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Class Blog 22nd October 2020

We have had a busy week this week and we're ready for a chance to rest and relax over the coming holiday. 

We have been learning all about number 3 this week.  We had a go at playing 3 in a row and have talked about stories with 3 things in like the three little pigs and Goldilocks and the three bears. Outside we worked together to build a house of bricks and a trap to catch the big bad wolf. Inside, we used tweezers to put pompoms onto the 1, 2 and 3 Numicon shapes which helped to develop our finger muscles.

This term we have been learning how to put our coats on by ourselves, including sorting out inside-out sleeves.  At nursery, we put on our hood first and then put one arm in the sleeve.  If we can manage it, we then find the second sleeve and put our arm in it.  Sometimes the adults help us with this bit because it can be tricky but we are getting better and better at doing this by ourselves. Please help us to practise putting on our coats so that we can become independent.  

Class Blog 16th October 2020

This week, the Ducks have been learning all about number 2.  We have counted out 2 items from a larger group and had a go at doing 2 things such as 2 jumps or 2 claps.

We had to rescue some dinosaurs which had been trapped in elastic bands which was really good for our finger muscles.  An extra challenge was trying to trap them again!

Class Blog 9th October 2020

This week, the Ducks have been learning all about number 1. We watched Numberblocks and have been finding 1 of different items around the classroom. 

We have learned all about our senses and talked about things we like to taste and things that we don't! 

We have continued to develop our gross and fine motor skills by riding bikes and scooters outside and by making bead bracelets and necklaces inside.

Our new friends have settled in really well and we are all very proud of them. 

 

Class Blog 2nd October 2020
In Ducks and Ducklings this week, we have been sorting items according to their colour.  We have also been using loose parts to make faces.  We have continued learning 'All About Me' and have learned a song called My Body.  
Class Blog 25th September 2020

This week in Ducks and Ducklings we have been learning the names of parts of our body.  We enjoyed singing heads, shoulders, knees and toes and we have continued to develop our motor skills by drawing pictures of ourselves, having looked carefully in the mirror first. What do you think of our efforts?

On Tuesday Andy Tooze visited us and we recited and acted out some poems with him which we all enjoyed.

On Friday we took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you for your support with this worthwhile cause.

Class Blog 18th September 2020

We have had a lovely week in Ducks and Ducklings.  

We have concentrated on strengthening the muscles in our hands by completing jigsaws, threading big buttons and racing against the clock to slide a ball from one side of a pattern board to another.  We have also started to do dough disco every day which is great for developing our muscle control. There is always play dough for us to play with too and this week it smells of lavender!

Outside, we have loved collecting acorns and spotting other signs of autumn. 

Class Blog 11th September 2020
Welcome back!
 
It’s been a fabulous first full week in Ducks and Ducklings.  It has been wonderful to see just how well the Ducks have settled back in after the holidays.  They have enjoyed welcoming our new friends and showing them the ropes.  The new children have settled in well and are learning to follow our routines.  They really are a credit to you. 
 
Our topic this term is All About Me.  We will be learning all about ourselves, our families and what makes us special and unique. 

This week we have drawn self portraits and the classroom is looking lovely with the addition of the children’s pictures.
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