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. Miss Matich will teach the Ducklings class on a Wednesday afternoon when Mrs Curtis and Mrs Dixon are out of class. Mrs Walker is the Ducklings teaching assistant in the mornings and Mrs Truman is the Ducklings teaching assistant in the afternoons.
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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, Funky Fingers 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 unit 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.
The Colour Monster
During the first two weeks of school our focus books were ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘The Colou Monster Goes to School.’ by Anna Llenas. We talked about how we were feeling and learned some Makaton actions to show that we were feeling happy, angry, excited or sad. We sang our song of the week ‘If You’re Happy and You know it’ and that made everyone feel happy. We also collaged some colour monsters to show how he was feeling in the story. Well done Ducklings!
Making New Friends
Our new Ducklings have settled beautifully into school. Everyone has enjoyed exploring our learning environment both indoors and outdoors and have made lots of new friends. We have spent lots of time singing, reading stories and have been busy talking to our new friends when we play games.
The classroom is ready and waiting. We hope you love school as much as we do!
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Topics and learning
Our school theme for this term is called ‘Remember When…’ Each class will be learning about historical events from the past and units of work are linked to this theme wherever appropriate. Our first unit of work in the Ducklings class is called ‘New Beginnings.’
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