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Nursery (Ducklings)


Key days each week.





WednesdayPE day-please come in PE clothes 
Friday PE day-please come in PE clothes


What are we learning about this half term?

This term Ducklings class are learning about people who help us!

Children will read stories and ask questions about police officers, fire fighters, dentists, hair dressers, teachers and doctors to learn how they keep us safe. Children can explore these important jobs through roleplay and their provision with friends and adults who can extend their learning through questions. In Ducklings, children will also be learning about healthy and unhealthy foods and how we can stay healthy in our bodies and mind by trying new foods at snack time. Additionally, children will learn to understand the importance of oral hygiene and which foods can cause problems for their teeth and again why this is important.


In phonics we will focus on phase 1 phonics, this phase concentrates on the children’s listening and speaking skills which are the foundations to become super readers, as they progress through school. Our aim is to get the children involved in listening and speaking through adult lead activities where children are supported with their learning through fun and exciting activities. We concentrate on rhythm and rhyme; initial sounds; using our voices to make sounds; and segmenting sounds in words and blending them together. Some children may be ready to write sounds they see in their environment or in their name. Every friday you can find a video on Seesaw of the ‘sound of the week’ which you can practice at home. Additionally, you can support at home when reading stories or singing nursery rhymes. Questions you could ask are:

What do you think will happen?

Who is the main character?

What words rhyme in that sentence?

What does …… begin with?


In maths this term children are focusing on shapes. Children will be learning key vocabulary around shapes such as: straight, curved, edge, corner, vertices, 2d, 3d and face. Children will sort shapes based on their properties and be able to discuss what each shape looks like by counting the edges, faces and vertices. You can help at home by doing a shape hunt and discuss shapes you see in your home.

Additionally, children will be learning about positional language to extend speech. We will talk about where an object is through speech to describe eg, the ball in on the floor. The Teddy is under the table.

If you have any questions please ask either in person or on Seesaw and we will be happy to help. If you are unsure you have a login for Seesaw please let us know and we can get this sorted asap.


Nursery is a fundamental learning time for all children! Early Years education is the foundation for learning positive behaviours and understanding expectations for learning in school and also to help develop social skills and respect with other children and adult. This therefore helps children prepare for their learning journey through school.



 ‘If a child knows 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are 8.’

Megan Fox, Reading Magic.


‘If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.’

Albert Einstein


“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

 Dr. Seuss


What are we reading this half term?

Here are some books we will be reading this term that link to our topic 'people who help us', Easter and rhyming/poetry books that link to our phonics. Each Friday there will be a video link for a story that you can watch with your child. Also, you can look up video links to some of these stories to read at home.




Coming soon!