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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. 

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

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.