Category: ducklings

Searching for minibeasts

This week we’ve been learning about snails as part of our minibeasts topic. The children loved searching for them in our nursery garden – and there were plenty after the heavy rain the night before! We learnt lots of facts about snails and how to care for them.


We welcomed Spring into Ducklings this week and have enjoyed spotting the signs of Spring in our nursery garden, including our beautiful daffodils. During challenge time we did some observational drawings of blossoms, daffodils and tulips, and also began learning about animals born in Spring. We focused on frogs this week and explored a tufftray …

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Keeping strong & healthy

We have been learning how to keep our bodies strong and healthy this week. We explored healthy foods, as well as foods we should only eat once in a while. We also practised colour-mixing and painted our favourite fruits and vegetables, drew our favourite healthy meals, and made obstacle courses outside to help develop our …

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The Three Little Pigs

This week we began exploring fairy tales, and in particular we looked at The Three Little Pigs. We read the story together, and then revisited the story using props and puppets. This really captured the children’s imaginations, and they loved joining in with familiar phrases such as: “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow …

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Our bee display

We’ve had a gentle couple of weeks settling into nursery, getting to know each other and making new friends. Over the past week we’ve been talking about harvest time, and specifically how lots of fruits and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees. We’ve also had plenty of fun printing and painting stripy bees and colourful …

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