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Year 1: Ladybirds

Welcomtthe Ladybirds!



Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Ladybird grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Ladybird class are Miss Frecklington, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Gilmore. We love teaching the Ladybirds and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 



*Our Christian Value for the term*


Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be. “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”


We are learning at school about the importance of treating others with respect even if we sometimes do not agree with the way they behave or the things they say. We have also been thinking about how we should treat the things that belong to us and to other people respectfully.

Think of some practical ways that you show respect to each other in your family.

Often we show respect to someone by the way we speak to them. 

What does this mean in practice?

Do you treat one another’s possessions with respect?

What does this mean in practice?



*Our Learning for the term*

Town Mouse and Country Mouse


What a busy and exciting term we have in store Ladybirds! Our theme for this term is all about cities and the countryside. We will be learning about the four capital cities of the UK and trying to locate them on a map. We will be creating some city and countryside artwork using printing methods to produce beautiful but contrasting pictures. As well as continuing with Forest School, we will still be playing team games on a Thursday afternoon outside (weather permitting) and doing some yoga inside if the weather is not so good.  Wherever possible, we will be doing some exercise outside, even if the grown-ups  suddenly say "Drop Everything And Run!"


In English, we are carrying on with Talk For Writing and this term we are using How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers as our key text. We will be making another text map for the whole story as well as putting actions to the words. We will carry on using our Writer's Toolkit to support us with our learning.


In Maths, we will be starting to work with numbers up to 20. We will be counting objects up to 20 by counting 10 first, then counting the remainder. We will be writing number words to match the numerals, then moving on to add single digit numbers to 2-digit numbers within 10. 


It's an important term for learning History. We will be reading about the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot, then we will be holding special Remembrance activities to commemorate Remembrance Day. We will also be having a special Plesiosaur day in honour of our unique school mascot, learning about how long ago plesiosaurs lived and where you can see our plesiosaur today. We will also be finding out about Mary Anning who found so many fossils over a hundred years ago.


In RE, we will be learning all about Islam. We are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam and how these important rules help Muslims to live their best life. We will be asking the enquiry question "What makes a person good?" 


As well as all of these fabulous activities, we will be continuing with class collective worship and Zoom assemblies on Mondays and Fridays. We will be celebrating World Hello Day as well as Children in Need. Phew - and I haven't even mentioned the C word yet!! Looking forward to exciting times with all of you lovely Ladybirds.












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