Welcome to Duckling Nursery
Welcome to Ducklings Nursery!
We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are looking forward to the new school year.
Our teaching staff are Miss Goddard (Butterflies group leader), Ms Abel (Ladybirds group leader), Ms El Ghitaoui (Bees group leader AM) and Mrs Flynn (Bees group leader PM).
Our sessions run at the following times;
Morning sessions 8:40 – 11:40 am
Afternoon sessions 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Please bring your child in on time and collect promptly. This will help him / her settle into the Nursery routine. Please phone the office to let them know if you are going to be late. If someone is picking up your child from Nursery who is not on the “permission to collect” form then please phone the office so that we are aware, otherwise we will not be able to release your child.
If you wish to speak to a member of the Nursery team, please wait until the end of the day once all children have been released to parents – as we start our learning promptly as soon as the children arrive at Nursery.
Our Nursery email address for sending in photos and home learning is email@example.com
Please don’t forget to bring your box of tissues and £1 (for cooking and playdough) every term.
The Nursery Team
Autumn 2 topic:
Our Autumn 2 topic is ‘Can we explore it?’
This half term the children will use their investigating skills to explore the world around them. During the first few weeks, the children will explore different festivals and celebrations including Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali. The children will also be investigating the concept of ‘Autumn’ and make observations on what happens during the Autumn season. The children will be using natural objects to make pictures and collages, along with learning how to use exploring equipment such as magnifying glasses and binoculars in order to investigate the world. Some of the books we will be using this half term include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, What a Wonderful World and Whatever Next.
We will begin our phonics phase 1 lessons this half term, which start with the children going on a ‘sound walk’ to enhance their listening skills and learn how to identify different sounds in the environment. We will be talking with the children about the different sounds that they can hear in the environment, such as different vehicles and animal sounds.
You can help your child at home with this topic by going out for walks and asking your child what changes they can see during the Autumn season. Encourage your child to listen to the different sounds that they can hear in the environment and encourage the use of musical instruments at home during play, asking your child to describe the noises that they make.