In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class.
The staff in Ducklings class are:
|Morning Nursery||Afternoon Nursery|
|Mrs Maura Patterson||Mrs Ria Hales|
|Mrs Jenny Berry||Ms Rebecca Izzo|
|Mrs Ana Marsh||Mrs Jane Barker|
|Mrs Vicky Francis||Miss Marina Marquez Perez|
|Miss Tamara Martinez Marin|
Takes place every Monday morning and Thursday afternoon.
Our Nursery children will have a Family Learning book. This will be returned to school each Wednesday please and will be sent home on a Friday. We will send home a weekly update on learning themes and may suggest family activities to support learning in school, suggest resources to collect or a question to ponder. These tasks will be fun and engaging - however they are not compulsory! Please also use this book to share those “WOW” moments at home, your own observations and feedback are invaluable to build a holistic view of your child’s development.
A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here [https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/school-uniform/]. In Nursery, points to note are:
|Core school uniform||Nursery children are not expected to wear the full uniform, but we would like the children to dress practically and we know they will want to identify with Bridgewater as their school. Therefore the nursery uniform consists of a simple dress code of navy blue jogging bottoms or shorts worn with a white polo shirt and the school sweatshirt or cardigan.|
1. Small book bag
|PE / games||
No uniform required, In Nursery we simply take off our shoes and socks for PE.
Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities.
For Remembrance Day we made natural poppies in Forest School, we talked about the soldiers who went to keep us safe and how we wear poppies to remember them. The children painted and made poppies from tissue paper.
Whilst reading 'Rosie's Walk' we have been looking all around us for shapes, we have talked about different shapes and how many sides they have. The children have been great at spotting rectangles in benches and triangles in the gazebo roof! We made animal houses out of cardboard boxes using glue and masking tape; some had bedrooms and windows in!
We are always using our 'listening ears' we listen to the different sounds we hear outside such as trains, birds, planes and cars. We played outside with the parachute and the children listened to instructions of when to go under or swap places.
We have been using our counting to help Handa count all the animals she sees in 'Handa's Hen, we built animal houses out of wooden blocks and moved around like the different animals. The children especially enjoyed being chickens.
Independence is key to so much of the children's learning, we have been supporting them in getting themselves dressed and undressed for Forest School. It is wonderful to see their beaming faces when they succeed in putting their own coat or wellies on. In Forest School we have enjoyed a teddy bear's picnic after reading 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears'. We found big and small bears and made our own porridge, which was delicious.
We have had a great start in Ducklings, the children have been busy exploring the inside and outside areas. The role play area, garage, Duplo and graphic areas are well used. Outside the children have been enjoying our big sand pit and playing with water. We have spent time with the children helping them to get to know their new friends. We have been working on taking turns, encouraging the children to use the sand timer and talk to each other about the toys they would like a turn with. We read 'Take turn penguin' and the children were shocked how penguin could not take turns so we talked about how we would like people to behave in our classroom and made up 'What we do in Ducklings..' take a look it is displayed in the carpet area.