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Duckling Class (Nursery and Reception)

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Welcome to Duckling Class, this is our ethos.....


In the Early Years at Grasmere Academy we follow the EYFS guidance and principles as set out in the Statutory framework for the Foundation Stage.


We respond to children’s individual needs to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. We actively encourage the involvement of parents/carers in their children’s learning and organise a variety of opportunities over the year for parents to support and engage in their child’s learning journey.


We provide a well planned, exciting environment which supports children in their learning and encourages them to become independent and successful.


Our early year team are all skilled, committed practitioners who use their strengths and enthusiasm to create a purposeful, caring, supportive environment for all children to learn, feel safe and reach their full potential.

Autumn Term Project 2019 -
Could you be Friends with a Bear?
Please see below for  our Knowledge Organiser, Newsletter, Medium Term Plan and Class Timetable:

Duckling Class is a welcoming and creative classroom, there is always a friendly and productive atmosphere whereby the children are able to enjoy their leaning through a mixture of child-initiated activities and adult lead tasks.  We aim to give the children an exciting and practical curriculum that centres around their interests and broadens their experiences. Our environment offers a wide range of materials and activities, chosen to cover all areas of children's learning.  Through an enabling environment the staff in EYFS are able to provide a stimulating and inviting space for children to learn. We cover a different area of learning each day to ensure all areas of learning are given a high priority.

This term we are learning all about bears! We are exploring some traditional bear tales such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and also exploring some new stories such as 'Boogie Bear' and 'Peace at Last'. We will learn all about real bears during our non-fiction week, learning all sorts of bear facts. 


We are going to explore numbers and counting using 'The Numberblocks' to help us and also our friends 'The Alphablocks will help us with our phonics. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned throughout the term, including trips to the Rising Sun and Whitehouse Farm.