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Welcome to the Duckling Class Blog!

Teacher : Mrs Lincoln

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Smolen 


Our termly topics are;

Term 1 :  Time to Rhyme 

Term 2: Knight night

Term 3 : Help Help 

Term 4 :  Out of this World 

Term 5: On the Move

Term 6 : Fun in the Sun


 Please remember PE kits on Wednesday


Term 1- Time to Rhyme-

Humpty Dumpty sat on a ball… I mean wall! Jack and Jill went up the… hill! In our topic this term, ‘Time to Rhyme’ the nursery rhymes have got in a puddle.. I mean muddle. The children will be listening and responding to familiar rhymes in order to recognise the rhyming words and think of their own funny alternatives.

As the children will be settling into school they will be getting to know the school routines, making new friends and exploring their new classrooms. The free choice activities inside and out will reflect their chosen nursery rhyme of the week and will develop all areas of the Early Years’ curriculum.

The children will learn a range a traditional nursery rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The children will be exploring lots of colours and materials. There will be lots of opportunities to be creative! There will be an opportunity for parents to come into school and complete a harvest creative workshop alongside their children.

During our Literacy lessons we will make bus tickets and thinking of rhyming words to help us with ’The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly’. Through daily Letters and Sounds lessons the children will be learning the individual sounds letters make and will be encouraged to recognise words and blend to read words. The children will be learning how to write their name and listening to their sounds to write words about our topic.

There will be a daily Maths session where, through fun activities, rhymes and songs, your child will be learning to count objects, recognise numerals and solve simple calculations.


Term 2- Knight Night

From the dark of the night to the shimmer of a knight’s shield, this term the children will be learning about things that go bump in the night. We will be starting the term with a bang! The children will be finding out about why we celebrate Guy Fawkes on the 5th November. 

Within our topic ‘Knight, night’ the children will be learning about Knights and Princesses, dragons and castles and night animals.

This term the children will be learning…

· How to safely use a range of resources to create different techniques

· How to use different media such as clay and sticks to create Owl nests and eggs.

· How to use appropriate tools to scoop pumpkins and make pumpkin soup. 

· How to use appropriate tools to make a shields and dragons.

The children will be taking part in a medieval banquet where they will have an opportunity to dress up as a princess or a knight.

During our Literacy lessons we will continue to read words using our phonic knowledge. The children will confidently write CVC words. They will be able to sequence familiar stories such as Owl Babies and The Gunpowder Plot. For our medieval banquet the children will be writing invitations and towards the end of the term children will be writing Christmas lists and exploring descriptive writing.

There will be a daily Maths session where, through fun activities, rhymes and songs, children will be learning to add and subtract. The children will be measuring the length of objects and recognising coins. We will also explore 3D shapes.

Towards the end of term the children will take part in a Christmas performance and there will be an opportunity for parents to come into school and watch our Christmas performance.


Spring 1 – Help! Help!

KERPOW! It’s time to rescue the planet! Who is your favourite superhero? Spiderman? Wonder woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who’ve achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire the most? This exciting topic investigates a wide range of people who help us and allows the children to take on the role of their favourite hero.

Through this term’s topic the children will be learning about the role of Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Doctors and Nurses, We will be inviting our local PSCO and school nurse into school to find out about their roles and how they help us.

The children will be enjoying lots of creative lessons this term, looking and making their own police badges, creating their own stamps and wrapping paper. We will be continuing with our outdoor learning to complete our special topic “How does that building stay up?” working together and problem solving to build dens in our nature areas.

This term the children will be celebrating the Chinese New Year as part of ‘The World’ studies. The children will learn about the Chinese culture through an amazing workshop before enjoying some Chinese food.

Literacy – In our guided writing the children will begin to look at how to structure a simple sentence. We will be learning how to write instructions in order to tell somebody what to do in an emergency. The children will also learn how to write lists and how to complete an incident form.

Maths – Children will now begin to use their addition knowledge to double amounts; we will be learning the double facts to 10 andthrough practical activities use doubling to solve problems. We will also be using mathematical equipment such as balance scale to weigh objects and make direct comparisons.

Spring 2 – Out of this World

Things are rather odd in the Reception classes this term, completely out of this world! From Aliens who love underpants, to gigantic dinosaurs and mysterious bones and being made to walk the plank by Captain Hook, be prepared and get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. This term our topic is fantasy based and our imaginations will be running wild!

 At school the children will become archaeologists digging up bones and jigsawing them together to find the dinosaurs they may have come from. In our Literacy work we will be creating fact files about our favourite dinosaurs. We will discover what dinosaurs liked to eat and will investigate the food chain.  

Literacy – To spread the news of a T Rex on the loose in Spalding the children will be creating newspaper reports using clear sentences to describe the T Rex to others. . We will be reading a range of fun imaginative stories including Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus, How do Dinosaurs eat their food? and The Night Pirates.

Maths – This term in our maths lessons children will be introduced to finding half of an object before moving on to half the numbers to 10. We will begin to look at number sequences such as counting and grouping objects into twos. Also capacity will be introduced through lots of practical maths lessons.

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Making patterns

The children have been busy this week making reapeating petterns. 


Gingerbread Superheroes

The children had great fun making gingerbread superheros. 


Chinese New Year

The children enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year! They enjoyed hearing all about the story of the animals and then tasting a variety of Chinese food. 


1 more

The children enjoyed writing numbers that were given to them and then working out what 1 more would be. 



The children have enjoyed using dominoes and nature to help them with their counting. 


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