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Ducklings - Reception

Spring Term

Making the Most of the Weather 

 

Today we made the most of the glorious frosty morning and went to explore it further in our school field. The children talked about why it was frosty and what happens to it if you hold it in your hand or put it in our classroom. They all made a prediction about what would happen.

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Dance lessons 

Ducklings have been very lucky to have Miss Tiffany come in to teach us ballet and dance. The children are absolutely loving these sessions and are developing their skills brilliantly!

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Autumn Term 

 

 

Learning Journals and Tapestry

Every child in Reception has a learning journal which is unique to them. The journals will illustrate the child's learning journey throughout their time in Reception. Some of your child's achievements will be added to their learning journey and some to Tapestry, the online learning journal. To make the Tapestry journals more personal to you and your child we ask parents to contribute; this can be done through photographs as well as notes about what your child has said/ been getting up to. 

 

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning is valued in Reception and children will be given opportunities in most weather to develop their learning and skills. Children have access to both the indoor and outdoor provision most of the day. The provision set up outdoors will be linked to the learning the children carryout indoors. 

After an amazing start to the year the new Ducklings are settling in very well to school life. They have enjoyed getting to make new friends and explore the new environment. Observations should start to appear on Tapestry to show their progress throughout the year. Well done Ducklings, we're very proud of you!

Learning Outdoors 

The children in Ducklings love learning outside. We link both indoor and outside environments to provide the best learning opportunities and adult support is targeted and personal to the individual child.

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Harvest Festival 

To celebrate the harvest festival the Ducklings produced some amazing still life paintings of a bowl of fruit and vegetables. Then alongside the whole school took them to the church service to show everyone. What a creative bunch they are!

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Fun With Our Buddies 

 

We have been learning about the story of The Three Little Pigs. Ducklings, along with their buddies, were set the challenge of building a house for one of the pigs. It was so lovely to see them all working together so well. Well done everyone!

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Exploring Number Outside 

The Ducklings love being outside to do their learning. They have been busy counting, matching numeral to quantity and recognising numerals. 

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Superhero Day 

To celebrate the end of our first topic, Ourselves and Our Families, we all dressed up as superheroes as each and every one of us has a super power. Don’t they look amazing?

 

In the afternoon we worked with our buddies again to create our own superhero shields. The children each designed the shield to represent themselves and included pets, family members and activities they liked to do. Finally the Ducklings and Owls could use whatever resources they needed to create their masterpieces. 

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Fire Safety 

To start our new topic of Celebrations we had a visit from Shaftesbury fire engine. The Ducklings had a great time exploring it by looking at the different equipment, going inside and squirting water from the hose. After we had a fire safety session and were given some vital tips to keep ourselves safe around fire and matches. Thank you very much Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Brigade. 

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Diwali 

Today we learned about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. We heard the story about Rama and Sita and how she was saved from Ravana. We did lots of activities around Diwali including making naan bread. We worked in small groups to create the dough for the bread and after it was cooked we tasted and evaluated how it tasted.

 

“It’s really yummy.”

“I love the smell!”

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