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Week Beginning 5th July 2021

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This week we have been continuing our learning about simple symmetry. As a class we have also begun talking about moving into Hedgehog class.

We are on the look-out for a small shed for our Explorers Area to keep basic forest schooling equipment in. If anyone is aware or can donate one that is in fairly good condition and going for free locally please could you inform Mrs Johnson or Ms Rowlands.

We ended our week with our Forest Schooling session.

Week Beginning 28th June 2021

Week Beginning 21st June 2021

In our Forest Schooling session this week we have been busy making Chocolate orange cakes, Using our imagination during our free play (Creating a fire and cooking) learning to use a hack saw and a palm drill.

We had fun blowing bubbles with our bubble wands.

In Mathematics this week we have been learning about symmetry.

Week Beginning 14th June 2021

Week Beginning 7th June 2021

On Monday afternoon in our PE session we enjoyed a relaxing session of Yoga.

Week Beginning 24th May 2021

Maypole Dancing

In our Monday afternoon PE sessions this half term we have really enjoyed learning how to dance around the Maypole. We hope you enjoy our videos!

Barbers Pole dance

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Spiders Web (A very difficult dance)

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Maypole dancing is normally danced with Key Stage two children. We are extremely proud of all of our children's achievement in Ladybird Class as they all managed to dance this very complicated dance. Well done Ladybirds.

Week Beginning 10th and 17th May 2021

We have been very busy learning over the last two weeks take a look below...

Week Beginning 3rd May 2021 

We had a very busy Forest Schooling session this week!

This week some of the children got the chance to use their learnt Literacy and Mathematical skills to independently make cakes. (Everyone will get the opportunity to carryout this activity over the next few weeks so watch this space!)

This week in our Mathematic sessions we learnt to rotate shapes to create pictures. (Tangrams). We also create our own Kandinsky inspired Art work using squares and circles.

This week in our PD sessions we worked on developing the strength in our hands by...

Week Beginning 26th April 2021 

We had a great time Forest Schooling this week.

Week Beginning 19th April 2021 

The children had an amazing time during their Forest Schooling session this week the children made, cooked and ate dampers. The children also had the opportunity to create 'Dragon sneezes'. We also sang around the fire.

In our Mathematics this week we have been using ten frames to focusing on numbers 11-20. We played 'grab and place' and played 'First to 20'.

In our Fine motor skills this week we built towers with coins, used our scissor skills to create colour mixing rainbows and used our colour mixing knowledge to circle secondary colours with the corresponding primary colours.

This week in our Literacy we learnt a new trigraph 'ear' and to read and write the 'tricky' word 'they'.

Week Beginning 22nd March 2021 

In our Forest Schooling this week we went on an egg hunt. Some of the children built a den and enjoyed climbing on it and playing inside. We also spotted some more signs of spring!

This week in our Literacy we learnt a new trigraph 'air'. We also used our reading skills to follow a recipe to make chocolate nests. In our mathematical sessions we learnt about repeating patterns by creating some with loose parts equipment and action patterns.

In our Fine motor skills this week we balanced eggs, used Q-tips to print colour repeating patterns, tweezered beads to decorate eggs. We got funky with our dough disco this week and created different shades of orange in the Finger Gym.

Week Beginning 15th March 2021 

This week Ladybird Class have been very busy in Mathematics learning about 3D shapes, repeating pattern, In Literacy we have been revisiting the digraphs 'ow', 'ai' and 'ar'. In our fine motor skills the children have been weaving, creating Easter baskets, un-tying knots. The children enjoyed returning to the Explorers Area for our Forest Schooling session.

This week your child will need to wear their PE Kit on Thursday. 

 

REMEMBER Commencing on Friday 19th March

We would like your child to come fully dressed and ready to enter the Explorers Area. Due to the Covid restrictions we are unable to have parent helpers. In the past this has enabled us to have a quick turnaround to make maximum use of time in the Explorers Area. To enable the children in Ladybird Class to enjoy this extra time in the Explores Area we would like you to...

 

1. Ensure your child has been to the toilet before leaving for school.

2. Your child is dressed ready to go. NB they need to be WEARING THEIR BOOTS and their school shoes in their large bag.

3. Your child’s BOOTS NEED TO BE CLEAN so they can enter the school building to put their large bag in their changing place.

4. Your child already has their hat, scarf, gloves on or in their pocket/hood. NOT in their BOOK BAG!

 

We shall be sending the boots home that are at school on a Thursday. This is so they can be clean and ready to wear on the Friday. If your child has two pairs of boots and you wish us not to send them home please inform us.

 

Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that your child needs a pair of boots at school everyday. This is due to the fact we have to use the space on the field at a lunchtimes which at this time of year can be very muddy and shoes can't be worn.

 

Many thanks in anticipation of your support

Mrs Johnson and Ms Rowlands.

Week Beginning 8th March 2021 
Wow! Have a look at all the exciting learning the children in Ladybird class have been up to this week.

Ladybirds Home Learning during lockdown

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Happy New Year to you all.

Week Beginning 4th January 2021 

Home Learning

Thank you for the fantastic photos on Seesaw of last weeks learning activity at home. Please checkout the new activity set on Seesaw. If you have problems accessing your account please let me or the office know. Looking forward to seeing your photos/videos!

Week Beginning 14th December 

This week your child will not need to wear their PE Kit. On Monday we shall be recording the rest of the Christmas Nativity and on Thursday morning we shall be joining in with our outdoor carol service. 

 

On Friday there will be NO Forest Schooling session. We will be joining the rest of the school on a Zoom Christmas Assembly.

 

Commencing on Friday 8th January 2021 we would like your child to come fully dressed and ready to enter the Explorers Area. Due to the Covid restrictions we are unable to have parent helpers. In the past this has enabled us to have a quick turnaround to make maximum use of time in the Explorers Area. To enable the children in Ladybird Class to enjoy this extra time in the Explores Area we would like you to...

 

1. Ensure your child has been to the toilet before leaving for school.

2. Your child is dressed ready to go. NB they need to be WEARING THEIR BOOTS and their school shoes in their large bag.

3. Your child’s BOOTS NEED TO BE CLEAN so they can enter the school building to put their large bag in their changing place.

4. Your child already has their hat, scarf, gloves on or in their pocket/hood. NOT in their BOOK BAG!

 

We shall be sending the boots home that are at school on a Thursday. This is so they can be clean and ready to wear on the Friday. If your child has two pairs of boots and you wish us not to send them home please inform us.

 

Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that your child needs a pair of boots at school everyday. This is due to the fact we have to use the space on the field at a lunchtimes which at this time of year can be very muddy and shoes can't be worn.

 

Many thanks in anticipation of your support

Mrs Johnson and Ms Rowlands.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 7th December 

In our Mathematics this week we have been revisiting our learning of 4 and 5.

In our Fine Physical Development sessions we created paper chains, rolled playdough baubles to decorate a Christmas tree and used tweezers to place beads into a metal star cutter which were melted to create a beautiful decoration.

In our Forest Schooling session this week was very muddy but we had great fun.

Week Beginning 30th November 

This week Christmas began to sparkle and shine in Ladybird Class!

In our Fine Motor sessions this week we decorated our tissue paper trees with a little sparkle, we practiced our sweeping skills, strengthened our fingers by creating small tinfoil balls.

In Literacy this week we continued our learning of 'Tricky Words' This week we played snowballs with the words: I, no, go. Little did we know it was going to snow later in the week!

In our Forest Schooling session this week we enjoyed the snow and rain.

Week Beginning 23rd November 

In our Forest Schooling session this week the rest of the class got to make their YUMMY Smores. Some of the children decided to create a raft to sail away to a hot sandy beach!

This week as part of our Fine motor skills the children hand made felt. You will have to wait to see the end result at Christmas!

Week Beginning 16th November 

Everyday we have class helpers. The helpers have special jobs in the classroom...

This week in Literacy we have been learning the phonemes h and b. In our independent work we first practiced writing the letters then sorted pictures by their initial phoneme and then extended our learning by having ago at segmenting some of the words to spell and write.

This week in Maths we have been learning about shape. We really focused our learning about the 2D shapes triangles and circles. We learnt their names and the properties.

In our fine motor skills practice this week we have been strengthening our hand muscles and developing our finger dexterity by...

In our Creative Development sessions this week we drew our self portraits. Next week we are going to put all of the art pieces we have created together to make our self portrait boxes.

On Friday we went down to the Explorers Area to carry out a fun packed session of Forest Schooling. On the Menu today was Smores. Yummy!

Week Beginning 9th November 

We have been very busy with all our learning this week.

This week in our Forest Schooling session.

Week Beginning 2nd November 

What a busy first week back after half term! We had fun creating dazzling firework pictures, learning about Guy Fawkes. In our dance session we enjoyed dancing like fireworks. In our PD sessions we have been busy developing our Fine Motor skills by threading, wrapping yarn, balancing and hammering. This week in Our Forest Schooling session some children got to make and cook and eat a snack over the fire.

Week Beginning 19th October 

We continued our topic work or 'all about me' By finishing our collage self portraits.

In our Fine Motor sessions we have been thinking more about Autumn. The children finished the week by showing their art work in our whole school Harvest Assembly on Friday morning (via zoom).

During our Mathematical sessions this week we have been learning about repeating patterns.

In our Literacy sessions the children have been practising their segmenting and blending skills. We have also been learning to matching lower to upper case letters.

Week Beginning 12th October

This week's Forest Schooling.

We have been developing our fine motor skills through different activities in our PD (Physical Development) session.

In our phonic sessions this week our learning has focused on recognising, pronouncing and forming the phonemes n, i, d and m.

In Maths this week we have been learning to recognise and form the number three. After reading the story 'The Button Box' by Margarette S. Reid the children sorted their own set of buttons.

Week Beginning 5th October

Our first Forest Schooling session.

We have been learning to recognise the phonemes s, a, t, i, p and n in our phonic sessions.

In Maths we continued our previous learning on matching.

We have been using the conkers we found in the playground to create some art work.

We have been developing our fine motor skills through different activities in our PD (Physical Development) session.

This week your child will need to wear their PE kit on Thursday.

We also hope to carry out our first session of Forest Schooling on Friday morning so please be prepared.

 

Please could your child bring a clearly named water bottle and come dressed to school in practical, appropriate clothing. They will need to bring their school uniform and school shoes in a large, named reusable shopping bag (Bag for Life). Your child may wear the wellies that they have stored at school. When choosing clothing for your child to wear please remember that...

There is no such thing as bad weather just bad choice of clothing!

Appropriate clothing would be:

  • Old thick leggings or jogging bottoms layered with tights/thermals when it gets colder
  • Long sleeved t-shirt (even if it is hot! This is to protect their arms) 
  • Jumper/cardigan/fleece.
  • Sun hat/woolly hat gloves snood/scarf
  • Waterproof coat and trousers/ an all in-one
  • As the weather gets colder sock layers or thermal socks

NB Layers are the key to keep your child warm. Your child can always take off a layer if they become too hot.

Week Beginning 28th September

The children in Ladybird Class have completed their first full week of full time school! Here are a few of the many things we did this week.

This week in Mathematical Development the children have been developing their learning and skills in matching and sorting.

The children have been developing their fine motor skills by using sprung tongs to move conkers from one container to another, creating 't' shapes using playdough and threading small beads onto a lace.

This week the children have been having a go at writing their names.

Week Beginning 21st September

Welcome to the new children in Ladybird Class

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