Welcome to Ducklings Nursery
"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 ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ will be used to help the children understand life cycles and we will have an exciting opportunity to look after our own little caterpillars in Nursery to watch them turn into butterflies! We will also be learning about how different baby animals are born, including how chicks are born from eggs.
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 beans and caring for them by exploring what plants need in order to grow.
To include mathematical learning into this term’s theme, we will be using different types of measuring equipment to measure the height of our plants as they grow. We will also continue practising our number recognition and finding different 2D shapes in the environment.
In phonics, we will be learning about ‘rhythm and rhyme’ by finishing rhyming strings and identifying words that rhyme. We will also be learning about alliteration and finding the initial sounds in words.
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."
How Can you help?
Ask your child to explain what they did at nursery during the day
- Continue to encourage independent toileting
- Encourage your child to put their coat on themselves
- Discuss who is in your family
The Hungry Little Minds – a three-year campaign to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child’s early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.
This website is excellent for you and your child from birth to six years old. It has useful ideas and games you can play. Follow the link below.