We hope you have had a wonderful half term break and are ready to start back at Ladybirds tomorrow! Our sound of the week will be “e” – please send in something for your child to show and talk about beginning with the sound “e”.
The first few weeks of this term have been busy with new children starting and our “old” Ladybirds proving to be fantastic role models for the younger ones.
Our themes have been very topical with Autumn creatures (squirrels and hedgehogs), harvest and our book topic of Oliver’s Vegetables.
We always support collaboration and turn-taking at Ladybirds, and we particularly focus on this during the Autumn term when we remind ourselves of our Ladybirds Values (being kind to one another, sharing and being polite). The children have embraced this and are starting to independently play board games, put on puppet shows or create imaginative worlds where they all play a part.
We combined our Harvest and Hedgehog themes to make hedgehog bread rolls:
here’s what they should have looked like………
and this is how ours turned out – well they tasted nice anyway!!
We’ve also decorated biscuits to look like our family members….
and our forest school sessions are introducing the children to tool use – though some seem very experienced already!
Royston Wood has been beautiful this autumn and the children have loved spending time there. Thank you to the Leavenheath, Polstead and Stoke by Nayland Community Woodland Committee for keeping it looking lovely for our village to enjoy.
Some dates for your diaries:
Tuesday 6th November – Ladybirds Committee meeting – all welcome.
Friday 16th November – Spotty dressing up day (optional)
Monday 17th December – last day of term and our Christmas Party – more info to follow.