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Hi everyone. Thank you for your understanding during the last couple of days. It has been a very unsettling time for everyone. We have put together some ideas and activities that the children can do at home. We will certainly miss seeing all their smiling faces every day. Please take care of each other and keep well.

Ladybird Class home learning

STEM week

We've had an amazing time in Ladybirds. We have done so many different activities. We have made rockets, UVA bands, used beebots, made slime, made parachutes, had children from Kings of Wessex join us, made paper chains, marble mazes and so much more! We have been scientists, engineers, technicians and mathematicians! 


This week we had a winter week. We had a winter tuff spot, we made pictures of snowmen, dressed up as the frozen sisters and we drew some pictures on the computer.


"I liked the Frozen sisters because I like dressing up" Evie

"I liked the winter tuff spot. I liked playing with the characters" Grayson

"We made snowmen biscuits and had to put a head on him. We used marshmallows." Mason

Winter week

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Spring 2020 Curriculum coverage Foundation Stage

Spring 2020 Curriculum coverage Year 1

Did you see a porridge thief?

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Mary the hen

What a fantastic way to start our new book. Today we had two very special visitors join us at school. Liz from Farm Link came to see us and brought Mary the hen. We listened to the story of the Little Red Hen and then we were able to explore some corn. Did you know that they were called ears of corn. We found that really funny. We were able to feel the corn and then we were able to grind the corn to make flour. We also got to feed Mary some bread and some corn. She loved the corn. We are going to use this experience to start our work on instructions. We are even hoping to make our own bread, but hopefully everyone will help, not like the characters in the story!

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Autumn term curriculum plan for parents

Welcome to Ladybird Class 2019

We would like to welcome the new Reception children and their families to our class. The children have settled in brilliantly and we are lucky to have such amazing role models with our Year 1 children. We are holding our Parent Information evening on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 5.15pm in Ladybird Class. We are looking forward to seeing you and talking about some of the lovely things that the children will be doing in Ladybird Class.



The children had an amazing time during STEM week. We were really lucky and had lots of visitors. We had Bill Haley who talked about Engineering and judged our structure competition, Sanders who donated lots of plants and compost and the children had a fabulous time painting plant pots and planting sunflower seeds, teachers from Kings of Wessex school came and did some 'explosive' experiments with the class and Jo Richardson came and talked to the children about the earth's atmosphere and we even did some chromatography! That doesn't even include all the different activities that we did in our classes and around the school! It was such a busy week, but we had so much fun and learnt so many wonderful things.

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Picture 3 Exploring static
Picture 4 Making foil boats
Picture 5 How strong are paper cups?
Picture 6 Designing a bridge
Picture 7 Exploring making shapes
Picture 8 Exploring making 3d shapes
Picture 9 Exploring making 3d shapes
Picture 10 We did it!
Picture 11 Making a bridge out of one piece of paper
Picture 12 A paperchain using one piece of paper
Picture 13 The winner!
Picture 14 Chromotography
Picture 15 Exploring the world's atmosphere

A lovely warm welcome back. We are looking forward to the Summer Term. This term, we have some amazing activities planned in the classroom as part of our topic 'Digging it', as well as STEM week and our activity week. The children will also have the opportunity to go swimming this term. A big thank you to all the adults that have already volunteered to help. We will also be beginning to meet some of our new children and their families that are due to start in September. Our current children are looking forward to meeting them, and as always, will be amazing role models.

We have attached a curriculum guidance sheet so that you can see what the children will be covering. We always look forward to having lots of visitors in our class, so if you would like to hear some readers, are able to help out at swimming or are happy to help with aspects of our topic, then please come and see us for a chat and we can talk you through the DBS process which will enable you to come and help us. The children love having visitors and adult support!

Summer Term 2019 Curriculum Guidance for Yr 1 Ladybird

Summer Term 2019 Curriculum guidance for Reception children

Spring term 2019 Curriculum Guidance for Y1 Ladybirds

Spring term 2019 Curriculum Guidance for Ladybirds Reception children

Design and Technology - Super hero vehicles and capes
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Forest School October 2018
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September 2018
A lovely warm welcome to our new children and their families and it's lovely to see all the children that we have taught before and their families. We hope that you have all had amazing summers. Ladybird staff have been busy planning some amazing activities for the children to do and we have created a curriculum guidance plan so that you can see some of the things that we will be doing as well. This year we have included ideas about how you can support your child at home. We will go into this in more detail at our Parent information evening on the 27th September at 5.30. In the meantime, if you have any questions, then please feel free to pop in and see us.

Curriculum Guidance Autumn 1

July 2018
We have been learning about the Royal Wedding. We found out what happens at a wedding and we learnt about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. We were very excited. In fact, we were so excited that we held our very own wedding. We had a bride and groom, vicar, best man and a bridesmaid. We even had our own on site photographers! We helped the bride to get ready to walk down our 'aisle'. We had our own sweet rings to exchange and one of the children even said their very own wedding prayer. We then went into our school grounds and had our photographs taken and then we finished it with our very own party and cutting the cake. We even got to take a piece of cake home. It was a fabulous afternoon.

Welcome to Class 1 - Ladybirds!



Our topic for the spring term is SOW & GROW

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ladybird Class. We have linked our learning to our Christmas activities. We are learning to write letters, so we are writing letters to Santa.
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The Reception children have settled in beautifully this term and we are making lots of new friends.

The Year One children have begun their topic work. Have a look at our curriculum overview to find out what they will be learning about.

This term we have been learning about food in our 'Food Glorious Food' topic. We had lots of fun making things to eat and drink. We made some smoothies and some jam sandwiches. The children learnt how to follow and write instructions.


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The children listened to the story of Handa's surprise. We explored the different fruits that were in the story, we retold the story and made up our own stories based on Handa's surprise.


We explored farming in this country and we looked at how people farm in Africa. We even planted our own vegetables in our outside garden. We can't wait to see what grows.

In Ladybird Class we have been learning about 'As cold as ice'. The children have been exploring ice. We looked at it and felt it. We drew pictures of it and we even tried to free some of the toys that were stuck in it! The  Foundation Stage children had great fun using warm water to try and free the ice. We even put paint on it. Jessica noticed that the paint was warmer than the ice and it was making the ice melt.


We have been learning about the story 'Lost and found'. The story is about a little penguin who is lost. The children have helped to create a story map and we can now tell the story using actions. The year one children have created their own version of the story. They have made puppets and have told their new version to the Foundation Stage children.


We have all painted pictures of penguins for our role play area. We are now going to learn some facts about penguins.

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