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Church of England School - 2017
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
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08285812
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Welcome to Ducklings Class - Nursery  (Early Years)

Class Teacher:  Mrs Stringer
Support from:   Mrs French, Mrs Watton and Mr Fuccillo

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Ducklings teaching staff

Mrs Fuccillo, Miss Atkinson, Mrs Stringer, Mrs Watton and Mrs French

Class Information:

Library books are changed on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday Morning.

PE - indoor on Fridays
Ducklings morning class 2016 - 2017
Ducklings afternoon class 2016 - 2017

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In Ducklings this half-term we have been busy following topics 'It's Me' and Autumn.
We made a birthday train using our own photographs and we decorated a frame for our family photos.  We also looked carefully in mirrors and painted pictures of our own faces.
As part of our Autumn topic we have been on an Autumn walk where we collected a variety of different coloured leaves and also some acorns. During our walk we used I-pads to take pictures of our friends and things that we found. We used some of the leaves to make pictures and also printed leaves using Autumn colours. Some children picked some of the apples from the apple tree in the school pond area and lots of us tasted them.  We listened to the story of the Little Red Hen and made our own bread rolls, which were yummy.  We also had our own Harvest Festival assembly and went on the Welly Walk to raise money for children in Africa.
Autumn 2 Synopsis

During the second part of the Autumn Term we were very busy in Ducklings.  To celebrate Bonfire Night we made lots of firework pictures and then made chocolate apples to take home.  We thought about Poppy day and made out own fingerprint poppies.  We had fun dressing up and eating cakes to celebrate 'Children in Need Day'. We also thought about night time and the animals that come out at night such as bats and owls.  We made a display about the story of the 'Owl Babies'.
As Christmas approached we began to make our Christmas cards and Calendars to take home for our families.  We made Christmas crackers, Christmas folders and Christmas truffles as well as just having fun with all sorts of Christmas activities.  Our role play area became a Christmas room and we had lots of fun decorating the tree and dressing-up in Christmas costumes.  We also made our own Nativity characters out of milk bottles. We also had a Knitted Nativity set that we played with and looked at lots of books about Christmas and the Nativity.
During our last week before the holidays we wore our Christmas jumpers, had our Christmas parties, looked at the travelling Christmas Crib and were visited by Santa!
Spring Term

During the first half of the Spring term Ducklings learned all about Ice and Snow.  The children explored ice using salt, hammers and drills.  They observed as it melted and painted it with block paints watching what happened to both the ice and the colours.  They had great fun finding out all about animals that live in the Arctic and enjoyed making some animals for our display.

The children also helped to make an igloo using cardboard boxes, which they used as a role-play area. Ducklings also celebrated Chinese New Year they really enjoyed learning the story of how the animals had a race to find out which one would have a year named after it.  The children made Chinese lanterns, tried some Chinese noodles and made some shakers. We re-enacted the story in our PE lesson and played instruments to accompany it.   Everyone really enjoyed the last week as we were finding out about penguins.  

The children all enjoyed making and painting penguins they also made penguin masks.  Ducklings learned that penguins live in the Antarctic. The last day of half-term was "Healthy Heart and Mind Day".  Everyone really enjoyed the different activities that we did which included, making and trying fruit milkshakes, drawing 'what makes me happy', doing our penguin dance outside together and finally lying down and listening to some soothing music.  We learned to keep our bodies fit and healthy and also about taking time out to relax.
During the second half of the Spring term Ducklings learnt how to plant and look after seeds.  They also found out lots about Spring animals and painted some of their own.  We all went on a Spring walk around the school grounds and found lots of signs of Spring.  The children were able to take some pictures of their own using the school I-pads. During our walk we discovered lots of frogs and frogspawn in the school pond.  Later we took some of the frogspawn into the classroom and watched as it changed into tadpoles.  The children all enjoyed making Mother's day cards and had great fun making and tasting pancakes.  In this busy half-term the children also dressed-up for World Book Day, made lots of Easter goodies and had an Easter egg hunt in the Nursery garden.

Autumn term in Ducklings