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Church of England School - 2019
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Welcome to Ducklings Class - Nursery  (Early Years)

Class Teacher:  Mrs Stringer
Support from:   Mrs French - every day,  Mrs Scholes Mon am,  Miss Elliot Tues - Fri, Mrs Archer Mon/Tue pm
                      Mrs Butt Wed - Fri

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Spring term 2  in Ducklings

Weekly breakdown

Mrs Stringer   Mrs French    Mrs Scholes   Mrs Archer  Miss Elliottt    Mrs Butt
Ducklings 2018 - 2019 morning group
During our first half-term in Ducklings we have been very busy learning about colours and shapes, animal patterns, Harvest time with the Little Red Hen, the story of the Rainbow fish and Elmer. Also about Autumn animals and changes.  We have been learning the routines of Nursery and begun to make new friends.

The story of 'Elmer' helped to teach us colours and that it is ok to be different and that we should celebrate it.  We made our own Elmer characters and put them on display in Nursery

During our Harvest celebrations, we read the story of 'The Little Red Hen' and found out about how bread is made.

The story of the 'Rainbow Fish,' taught us that it is good to share.  We made our own sparkly fish and decorated them with sequins. We made a display in Nursery to show our work.

When we went on our Autumn walk we found lots of beautiful coloured and shaped leaves.  We collected some leaves, acorns and twigs and used them to make pictures.  Some of us also picked some apples from the trees near Nursery.
During the 2nd half of the Autumn term, Ducklings began with lots of fun activities related to Fireworks.  The children enjoyed creating lots of firework pictures, some using paints and others using glitter. We talked about the colours and sounds of fireworks.
During our week on day and night, we thought about different animals that came out at night and learnt a new word 'nocturnal'.
Our topic moved to lighthouses and the children listened to stories with lighthouses in and also learned about why lighthouses are important. All of the children really enjoyed making their own lighthouses.
All the children really enjoyed the story of the 'Owl Babies' and created some lovely paper plate owls. Many of them were able to retell the story.

As we neared the end of the term our thoughts turned to Christmas and the children enjoyed lots of crafts and stories connected to Christmas.  They made cards, calendars and a tree picture frame with their own photograph in.
During our last week we had lots of fun at school.  The children enjoyed lots of colouring and making activities and really enjoyed playing in our Christmas Post Office role play area.  

Outside in the garden area the children enjoyed re-enacting the Nativity with our stable role play area.
The children enjoyed their parties, they met Santa and had the opportunity to open some presents for Nursery.
Spring 1 2019 - Rhyme Time and Chinese New Year

During this half-term the children learned to recite some nursery rhymes, some familiar ones and some less well-known.  They really enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year, the year of the pig.

The North Wind Doth Blow
This nursery rhyme was one that the children did not know, but one that they learned quite quickly.  During this week the children made some bird feeders to put outside in the Nursery garden. Lots of them made simple feeders by threading Cheerios onto pipe cleaners. They also enjoyed making some robins.  We talked about how we need to help birds in the Winter time, by putting food and water out for them, both on bird tables and on the ground.

Hickory Dickory Dock
This nursery rhyme is an old favourite, but we extended it up to, 'The clock struck five'. The children really enjoyed learning a rhyme with quite a lot of verses and actions.  This week the children were able to make their own mice and we made a classroom display of the rhyme, with a 3D grandfather clock.

Little Miss Muffet
An older rhyme again this week.  Not all of the children knew this one and we were able to talk about the unusual words, such as, tuffet, curds and whey. The children enjoyed being able to make their own spiders and count the legs! They also learned that spiders can have more than two eyes.

Old Mother Hubbard
An old favourite with lots of different verses.  A few of the children knew some of this rhyme and enjoyed learning some of the other verses.  We talked about some of the funny things that the dog did in this rhyme.  Lots of the children were able to think about cupboards that they had in their own houses and what types of things were kept there.

Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig)
The children were able to make a puppet dragon using lollipop sticks. We read the story about the animals of the Zodiac and watched it on the whiteboard.  All the children agreed that the rat was clever, but a bit sneaky in the way that he won the race and had the first year of the Chinese Zodiac named after him.
Ducklings 2018 - 2019 afternoon group