Finding the rhyming pairs

The Ducklings have been working with their friends to match the rhyming pairs, such as boat and coat and tie and pie.

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reading Rhyme Speaking and Listening

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Teachers of the Future!

Some of the Ducklings love our daily routines so much that they have been taking on the role of the teacher during their own role play! I may be out of a job soon!!

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Speaking and Listening Role-play

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Learning about Harvest with Mrs Hicks

Today the Ducklings got to venture into our amazing vegetable garden. We shared our knowledge of harvest with Mrs Hicks, who in turn told us all about how we harvest the vegetables in school, wash them, cook them and eat them as part of our school dinners! 

We were amazed with just how much…

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outdoor learning Speaking and Listening Understanding the World

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Weight and Capacity

In Maths this week we are thinking about weight, size and capacity. The children are given a range structured and open ended learning opportunities to develop their mathematical language and reasoning. 

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maths Speaking and Listening

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Comparing big and small

In Maths this week, the children are comparing size, weight and capacity. The children are sorting and comparing a range of objects into big and small, discussing their choices and reasons for their choices. 

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maths Speaking and Listening

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Guess the sound Musical Instruments quiz

Little Chicks have been learning the sound of instruments. They listened to each sound then tried to identify the instrument.

Follow the link to have a go at the quiz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb0gHAzpQPE

 

Today we continued to measure the Little Chicks and place on the…

Category: Little Chicks

music measure Speaking and Listening

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Matching and sorting

In Mathematics this week we are matching and sorting using lots of different objects. There are many different ways we can sort...size, colour, pattern, shape...but giving reasons for our choices is just as important. 

'Sorting for the colour is too easy so I've moved things into small, next…

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maths Speaking and Listening

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Hot Seating

The Ducklings took it in turns to pretend to be Mrs Rainbow from a recent story that we had been reading. The children had to get into character and answer the questions as if they were Mrs Rainbow.

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reading Speaking and Listening hotseating

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Day and Night

As part of our What can we see? topic, we have been learning about day and night. The children have made pictures, used models and even made videos to explain how we get our day and our night.

We read a lovely story by Oliver Jeffers called How to Catch a Star. It was all about a little boy who…

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Speaking and Listening Understanding the World Creative learning

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Retelling the No-Bot story

Today we have read No-Bot The Robot With No Bottom!  Afterwards the children have done lots of different activities, such as writing lost posters, making story maps, making junk model robots and writing their own stories.  Joshua has retold the story and used his small world characters to act it…

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reading stories Speaking and Listening

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The Little Red Hen

The Ducklings have loved reading the traditional tale of The Little Red Hen and now know it so well that they love acting it out and retelling it using the repetitive story language.

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reading traditional tales Speaking and Listening

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Hot Seating

Some of the Ducklings sat in the 'hot seat' and pretended to be the Little Red Hen. The rest of the class asked them some interesting questions! 

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traditional tales Speaking and Listening

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