Teacher: Naomi Rawlinson
Teaching Assistant: Hayley Bragg
Learning Support: Natalie Pullen (mornings only)
Welcome to the Duckling Class page.
We are the Reception Class for Pensford Primary School and can accommodate up to 15 children within the Reception Year.
During this unusual time of school closures owing to the COVID-19 crisis, we will not be able to follow the medium term plan as closely as we would like. However, we would like to give you the opportunity to see what the children would have been learning about, and what we will try to give them access to, where practically possible, through the videos and online content accessible through the Homework>Duckling tab.
The Term 5 and 6 topic is called, 'Where can I find a pirate?' The focus for Term 5 is 'pirates and journeys'; the focus for Term 6 is 'the seaside and the summer'.
Here are some of the highlights from your home learning updates. You really have been busy Duckling Class.
The Term 3 and 4 topic is called, 'Can I have a pet panda?' The focus for Term 3 is 'pets and wild animals'; the focus for Term 4 is 'the world and the environment'.
Here are some of the highlights from our time at school this term. It includes planting seeds and playing games about plants, (not forgetting when we tidied up after ourselves); an exciting music lesson in which the children began to think about composing; and the visit from Cassandra in which we learnt about our reflections through an exciting story.
We have packed a lot into just 6 short weeks. We began the term with a trip to watch Snow White at the Tobacco Factory theatre.
Throughout the term we have also been taught a dance routine by Mr Meek, PE specialist; we have attended the Chew Valley School Funs Festival; retold a story to the grown-ups at Stay and Play; had lots of fun outside playing and investigating outside; brought our teddies in for a picnic and so much more!
Sadly, we also said goodbye to Miss Perrett from Duckling Class. Before her maternity leave she is moving to work in Dragonfly Class from Term 4 (where there will be less sitting and working on the carpet).
The Term 1 and 2 topic is called, 'How do you do?' The focus for Term 1 is 'home and family'; the focus for Term 2 is 'friendship'.
The children don't only think about Christmas this term, they also learn about other celebrations including the Jewish Festival of Light, Hanukkah.
This is the display in our hall which is made up of the children's work and what the children have said about it.
We turned our role play into the South Pole. We are learning the story of Lost and Found and the penguin goes to the South Pole.
In December we went to our first Forest School together. Promoting the term's focus of 'Friendship' the children worked together to collect sticks. They placed them in a circle until they had produced a nest big enough for them all to fit in. Before stepping inside, they placed leaves and moss in the middle for a comfy lining.
We also had Christmas Jumper day on the same day as our Christmas lunch. Here we are, lining up to go inside, all looking very festive!
The children sang two songs in the school Harvest Assembly: Ubuntu and Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.
After both performances we held Stay and Play sessions for parents and carers to spend time with their children in the classroom. We are so pleased with how many of you were able to attend - thank you.
(Our next Stay and Play session will be in Term 3.)
We went for an Autumn Walk and made Scavenger Sticks, collecting 5 items to consolidate our learning of the number 5!
The children loved dressing up as book characters for Roald Dahl Day.
Whilst thinking about family this term, the children decorated biscuits to look like someone important to them. They then took them home to give to that special person as a gift, apparently at least 2 of them made it to the garden gate!
**Please note that all photos and updates are on Class Dojo rather than the class webpage. This page will be updated termly. If you would like a reminder for your Class Dojo log-in, please see the office.**