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Class Teachers for Ladybird Class:

Mrs A Briggs

Mrs L Lambert

 

Teaching Assistant for Ladybird Class:

Miss S Hazelgrove

This Week’s Learning – 22.2.2021 

 

Our topic this half term is ‘What’s Growing?’ This week we linked our learning to the book ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ The children in nursery and at home have had great fun looking at our favourite vegetables! In class, the children showed lots of skills whilst chopping fruits and vegetables. The children really enjoyed it and learnt about using tools safely. We are hoping that they can share their skills with you at home!! We have also been drawing vegetables and retelling the story in the small world. 

In Maths, we have been looking at money and the language associated with it! The children have enjoyed matching the coins, making coin rubbings, using the magnets in the sand to pick up coins and beginning to look at objects with prices on. 

We also continued our phonic lessons by learning the sound m and have started our Funky finger Friday! 

 

  Next week’s Learning – 

wb: 1/3/2020 

 

The book that we will be linking our learning to next week is Jasper’s Beanstalk. We will be looking carefully at plants, planting seeds and hopefully our potatoes, retelling the story and looking at how our beans are growing! 

In Maths we will be continuing with money! We will be looking at coins and their values, thinking about what we use money for and looking at paying for items in a shop! We will also be introducing the sound a in phonics and a new activity for Funky Fingers Friday!  

 

Class teacher awards – 26.2.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

 

Mia and Ellie 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 22.2.2021

 

 

We wanted to say a big thank you for all your continued support with remote learning, weekend challenges or supporting your child if they are attending Nursery. We know that this continues to be a difficult and unusual time for everyone.  

 

Just a reminder that we are continuing to ask that every pupil hand in one piece of work each day so that we have a record of attendance for pupils learning at home. This is being monitored by the senior Leadership team so that the school is aware of attendance.  

 

It is World Book Day on Thursday 4th March and although we won't all be in school to celebrate it, there will be some activities sent to you. The children will receive their world book day voucher when they return to school! Happy reading! 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 8.2.2021

 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales’ 

This week we linked our play to the book Jack and the Beanstalk. This week all the children in Nursery and at home have been working so hard! There have been some fantastic beanstalks built, retelling of the story, using our bodies to make sounds and separating small groups of objects and counting the total! 

It was also fantastic to see the snow even though it was very cold! I know that the children in Nursery and at home enjoyed investigating water and ice and playing in the snow! 

  

  Next half term’s Learning – 

wb: 22/2/2020 

 

 

 Next half term our topic is called What’s Growing? The nursery team are really looking forward to this topic and we will be developing our garden area so that we can grow plants and vegetables. The first book that we will be linking our learning to is Oliver’s Vegetables. We will be thinking about our favourite vegetables, helping to prepare and chop a fruit or vegetable and planting seeds. In Maths we are going to be introducing money! We will be looking at coins and their values, thinking about what we use money for and looking at paying for items in a shop! We will also be introducing the sound m in phonics and Funky Fingers Friday!  

 

Class teacher awards – 12.2.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

 

Teddy and George

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 8.2.2021 

 

We wanted to say a big thank you for all your support with remote learning, weekend challenges or supporting your child if they are attending Nursery. We know that this continues to be a difficult and unusual time for everyone.  

 

Just a reminder that when we return after half term, we are continuing to ask that every pupil hand in one piece of work each day so that we have a record of attendance for pupils learning at home. This is being monitored by the senior Leadership team so that the school is aware of attendance.  

 

Finally, Miss Hazelgrove is going on maternity leave from today. We are sure that you will want to join us in sending our best wishes and we will let you know when any news is announced!  

 

We hope you have a great half term, and we look forward to seeing you back either in Nursery or remotely on 22nd February. 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 1.2.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales’ 

This week we linked our play to the book The 3 Little Pigs. This week all the children in Nursery and at home have been working so hard! There have been fantastic cutting skills, lots of rhyming word activities and balancing on one foot in P.E.  

We have also been impressed with everyone’s continued shape work this week. Ladybirds have been making shape pictures, thinking about shape patterns and sorting everyday shapes! Great work everyone.  

  

  Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 8/2/2020 

 

 The book that we will be linking our learning to next week is Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be retelling the story and thinking about the characters and events, building beanstalks out of various materials and looking out at our natural environment. We will also be continuing to practice putting on our coats, jumpers and other clothing with very little help! In Maths we are going to be separating a group of objects in different ways and then counting them to see how many we have altogether.  

 

Class teacher awards – 5.2.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

 

Elianna and Tiarna-Rose 

 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 1.2.2021

 

 

Just a reminder that we are asking that every pupil hand in one piece of work each day so that we have a record of attendance for pupils learning at home. This is being monitored by the senior Leadership team so that the school is aware of attendance. We have highlighted on the timetable and remote learning planning in green what we would like you to upload to Tapestry each day – but we love seeing all your photographs and videos, so 1 a day is just the minimum! 

 

Please remember that we are live on Tapestry between 1-2pm every day and checking the emails regularly to support with any concerns and help that is required. 

 

Sutton Libraries are running a Chinese New Year Zoolab event on 11th February. This year is the year of the Ox! Families can register for this by clicking the link below. Would be great to get any feedback about the event. 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-new-year-with-zoolab-tickets-138273982203?aff= 

 

We wanted to extend our thanks to all parents for your support whether your children are in Nursery or Remote Learning. 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! The baking challenge was very successful last weekend and there were some delicious dishes made! Well done! Remember to look out for this weekend's challenge! 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 25.1.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales’ 

This week we linked our play to the book The 3 Billy Goats Gruff. This week all the children in Nursery and at home have been working so hard! There have been some fantastic bridges built for the goats, lots of nursery rhyme singing and thinking about how we care for animals and pets! 

We have also been impressed with everyone’s shape work this week. This has involved a shape hunt, shape pictures and building with shapes! Amazing work Ladybirds! 

  

  Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 1/2/2020 

 

 

 The book that we will be linking our learning to next week is The 3 Little Pigs. We will be retelling the story and building houses for the pigs with various materials. We will also be writing in mud and thinking about rhyming words! In Maths we are going to be continuing looking at shapes! 

 

Class teacher awards – 29.1.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

Maelie and Roen 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 25.1.2021 

 

Just a reminder that we are asking that every pupil hand in one piece of work each day so that we have a record of attendance for pupils learning at home. This is being monitored by the senior Leadership team so that the school is aware of attendance. We have highlighted on the timetable and remote learning planning in green what we would like you to upload to Tapestry each day – but we love seeing all your photographs and videos, so 1 a day is just the minimum! 

 

Please remember that we are live on Tapestry between 1-2pm every day and checking the emails regularly to support with any concerns and help that is required. 

 

Sutton Libraries have a Facebook page where they are sharing stories and rhyme time sessions. They also give up to date information about how you can order and collect books for your child or for yourself! This is a great resource for all particularly during this current lockdown. Please find a link below which we hope you will find very useful! 

 

https://www.facebook.com/suttonlibrarieslondon/

 

We wanted to extend our thanks to all parents for your support whether your children are in Nursery or Remote Learning. 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! Remember to look out for our weekend challenge! 

This Week’s Learning – 18.1.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales’ 

This week we linked our play to the book Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This week has been very different as Nursery has been closed but you have all been working so hard at home on the activities and pre – recorded lessons! There has been a great deal of good pencil and cutting skills, writing mummy bears shopping list and setting goals for ourselves. 

We have also been impressed with everyone’s number work this week. There has been fantastic counting of everything in your houses! We know that the counting to 10 and making your voices get louder and louder was enjoyed by lots of you!  Brilliant work all round Ladybirds! 

  

  Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 25/1/2020 

 

 

 The book that we will be linking our learning to next week is The 3 Billy Goats Gruff. We will be retelling the story and building bridges for the goats with various materials. In maths we are going to be looking at shapes, building with shapes and going on a shape hunt! We will also be thinking about how we look after our pets and other living things and thinking about using kind words. 

 

Class teacher awards – 22.1.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

 

Frankie and Janel Miley 

 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 18.1.2021 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support during these unusual times. We have loved seeing all the photographs and videos of the children working at home so please continue to post them on Tapestry. 

 

Just a reminder that we are asking that every pupil hand in one piece of work each day so that we have a record of attendance for pupils learning at home.  In nursery, we have highlighted on the timetable and remote learning planning in green what we would like you to upload to Tapestry each day – but we love seeing all your 

 Photographs and videos so 1 a day is just the minimum! 

 

Please remember that we are live on Tapestry between 1-2pm every day and checking the emails regularly to support with any concerns and help that is required. 

 

Sutton Libraries have a Facebook page where they are sharing stories and rhyme time sessions. They also give up to date information about how you can order and collect books for your child or for yourself! This is a great resource for all particularly during this current lockdown. Please find a link below which we hope you will find very useful! 

 

https://www.facebook.com/suttonlibrarieslondon/

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! Remember to look out for our weekend challenge! 

This Week’s Learning – 14.1.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales’ 

This week we linked our play to the book The Little Red Riding Hood. We know that not all children are in school, but we have loved seeing all the activities that they have been involved in! 

The children in school and at home have been working hard on their fine motor skills. It has been fantastic to see the effort our Ladybird friends have been making to write their name, make marks and writing numbers! Keep up the amazing work! 

We have also been impressed with everyone’s number work this week. In class the children have been writing numbers in sand and on whiteboards and counting fruit into a basket for Little Red Riding Hood! At home the children have been going on number hunts and writing the numbers down! Brilliant work all round Ladybirds! 

  

   

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 18/1/2020 

 

 

 The book that we will be linking our learning to next week is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be continuing with developing our fine motor skills, counting many different types of objects and using oats like the Three Bears! Our pre-recorded lessons this week include matching sounds to pictures, counting, music, P.E and of course the daily stories. 

 

Class teacher awards – 15.1.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

 

Tallulah-Rose and Robyn 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 15.1.2021 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support during these unusual times. We have loved seeing all the photographs and videos of the children working at home so please continue to post them on Tapestry. 

 

Mrs Schalkwyk emailed a letter to you all this week about attendance for remote learning.  She asked that every pupil hand in one piece of work each day so that we have a record of attendance for pupils learning at home.  In nursery, we have highlighted on the timetable and remote learning planning what we would like you to upload to Tapestry each day – but we love seeing all your 

 Photographs and videos so 1 a day is just the minimum! 

 

Please remember that we are live on Tapestry between 9-10 am and 1-2pm every day and checking the emails regularly to support with any concerns and help that is required. 

 

The link below is for a lockdown course aimed for children aged 5 and above so sadly not for Ladybird Class but might be of use to any families with older children. 

 https://mailchi.mp/4467617fc439/lockdown-support-course 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! Remember to look out for our weekend challenge! 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 7.1.2021 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales’ 

This week we linked our play to the book The Gingerbread Man! We know that not all children are in school, but we have loved seeing all the activities that they have been involved in! 

The children in school and at home have been working hard on their colouring in skills – this is an important skill that develops fine motor control and concentration, so it has been fantastic to see the effort our Ladybird friends have been making! 

We have also been impressed with everyone’s counting skills this week.  In class the children have been counting out cubes, bears and pom poms while at home you have been counting out your toys!  Brilliant work all round Ladybirds! 

However, I think the highlight of the week was when The Gingerbread Man visited our Nursery! He looked like he had a great time!  

   

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 11/1/2020 

 

 

 The book that we will be linking our learning to next week is ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We will be retelling the story, drawing flowers for Grandma, making marks to represent numbers, counting cakes into a basket and practicing using scissors to cut lines on paper! Look out for our pre-recorded lessons this week which include Write Dance and counting the beats on a drum and of course the daily stories. 

 

Class teacher awards – 8.1.2021 

 

Each week we choose two children that have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will either be sent home with a special certificate or we will email it to you. 

 

This week we have chosen  

 

Bobby and Molly 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 8.1.2021 

 

 

Firstly, the Nursery team would like to say a huge thank you for all the cards, gifts and Christmas messages that we received. We hope you all managed to have a good holiday in these difficult times. 

 

Secondly, we understand that this is quite different for all the children whether they are back at Nursery or working at home on the Remote Learning. It is certainly different for the team too and we are just about getting used to having to record ourselves!! We have loved seeing all the photographs and videos of the children working at home so please continue to post them on Tapestry or send to ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com and we will post them to Tapestry for you. 

 

Finally, remember that we are live on Tapestry between 9-10 am and 1-2pm every day and we are checking the emails regularly to support with any concerns and help that is required.  

 

We hope you have a great weekend, and the weather will allow for us all to get outside at some point! 

 

This Week’s Learning – 14.12.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the books ‘Socks for Santa’ by Adam Guillian. The children enjoyed being creative in the playdough and creative area and Santa’s workshop has been in full swing! There has been a flurry of present wrapping and card writing! We have also been sorting and washing Santa’s socks! 

   

Our Learning – 

wb: 4/1/2020 

 

 

Our topic next term is ‘Fairytales’ The first book that we will be linking our learning to is ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will be using gingerbread playdough, building bridges for the Gingerbread man, going on a gingerbread man number hunt and retelling the story in the small world! 

 

 

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 14.12.2020 

 

 

 

Please find below the link to the EYFS Christmas performance. We know that this year has been a little different but hope you enjoy it!  You can also watch this on our ‘Gallery’ page 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4wseGVOINU

 

 

As a bonus treat, the staff recorded a Christmas song! Sadly, the nursery team couldn't be there, but I am sure you will recognise some familiar faces!  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoIprTba0Ys

 

 

 

We can’t believe that we are already at the end of Autumn term. We hope the children have had as much fun as we have. We have certainly seen the children developing individually in many ways and want to thank you all for your continued support. Also, a big thank you for all the cards and gifts we have received. We hope you have a lovely Christmas holidays – not sure restful and peaceful would be the right words!!! We look forward to seeing you all in the 2021! 

This Week’s Learning – 7.12.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the books ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth and ‘One Snowy Night’ by M. Christina Butler. The children really loved these books and they enjoyed naming the woodland animals! There were lots of snowy activities which included snow slime, snow and artic animals in the water tray and making marks to represent numbers in snow! 

  In the message centre, the children have been excited to get messages from Percy the park keeper and the animals! They have been lots of children replying to their messages too! 

 Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 14/12/2020

 

 

 

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘Socks for Santa’ by Adam Guillian. We will be using our problem-solving skills to sort Santa's socks and his presents, using the playdough and loose parts to decorate Christmas trees, investigating wind-up toys and writing messages to Santa!  

 

  

Class Teacher Awards – 11.12.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Freddie and Joey 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 7.12.2020 

 

 

On Thursday, the class will be having a Christmas party. The children can come dressed in their party clothes. This year we will not be asking for any food donations.  

 

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for photographs of the environment and the activities the children will be exploring!  https://instagram.com/eyfsladybirds  

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend – Please continue to share your photos of your Christmas trees or decorations. 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 30.11.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the books ‘The Gruffalo and ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson. The children really loved these books and they enjoyed joining in with the repeated phrases. They had a great time experimenting with Gruffalo crumble, (oats!), and scrambled snake! We also continued to explore woodland animals in the playdough and small world area! 

  In the maths area, the children have loved looking at shapes and finding different shapes in the environment! We have been printing with shapes and using them in the construction area! 

 

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 7/12/2020 

 

 

Next week, we will be looking at two different stories with the same title! The books are called ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth and ‘One Snowy Night’ by M. Christina Butler. We will be creating and painting snowflakes, representing numbers in snow and reading and writing messages from the animals! There will be lots of fake snow and if we are lucky we may see the real thing! 

 

  

Class Teacher Awards – 4.12.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Lucy and Frankie 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 30.11.2020  

 

 

If your child wants to send Christmas cards to children in the Nursery, then they need to be clearly labelled and posted in our class post box by next Friday at the latest. Due to Covid –19, the cards will be left in the post box until Thursday 17th!  

 

Friday 11th December is Christmas Jumper Day! Children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper or an accessory for a donation of £1. The money goes to the charity Save the Children. 

 

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for photographs of the environment and the activities the children will be exploring!  https://instagram.com/eyfsladybirds  

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend – Please continue to share your photos of your Christmas trees or decorations. We would love to see them! 

This Week’s Learning – 23.11.2020

 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘The very helpful Hedgehog’ by Rosie Wellesley. The children really loved this book and we talked about the message behind the book. They had a great time making hedgehogs with spikes and reading and writing messages to and from the hedgehog. We really enjoyed talking about hibernation and looking closely at decaying fruit! We also started to explore woodland animals and autumnal natural resources! 

  In the maths area, the children have really impressed us with their counting and comparing groups. Dice games have also been very popular this week!  

 

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 30/11/2020 

 

 

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson. We will be continuing to explore woodland animals, looking at shapes in the environment, going on a Gruffalo number hunt and writing secret messages to the Gruffalo!  

 

  

Class Teacher Awards – 27.11.2020

 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Mia and Janel Miley 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 23.11.2020  

 

The nursery team are continually changing and updating the environment and resources to meet the children’s needs. We are currently trying to bring ‘real’ objects into the children’s play. This includes metal teapots, pots and pans and wooden objects. If you come across any of these objects that you don’t need any more then we would be very grateful to receive them! 

 

 Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for photographs of the environment and the activities the children will be exploring!  https://instagram.com/eyfsladybirds  

 

Friday 4th December is Music Mufti Day – we can come to school in black and white mufti, to represent the keys on a piano!  Please bring £1 in on the day – all money will go to more exciting musical opportunities for the children. 

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend – if you are putting your Christmas tree up this weekend please share photographs with us on Tapestry! 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 16.11.2020 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. The children absolutely loved this book and there was a great deal of role playing in the nursery garden which was so lovely to see! They also enjoyed joining in with the repeating phrases and making the noises whilst walking in the mud! Please share this video of the story with your children. 

The children found the number hunt very exciting and took on the challenge of finding the bears, often using binoculars, and reading or writing down some of the numbers!  

They have also really enjoyed finding secret messages from the bear and making their own marks to reply to the bear! Don't forget to check your child's bag to see if they received a message from the bear! 

We have been really impressed with how well the children are trying to put on their coats independently and helping others that need a bit of help with getting their other arm in! Keep up the fantastic work Ladybirds! 

 

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 23/11/2020 

 

 

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog’ by Rosie Wellesley. We will be exploring hedgehogs, autumnal natural resources such as leaves and also looking at fruit!  

 

  

Class Teacher Awards – 20.11.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Carter and Logan! 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 16.11.2020  

 

We are really excited to share our new Instagram account with you today!  Mrs Lambert and Mrs Briggs have set this up to share with other schools and practitioners the exciting activities we plan every day for your children! However, we would also like to share this with you too – it will give you another insight into what the children get up to! This account will only have photographs of the setting and the activities – no photographs of your children will ever be shared on this. 

If you would like to follow us, please click the link https://instagram.com/eyfsladybirds  

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

We hope you have a great weekend! 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 9.11.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘Farmer Duck’ by Martin Wadell. The children enjoyed the book and we talked about the farmer being very lazy! They also enjoyed the repeating phrase and it was great to hear the children respond when we said ‘How goes the work?’ Please share this video of the story with your children and maybe ask them ‘How goes the work!’ 

We have continued to enjoy the farm animal play this week! This has involved scooping corn into diggers, using hay paintbrushes to paint with, building homes with lego for the animals and printing with corn! 

 We have also really enjoyed using the maths area inside and outside the classroom. We have been counting farm animals into pens, hooking ducks and looking at the numbers on them and filling cups with a specific number of spoons of sand! 

We have been really impressed with how well the children are sharing and helping their friends in the Nursery. It has been lovely to see!  

 

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 16/11/2020 

 

 

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We will be going on a number hunt using binoculars, re-enacting the story in small groups and exploring lots of different textures as they did in the story! 

 

  

Class Teacher Awards – 13.11.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

Eric and Maelie! 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 9.11.2020

 

 

We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed.  

If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.   

 

 

Please can we ask you to supply a small pack of tissues for your child - now the weather has changed we are getting lots of running noses, we would like to help the children develop independence so having a small pack of tissues in their bag will really support this! 

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

We hope you have a great weekend! 

This Week’s Learning – 2.11.2020 

Our topic this term is ‘Animal Habitats’ 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘A squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson. The children enjoyed the book and we talked about the message behind it of sometimes being thankful for what you have rather than wanting more. Please share this video of the story with your children. You can find it at the bottom of this weeks blog.

 

 

We have loved all of the farm animal play this week! We have been cleaning the muddy animals, using animals and natural resources in playdough and painting with feathers! 

 We have also really enjoyed using the message centre this week and have been making marks in oats and mud and also finding secret messages! 

In Maths this week we have been looking at positional language. We enjoyed putting the bears on top of boxes, underneath cups, behind a chair and next to each other!  

We have also loved making and exploring using all of the resources in the Loose Parts area. The children have been encouraged to record their work through photographs so we can share what they have made! We think we have some budding photographers! 

 

Next Week’s Learning – 

wb: 9/11/2020 

 

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘Farmer Duck’ by Martin Waddell and continuing with our farm theme. We will also be thinking about our favourite foods and why we like them! 

We will also be introducing ‘Big Talk’. Every week we will select a picture for the children to talk about what they can see in the picture during circle time. This will be sent home as a memo on Tapestry after our session on Monday and it would be fantastic if you can ask your child what they can you tell you about the picture. 

In our Maths areas we will be counting how many different animals we have, using nets to catch numbered ducks and rolling dice and counting the dots! 

  

Class Teacher Awards – 6.11.2020 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

Bobby and Nigarish 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

Messages for Parents – wb: 2.11.2020 

If anyone has any kitchen roll or wrapping paper tubes then please can you give them to us at the gate. We will be using them in the next couple of weeks. 

 

Please can we ask you to supply a small pack of tissues for your child - now the weather has changed we are getting lots of running noses, we would like to help the children develop independence so having a small pack of tissues in their bag will really support this! 

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 19.10.2020

 

Our topic this was term is ‘All About Me’

 

This week we linked our play to all of our favourite toys in nursery!

The children had the Barbie dolls and the baby dolls out – they enjoyed clothing and feeding them!

We had lots of washing up to do in class too – this is one of their favourite things to help with in the classroom!  The children especially enjoyed cleaning the carpet time spots!  They gave them a good scrub in the water tray and then hung them up to dry!  

To link with Autumn this week, we had pumpkins to explore.  At the beginning of the week, we hammered golf tees into the pumpkins and explored how hard they were.  Then later in the week we scooped out the seeds and the flesh to give to the birds and squirrels in our nursery garden.  We hope they enjoy them!

In Maths this week we have been counting different objects.  We have been practising our counting every day when we see what number the day is, so this week it was great to put our counting skills into action! 

 

 

Next Half Term’s Learning – wc 2.11.2020

Next half term we start our new topic – Animals habitats.  We start this topic by looking at the book ‘ A Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson.

We will use this book to explore animals who live on a farm.  We will look at the different types of animals who live there and the people who look after them on the farm.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.10.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Joey and Teddy!

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Messages for Parents – wc 19.10.2020

We have had a wonderful 1st half term in Nursery and are so impressed with the progress the children are making.  They are growing in confidence every day and we love to see all of their smiling faces when they arrive at school each day!

We hope that everyone has a wonderful half term and a well-deserved break!  We would love to see your photographs of what you get up to over the break and we know the children will love to share them with their friends when they return.  Please can we ask you to upload at least 1 photograph over the break so the children have something to share when they return to school on Tuesday 3rd November.  

As always, if you have any questions, please just drop us an email - ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

See you next half term!

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 12.10.2020

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

 

 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘Elmer’ by David McKee

The children enjoyed the book but we also had lots of different Elmer books to share with them during the week – Elmer’s Weather, Elmer and Rose etc!  They loved Elmer, especially because he liked to play tricks on his friends and he was always making everyone laugh! 

We had lots of colour themed activities this week – painting natural resources with a rainbow of colours, threading with colourful pipe cleaners, sensory exploration with coloured water beads etc!  Please take a peek at our gallery for photographs of some of the activities

In Maths this week we have been counting out colourful objects up to 10.  We were working on touching each object as we counted them.   

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wc 19.10.2020

Next week, we have chosen to base the week on our favourite toys!  We talked to the children about the type of toys they love to play with and we will have lots of activities based around these!   

In our Small World area we will have lots of Barbie dolls – we have a wide selection of dolls including dolls of difference race and gender.  The children will be dressing the dolls and creating their own stories around them.

 

Outside, we are going to become builders!  We have bricks and ‘cement’ and we are going to build houses and roads! 

 

In the water trays we are going to clean the toys!  The children love sponges and soapy waters – so we are going to get all our toys nice and clean ready for the half term break!

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.10.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Tallulah-Rose and Elianna!

 

Well done to you both!

However, we ran out of time on Friday to let them know so don’t spoil the surprise – we will hand out the certificates on Monday!

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wc 19.10.2020

 

 

If you would like to have a Parent Evening Phonecall next week, please sign up for a 10 minute slot using Arbor.  The reports will be sent home on Monday and if you have any questions about what we have written then please just drop us an email - ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com - or speak to us during parent evening.  However, the children are amazing in Ladybird Class are we are so proud of each and every one of them – well done to them all!

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, we will see you next week for our last week before the half term break!

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 9.10.2020 

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’ 

 

 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘This is our house’ by Michael Rosen 

The children enjoyed the book and understood the message behind it – that it is always kind to include everyone, no matter of their gender, appearance, hair colour, favourite toys etc!  We then shared photographs of our families and talked about the people in our family – the children loved this and really enjoyed sharing their families with their Ladybird friends. 

 We also enjoyed completing lots of household chores!  We absolutely loved doing the washing up and made sure all of the cups and plates were gleaming clean.  We did the washing, wrote out shopping lists and swept the kitchen – we were very good helpers!  

In Maths this week we have been looking at different shapes.  We grouped shapes together, matched the pairs and talked about the sizes of shapes.  We even made up a shape hunt by hiding the shapes around the garden!  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.2020 

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘Elmer’ by David McKee.  We will use the book to look at similarities and differences between ourselves, our families and our friends.    

 

We will be decorating elephant biscuits in different colours just like Elmer!  We will be creating lots of colourful paintings, drawings and models for Elmer week!   

For iPad time we will be taking photographs of our favourite activities around the classroom. 

In our Maths areas we will be counting to 10 with lots of different colourful objects.   

 

Class Teacher Awards – 2.10.2020 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Roen and Tiarna-Rose 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb 12.10.2020 

  

Please can we remind everyone to ensure you have spare clothing in your child’s bag.  Toilet accidents of happen at this age because the children start to become really engrossed in their learning activities – so do not worry if your previously dry child has a few accidents while they are adjusting to the new environment.  Also, the children often engage in messy play – we provide painting aprons but children always seem to get the part not covered!  Our class this year are a huge fans of the mud kitchen – so much amazing learning happens here but is it a messy task!  Please pop in some spare clothes in their bag so we can keep them warm and dry once they have finished playing! 

 

It has been fantastic to see photographs uploaded on to Tapestry from home!  We allocate time each week for the children to share these with their friends. Don’t worry if they don’t get added to or commented on immediately, we will add them to their journals once the child has shared it in class!  If you haven’t yet added your family photo or home photographs to Tapestry yet, please feel free to do this and we will share with the children during the week!    We also put reminders on Tapestry so please check your emails to see if you have been sent a memo from us!   

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

This week we linked our play to the books ‘That’s Not My…’

 

The children enjoyed the different books and were always keen to feel the different textures in the books.  This prompted lots of great discussions about texture and lots of new words!

We also had our first PE lesson today!  We loved running around in the huge hall!  We had to move like different animals in the hall; run like a tiger, jump like a kangaroo, stomp like an elephant etc – we were are brilliant at this!

We also enjoyed lots of mark making and used lots of different materials to draw in – shaving foam, fairy dust and sand for example!  Please have a look on the Gallery for photos!

 

In Maths this week we have been counting different objects.  We found lots of counters, stones, people, cars etc and we counted how many we had!

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 5.10.2020

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘This is our house’ by Michael Rosen.  We will use the book to look at different houses, similarities between ourselves and others and also we will discuss the feeling of ‘belonging’.   

 

We’ve added some new items to our home corner for this week – we will be doing the washing and the cooking for our family and talk about who helps with these tasks at home.   

In our playdough area we have added muffin trays, cake cases and scented playdough and we will be talking about cooking at home and what foods we like to eat!

In our Maths areas we will be looking at shapes.  We will be talking about the sizes of different shapes and then start to describe the properties of shapes – straight sides, curved sides, pointy corners etc.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 2.10.2020

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

This week we have chosen…

 

Lucy and Molly!

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb 5.10.2020

Please can we remind you to ensure you have signed up for free milk on the website www.coolmilk.com . We have a big group of children who are asking for milk each day but have not yet been signed up. 

 

We had our first PE session today and everyone loved it!   Please can I remind you to send your child in wearing joggers/leggings and trainers on PE days.  We also put reminders on Tapestry so please check your emails to see if you have been sent a memo from us! 

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.2020 

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’ 

This week we linked our play to the book ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julie Donaldson. 

 

The children loved the book and enjoyed seeing all the different jungle animals in the story.  The book prompted a great discussion about what a butterfly’s babies look like!  We then had lots of chats about what our Mummies and Daddies look like – do we have the same hair colour, eye colour, skin colour etc.   

 

The children have really enjoyed all of the activities again this week but one of the most popular one was the butterfly painting!  They loved choosing their colours and textures to decorate their butterflies with.  Leaf cutting was a hit this week too!  We collected leaves from around the garden and hole punched them, cut them with scissors and glued them to our pages – it was clearly great fun! 

 

In Maths this week we have been asking the children to count out amounts for us – “can you give me 3 tigers…”  this has been really interesting and it would be great if you could continue this at home!  Ask them to give you 2 teddies or get 4 spoons etc.   

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.2020 

Next week, we will be looking at the books ‘That’s Not My…’ we will start the week with the books linked to toys and then move on to the books linked to pets and animals.   

 

We will be looking at the different textures and words to describe what something feels like.  We will be washing our toys with different sponges and scourers and we will be investigating different materials like sandpaper, bubble wrap, felt and foam.   

  

 

Class Teacher Awards – 25.09.2020 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

 

This week we have chosen… 

 

Janel Miley and Frankie! 

 

Well done to you both! 

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb 28.09.2020 

Individual Photographs!  Reminder that this Thursday (1st October) is photograph day.  Please ensure your child is in full uniform as we will be having our school photographs taken! 

 

Please can we remind you to check Tapestry regularly.  We add at least 2 photographs each week to show you the amazing things you child has been up to during school but we also use the Memos and Documents on Tapestry to share important information with you! 

 

The children will receive their free fruit or vegetables during each session; this week we have had apples, pears, bananas and carrots!  However, if you know your child likes specific fruit, please feel free to send them with their own snack.  Please remember only fresh fruit or veggies are eaten at snack time – no dried fruit, fruit roll ups or cereal bars please.  

 

 

A reminder that if you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This will be checked every morning before the children come into class. The email address is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

This week we linked our play to the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs go to School’ by Ian Whybrow.

 

This story promoted lots of discussions around feelings – Harry was nervous and excited to go to his new school.  The children were able to talk about how they felt starting Ladybirds in September or coming back to Ladybirds after the summer break.

 

The children have loved all the dinosaur play this week!  We have been washing the dirty dinosaurs, making dinosaur prints with paint, saltdough and playdough.  The children especially enjoyed the creative area this week – we were sticking with pasta, sequins and cotton balls!

 

In Maths this week we have continue to introduce numbers to the class.  Each day we have been counting how many of our friends are here, singing counting songs and counting all the different resources around the classroom! 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.2020

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson.

We have included the YouTube link at the bottom of this block.

 

We will be looking at the different animals Monkey sees as he is looking for his Mummy, looking at describing people and drawing our own families and we will be talking about animals we might see in the jungle.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.09.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Rosie and Harlem!

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb 21.09.2020

Our fruit and vegetables delivery have returned! You now no longer need to supply your child with their own snack as they will receive free fruit or vegetables during each session.

 

Lots of the children are asking for milk each day when they see their friends having milk.  Please sign up for free school milk if you would like your child to have this.

https://www.coolmilk.com/

Once you have signed up, please let us know – it takes 14 days for the account to be opened and us to receive the milk, so if we know you have signed up we can often still give your child milk if we have enough spare!

 

Reading books were sent home this week on.  These will be changed every Wednesday so please ensure it is in the book bag on a Wednesday.  We will always post a photo of the book on Tapestry and you can then use the comment section on that photograph to let us know how they got on with the book – and to make suggestions for a new book if you would like!

If you need to contact us for any reason and we can’t chat at the gate, please email us on the class email address.  This is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 7.09.2020

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

This week we linked our play to the book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.

 

The children have really enjoyed the story and are already joining in with the repeated phrased! 

 

We have had great fun this week at the playdough table.  Have been making playdough owls with googly eyes, feathers, lavender and mini sticks – it was very popular!

 

In Maths this week we have introduced numbers to the class.  Each day we have been counting how many children are present, we have been singing counting songs and using our Maths areas to count many different objects.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.2020

Next week, we will be looking at the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs go to School’ by Ian Whybrow.

We have included the YouTube link at the bottom of this block.

 

We will be looking at Harry’s bucket of dinosaurs, making dinosaur prints, making our own dinosaurs out of playdough and exploring where dinosaurs might like to live!  We know we have lots of dinosaur fans in Ladybird Class so we are really looking forward to sharing our ideas with you all!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 10.09.2020

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Freddie and Robyn!

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb 14.09.2020

Our fruit and vegetables delivery have returned! You now no longer need to supply your child with their own snack as they will receive free fruit or vegetables during each session.

 

Please can we remind you to ensure you have logged onto your Tapestry account and can see the lovely photographs we have posted of how well your child has settled in.

If there are an issues with logging into Tapestry, please email us on the class email address.  This is ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School - Give Us a Story!

It can be very scary, even for a Stegosaurus... How will Harry and his dinosaurs fare on their first day at school?

 

 

 

Welcome to Nursery - 4.09.2020

Welcome Ladybirds! 

We hope you had a lovely summer and enjoyed the lovely warm weather! 

We are really excited to welcome our new Ladybird friends and to welcome back our old Ladybirds! 

 

Your drop off time is between 8.35am and 8:45am, come through the Rushy Meadow Lane gate and we will then greet you at the Nursery gate. 

You can drop off all of your children to Ladybird Class if their older brothers or sisters start at a later time - they will then go through our classroom and make their way to their own class, hopefully you will find this really helpful!

 The end of the session is at 11.35am - collect from the Nursery gate where you dropped off. 

  

Your child will need to bring a bag/book bag with their fresh fruit snack and named water bottle.  They will get their first story book to take home and should bring the books back each Wednesday to change.   

 

We would like to remind you to check you can access your Tapestry account, we will be taking photographs of how your child has settled and share them with you daily on Tapestry – we know you will love to see this! 

 

Our topic for this term is ‘All About Me’ – please check the blog each week for further information. 

We will start  with the story ‘Owl Babies’ next week - please can we ask you to send us a photograph of your family for the children to share with their new friends (you can email it to us, upload it to Tapestry or you can bring in a printed copy!) 

 

We look forward to seeing you next week, 

from the Nursery Ladybird Team.


Ladybird Class Virtual Tour

Take a walk around the Nursery Classroom....

Have a peek around Ladybird Classroom!

We have created a short clip to share with your Ladybird child, hopefully it will help them to settle on their first week if see some of the lovely activites they could do at nursery.

Welcome to Ladybird Class!

Hello Ladybird Class! We are looking forward to playing and learning with you in Ladybird Class in September!

Guidance for September 2020 School Opening

 

If you need to contact us

 

We are looking forward to seeing our new starters on our Stay and Play session on Wednesday 19th August.  However, if you have any questions or concerns we have a class email address: ladybirdclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com - just please be aware this will not be regularly monitored during the school holidays.

Next Week's Learning 20.7.20

 

 

 

 

It is almost unbelievable that we have come to the end of the school year!

We chose to have a theme of 'summer holidays' for our final week - and into the summer holidays if you would like!

You can download the weekly planning for both in class and home learning on our Home Learning page.  This page will also have the Homework for the week. 

 

Topic: The seaside - what will we see, what might we do?

PSHE: How to keep ourselves safe

Maths: counting to 10 and beyond!

PE: Athletics

 

Remember, you can contact us on our school email address: ladybirdclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

Have a wonderful summer break everyone - stay safe

 

 

This Week's Learning 29.6.20

 

 

 

This week we read the book Mr Gumpy's Outing. This book was fantastic for introducing new vocabulary - bleat, squabble etc. The children made reasoned attempts at working out the new words. We were also very impressed with their ability to recall the story in order - even remembering what Mr Gumpy said to each animal!

 

Mrs W created some lovely creative activities linked to the animals in the story! The children loved making the funny sheep and painting the pigs with mud!

 

 

We had some lovely messy play this week! We are really enjoying the foaming soap in our water tray - it's a great way to encourage regularly handwashing too! We also had lots of water beads in our Tuff Spots this week - the children loved the feel of them and were very inventive in how they collected them up! Water play was another big hit - we had guttering and tubes out and the children had great fun making the water travel from one tray to the other.

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We are very impressed with the hard work we are seeing in phonics! In school the children are really trying hard with their letter formation and thinking of objects that begin with the sound of the week. At home you are working hard too! Victor's letter ds show amazing progression as he uses the rhymes to help him for the letters. Please keep going everyone!

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I'm hearing lots of great feedback about the Busy Things website. As an LGfL school we have access to this amazing site - it has links to all areas of the curriculum from Nursery up to Year 6. If you haven't used it yet please have a look. If you need the login details to get on just send us an email and we'll pass on the details.

 

We love to see the photographs of you out and about too! Victor has been to a PYO this week - he picked strawberries, raspberries, broccoli.... The learning that takes place while on these adventures is huge! But most importantly - it's great fun!

 

We love seeing your photographs of everything you are doing while we are apart, please keep uploading to Tapestry each week!

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards 29.6.20

 

 

Ladybird Stars of the week are...

Darren and Sydney!

 

 

Messages for Parents 29.6.20

 

 

 

Please remember to provide your child with a sunhat and apply sun cream before school.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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