New Starters - Ducklings 2021
Hello and welcome to Carleton Green,
Due to the current covid situation we are currently having to adapt our usually very successful induction programme for this year.
We are currently preparing each of your induction packs and these will soon be ready for collection.
You could also have a look at the blog pages for Ducklings and Little Chicks to show your child what school life is like at Carleton Green.
Here are some useful documents that might help you in the lead up to your child starting school. Hopefully we will be able to meet very soon.
Mrs Catterall, Miss Lees and the rest of the Ducklings Team
Meet the Ducklings Team
Mrs Catterall teaches the Yellow Ducklings class and Miss Lees teaches the Brown Ducklings class. Miss Hutchinson, Miss Watmough and Miss Wilson are our amazing and lovely Learning Support Assistants. You can find our photographs here...https://carletongreen.lancs.sch.uk/our-school/staff
All about us!!
We know that very soon you will all be busy at home completing your 'All About Me booklets' so that we can find out more about you, so we thought it would only be fair for us, the staff in Ducklings to do the same! We have each made a little video to help you to get to know a little bit more about us! We hope that you like them! See you soon!
All about Mrs Catterall https://youtu.be/MTV7noXn4SE
All about Miss Hutchinson https://youtu.be/7cu_tNHeIo4
All about Miss Lees https://youtu.be/MlZi5i9CHeM
All about Miss Watmough https://youtu.be/MYaT4esc_BA
All about Miss Wilson https://youtu.be/Wl_P_kLsfq4
We are extremely proud of some our recent Ducklings who have made this adorable video of their Top Tips for Starting school, whilst being at home during lock down. We hope that it will help all of you starting school this year and that you will enjoy school as much as they have all done.
Our typical day in Ducklings
Little Book of Hope - Read this and talk about together with your child. What hopes do you both have for starting school in September?
A story about starting school read by Mrs Lees https://youtu.be/p-q7m31K2sM
A story about starting school read by Mrs Catterall https://youtu.be/nD1otAtJpX0
Here is another story about starting school read by Miss Hutchinson https://youtu.be/Vt_saJHFWY8
Mae's first day of school by K.Berube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIAFhdcXzuM
I am too absolutely small for school by L. Child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc_AeLiG7SE
Starting School by J & A Ahlberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQivaCXu-Q
First day at bug school by S Lloyd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnT5MDZ5SGc
Bitesize and CBeebies have some activities and games linked to starting school:
Tom Hardy reads a bedtime story, Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It's all about a little crab overcoming his worries with a little help and encouragement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories
Book trust has information about supporting bedtime routines https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/tips-and-advice/bath-book-bed/#!?q=&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1
Helping my child to get ready for starting school
Am I ready for school?
The LCC public health team have put together some useful information on the LCC website on school readiness.
Hungry Little Minds has been launched by the DfE to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child's early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.
The National Literacy Trust’s new project, Small Talk, aims to support the language development of 30,000 children under the age of five by equipping parents with the skills and confidence they need to chat, play and read with their child every day.
Tiny Happy People helps parents to develop their child's communication skills. It offers simple activities and play ideas to help parents find out about their amazing early development.
Take care and see you soon!
The EYFS Team