Welcome to the Ducklings
Nursery at Greenfield
Duckling Class is the nursery class at Greenfield School, with key workers Mrs Coote, Mrs Hodgkiss and Mrs Mills. Every child will be assigned a keyworker shortly after starting in Duckling class.
The children in Ducklings are taught through play and are provided with new learning experiences, in both the indoor and outdoor environment. The key workers in Ducklings model for the children, encouraging them to imitate and learn new skills. We nurture positive relationships with our parents, involving them in their child's learning and incorporating children's experiences at home into our learning.
During your child's time with us in Ducklings, they will explore different topics and be introduced to counting, colours, shapes, pencil control and many other wonderful new experiences. The children will be supported to learn the routines and boundaries of the class, encouraging sharing and building friendships with their peers. The children will be taught self-care skills, such as washing their hands, toileting and putting on their own shoes and coats.
We introduce the children in Duckling to phonics, beginning with learning environmental sounds, for example, animal noises, aeroplanes in the sky, etc. We explore a new letter each week and work through the alphabet, finding different things beginning with that sound. As we progress through the year we will support the children to recognise their own name and some letter sounds.
We strive to make each child's time with us in Ducklings as enjoyable as possible to enable them to have a wonderful beginning to their learning journey through our school.
Children are welcomed into Duckling class from 2 years 9 months. If you are interested in your child attending our nursery please fill contact the school office, who will provide you with a Starting Ducklings information pack.
Autumn term 2020
We have had a lovely start to the new year in Ducklings. The children who were already Ducklings have come back beautifully (and a little taller!) and we have been lucky enough to welcome some wonderful new Ducklings to our school. All the children have settled really well and are enjoying their new adventure.
This half term we will be learning all about ‘Magical Me’ and ‘Awesome Autumn'.
We will begin with Magical Me and learn about family, and who is in our own family. We will be looking at our faces, and naming our facial features. The children will experiment with various malleable materials and art activities to create their own faces.
We will then move onto Awesome Autumn where the children will be exploring autumnal materials, and the changes to our environment, such as leaves changing colour, and falling from the trees. We will investigate autumn colours and how we can mix the colours to create new ones. We will gather autumnal materials from outside and create autumn collages with them.