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Welcome to Nursery – Ducklings

Class Teacher: Mrs Stringer, Mrs Archer

Support From: Mrs French, Mrs Nash, Miss Atkinson

L-R Mrs Nash, Mrs Archer, Mrs Stringer, Mrs French

Ducklings 2020-2021 Morning Group

Ducklings 2020-2021 Afternoon Group

Class Information

  • Autumn 1 Kaleidoscopes and Rainbows

    Duckling children have settled well into their first half-term in Nursery. They have enjoyed many different experiences children have settled well into their first half- term in Nursery. After settling into the routines of their sessions, the children have enjoyed many different experiences in Nursery.

    They have all used the school hall for some dance this half-term. They may have been singing some of the different songs to you at home!

    Duckling children have all made an ‘Elmer’ the elephant and these are displayed in the main room. All of the children had lots of opportunities to play and experiment with shapes and colours during this week.

    Everyone had a go at making an animal using animal print paper cut into different shapes. They built their animals using pictures as a guide. They managed giraffes, zebras, crocodiles and lots of other animals that have patterned skin. These are displayed in the Nursery on the wall.

    During our week on the ‘Little Red Hen’ the children helped to make a range of salt dough buns and breads to enhance their play in the baker’s role play area. We also made a Harvest display and talked about harvest time.

    The children all made a sparkly ‘Rainbow Fish’ and these have been displayed in our bathroom area and really brighten the wall there. They enjoy washing their hands and looking at the different fish, they really like to spot their own one.

    Our last week was based on Autumn and the children had a little search around the Nursery garden to find different shaped and coloured leaves as well as acorns. Some children brought in conkers and other leaves to enhance our display.

    The last day of the half term was ‘Healthy Heart and Mind day’. On this day the children were able to use balance bikes that were brought in for them. They really enjoyed the experience of using the bikes in the front playground of school. We also watched the story ‘The same but different Too!’ By Karl Newson and Kate Hindley on our interactive whiteboard. We talked about how we liked to do some things the same as our friends but some things that were different, but that each of us was special. 

  • Autumn 1 Photographs

  • Autumn 2 - Fantastic Light and Christmas

    Fantastic Light/Christmas

    This half-term our new topic began with Bonfire Night.

    The children were able to use a range of different techniques to create some firework pictures. We had lots of colour and glitter around the room. We also talked about firework safety and whether we liked or disliked fireworks. Lots of the children enjoyed the colours but didn’t like the loud bangs!

    The next week we celebrated Diwali. The children learnt about the celebration and how it is celebrated with light. They made Rangoli patterns using coloured rice and decorated some paper Mehndi hands.  Some of the children also enjoyed dressing in some traditional clothes around the nursery, in fact some of the children didn’t want to take them off!

    The whole school took part in Remembrance day. Ducklings and teachers, went outside and stood in a circle whilst we did the 2 minutes’ silence. We made fingerprint poppies to take home.

    During our third week of term we thought about day and night. We talked about and named different nocturnal animals. The children enjoyed the story ‘Can’t you sleep little Bear’ by Martin Waddell. They were able to act out the story in our cave role play area. The children also made bats, which they really enjoyed.

    The following week we had ‘Owl Babies’ as our story for the week. We were thinking about owls as nocturnal animals. The children all enjoyed making a paper plate owl, by printing and adding paper features. We made a lovely display in the classroom.

    We began our Christmas countdown with our week on Christmas Gifts. We had a lovely story about ‘The Bear that Father Christmas Forgot’. During this week the children began to make some gifts to take home for their families. We based one gift on a bear design. We also began to make preparations for our part in the whole school Christmas production.

    Our sixth week of teaching was based around the Nativity story. We used our knitted Nativity figures to enhance the storytelling. By the end of the week the children were able to name the main characters in the story. Lots of them were retelling the story using the wooden figures that we had out in the nursery room.  We also finished our Christmas hats for the school production and class parties. The children also began to make their Christmas cards.

    During our last week at school we completed another gift to take home. The children were able to wear their Christmas jumpers and have a little party, before finishing for Christmas.



  • photographs for Autumn 2 - Fantastic Light

  • Spring 1 Snowflake Biscuits

  • Spring 1 Bird Feeders

  • Spring 1 Having fun in the snow

  • Spring 1 Fruit Spiders


  • Spring 1 Chinese New Year


  • Spring 2 World Book Day 4th March 2021


  • Red Nose Day Friday 19th March

  • Spring 2 People who help us

  • Spring 2 Planting Potatoes with Mrs Stringer

  • Spring 2 Celebrating Easter in Ducklings

  • Spring 2 Chicks

    Mrs Rawson brought her chicks into Ducklings for us to see.

  • Spring 2 Exploring having fun and celebrating the return of all our Ducklings

  • Summer 1 Spring Walk

  • Summer 1 Exploring outside

  • Summer 1 Flower Shop

    This half term we have a Flower shop in our role play area.

  • Summer 1 PE outside

  • Summer 1 St George's Day

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