Love others as well as you love yourself. Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 22 verse 39

Ducks Class

Welcome to Ducks Class. Our teacher is Mrs Coote.

Spring Term NewsletterKS1 Home-School Agreement

Term 2

Well done Ducks! We have completed term two 😊

It has been a busy one again and we have learnt lots of new things. We learnt about Diwali. We have learnt about the story of Guy Fawkes and celebrated bonfire night and Remembrance Day.
We have been continuing to learn our phonics and developing our numeracy.
We have learnt about materials and found objects around school made from those materials. We looked at toys from the past and we had fun playing with some old toys. We also looked at other objects from the past and present and discussed why we though they might be from the past.
We had lots of fun making our own decorations for the school Christmas tree and the church Christmas tree. We enjoyed learning about advent and the Christmas story. We took part in the school nativity ‘Hosanna Rock’, and we were very excited to perform it to all our grown-ups. We enjoyed Christmas dinner and especially Snowman party day.
Happy New Year to everyone from the Ducks!

Term 1

Ducks have had an action packed and successful first term.

We have loved discovering new friends and activities in the indoor and outdoor learning areas.

We enjoyed lots of artwork including painting our self portraits and creating faces using natural materials.

We visited our church with the Robins, learning about the different features and getting familiar with where we would sit when we get the chance to go to a service with the rest of school.

We created scarecrow hats which we used when we performed ‘The Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow’ song for everyone in our Harvest festival collective worship.

Our maths has focused on shape, measures, sorting matching and pattern making.

We have made an excellent start to RWI learning the letter sounds, blending and segmenting to read and spell alongside honing our handwriting skills practising letter formation as each letter is introduced.

Charanga music has given us the opportunity to listen to a range of music- we moved to the pulse and talked about the feelings evoked by each piece. We have used percussion instruments to accompany traditional songs and rhymes and make our own music.

It was really interesting thinking about what we wanted to do when we become grown-ups – dressing up in the role and having our photos taken was fun.

Well done Ducks – keep up the great work.