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Ducklings - Reception

Reading and writing at home with your child: I have found a couple useful YouTube videos that are really useful for parents with supporting their child at home. Please take a look.

Harvest Festival 

In R.E we have been learning about the ‘creation’. This week we looked at the harvest festival and what it is. We got our hands stuck into a pumpkin to understand what it felt like. We also talked about the seeds and the things seeds need to grow. Then we looked closely at some different squashes and smaller pumpkins to create our own masterpieces. The children were shown how to draw the vegetables first and then painted them using the correct colours.

We Wrote a Book!


Ducklings have been thinking about what we like doing. We shared the ebook, Do You Like? And talked about all things we like and dislike. Then as part of our literacy we drew a picture of things we liked and wrote our names. Then Mrs Easby laminated each page and collated them to create our very own book, which we absolutely love!

Maths is fun and practical 

We love learning about numbers and patterns in numbers. We also love been challenged to think more deeply about our answers and explain how we know.

Virtual Author Visit


Ducklings were invited by the Dorset library service to join them in a virtual visit from the author, Teresa Heapey. They listened carefully to the stories she told which included Teresa’s book, Very Little Red Riding Hood. We would like to thank the library service for the invite.

We are learning to read and write.

Ducklings are having great fun learning to read and write. We get very excited when we learn a new sound.

Welly Walk

We were very lucky with the weather for our welly walk this week. The Ducklings discovered new areas of the field and an array of bugs. We talked about keeping safe and not eating berries from the hedgerows and checking with an adult first. We learnt that birds love to eat many of the red berries this time of year. We worked out where the acorns were coming from - the oak tree. Did you know that a tree’s roots are the same size as the branches above the ground? 

First Days at School 

The new Ducklings have settled in very well and have amazed me with their resilience after many had not been away from their parents since March. They are enjoying making new friends and learning new skills.