To our lovely ladybirds 🐞❀️

A massive thank you to everyone for your ongoing support this year and for all our wonderful cards, gifts and comments 😊 it means so much to all of us. Such amazing achievements all round πŸ‘πŸ€©
Have a lovely summer exploring with your families, be happy and be safe 😁😊🐞❀️
Take care

lots of love from all the staff in Ladybird class ❀️

Sports fun day πŸ€ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

A massive congratulations to all our sporty Ladybirds 🐞, such great running,jumping,throwing from all the children. We particularly loved the sensory path, walking through lots of different textures , long grass, baked beans, flour, jelly and many more.

Once again I am so proud of how all our children adapt to new experiences and the effort that they continue to put in.

Have a lovely weekend πŸžπŸ‘β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ€©

Summer Fun Day πŸ•ΆπŸ˜Žβ›±β˜€οΈπŸž

Today the children experienced a Summer Fun Day / Year 6 Leavers celebration. We had an exciting collection of activities which included a bouncy castle , a visit from an ice- cream van, picnic lunch and sand and water play .
NA cars treated the children to an ice – cream and an opportunity to have a sit in a β€˜super car β€˜ and have their photo taken.
The children were surprised to see the paddling pool and decorations when they went out to the playground- some didn’t wait to get changed and went into the water fully clothed 😊.

I’m sure the children arrived home exhausted after such a busy day , we hope you enjoy the pictures .

Bee-Bot bumblebee 🐝

The children engaged well with our technological toys , we focused on learning key directions, developing hand and eye coordination, as well as ICT skills. We practiced moving the bee-bots forwards and backwards, the children pressed the different arrows and then the green button for go. Fantastic concentration and attention skills as well as working close to peers. The children were supported in moving the bee-bots around the different maps.
We also explored our light up and moving caterpillar, the children enjoyed to connect the pieces together and press the go button.

Great hand and eye coordination and ICT skills πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€©

Ladybird Musicians 🐞πŸ₯πŸ˜€

We have had another fabulous week in the sunshine together β˜€οΈπŸ€©

The children turned into musicians this week, exploring lots of different instruments linked with our new story song β€œCreepy Crawly Calypso β€œ. We used our hands and drumsticks to create lots of lovely sounds with drums, glockenspiel, accordion, guitar and keyboard. Fantastic concentration and attention from all children, we played familiar songs to help us play to a beat. Well Done Ladybirds πŸžπŸ‘πŸ˜€

We have also continued to enjoy lots of bug hunting and outdoor exploration πŸ›β˜€οΈπŸž

Water Exploration πŸ’¦

Welcome back to school Ladybirds 🐞😊 and what a great first week back we have had. The children have loved exploring lots of wonderful opportunities in our outdoor areas. We have enjoyed sand play, building, train rides and reading our hungry caterpillar story and dancing to the creepy crawly calypso song all outside in the beautiful sunshine 🌞. During forest school we collected leaves and flowers for natural art work where we used collage materials and glue to make our creations. We even managed to to find a ladybird 🐞, spider πŸ•· and bubble bee 🐝 when bug hunting.

We explored filling and emptying and floating and sinking during water exploration. The children were able to use different resources to fill big and small containers. We encouraged key language and showed the children examples of full and empty objects.
We used heavy and light objects and watched to see if they would float or sink. The children loved to put the objects in and out of the water.

The children enhanced their fine and gross motor skills, coordination, and physical well being with lifting, pouring and splashing. They also shared lovely moments of social interaction with their peers. Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ€©πŸžπŸ˜Š

Caterpillar hunt πŸ›

The children have had so much fun exploring our forest school area, searching for caterpillars and other insects as well as linking the outdoors with our story β€œThe Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Some children role played the story using our story sack resources, rolling and slithering like caterpillars. Others enjoyed rolling our large colourful ball up and down the hill. We used magnifying glasses πŸ” to search for insects, we found baby worms, a spider and a ladybird. Good hunting children πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ€© We enjoyed looking at the different pretend foods and matching these to the foods that the caterpillar ate in our story. We counted the fruits, practicing ordering numbers 1-5.

Well done Ladybirds 🐞 for a great half term, some fantastic progress in all areas of the the curriculum. Have a lovely week off school with your families ❀️
Take care 🐞😊🀩❀️

Heroes stamp design competition 🌈

Our children have working very hard on their stamp creations for the Heroes stamp collection competition🀩 The children chose from a range of different coloured paint and they used their fingers to add a personalised touch. Some children decided to stick an image of Captain Tom πŸ‘¨β€βœˆοΈ to their stamp idea, adding colours and marks too. We are so proud of the great efforts πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ fingers crossed that one of our stamps will be chosen πŸ€žπŸ‘πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸžπŸž

Sensory Fun 🌈

The children have loved exploring everything sensory again this week, we encourage our children to use their senses to explore. We have enjoyed making our own play dough, feeling the different textures, smelling the cinnamon scent and adding different colours of choice. We practiced fine motor skills, with rolling, cutting and manipulating the dough πŸ‘. We also linked this with our numeracy focus this week, simple shape , we made different characters out of shape cutters. Encouraging children to match or name the different shapes. I loved the green and red caterpillar πŸ›made from circle shapes. Massive well done Ladybirds πŸžπŸ‘πŸ˜€ fantastic attention and concentration skills too.