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Monkshouse Primary School

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Mrs Wayland Reception - Ducklings

Welcome to Ducklings Class

Teacher Mrs Wayland and Teaching Assistant Miss Perry.


Once Upon a Time...



Term 1

At the table in the kitchen, there were three bowls of porridge. Goldilocks was hungry. She tasted the porridge from the first bowl. "This porridge is too hot!"! In our topic this term, ‘Once Upon a Time’, the children will be listening and responding to familiar traditional tales in order to recognise the characters and role-play the stories. 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 the chosen traditional tale of the week and will develop all areas of the Early Years’ curriculum.


Literacy - Throughout literacy we will be working on our pencil control to write our names, sequence and role play our favourite traditional tales, designing houses, writing plant labels and listening to and matching words that rhyme.


Maths - During our maths sessions the children will be focussing on their counting and ordering skills. They will be sorting a variety of resources into colours and categories as well as exploring patterns.

Settling In Well - Ducklings First Week at School

Ducklings Class have had a very exciting first full week at school.  They have all been playing together brilliantly, sharing their toys and taking turns extremely well. They requested the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears and have had fun singing number songs, using some newly learnt Makaton signs. 

Many of the children have enjoyed our outside learning area in the beautiful sunshine this afternoon as well the newly refurbished home and book area. It has been wonderful to see them settling in so well. 

They are all already budding artists and have all painted a self-portrait that we have put on display.

Well done Ducklings Class - you have all been super stars.