Ladybirds

Hello and welcome to Ladybirds’ Class page, we are a mixed class of years 2, 3 and 4.

Our Class teacher is Sue

The other adults to help us in our class are;
Jenny - Teaching assistant
Dayana – Teaching assistant
Paige – Teaching assistant

In Ladybirds class, we try to remember to do good listening and be kind to our friends. Ladybirds are an enthusiastic class who love learning new things supported with visuals and role play opportunities.
In term 1, our overarching theme is ‘The World Around Me’ where we will be focusing on ‘food and farming’ as our main area of learning.

The children will be learning about different foods we harvest and will also be using some of these food products to cook with. They will learn about the different types of farms and our stories will be linked to farming and food. If your child has visited a farm, it would be lovely to see any photos.

We will have a high focus on phonics and reading, which will be through multisensory learning. The children will have their own individual reading packs and phonics, as well as whole class teaching. We will be promoting reading right across the curriculum, which will include symbols, pictures and words. A story book will be shared with the class each day.

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We will be covering exploratory science, through applying experience, participating in activities to develop knowledge and observational skills using scientific equipment. We will also cover ‘sound’ in science and will be setting up experiments to understand how sound travels.

ICT will be embedded across the curriculum, with an emphasis on online safety.

We will provide a nurturing environment, where social interaction and skills are promoted, through adults modelling, circle time, feelings visuals and opportunities to talk together. Breakfast and snack are very pivotal to develop responsibility (organising and gathering resources) and most importantly, developing communication. All children will be encouraged to participate in these activities.

PSHE is embedded across the day, as well as a separate lesson and this term we will be discussing keeping healthy. In the classroom we have feelings charts, which the children can use when required, as well as giving us a visual reminder.

Play is particularly important to us, as it builds the foundation skills of learning and social development. There will be opportunities to develop their imaginative skills, as a structured play lesson and also in free time, supported and modelled by an adult.

Things to remember:

  • Each Friday EHCP diaries only will be sent home, please return them on Monday.
  • PE is on Thursday, please bring in PE clothes.
  • Please label all items of clothing.
  • If your child has a pair of wellington boots to bring in for days when it is wet or muddy on the playground.
  • Please don’t bring any toys into school.
  • If you feel your child might need spare clothes for any accidents, please put some in their bag.
  • Sun cream (named please) if the weather changes and a hat.