Class teacher: Mrs N Serjeant
Welcome to Duckling Class Page! We will post useful information here, such as project letters and links to learning resources. We will also share some of our great learning with you!
Term 6 Knowledge Planners
Please see the link for Term 6 Knowledge Planners. This is a useful guide on what your child’s prior knowledge should be for each unit and some of the key vocabulary, knowledge and skills they will gain during this term.
Term 5 Knowledge Planners
Please see the link for Term 5 Knowledge Planners. This is a useful guide on what your child’s prior knowledge should be for each unit and some of the key vocabulary, knowledge and skills they will gain during this term.
Please see below a plan for what we are covering this week in class. If your child is unable to come to school because you are isolating as a household (but they are otherwise well) they can use the information and resources below to keep learning from home. If you would like your child’s class teacher to see the work your child has done, then please email them the work once for the day or upload it on to Tapestry. Your class teachers’ email address can be found on your class webpage.
Phonics Information Session for Parents
Please check out our information videos on Tapestry, where we explain how we teach phonics at St John's and how you can support your child at home. Below are some useful information sheets for you to use at home.
Sound mat and tricky word mat (the children start by learning the orange sounds and words)
Home Learning Help!
Here are some links to useful websites with activities for the children to complete to support their learning. There are also links to useful support and guidance for parents.
From Term 4 onwards, Ducklings have PE with Mr Rouse on a Thursday afternoon. Please can they come to school in their PE kit on this day. They can wear a pair of navy jogging bottoms instead of shorts, if you prefer. They will need to wear their school shoes and jumper with their PE kit, and keep a pair of daps in their PE bag in the cloakroom.
Term 5 - Nature Detectives
This term we will be exploring our outdoor area to see what nature we can find! We will watch our caterpillars grow into beautiful butterflies and will also plant some beans. We will start the project with a whole school writing project based on the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers.
Term 4 - Journeys
This term we will be finding out all about journeys and different types of transport. We will start by thinking of journeys close to home, and then move on to journeys around the world.
We are really looking forward to welcoming all of the children back in to school this term and can't wait to see them!
Term 2 - Can you Build It?...Pirates!
This term we will be finding out all about pirates. We started the term with a delivery from Pirate Pip. He is not feeling well and needs our help to look after his treasure chest whilst he recovers. The children are very excited about completing his pirate challenges, in the hopes that he might make them part of his pirate crew!
Term 1 - Tell Me A Story
The children in Duckling class have made a great start to their first term at school! They are all settling in really well and making lots of friends. This term we are going to be enjoying lots of different stories as part of our project, 'Tell Me a Story'.
The children have made listening hears today! They cut out their ears carefully and then went on a listening walk to see what sounds they could hear around the school and outdoor area.
We have been reading the book 'Supertato'. Today we received a message from the Evil Pea! He had taken some vegetables hostage and frozen them in blocks of ice! Luckily the children in Duckling class came to the rescue. They investigated how to make the ice melt and free the vegetables. They also made their own Super Vegetables to protect us from the Evil Pea!
We have been learning the Jesus is the Light of the World. Today we made our own candle holders so that we can light a candle and think about Jesus. We made the candle holders out of clay and used our thumbs to mould the clay into the correct shape, before using clay tools to make patterns around the outside of the pot.