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Week beginning 24th January 2022

Week beginning 17th January 2022

Home Learning

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Physical Development/Personal Development: Practise washing your hands with a 'bar' of soap sing our washing hand song. 

Mathematics: Practise number recognition and formation for numbers 1-7 

Literacy: Practise correct pronunciation of phonemes in zip wallet (s a t i p n m d g o c k e u r h b f l) and even writing each of those letters using correct letter formation. (See attached PDF from WB 1st November).

Practise recognising to read and spell the 'Tricky' words: to, the, no, go, I.

This week we have gone all Chinese themed to develop our fine motor skills.

We had a wonderful time in our Forest Schooling session. Some of the children got the chance to cook a chocolate orange cake. (The rest of the children will get their chance next week).

In Mathematics we have been learning to recognise, correctly write and the seven-ness of number 7.

This week in Literacy the children have been learning to correctly pronounce, recognise and write the phoneme 'l' and the tricky words: no, go, I.

This week Ladybird Class have have enjoyed visiting the gallery to view our special whole-school art project, where each year group looked at a different artist and a specific piece of art.

Week beginning 10th January 2021

Home Learning

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Physical Development: Practise doing up own coat, hat and gloves. 

Mathematics: Practise using the language more and less related to numbers of objects. play a target game and keep the score by using tally marks see attached PDF. Practise number formation for numbers 1-6 

Literacy: Practise correct pronunciation of phonemes in zip wallet (s a t i p n m d g o c k e u r h b f) and even writing each of those letters using correct letter formation. (See attached PDF from WB 1st November).

Practise recognising to read and spell the 'Tricky' words: to, the.

This week, although it was very cold, in our Forest schooling session the children enjoyed cooking tomato and cheese wraps, creating dragon sneezes with carbon striking sticks, building dens and cooking in the mud kitchen.

Dragon Sneeze!

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This week in our Mathematics we have been learning about one less (subtracting one). We also learnt how to record a score when playing a target game. We compared the scores using the language 'more and less'.

This week Ladybird Class have have enjoyed learning about the artist Leonardo Da Vinci this week, for a special whole-school art project, where each year group is looking at a different artist and a specific piece of art. After learning about Leonardo Da Vinci, we had a go at creating our own piece of art work of Mona Lisa. We will show you more next week.

Week Beginning 13th December

All of the Ladybird Class staff would like to wish all of our children and their families a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Many thanks for the kind presents.  We look forward to seeing you all again in January!

We have been practising our phonemes - particularly f, i, g and t. I wonder what words we can make? The elves set us a phoneme treasure hunt challenge!

We made some play dough mince pies and gingerbread men.

Week Beginning 6th December

Practising our motor skills!

On Friday, it was Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. Don't we look amazing!

Lots of Christmas Fun!

Week beginning 29th November

  • Please remember to send CLEANED Wellington boots back to school on Monday.
  • Please remember to send your child's Christmas production costume in this week.

Week beginning 22nd November

Home Learning

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Mathematics: Practise making four and five in different ways see attached PDF, drawing number 5. 

Literacy: Practise correct pronunciation of phonemes in zip wallet (s a t i p n m d g o c k e u r) and even writing each of those letters using correct letter formation. (See attached PDF from WB 1st November).

Practise recognising to read and spell the 'Tricky' words: to, the.

Another wonderful Forest Schooling session. This week some of the children were keen to learn how to strike a carbon stick to make a dragon sneeze (spark to start and fire).

This week, we had a wonderful Christmas craft afternoon.

This week in our Literacy sessions we have been learning to recognise, read and make the 'Tricky' words: to, the.

This week in Mathematics we gathered together a set of 5 cubes and explored all of the different shapes we could build.

In PE this week we were Superheroes. We worked on our 'Social' skills by working co-operatively with others, sharing equipment and completing the tasks. We were developing our 'Emotional' skills by showing confidence to take part in new challenges and our skills of 'Thinking' by listening to and follow instructions.

Week beginning 15th November

 

Home Learning

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Fine Motor Skills: Threading buttons onto a cocktail stick, stretching elastic bands over placed Lego bricks on a board.

Mathematics: Practise making four and five in different ways see attached PDF, drawing number 5. 

Literacy: Practise correct pronunciation of phonemes in zip wallet (s a t i p n m d g o c k e u r) and even writing each of those letters using correct letter formation. (See attached PDF from WB 1st November)

This week in our Forest Schooling sessions the children enjoyed cooking and eating apples with raisins, cinnamon or brown sugar. Look carefully at all the different fun things we got up to.

In PD this week the children have been using and developing their pincer grip muscles by stretching elastic bands over Lego bricks, using tweezers to remove tissue balls from pinecones, threading buttons onto cocktail sticks.

In Mathematics this week the children have been working out how many different ways they could make 4 and then 5.

Week beginning 8th November

Home Learning

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Fine Motor Skills: Tearing small pieces of paper.

Mathematics: Practise counting one to one correspondence, drawing number 4, spotting and naming circles and triangles in the environment. 

Literacy: Practise correct pronunciation of phonemes in zip wallet (s a t i p n m d g o c k e) and even writing each of those letters using correct letter formation. (See attached PDF from WB 1st November)

This week in our Forest Schooling we got a bit wet but it didn't spoil our learning and fun.

On Thursday we spent time talking, thinking and learning about Remembrance Day (Poppy Day).

This week in Literacy we learnt about the phoneme 'e'

This week we were very lucky to have a visitor who taught us some Street Dance moves which we put together to make a routine.

In PD this week the children have been using and developing their pincer grip muscles and steady hands by creating tower cities by using corks and lacing buttons, tearing small pieces of paper and creating multilink towers to balance marbles on top. In the Finger Gym the children have been balancing using their pincer grip to create button pictures of Poppies.

Week beginning 1st November

Home Learning

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Fine Motor Skills: Threading and Sticking stickers.

Mathematics: Practise counting one to one correspondence, drawing number 3, Playing pairs. You could use the attached PDF.

Literacy: Practise correct pronunciation of phonemes in zip wallet (s a t i p n m d g o c k) and even writing each of those letters using correct letter formation. (See attached PDF)

In PD this week the children have been using and developing their pincer grip muscles by threading beads, sticking stickers and sticking tissue paper to begin to create a tree. In the Finger Gym the children have been balancing marbles.

In our Mathematics sessions this week we have focusing on recognising, correctly forming and understanding the value of three.

This week in our Forest Schooling session. This week the rest of the children got to cook and eat Smores around the fire. The children also got into the beat of the music.

PE will take place on Monday and Thursday Mornings. Please ensure that if your child has long hair it is tied up on this day and that no jewellery is worn.  If your child normally wears earrings, they will need to be removed for health and safety reasons.

 

 

We had an amazing time Forest Schooling this week. Could we please ask that you return your child's cleaned wellies every Monday morning. Could you also ensure that every Friday morning when we are Forest Schooling your child is wearing layers of warm clothing under their waterproof clothing. Some children felt a little cold. Please send, in a LARGE shopping bag, your child's school uniform, spare pants/knickers, socks, school shoes and a spare clean coat, as the coat they have worn in the Explorers Area may get wet or muddy and will not pleasant for them to wear during their lunch playtime. NB There is no need for a water bottle for Forest Schooling as we provide the children with drink.

 

With our thanks

Mrs Johnson and Ms Rowlands

Early phonics in Ladybird Class

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This is a short video to replace the Early phonics meeting I would have run if we hadn't of found ourselves in the current climate of Covid.

Another wonderful week in our Forest Schooling session. This week some of the children got to cook and eat Smores around the fire.

During our Storytime this week we have been enjoying various witch themes stories: Winnie the witch, Meg and Mog, In the witches kitchen.

In PD this week the children have been balancing eyeballs! Rolling playdough to create spooky shapes, using their drilled conkers from Forest Schooling session last week to make a Conker catcher. The children showed great perseverance when playing 'catch the conker'.

In PE this week the children have been using their Gross Motor skills to move around on the large gym equipment.

From Friday 15th October  we are going to spend our Friday mornings in the school’s Explorers Area. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn from their natural environment and to extend their imaginative play. On these days please could your child come dressed to school in practical, appropriate clothing. When choosing clothing for your child to wear please remember that…There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!

Appropriate clothing would be:

  • Old thick leggings or jogging bottoms
  • Long sleeved t-shirt (even if it is hot! This is to protect arms)
  • Jumper, cardigan, fleece.
  • Sun hat/woolly hat/gloves/scarf etc
  • Waterproof coat and trousers/all in-one
  • As the weather gets colder - sock layers or thermal socks
  • Wellies (if you want to use the pair of wellies you already have stored in school, please ask Mrs Bowen on Thursday morning who will arrange to have them sent home that evening so your child can come ready on Friday – sounds complicated but it works!   Wellies should then come back in on Monday (preferably cleaned!))

 

NB: Please layer your child’s clothing as the weather gets colder. You may perhaps think about purchasing a ski suit It will get well used this year! (Aldi usually do a good value range in November)

 

On Explorers Days, please send your child’s school uniform in to school with them in a large, named reusable shopping bag.  After the morning of Exploring, your child will change into their uniform and put their Explorers clothes in the bag to take home. Warning: Your child’s clothing may get very dirty!

Week beginning 10th October

We enjoyed our first session of Forest Schooling.

This week snack was 5p.

This week in our Fine motor skills sessions we have been lacing leaf templates, wool winding, practicing writing the letter 'a' and constructing our paper pumpkins.

Week beginning 4th October

Thank you for all your kind donations to our Harvest collection. Hope you got to try some of the delicious soup Mr Robertson made that was on sale after school on Friday. All donations went to the food bank.

This week in Literacy we have been focusing our learning on the phonemes i, n and p

Developing our Fine Motor skills in our PD sessions this week.

Week beginning 27th September

This week our PE was a Yoga session through a story (We're Going On A Bear Hunt)

This week we began our Fine Motor Skill sessions. These sessions help the children develop the strength and dexterity in their fingers, hands and arms. Perhaps you could carry out some of these fun simple activities at home.

Snack shop.

In our Literacy sessions this week we have be learning to recognise, write and correctly pronounce the phonemes s,a and t.

Week beginning 20th September

This week we continued making friends with our new classmates and getting to know our classroom.

The rest of the children finished making their purses.

Week beginning 13th September

Welcome to the new children in Ladybird Class

We are exploring the classroom and getting to know each other.

This week we have begun to make our purses which we shall use when buying our morning snack.

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