Welcome to the Ducklings
Nursery at Greenfield
Ducklings is the nursery class at Greenfield School. Every child will be assigned a keyworker shortly after starting in Ducklings.
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 Ducklings 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 Ducklings from 3 years. If you are interested in your child attending our nursery please contact the school office, who will provide you with a Starting Ducklings information pack.
Mrs S Coote
Miss C Cruise
Mrs M Richards
Mrs L Palmer
Autumn Term 2 2023/2024
This half term we have been finding out about festivals and celebrations, including those that are special to us, including Diwali, Bonfire night, Eid, Hanukkah and Christmas. The children have created Rangoli patterns and made playdough Diya lamps for Diwali and Mehndi hand prints and moon and star pictures for Eid.
The children created firework pictures, using a variety of techniques and resources and we talked about fire safety for Bonfire night and the Ducklings made a lovely wreath of poppies for Remembrance Day. The children have practiced their cutting skills to make Menorah candles for Hanukkah and the children have made Nativity pictures and scenes from recalling the story and acting out the Nativity story with puppets. The children have been making some special Christmas surprises for their families and our role play area has been a Gingerbread House and then Santa’s Workshop.
Autumn Term 1 2023/2024
This half term we have welcomed new families to our class, we have enjoyed getting to know the children and their families and have supported the children whilst they settled into Duckling class. We have celebrated Black History Month, through listening to music from a variety of genres and a variety of music artists, we have learnt about Morgan Garrett, who was a inventor and Baroness Floella Benjamin's journey to England.
Our topic was Magical Me, the children spent time learning about how wonderful and unique they are, through the different skills they have, producing self portraits of themselves and noticing any similarities and differences they may have to their friends when looking in mirrors. The children spent time learning about people who can help them stay healthy, when they are poorly or hurt and need help and we talked about how to be safe when near to roads. The children also learnt about the importance of looking after their teeth, and the food that may not be good for our teeth if they are eaten too often.