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Welcome to Duckling Class!

Hello & welcome to Duckling Class.


In Duckling class we have Mrs Kimmins (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Tainton (Thursday and Friday), who are  our Teachers. 

We also have lots of other adults who help us in both Lamb and Duckling classes. Mrs Leach, Mrs Ball, Miss Bartlett, Mrs Balsom, Miss Parr and Miss Bulled.

Madame Wilson teaches us French, music and yoga on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons.

The children have been doing a brilliant job with their reading and are starting to use their sounds which is lovely to see. We changed the books again today as we are not in tomorrow.  We appreciate that it would have been nice to have had more than one book for the holidays, and is something we usually do, but unfortunately, due to having to isolate the books on their return, we do not have enough books to make it possible. We hope that you understand. Please feel free to read any books of your own and record them in the reading record and the library is also open and have some lovely books on offer. It would be great for the children to continue practicing their phonics by looking for the sounds they know in their books at home and spotting them in the environment when they are out and about during the holidays. 

Here are the handwriting rhymes for you to use. So far we have covered s/a/t/p/i/n/m/d


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Wizzy would like to tell you about your holiday homework!

22.10.20 We've had a lovely spidery week!

16.10.20 Wizzy wants to tell you about this week's homework

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16.10.20 We have had a very busy week in duckling class with lots of dinosaur activities. Have a look to see what we have been up to

9.10.20 Wizzy wants to tell you about this week's homework

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09.10.20  This week we have been singing about the wheels on the bus.  We went on lots of exciting bus journeys and had lots of fun.  Come and see all that we have been doing!
02.10.20 This week we have enjoyed learning about Humpty Dumpty.  We know he fell off the wall, but have been busy making new walls for him.  Come and have a look at all of our learning. :-)
Please have a look at our Autumn term Newsletter so you can see all of the learning opportunities!

25.9.20 We have had lots of fun in Duckling class this week, doing lots of work related to the rhyme '1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive'

18.9.20  We have had a super week in Duckling class this week. The children have settled in really well to the routines of school life and enjoyed going over for lunch in the big hall.  They are coming in really well in the mornings and we are all really proud of them!

The children have joined in with counting, recognising and ordering numbers this week as well as drawing pictures of themselves and practicing writing their names. Today they had a go at decorating their names with finger paints.

Yesterday the children took turns in small groups to explore our fort, which they loved and today they all had a turn using our tricycles, enjoying going in and out of the cones on the playground!

We think they have had a great second week. Have a  good weekend and a lovely rest and we'll be ready to do it all again next week! 


11.9.20 What a wonderful first week we and the children have had!! It has been so lovely to get to know them all and see them settle into duckling class.  We are really looking forward to the exciting year ahead and the fun memories we will make together along the way!

We will post weekly updates and photos here on our class page at the end of each week, so that you can see a little of what the children have been up to. 

Here are a few pictures from our very first week together, for you to enjoy. 

We hope you have all enjoyed your child's first week as much as we have and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any concerns or need to let us know anything important. 

Mrs Tainton and Mrs Kimmins