Class Teacher – Miss Williams, Mrs Adey and Mrs Jackson
Learning Support Assistant (LSA) – Julie Johnstone and Michelle Jones. We also have members of staff from the Nest who join us at each session.
Welcome to The Ducklings page of our school website. You will be able to find copies of class letters here, examples of our learning and useful links to websites to help with your learning.
End of Term and Start of Term Dates
Ducklings Nursery will be finishing for the summer holidays on Wednesday 22nd July. We will be sad to say goodbye to 44 of our Nursery children who are moving onto 'big school' in September. For our friends who are staying with us at Nursery we will be open again from Friday 4th September. This is the day after the rest of the children return to the school, this is due to Home Visits for our new friends who will be joining us.
We hope you have a fantastic Summer Holiday break from the Ducklings Nursery Team.
Sports Event at Brixham College - 2nd July 2015
The children had the opportunity to visit Brixham College to take part in a sports event with other children from the Reception Class and another school. Have a look to see what the children were doing in the photos below.
Visit to St Mary's Church
The children loved visiting St Mary's Church on Friday 26th June, some of the children said they had never visited a church before and they were very keen to find out about the church. They loved looking for all the crosses and enjoyed asking questions and listened very well. Have a look at the photos to see what happened during our visit.
Silver Bells Visit - Our Indian Friends
We had lots of fun dancing with our Indian friends from Silver Bells School, have a look at these photos.
Week 1 (June 2015)
We have had a very busy week with a visit to Brixham Library to see a fantastic man called Hugh who played lots of musical instruments and we joined in. We had Jaxon bring in his goats, Ant and Dec who were only 2 and half weeks old, the children loved meeting them. We have also been busy being superheros, we have made masks, pretended we had superpowers, dressed up, drawn some and made up stories. Have a look at the photos of a busy week.
We would like to invite you to our Parent Café on Tuesday 19th May at 10.30-11.30am. This is an opportunity for you to come and see what happens in Nursery, enjoying looking at your child’s Learning Journal and have a yummy treat and drink. You are welcome to join us even if your child doesn’t normally attend Ducklings Nursery on a Tuesday morning.
We look forward to seeing you.
Growing Collobration with Nursery and Year 5 - 22nd April 2015
Some Highlights of Week 1 - Summer Term
Welcome Back - April 2015
We would like to welcome our new and old friends back to Nursery after the Easter Break. We are looking forward to being able to use our outside area more but please can you make sure your child has a sun hat and sun cream on. Please read the letters below for more information.
I have hidden some Easter Egg numbers around the school. Please can you find my Easter Eggs and you will get a treat.
From The Easter Bunny
Have a look at the photos of the children busy on their Easter Egg Hunt.
Red Nose Day - Friday 13th March 2015
The children had a fantastic day on Red Nose Day as they loved coming to Nursery in fancy dress. We learnt about Matilda who went to school in Africa just like us and she needed our help, we read Mr Funny's Red Nose Day book, had a mini danceathon and ate cakes we had decorated. We managed to raise just over £40 for Red Nose Day in the Nursery so many thanks for the kind donations. Have a look at some of the outfits the children dressed up in.
Book Week and World Book Day in Nursery - March 2015
Have a look at some of the photos of our Book Week including our visit to Brixham Library on World Book Day (5th March). Have a look at the display in the Nursery to see more photos.
The children have enjoyed sharing and reading their favourite books, visiting our School Library and Brixham Library, reading with Year 5 and meeting an author.
Welcome Back After Half Term - February 2015
If you would like to see the exciting things we will be doing this half term then please read these letters (paper copies have been sent home).
Pancake Cafe with Chef Chris - Friday 13th February 2015
Parents Cafe - Tuesday 10th February 2015
The GingerBread Man Story - February 2015
The children have enjoyed reading the story, making gingerbread men to eat and then making and decorating salt dough gingerbread men. Have a look at the children busy making their salt dough gingerbread men.
Bookstart Visit - Tuesday 3rd February 2015
We were lucky to have a visit from Kathie Johnson from Bookstart who came and read us stories and sang some songs. She left us a book called Super Duck which we loved reading together.
The children have really enjoyed learning about food this term, they have loved playing in the cafe role play, reading and enjoying The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Six Dinner Sid, Oliver's Vegetables, Oliver's Fruit Salad and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Have a look at some of the things we have been doing in January at Nursery.
Happy New Year and Welcome Back - January 2015
We would like to wish our new and old friends a Happy New and welcome everyone back to The Ducklings Nursery. We have sent the following information out to all parents and look forward to what 2015 has to bring . Watch this space for photos of the children busy with their playing and learning at Nursery.
Watch this video to find out what we have been busy doing in the Nursery.
Parent Cafe - December 2014
Watch the video to find out what happened, we love showing our parents around the Nursery.
Brixham Library Visit - Wednesday 19th November
Some of the children had the opportunity to visit Brixham Library this week where they listened to stories and enjoyed an activity. Have a look at some of the pictures. We are planning to visit the library again in the New Year.
Road Safety Week - 17th - 21st November
We have been learning about Road Safety this week and had a visit from Gary our School Crossing Patrol Officer. The children loved his visit, have a look at some of the things the children have been experiencing this week.
Children in Need - 14th November 2014
The children had a lovely day on Friday 14th November for Children in Need, they came dressed as heros and helped decorate cakes that we sold at the end of each session. It was great learning about Pudsey Bear and everything he does to help children.
Police Station Visit - Wednesday 12th November
The children loved visiting the Police Riot Van and Police Cars at the station next to the school. Have a look at some of the photos of the visit.
Welcome Back After Half Term - 3rd November 2014
We would like to welcome everyone back after the half term break. This week we will be sending home an important letter with lots of information about this half term and our planned learning. Please find a copy of these letters below -
We would love any parents and children to join us for our 1st Play Cafe this year on Friday 24th October. We will be opening up Duckings Nursery to everyone between 10.30-11.30am for an opportunity to play, enjoy a yummy cake and come dressed as an animal. We will be taking donations for the cakes for the Wear it Pink Day (Breast Cancer Campaign).
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Delightful Ducklings Award - 17.10.14
We have introduced our new Delightful Ducklings Awards. This week it was awarded to Joe, Freddie B, Sophie B and Indigo. Well done you are all stars and great role models for other children in the Nursery.
Bread Making Inspire by the Little Red Hen Story - 16th / 17th October
We have been reading the story of the Little Red Hen in Nursery - read the story again with your child - Click Here
We worked together as a team to make and enjoy eating some bread. Have a look at our photos.
Elmer the Elephant Inspired Cooking - Friday 10th October
We read the Elmer storybook in Nursery and then coloured in some Elmer the Elephant sheets and used our words to describe the colours we were using. The next day we decorated biscuits with different coloured icing. We all enjoyed eating our biscuits after our fruit at snack time.
Highlights from Weeks 3 and 4 - September 2014
We have been continuing with our animal theme and the children have really enjoyed The Three Little Pigs story which they have been acting out this week. Have a look at some of the things the children have been experiencing.
Weeks 1 and 2 (September 2014)
The children have been very busy exploring the nursery, making new friends and enjoying new experiences. We have enjoyed getting to know the children and finding out what their likes and interests are. Have a look at some of the photos from the first two weeks.
Welcome to The Ducklings Nursery - September 2014
We would like to welcome new and old friends to The Ducklings Nursery. We are starting this half term with an 'Animal Theme', have a look at the letter we sent with more information about our plans.
Welcome Back to the Summer Term - June 2015
We would like to welcome everyone back to the Ducklings Nursery after the half term break, we are sending the following letters out this week with information about this half term.
We always plan a range of activities in the nursery to help the children learn about letters and sounds for example, playing listening games, action songs, matching rhyming pairs and many other activities.
If you would like to help support your child at home with learning the letter sounds and starting to write the letters of the alphabet then have a look at this fantastic website to help you - CLICK HERE
Take a Tour of The Ducklings Nursery
The Golden Rules at Nursery
Privacy and cookies policy
Part 1: Personal information and privacy
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