This Week at Ladybirds – 22nd & 23rd February

Theme
Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog

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

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Noodles & chopsticks/forks & tongs

Maths Area
Patterns/fine motor skills: Pegs & boards

Craft
Chinese lantern and Dragon

Forest School
There is no Forest School this week.

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This Week at Ladybirds – 5th February

Theme
Valentine’s Day & pancakes

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

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Playdough with heart /shape cutters

Maths Area
Shapes: 2D shapes

Craft
Sizing hearts and hand print heart tree

Forest School
There will be a Forest School session on Thursday 8th February.

This Week at Ladybirds – 29th January

Theme
All About Me

Literacy
For ‘sound of the week’ this week we will be reviewing the sounds u, l, and f.

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Playdough with people mats

Maths Area
Big and Small: Measuring heights

Craft
Shape/Colour house

Forest School
There will be a Forest School morning on Thursday 1st February.

This Week at Ladybirds – 22nd Jan

Theme
Going on a Bear Hunt book theme

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

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Shredded paper/packaging with characters and tongs

Maths Area
Positional Language: Boxes and small world people

Craft
Paper plate bear

Happy, healthy 2018, from all at Ladybirds

It’s been a packed second half of Autumn Term 2017 with themes of Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Hedgehogs, Castles and, of course, Christmas!

We’ve enjoyed a range of weather in our outdoor play area including sunshine, snow, light rain, and wind – a great excuse for getting out the bubble mixture (not that we ever need an excuse!)

Thank you for continuing to look for, and send in, items for our ‘sound of the week’. We find it’s a great way for the children to focus on different letter sounds, and supports them in developing literacy skills.

We love sensory ‘play’ at Ladybirds and this takes many different forms including cooking, painting, play dough, frozen objects/insects, jelly and spaghetti to name just a few.

Thank you to everyone who supplied a cake or bought raffle tickets at our Christmas Fayre in November – we bought some new toys for the children including prams which have proved very popular!

We love the fact that the children are not aware of all the learning that takes place – they think they’re just having fun building towers, making ‘tea’ in the kitchen etc, but all the time they are using mathematical language, developing social skills and finding out about the world.

Our Forest School sessions have been going well and the children are really getting to know Royston Woods. We have made bird feeders, flying birds on sticks, hedgehogs and stickmen. The children love to explore, climb and jump through the woods, looking for creatures (real and toy) hiding in the leaves. If you visit the woods, you may still see some friendly mud faces looking at you from the tree trunks….

In December, like everyone else, we were very busy getting ready for Christmas.

This December we were fortunate to have three special visitors: Rev. Armstrong told us the story of the Nativity and the children joined in with the beautifully knitted characters…..

…..we had a Christmas party with lunch and games……

……Tam brought in her shadow puppet theatre and told us the story of Stickman – the children (and adults!) were mesmorized….

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….and finally, if all that wasn’t exciting enough, Father Christmas visited with presents for the all the children – thank you Santa!

We return to Ladybirds on Thursday 4th January when our Sound of the Week will be ‘u’. Don’t forget, if you are going on a trip anywhere and would like to take Froogli with you, please ask – we love to hear about the exciting things the children do when they’re not at Ladybirds!

We wish all our families a Happy, Healthy 2018.

 

 

 

This Week at Ladybirds – 4th December

Theme
Christmas

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

Builders Tray/Malleable area
Glittery playdough

Maths Area
Patterns: Animal pattern fabric/puzzles

Craft
Craft: Calendar & Bauble

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.

 

 

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!