On Friday the Ducklings children had their Sports Day and we were very proud of all of them. They completed all their activities as well as their running races. We were lucky enough to even have a parents' activity, which was very entertaining!
The Ducklings have had an amazing, fun packed last week at Ducklings. They have enjoyed taking part in their very own Talent Show with different acts from singing, dancing and musical instrument playing to demonstrations of dinosaur knowledge and scooter skills.
On Wednesday we had a pyjama day and we had a lovely teddy bears picnic. The children enjoyed icing biscuits and as a treat they ate them while watching a film in the afternoon.
Mrs. Crehan visited the children for their last Mindfulness and singing session, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. On Thursday it was also our splash and play morning and the children loved splashing in the paddling pools and having fun with their friends.
Today we are holding our graduation ceremony for our Ducklings children and photo's will be uploaded in due course.
Your children have been a pleasure to have at Ducklings and we are so pleased and proud of how they have grown and developed during their time here with us.
We would like to wish you a wonderful Summer break. We hope that you, and the children, enjoy the transition into Nursery.
This week the Ducklings have been enjoying looking at sports and out of school activities. They have enjoyed sharing their experiences and showing each other their interests. The children have been excited with the lead up to Sports Day and have enjoyed practising for the day.
Mrs. Crehan visited on Thursday for the Ducklings' mindfulness and singing session. They looked at bubbles and how they move in the air. The children all had a chance to blow bubbles and then we sang some songs about bubbles.
We have a very busy final week at Ducklings with lots of fun activities planned.
On Tuesday 11th July we will be enjoying our very own Ducklings talent show in the morning which will take place at Ducklings with the Ducklings staff and children. Those children who wish to show us their talent will take part in this fun and enjoyable event.
On Wednesday 12th July we would like to have a pyjama party as well as a teddy bears' picnic. The Ducklings children should come to school in their pyjamas and bring in a soft toy or teddy bear. Please could they bring a picnic lunch e.g. sandwiches as we will be eating our lunch in the garden. In the afternoon as a special treat we will be having movie time for those children who would like to watch a film. During the film we will be eating our iced biscuits that we will decorate in the morning. Please speak to your key worker if you have any concerns.
On Thursday 13th July we will have a splash and play session, so if you would like your child to take part, please could they bring in their swimwear and a towel. Please could you also apply extra sun cream in the morning.
On Friday 14th July it will be your child's last day at Ducklings and we will be having a small Graduation Ceremony at 11.30 am and you are welcome to join us. The children have been learning a goodbye song and they will collect their certificates.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support.
The Ducklings have been learning about their five senses this week and have enjoyed taking part in activities that help them to use their senses. This has been a lovely learning opportunity for them after the children really enjoyed their Mindfulness session with Mrs. Crehan, who introduced the senses learning. The children have also been lucky to have been given two new songs to learn about their five senses that Mrs. Crehan wrote, and they enjoyed singing these in their music session.
Ducklings took part in the school Book Swap on Wednesday too. They really enjoyed bringing in a book they no longer used and chose another book which their friends had brought in.
The Ducklings were looking at the effects exercise has on our bodies this week. They enjoyed jumping, running and being active; we then laid down and rested. The children were able to identify that they were breathing more quickly and felt tired. This is an exciting start to our preparations for Sports Day; the children are really enjoying being active and taking part with their friends.
As we have been finishing our transport topic this week, the children have been able to show confidence at show and tell time. The children have been showing their knowledge and understanding through their role play and free play which has been observed by their key worker.
Next week the Ducklings will enjoying practising some activities to prepare for our exciting Sports Day event. We will be looking at activities that make our bodies active and at different types of sport. We will be using this theme for show and tell, so if your child enjoys an activity out of school and would like to talk about it they can do this next week.
Sports Day is next Friday 7th July and you are all welcome to come along at 2 p.m. to watch your children take part. It will be a fun, non competitive event where your children will enjoy a number of activities with their key workers and a few running races. This should be a very enjoyable and memorable afternoon.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
'The Ducklings have had another busy week this week.
We have been talking about our summer holidays and showing the other children beautiful pictures brought in from home.
Our mindfulness session this week introduced the children to their five senses. Mrs. Crehan blindfolded the children and encouraged them to take an object from her bag using their sense of touch to tell her what the item was. We have also continued with our senses theme, learning two new songs in music.
Next week the children are encouraged to bring in buses for our show and tell topic. We will be practising our sports skills for our Sports Day on 7th July and continuing to learn more about our five senses. If your child has still not brought in a picture of their last summer holiday, there is still time to do this too.
Please can we remind you that we are now collecting books for our 'Book Swap' day on Wednesday 28th June. We are also encouraging the children to dress up on Friday 30th June, with a 'people who help us' theme. This is to raise money for The Michael Sobell House, and there is a suggested minimum donation of £2. Finally on Saturday 1st July, St Helen's College will be holding their annual school fete and would love to see many Ducklings children there enjoying the fun!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy these photos of your children having fun!
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