Ducklings Parent Letter Term Five

Dear Parents

The Ducklings new Topic will be Traditional Tales. Below is some information on the aspects of learning that we will be covering between now and term six.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Now that the children are settled into their classroom, our focus will be how we behave in the school environment and trying to make the children as independent as possible. We will still be practicing sharing, turn taking and following class and school rules. In addition the children will be encouraged to be considerate of others around them.


Our main focus will be encouraging the children to become independent readers as quickly as possible. The children will still concentrate on blending sounds to create words. In writing, our focus will be to construct simple sentences using capital letters and full stops. We will be encouraging the children to produce sequenced pieces of writing consisting of beginning, middle and end.


We will continue to learn to read, write and say our numbers within 100. We shall continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills, whilst exploring different elements of shape and measure. Within our learning environment, the children will explore different forms of capacity. 

Understanding of the World

Exploring our environment we will learn about our own culture and that of different cultures around the world. We will look at how traditional tales have changed over the years.

Physical Development

In PE and in our general every day play, we shall develop our control and co-ordination. The children will learn about how to be safe when using equipment and be encouraged to develop their spatial awareness.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be exploring a huge range of textures and resources. The children will be positively encouraged to develop their ideas and imagination through role play. In class we have a theatre stage ready for the children to perform. We shall be using lots of music, not only through singing but by dancing and exploring instruments.

Homework: Homework will continue to be our home book. We shall send this home each week with a challenge for you to do with your child. This will then be shared with the whole class. The aim of this is to give parents a voice in the children’s learning and for the child to do a fun school thing at home. Please ensure the homework books are returned by the following Thursday.

Reading: Please share the books that are sent home with your child because the more they are encouraged to share books the better reader they will become.


Please label all items of clothing clearly!

Despite many reminders we are still seeing many items brought into class with no names!

With 30 children it will be impossible to ensure they keep their processions if they are not clearly labelled. P.E is on a Friday the children must wear PE kit into school.

This is a long letter but hopefully it gives you an idea of what we will be doing this term. Our main aim as well as learning is to have lots of fun.

Thanks for your support and you are most welcome to come and ask about anything that we do!

Mrs Price and the team

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