Welcome to Duckling Nursery
Welcome to Ducklings Nursery!
We hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday and are looking forward to the new school term.
Our teaching staff are Miss Goddard (Butterflies group leader), Mrs Redmayne-Todd (Ladybirds group leader Mon & Tues), Mrs Dhani (Ladybirds group leader Wed Thurs & Fri), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t forget to bring your box of tissues and £1 (for cooking and playdough) every term.
The Nursery Team
Spring term topic:
Our Spring 2 term topic is “Are eggs alive?”
We will be learning about the season of spring and discovering how our world changes during this season. The story “Jack and the beanstalk” will be used to discover how large plants can grow from small beans - we will then be planting our own seeds in the Nursery garden and caring for them by exploring what seeds need in order to grow. We will also be comparing different types of flowers and drawing these using our observational skills.
In phonics, the letter sounds the children will be learning this term are “s”, “a” and “t”. To support your child’s development in learning these sounds please visit Cued Articulation. This is a system used to help children quickly become familiar with the signs and to help them remember the sounds. The link below explains how it works:
You can take your child for a walk in a local park or green area to talk about new plants and changes that you see as spring arrives. If you have a garden, balcony or window box you can encourage your child to help with the planting of new seeds and help them to observe how they grow and the changes that they see. A great day out would be to visit a local farm and see the new baby animals.