Welcome to Ladybirds!
Last half term we watched our caterpillars grow and form chrysalises and the frog spawn develop into tadpoles, hopefully the children will be in for a surprise at the start of their final term in Year R. This term, by popular request, we are going back in time to find out about dinosaurs as the children continue to find out about the world around them. We will be writing facts and making up our own imaginative stories, not only about dinosaurs but other mythical creatures as well to continue to develop our stamina for writing. In maths we will be going deeper as we look at the number facts and relationships between addition and subtraction when solving problems.
It has been so lovely to have all the children back in school, if only for four weeks this half term. The children settled beautifully and picked up the expectations and routines of the day very quickly. They have really enjoyed 'going to the moon' and exploring space, especially when those sneaky aliens kept pinching all their pants!
Please see the parent communication letter below for spring 2 and summer 1
Wishing you all a safe and healthy 2021
I hope you all managed to have a wonderful Christmas and the children are excited to be back at school.
Last term we looked at the Arctic and Antarctic using the story of Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers as a stimulus and the children learnt about Jesus's birthday as they acted out the Nativity. Thank you for all your lovely comments on Tapestry, we are so pleased you enjoyed it as much as we did, the children were amazing.
We are beginning this half term by looking at toys. The children will bring in a favourite toy during the first week, and a moving toy the following week, please see Tapestry for dates. For more details please look at the parent communication letter for Spring 1 below.
I hope you all had a lovely half term despite the rain!
The children have returned full of enthusiasm and eager to learn. They are making good progress with their phonics and some of the children are Fred talking and beginning to write simple sentences. Thank you for working with your child on the targets set at parents evening, we are seeing a big difference with name writing and careful counting.
The children had great fun learning about Guy Fawkes, making bonfires and fireworks last week and we have now moved on to Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth, please see the parent communication letter below for further details and ways in which you can support your child with their learning this half term.
Wow, we can't believe the children have only been in school for two weeks! They have adapted quickly to their new setting and are becoming more independent during daily routines. All of the children have engaged brilliantly with Fred the frog during our daily phonic lessons and are eager to please him by writing the sound of the day for him. They have enjoyed sharing their Marvellous Me books with us and discussing their families with friends as they look at their family photographs.
We will be looking at people who help us over the next few weeks and celebrating Harvest through the story of The Little Red Hen.
Please see below for ways in which you can support your child with their learning.
Mrs White and Mrs Jenkinson welcome you all to Ladybird class and are really looking forward to the term ahead. It was so lovely to see you on the Zoom calls and we had so much fun when you came in for your stay and play sessions.