Meet the Ladybird Staff
All the EYFS staff are on hand to help every day, our door is always open and we will do our best to make time to discuss your child's learning and progress.
Miss Kendrew - Class Teacher
Miss Murray - Early Years Leader
Miss Cardus - Teaching Assistant
Class Mission Statement
In the Ladybird class our motto is...
"If I try I can."
This means we don't give up when we find something difficult , we keep trying and we try to stay positive. We are learning to develop resilience in our learning.
School Starts at 8.45am every day. You can join us from 8.45 - 9am every day to support your child with a writing challenge. We would love to see you there.
Tapestry - We use online learning journals to track each child's learning and write observations. If you do not have access to this please let us know and we will help rectify that. You can also upload to Tapestry and show us your child learning at home.
PE is every Thursday afternoon - PE Kit should be:
· pumps (indoor) /Trainers (outdoor)
· a plain White round neck t-shirt (no logo)
· Plain Black PE shorts
· Pump/Sports bag for storage
Book Bags should be brought to school every day!
Please label all uniform, including hats, scarves and gloves in this cold weather.
Skelton Grange School Trip 12.6.18
Yesterday, all of reception had an exciting School Trip to Skelton Grange Environment Centre. We spent our day exploring outside, learning about different types of minibeasts and plants, holding worms, fishing out different minibeasts in the pond and also learning about how to care for our environment. We had a brilliant day and really enjoyed exploring in the outdoors. Here are some of the activities we enjoyed:
I enjoyed dipping my net in the pond. I found some snails and pond skaters!
I liked looking under the logs, it was like a secret area. I found a centipede and worms!
I learnt about the lifecycle of a ladybird and how it grows.
I liked the bush catching in the long grass. I got lots of small flying minibeasts!
I liked holding the wiggly worm and looking at their homes.
Mental Health Awareness Week 4.6.18
Last week we celebrate 'Mental Health Awareness Week'. We decided to practise some different techniques of breathing and incorporated these into our Cosmic Yoga! We spoke about using the techniques to help us to calm down when we were feeling certain emotions we didn't know how to control. We all really enjoyed the storytelling through Yoga.
One Child said: "It was amazing because I was so happy".
The Royal Wedding 18.5.18
We celebrated the Royal Wedding in class on Friday. We made Great British flags, designed our own wedding dresses and cakes and even attended the Nursery Royal Wedding. We learnt about the Royal family and some of the traditions in our Royal Family, then we threw our own street party with strawberries and cake!
Look at our caterpillars! After eating all of the food, the caterpillars have crawled to the top of the pot where they have started to transform from a caterpillar into a chrysalis. You can see they are shaking here, this is to warn off predators! We're very excited to see what will happen in the next stage of their life cycle.
A Special Delivery 30.4.18
This week the Giant brought us an extra special surprise! He was so thankful that we had helped him solve all of his problems that he sent us our very own Caterpillars. We are going to look after them extra carefully and see what happens as they grow. I wonder what will they will grow into?
Letters From The Giant 25.4.18
After Easter, we came back to find a giant Beanstalk in our classroom! We have been reading all about the story of Jack and The Beanstalk. We think the beanstalk leads up to the Giant's castle. The Giant has been sending us letters and challenges all week. We actually think he is very kind!
World Book Day 9.3.18
In the Ladybird Class we always love 'Sharing a Story' but it has been even more magical today with everyone dressed up as their favourite characters.
We chose to read the books of some of the characters we were dressed as, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Toy Story and Alice in Wonderland, to name just a few.
Our class winner for fancy dress was Russell, dressed as Supertato, one of our favourite stories. Russell also won best costume for the whole school!
3 Pine came to visit and share some of their stories with us. It was wonderful to have so many role model readers with us and we look forward to doing it again in the future.
We will be having a big focus on hand writing this half term. You can help at home by having a go of these fine motor activities.
Try practising handwriting at home with your child using these rhymes...
Today we discovered what happened to Supertato...
...he was frozen! The children thought of many ideas to get him out. We decided that we didn't want to hurt him by smashing the ice, so we would have to find ways to melt the ice. There were some great ideas, put the heating on, a hot bath, put him in the sun, a dressing gown and a blanket. We spent the afternoon using many of these ideas to melt the ice and free Supertato.
Supertato left us a message today and a book all about his adventures.
We read the book until we got to the cliffhanger, Supertato was falling into the freezer...is this the end for Supertato?
The Evil Pea has gone too far now, he drew all over Broccoli's face and upset him. Today we started making Wanted posters to display around school and let everyone know that there is an Evil Pea on the loose.
The Evil Pea trapped the vegetables! We had to work together to untangle them and set them free. Then we had to hunt around the classroom for Evil Pea's to uncover his hiding places. The children wrote warnings and notes to let everyone know where the Evil Pea could be hiding.
The Evil Pea has been up to no good in our classroom. Poor carrot was trapped by him! Luckily Supertato came to the rescue with his super strength.
Today our classroom was invaded with pictures of a strange looking pea and he left us a note. We think he might be a bad pea as he says he wants to take over our classroom.
We had a lovely time at our Christmas party. We played musical statues, pass the parcel and had fun showing off our dance moves. We enjoyed eating party food and were so excited when Santa turned up with a gift for us all. We even sang Santa a song.
We had a visitor in our classroom last night. The Kindness Elves asked Santa to come and read our letters. We were so excited to find this picture today! 5 more sleeps.