Welcome to The Ducklings!

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The class teacher is Miss Montgomery and the class teaching assistants are Miss Mueller and Miss Fielding. 

Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope the children are ready for an exciting summer term!

We will begin our learning journey this term by exploring the question; ‘I wonder what creeps and crawls?’ where we will focus on minibeasts including life cycles, habitats and caring for our environments. We have planned activities that we hope will provoke curiosity including growing our own butterflies! We will then move on to exploring the question; ‘I wonder how I can be brave?’ where we will focus on transition and change, including recognising and managing our feelings. We will be encouraging the children to become independent and responsible individuals by encouraging them to take on roles within the classroom as well as opportunities to gain new experiences including a school trip.

We also believe in the importance of following the children’s interests and we can’t wait to see where their curiosity takes us.

For more information, please see the following documents:

Nursery Termly Expectations

End of Year Expectations

Long Term Topic Plan

At Acresfield we have 7 key principles that underpin our curriculum and form our curriculum intent. Please open the following link:

To see how these principles are threaded through this term’s curriculum, please open the following link:

Ducklings Curriculum Intent in practice Summer

Please open the following link to see the range of texts we will be sharing with the children across the curriculum

Reading in the Curriculum Summer

Our school values are Respect, Resilience and Responsibility

Our British Values Focus this Term

In class we will focus on the following British Values Rule of Law and Mutual Respect. We will be discussing our class rules which the children will be supported to follow and we will have a focus on listening and sharing.

Diversity

One of the seven outcomes we would like from our curriculum is for the children to develop their understanding of what it means to live in a diverse society such as Britain. To support that this term, we will be demonstrating friendly behavior towards each other and learning to accept the needs of others. Resources are in place to support the children in understanding that we are all different.

Daily Routine

Settling in time am: 8:45- 9:15 pm: 12:30- 13:00
Child led time allowing the children to settle into each session. The first 20 minutes also provides parents with the opportunity to stay with their child to explore the environment and to look through learning journeys so please do try to come along.

Jobs am: 9:15-9:35 pm: 13:00-13:25
Together we discuss the date, weather and have a literacy or mathematics focus.

Busy time am: 9:45-11:15 pm: 13:25- 14:30
Children access the environment both inside and outside. Snack will also be available for the children to access within this time.

Time to Tidy am: 11:15-11:30 pm: 14:30-14:45
We are learning to be independent and tidy our areas; can we work as a team and support each other?

Let’s Relax am: 11:30-11:45 pm: 14:45-15:30

To end each session the children will be encouraged to join in with activities including listening to stories, songs and role play.

*Please note some sessions may differ due to special assemblies, celebrations or physical activities including P.E sessions or Forest School.

Parent Support

Please open the following link to see the end of year expectations for our Ducklings End of Year Expectations

Please enjoy a look back at our autumn and spring term by reading our blogs.

Ducklings autumn term blog

Ducklings spring term blog