This week we have completed our class. The new Ducklings have settled well, with help from the first intake. We have been focusing on getting to know each other, the school and the classroom.
Today the Ducklings enjoyed a carpet challenge, the challenge was to match all the numbers to their correct pictures. We used their counting skills to check their work. In addition to this we used cubes to show amounts up to 20.
This afternoon some children contributed in creative play by playing with the dolls house. Others extended their creative play with the massive train set on the decking area. The computing area is being well used, the children are learning how to log on and navigate around a 2Simple game. We have had lots of fun!
Ducklings worked together to create this fantastic marble run. They used cut up pipe insulation and sticky tape. We learnt that the higher we built it the faster the marbles went.
Ducklings enjoyed their PE session today. They participated in the traffic light game, this game encourages the children to follow simple instructions while moving and changing direction both in and out of small spaces. This is good for our gross motor skills and spatial awareness.
This week Ducklings have been learning all about numbers to ten and the letters in their name. We have had lots of fun making fruit and leaf kebabs in the mud kitchen, ordering numbers by threading, forming numbers and unlocking padlocks. These tasks are great for our fine motor skills.
The Ducklings have been busy learning how to form their numbers correctly.
Look at the fun we are having in our new class! We are so grown up eating our lunch in the dinner hall, playing in the mud kitchen, riding bikes, exploring the computers and dressing up!
The Ducklings had a great first day, there were very few tears, from the children anyway, not sure about you parents after drop off! Today we have enjoyed getting to know each other and the layout of the classroom. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.