Messages for Parents

Firstly, we would like to say a great big thank you to everyone of you! The support you have given us throughout the year has been amazing. We have thoroughly enjoyed being in Ladybird Class with all of our wonderful little Ladybird friends!

This definitely has not been the end of the year we would have liked. We wanted to make a fuss of the children, to celebrate all of their achievements and to give them a gift to thank them and to remind them of us all!

However, due to these unprecedented times, we are unable to do any of these things and we are very sad indeed. Hopefully, in September we will be able to say a proper thank you to all of the children.

In the mean time, we wanted to share a something for them to remember us and to keep (if you would like to!). We have created a little piece of art work that you can download and save – even print out if you have the facilities.

Thank you all,

Have a wonderful break

Next Week’s Learning 20.07.20

It is almost unbelievable that we have come to the end of the school year!

We chose to have a theme of ‘summer holidays’ for our final week – and into the summer holidays if you would like!

You can download the weekly planning for both in class and home learning….

We have some sheets that you may find helpful for home also…

To support our September 2020 Reception children, please download our daily phonics sessions and support sheets

Remember, you can contact us on our school email address: ladybirdclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

Have a wonderful summer break everyone – stay safe

This Week’s Learning 29.6.20

This week we read the book Mr Gumpy’s Outing. This book was fantastic for introducing new vocabulary – bleat, squabble etc. The children made reasoned attempts at working out the new words. We were also very impressed with their ability to recall the story in order – even remembering what Mr Gumpy said to each animal!

Mrs W created some lovely creative activities linked to the animals in the story! The children loved making the funny sheep and painting the pigs with mud!

We had some lovely messy play this week! We are really enjoying the foaming soap in our water tray – it’s a great way to encourage regularly handwashing too! We also had lots of water beads in our Tuff Spots this week – the children loved the feel of them and were very inventive in how they collected them up! Water play was another big hit – we had guttering and tubes out and the children had great fun making the water travel from one tray to the other.

We are very impressed with the hard work we are seeing in phonics! In school the children are really trying hard with their letter formation and thinking of objects that begin with the sound of the week. At home you are working hard too! Victor’s letter ds show amazing progression as he uses the rhymes to help him for the letters. Please keep going everyone!

I’m hearing lots of great feedback about the Busy Things website. As an LGfL school we have access to this amazing site – it has links to all areas of the curriculum from Nursery up to Year 6. If you haven’t used it yet please have a look. If you need the login details to get on just send us an email and we’ll pass on the details.

We love to see the photographs of you out and about too! Victor has been to a PYO this week – he picked strawberries, raspberries, broccoli…. The learning that takes place while on these adventures is huge! But most importantly – it’s great fun!

We love seeing your photographs of everything you are doing while we are apart, please keep uploading to Tapestry each week!

Next Week’s Learning – 29.6.20



With the hot weather, our topic ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ is very much needed!

Our book this week is Mr Gumpy’s Outing…

You can download the weekly planning for both in class and home learning….

We have some sheets that you may find helpful for home also…

To support our September 2020 Reception children, please download our daily phonics sessions and support sheets

Remember, you can contact us on our school email address: ladybirdclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

Stay safe everyone and have a lovely week!



This Week’s Learning – 22.6.20

This week we read the book Pirates Love underpants. I must confess that I was dubious about the book and the learning opportunities it would provide – so much so that I’d removed it from next year’s topics. HOWEVER, the positive response that I got from the children (at home and at school) was amazing – the book is now back on the list for next year!

The children loved the ideas of the pirates and their treasure hunts. The link to the other ‘underpants’ stories the author has also written was fantastic as lots of the children recognised them!

The children at school has great fun going in treasure hunts this week! We hid tiny jewels and gems around the activities and they loved discovering them!

Numicon was also a big hit this week! The children enjoyed just playing around with it to start with – fitting pieces together like a puzzle. Then they started to look at counting the holes or putting gems in the holes. Then they really enjoyed using it to fit in the shapes (pirate hat, treasure chest and pirate ship) – it was wonderful to witness their thinking and logical reasoning as they tried to solve the puzzles. Some children even started to count up all of the holes once they’d completed the puzzles – there were over 30 in some of the shapes too!

We are so proud of the children completing phonics sessions at home and in school. They are all doing so well and this will really support them when they move up to Reception Class in September. The children are remembering the sound of the week and finding lots of objects starting with this sound. Their letter formation is looking fantastic. Some of the children are even successfully starting to blend simple sounds together to read word. This is all so wonderful – please keep it up everyone!

If you need any further support with phonics, please do not hesitate to send us an email.

The weather has been fantastic this week and water play has been very sucessful both at home and in school!

Creatively has been running high both at school and also at home. At school we are very lucky to have Mrs W working with us in our Green Bubble. Mrs W loves all things arty and can magic up wonderful activities at the drop of a hat! This week she had the children designing their own pirate boats – they loved it! We have also seen beautiful mud cakes, pirate flags and pirate hats. Logan (and his nanny and sister) talked about lots of different sea creature and then drew pictures of them!

We love seeing your photographs of everything you are doing while we are apart, please keep uploading to Tapestry each week!