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Mrs Jenny Cocksedge and Miss Kat Daines

Welcome to Ducklings Class

Autumn 2018 - Summer 2019

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019 1

Forest School photos


Please see some lovely photos of the children in action. See Curriculum tab and then Forest School.

Spring & Summer Term topic webs


Each term we look at what we need to focus on with the particular children in Ducklings. This does change however we thought it would be useful for you to see roughly what we have planned for the year ahead (subject to change).

Autumn Term topic web
This is what we will be covering over the Autumn term. The web was discussed in our Meet the Teachers evening however if you do have any questions please come and see us.



Autumn 2017 - Summer 2018


Thank you to all parents that were able to make our class assembly. The children did very well! Here are a few photos you might like to see.

Our Class assembly

Our Class assembly 1
Our Class assembly 2
Our Class assembly 3
Our Class assembly 4
Our Class assembly 5
Our Class assembly 6
Our Class assembly 7

Forest Schools


New photos have been added to Curriculum tab and then Forest school area. Please have a look. Lovely photos of our Ducklings.

From April 2018, there will be a whole school newsletter sent out on a monthly basis.  Each class will contribute to this newsletter.  It can be found in "whole school newsletters".
Ducklings Newsletters Spring 2

Please continue reading with your child while off school along with their current Read Write Inc sounds as per the recent assessment. Number recognition and ordering numbers is also a quick activity to do. Children could also draw a picture of themselves in the snow and even write a sentence about their snow days. 

Photos of what we have been up to at our Forest Schools sessions. New photos can be found on the curriculum tab on the front page of our website.

Parents take part session in Forest School's style

Our recent Author visit - James Campbell


Please click on the below link which will take you to our curriculum page. If you then select English and scroll down you will see some details plus a video of part of the session. 

Writing at Home

Our Tractor visit - Big Thank you to the Abbott family

Our Tractor visit - Big Thank you to the Abbott family 1
Our Tractor visit - Big Thank you to the Abbott family 2
Our Tractor visit - Big Thank you to the Abbott family 3

Prime Areas


The prime areas of learning in Development Matters are Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 


'The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS as they support development in all other areas.' (Development Matters, 2012:4)

Specific Areas 


The specific areas of learning in Development Matters are: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 


'The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning. ' (Development Matters, 2012:4)