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Nursery – Ducklings

Our nursery has places for 30 children. The children attend for 5 half sessions a week, 9am – 12pm.

The nursery is split into several areas, allowing the children to undertake different activities at the same time. There is also an outside play area with safety surface and sandpit.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • 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.

  • Springtime

    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 displaying frogs at different stages of their lifecycle. We especially enjoyed playing with the jelly that was used to represented frogspawn!

  • 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 balance and coordination.

  • 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 your house down!” 
    They also enjoyed playing with the miniature houses made from straw, sticks and bricks, and they retold the story to each other during challenge time.
  • 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 flowers, using our hands and sponges.