Stomach Bugs

Please be aware that if your child has diarrhoea and vomiting, they should stay at home until 48 hours after their last episode, to avoid passing on the infection to anybody else.

More information can be found here on when to keep your child at home due to illness.

 

 

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This Week at Ladybirds – 20th November

Theme
Castles, Knights and Princesses

Literacy
Sound of the week is ‘m’.
Please help your child find an object beginning with this sound to bring in.

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Rice and lentils

Maths Area
Patterns/fine motor skills: Pegs & boards

Craft
Craft: Dress a Knight and/or Princess

Forest School
Our final Forest school this term is on Thursday morning. Wrap up warm and don’t forget your wellies!

This Week at Ladybirds – 13th November

Theme
Hedgehogs and Habitats

Literacy
Sound of the week is ‘r’.
Please help your child find an object beginning with this sound to bring in.

Story: Owl Babies

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Playdough & pasta

Maths Area
Colours: Colour puzzles

Craft
Make a hedgehog & leaf picture
Leaf bookmarks

Forest School
Forest school continues on Thursday morning. Wrap up warm and don’t forget your wellies!

This Week at Ladybirds – 6th November

Theme
Remembrance

Literacy
Sound of the week is ‘h’.
Please help your child find an object beginning with this sound to bring in.

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Water: boats/ sinking & floating

Maths Area
Threading: Cotton reels and cards

Craft
Monday: Freecraft & Poppy seed cakes
Thursday & Friday: Handprint Poppy wreath

Forest School
Forest school continues on Thursday morning. Don’t forget your wellies!

This Week at Ladybirds – 30th October

Theme
Halloween
Bonfire Night

Literacy
Sound of the week is ‘e’.
Please help your child find an object beginning with this sound to bring in.

Story: Room on the Broom

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Play Dough

Maths Area
Number towers
Matching number activity

Craft
Craft: Monday, make a pumpkin, Thursday and Friday – make a Firework picture

Autumn Term…..

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the Autumn Term. We hope all our July ‘Leavers’ have settled in happily at big school – it’s lovely to see the photos of them in their school uniform so please keep them coming in!

Our Autumn themes of Harvest, Divali and Hibernation have kept us busy so far this term, with the Hungry Caterpillar making a popular appearance too. And we hope you liked the Face Plates which came home early in the term – the children were very specific with the features! We’ve made vegetable soup – more cooking to come.

We have a very imaginative group of children at Ladybirds who make up fantastic games by themselves – it’s a shame to disturb them for lunch…..

We have started again with our “Sounds of the week” and so far have talked about s, a, t, i, p, n and ck. Please send your child in with items which begin with the sound of the week – they show them to everyone during registration and it is a great way of supporting their confidence as well as communication skills. Sam plans lots of mark making activities around the sound of the week with colouring and tracing among the most popular, but also using shaving foam and gloop. This week’s sound is “e” and next week is “h” as we follow the phonic order which is used in primary schools – there is a reminder of this order on our noticeboard.

This term has seen the start of our Forest School at Royston Wood. Unfortunately our first session had to be changed to a Windy Walk as the high winds meant it was too dangerous in the woods – but the children enjoyed being blown about on the village green instead!

Fortunately our second and third Forest School sessions went ahead and we’ve made a bug house, giant collages of a rainbow and hedgehog, stickmen and stick hedgehogs. We’ve played hide and seek, painted trees using “magic” paint and generally explored Royston Woods. Don’t forget we aim to go out in all weathers (except high winds and lightning) so please remember warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

We couldn’t find any blue leaves for our rainbow so the children painted their own!

Happy Halloween everyone, and have a safe firework night.

This Week at Ladybirds – 16th October

Theme
Divali

Literacy
Sound of the week is ‘c k’.
Please help your child find an object beginning with this sound to bring in.

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Shaving foam

Maths Area
Opposites:
Opposite cards/puzzles

Craft
Craft: Decorate a paper lantern and/or make a tea light

Forest School
Forest school continues on Thursday morning. Don’t forget your wellies!

This Week at Ladybirds – 2nd October

Theme
Autumn

Literacy
Sound of the week is ‘p’.
Please help your child find an object beginning with this sound to bring in.

Story: The busy little squirrel

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Autumn tray – leaves & animals

Maths Area
Shapes: 2D and 3D shapes

Craft
Leaf printing

Forest School
Our first Forest school session is on Thursday morning. Don’t forget your wellies!