Ladybirds (Reception)

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Welcome to Ladybirds

 

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Early Years Book List

 

There’s something fishy going on in the Ladybirds

This week the Ladybirds have been learning about sea creatures as part of our Seaside topic. One of the most exciting things was investigating a real fish. The children came up with lots of descriptive language to describe the fish. Jacob said, "it feels soft and...

Dinosaur Museum and Shop opens in the Ladybirds

Following the children's current interests, experiences and understanding around dinosaurs a Dinosaur Museum and Shop has opened up in the Ladybirds classroom. The children are buying and selling tickets to go into the Museum which specialises in fossil hunting....

Wood you believe it? A gift from the National Trust!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Helen McDonald who works for the National Trust as Head Ranger at Gibside. I contacted Helen as I had spotted some fantastic logs being chopped down at Gibside and I thought to myself how much the children would enjoy them in...

Dinosaur Stomp and Dinosaur Roar!

This week we are learning all about dinosaurs. The topic has created lots of excitement and engagement with the children in the Ladybirds. They have been creating and designing dinosaur treasure maps, dinosaur eggs and exploring how to make fossils. They have also...

Minibeast excitement in the Ladybird classroom

Our topic for this week and next is growing and minibeasts. We have been talking about the changes between Winter and Spring, noticing the differences in the environment, for example, new leaves, flowers and animals. We have also noticed a few similarities, especially...

Easter Bunny sighted at Windy Nook!

Reception children caught a glimpse of the Easter bunny this morning. Although Mrs Cole and Mrs Hopkins were looking all the time, they both missed him. They are still wondering why it is that they miss him every year - never mind. The children knew exactly what to do...

Launching the Maths Packs with a Number Dance

The Reception children performed a brilliant number dance for their parents and carers to celebrate the launch of the brand new Reception maths packs. The packs are bursting with exciting resources and information of how to support your child’s achievements in maths....

Creating stories in the Ladybirds

The current focus for writing in Reception is for the children to use their awareness of sounds to write anything they want. To develop the children's understanding of how stories are structured for writing they have been telling their own made up story to an adult....

Gardeners’ world

The sun is out so  the Dragonflies and Ladybirds classes are getting their gardens ready for the first days of spring. They have been planting beans, setting up a pretend Garden Centre in the classrooms, making vegetable superheroes ( if you don't know what one looks...

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