Ladybirds (Reception)

Miss Purser

Ahoy there pirates!

Last week the rain spoiled the fun for Nursery and Reception children, but this week Pirate Day could go ahead. Everyone looked and sounded like a pirate, played like pirates, pulled and pushed like pirates, danced and sang like pirates, parachuted like pirates,...

Transition Week for the new Ladybirds

The new children in the Ladybirds have been having a lovely time getting to know their teachers and exploring the different areas they can choose in. They have found out how to mix colours when painting pictures or building models out of the junk modelling materials....

Early Years Dance for School Games Day

The early years children and staff put on a great dance performance to open the school games for KS1 and KS2. The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone watching and joining in! I think we were able to keep most of the rain away with our super singing of "we're off to...

Happy Eid!

Today we have been learning about Eid, the celebration of ending the Ramadan fast. We looked at pictures of people celebrating Eid from all around the world and we talked about the different ways Muslims celebrate it. We had our own fun by dressing up in our best...

Eid Mubarak

Reception children had a great time today learning about Eid. They looked at photos of the celebration from around the world. They quickly learned about how children can join in with all the fun things; dressing up in your best clothes, eating delicious food with...

Pirate Ship Ahoy! Science Fayre for Dragonflies and Ladybirds

Children in the Dragonflies and Ladybirds all had fun on Wednesday. The had been planning and making their own boats. Mams, dads and special people could come to watch a scientific test of the boats. The boats were 'tested to destruction' by putting pirates on...

Floating and Boating in the Ladybirds

The children have been so excited to make their boats for Science day that they have even been making boats independently in the creative area. These have been their practise boats and they have been testing them in the water tray outside. This has opened up lots of...

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...

Ladybirds have an exciting day at the Museum

Last Friday we had a brilliant time visiting the Great North Museum: Hancock. We put on our palaeontologist hats and began investigating different dinosaur bones and fossils. Our favourite one was the fossilized dinosaur poo!     We then investigated further, looking...

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