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Spring Term Second Half

The Ladybirds really enjoyed this half-term’s ‘animals’ topic. We particularly liked our Elmer ‘elephant’ and Arctic ‘polar bear’ weeks. We also loved sharing ‘The Great Pet Sale’ and finding out about komodo dragons and platypuses, which we found amazingly interesting!

They Ladybirds made fantastic Mother’s Day and Easter gifts and cards, which were well received.

The Ladybirds have continued to cook their way through the alphabet making delicious chocolate Easter nests, elephant Mother’s Day biscuits and pancakes with our choice of topping to celebrate Pancake Day.

Our contribution to our Easter service was simply wonderful – well done to all of the Ladybirds!

The highlight of this half-term was visiting ‘Ark Farm’ at Greenfield School. We had great fun learning about and petting the different animals: piglets, lambs, goats, a donkey, dogs, a chicken and a duck!   

We enjoyed beginning to learn some Spanish.

Watch this space for more information on what we have been doing in Ladybirds ...  

Spring Term First Half

The Ladybirds really liked finding out about the many and diverse people who help us. We learnt about health care professionals, police officers, fire fighters, vets, dentists, postal workers and so many other wonderful people who help us. We enjoyed many stories, songs and craft activities and we created some fantastic new displays in our classroom!

Finding out about Chinese New Year was great fun. We enjoyed dancing in our fantastic lion costume and sharing a delicious Chinese New Year feast. We made finger-print and tissue paper blossom trees and dancing lions and dragons using paper cups, paints, ribbons and pom poms; and we made lanterns too. We painted numbers in Mandarin, decorated lions and dragons in ICT and made concertina paper dragon puppets, with which we loved playing. We hope that you like our Chinese New Year display as much as we do!

We are continuing to cook our way through the alphabet and have now made eggs and toast / bread soldiers, chocolate and banana muffins, noodles and tomato and cheese pizzas

We had great fun in PE and in dancing with Premier Sport and Premier Performing Arts respectively. The skills we demonstrated are definitely impressive! 

We really enjoyed continuing to learn some French.

Autumn Term Second Half

 

This half-term the Ladybirds have had great fun learning about ‘Fabulous Festivals’ and ‘Terrific Toys’! They enjoyed finding out about Bonfire Night, Poppy Day, Diwali, Eid al Fitr, Chanukah, Birthdays, oh and Christmas of course! 

 

Our work on the Gingerbread Man was super and we now know where lots of towns and cities are in this country and further afield - the Gingerbread Man travelled far and wide!  

 

We have continued to 'cook our way through the alphabet' making gingerbread men and icicle biscuits, (shape) jam tarts and Pudsey Bear biscuits. We hope you are given the occasional taste of the food we bring home with us!    

 

We have produced 'Diwali', 'Gingerbread Man' and 'My Favourite Soft Toy' displays, which all look fantastic!

 

The Ladybirds really enjoyed raising money for Keech Hospice Care with the added bonus of meeting Father Christmas during our ‘Santa Dash’. They later helped to raise money for school funds by making wonderful Christmas decorations, which were sold at our Christmas fair. 

 

The Ladybirds’ Christmas celebrations were fantastic! They worked with the Caterpillars and Butterflies to produce some wonderful performances of our Christmas musical ‘Baubles’. Every performance was magical! The Ladybirds formed a lovely nativity tableau for our school nativity service at St. James' Church. Our fun morning with the Greenfield children when we watched ‘The Wizard of Oz’ pantomime was a real highlight.  

 

We really enjoyed continuing to learn some French. 

Autumn Term First Half

We welcomed seven new Ladybirds in September. There are now eleven lovely Ladybirds! We have all really enjoyed getting to know the new Ladybirds and it has been wonderful to see how well they have settled in. This half-term we have been busy exploring our topics 'Amazing Autumn' and 'Magical Me'. 

We have spent as much time as possible outside and we are so very lucky that we have such a great outdoor environment in which to play and investigate. The Ladybirds have worked hard in our garden and have enjoyed planting bulbs ready for the spring, using our wonderful Percy the Park Keeper hut as a base. Indoors the Ladybirds have enjoyed playing in our doctors' surgery and exploring our fantastic indoor classroom.

The Ladybirds had great fun picking blackberries from our school field, which we used to make apple and blackberry crumble, which was delicious! We are cooking 'through the alphabet' and have also made bread rolls, cracker faces, golden granola and 'hedgehog' biscuits. We hope you are enjoying the food we bring home with us! 

The Ladybirds particularly enjoyed mixing and then finding autumn colours. They collected conkers, acorns and autumn-coloured leaves and really liked making and then flying spinners which replicated the tree 'spinners' they found outside.

You might have noticed the hedgehogs which the Ladybirds made in many ways, using a variety of materials and demonstrating many different skills - they look wonderful!  We have also produced an 'Owl Babies' display and our 'SATPIN' letter displays are dotted around the classroom, all looking amazing!

We loved participating in School Fitness Week with the Caterpillars, Butterflies and Dragonflies (and our teachers too!) 

We have really enjoyed learning some French.