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Welcome to The Duckling Class page

 

This page is here to keep you up to date with the great things happening in class. We aim to give you regular updates so keep checking back!

 

PE-We have PE on a Tuesday. Please can all children have their PE kits in school each week. Long hair needs to be tied back and if your child has their ears pierced then please can they be removed before they come to school that day (If they have not been removed, will cover them with tape)

 

Homework is sent home weekly on a Friday and needs to be completed and returned no later then the following Thursday.

 

Reminder- 

Please can you check that all clothing your child has in school is clearly named.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.

Many thanks

Duckling Team

Meet the Team

 

We are 'Team Duckling'

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From left to right, Debra Weston (Class Teacher) Sophie Gent (Nursery Nurse) Helen Townend (Learning Support Assistant) Lisa Partridge (Learning Support Assistant)
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Learning at home

 

Here are some links to games that will help your child continue their learning at home.

22.09.2017

 

Another busy week on the Duckling Class this week. The children have been thinking about 2D shapes, they have all made a shape robot puppet in the craft area. They have also been building inside and outside using blocks and bricks. They decided that rectangles and squares are the best shapes to build with.

We can make patterns with cubes!

We can make patterns with cubes! 1
We can make patterns with cubes! 2
We can make patterns with cubes! 3

Shape Building

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Shape Building 3 Designing their house!
Shape Building 4 Working together
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Shape Building 6 "The rectangle bricks have circle holes in them"
To reinforce the children's phonics, outside we have been sorting conkers labelled with sounds. We also practiced writing letters and our names on the floor.
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Super sorters!

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Super sorters! 3
We also introduced the class to the parachute. They absolutely loved it. They worked together as a team to make the ball land on each coloured section.
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We have introduced the letters 'M' and 'D' this week

Jolly Phonics - D d

Jolly Phonics song letter D d

Jolly Phonics Letter M

15.9.2017

 

This week the children have been exploring the outside class room. They have really enjoyed playing in the water, especially the water wall.

Of course, duckings love water!

Of course, duckings love water! 1
Of course, duckings love water! 2
We have been continuing thinking about our senses, we added some herbs from our herb garden and lavender to our sand kitchen. We had some very interesting dishes!

Lavender pie

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This week in phonics we have been learning the letters 'i' and 'n' The songs are below for you.

Letter 'I' Jolly Phonics song

Phonic song to the letter 'I'

Letter 'N' Jolly Phonics song

Phonic song to the letter 'N'

8.9.2017

 

We've had another lovely week at school, the children are getting used to the routines and making new friends.

 

This week we have been thinking about our five senses. Every child has made a Mr Potato Head and had a go and cutting up lavender. We have all loved the smell!

 

We had an exciting delivery this week. We now have a Visualiser for our white board. This means we can all show our work on the big board and we can also use it for looking very closely at anything interesting we find. No doubt we will have lots of fun with it in the future.

 

This week in phonics we have been thinking about the letters 'P' and 'T' 

 

Please see the videos for the songs below.

 

Our new visualiser!

Our new visualiser! 1

Letter T Jolly Phonics song

Jolly Phonics song to the letter 'T'

Letter P Jolly Phonics song

Phonic song to the letter 'P',

1.9.2017

 

Wow, what a fantastic first week we have had! All the children have settled into school life at The Grove really well. We are so proud of them all.

 

This week we have been getting used to school routines and learning a bit about each other. We have loved looking at the all the memory bags the children have bought in and they have enjoyed sharing their memories with their new classmates. Don't forget to send your child's bag in if you haven't already.

 

Our topic is 'Mega Machines' We have a 'Robot Factory' in the home corner which the children have enjoyed exploring and we have had some wonderful robots designed already. We will continue the robot theme over the coming weeks.

We have also began our phonics lessons this week. We use a scheme called 'Letter and Sounds' to teach the children phonics (Letter names and the sounds they make)

 

We have introduced the letters 'S' and 'A' 

 

The children have been great detectives finding things that begin with these letters. You could also play 'I spy' at home to reinforce their learning. Below are two short songs to show you what we have been doing and to help you continue your child's learning at home.

 

Letter S Jolly Phonics song

Jolly Phonics song to the letter 'S'

Letter 'A' Jolly Phonic song

Jolly Phonics song to the letter 'A'

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