We decorated biscuits to make them spooky, practised our cutting by making funny face pumpkins and of course dressed up in our fantastic outfits for the disco!
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!
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!
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