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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*


Our term 3 Christian value is 'Compassion'. ‘Compassion’ is an important value to us because it is about putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience. In his life, Jesus often showed compassion towards other people. Compassion and ‘sympathy’ have much in common and both are stronger in meaning than simply ‘feeling sorry for’ someone.


‘Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble’. 1 Peter 3:8

‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians 3:12




*Our Learning for the term*

The Storm Whale


Welcome back after the Christmas holidays lovely Ladybirds! Our theme for this term is called Frozen Planet. We will be learning about where the cold places of the world are and finding them on a globe. We will be creating some wintery artwork using weaving, painting, sculpture amongst other things. We will be continuing with Forest School but just one afternoon a week - for the Ladybirds that day will be on Tuesday. We will still be playing team games during our outside PE lessons but these will now be on a Monday afternoon, NOT Thursday.  We will continue to do some exercise outside, when the grown-ups suddenly say "Drop Everything And Run!" We need to work off those extra pounds gained over Christmas!


In English, we are continuing with Talk For Writing and this term we are using The Storm Whale by Benji Davies 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 update our Writer's Toolkit to remind us what good writing looks like, as well as substituting characters from the book with invented characters of our own.


In Maths, we will be starting to work with numbers up to 40. We will be counting objects up to 40 by counting 10s first, then counting the remainder. We will be adding a single digit number to a 2-digit number, including numbers which take us over the next group of ten.



In RE, we will be learning all about the Creation. We are learning about how Christians believe the world began, and comparing them to the views on Creation from other world religions. We will take the opportunity to explore the world around us and appreciate the beautiful creation that we live in and indeed are part of.


In Science, we will be looking at varieties of animals and classifying them into different groups. We will be looking at many of their features as well as their diet and habitat. We are also developing our knowledge of the names and properties of different materials and, as we slowly move through winter towards spring, we will be observing seasonal changes.


As well as all of these fabulous activities, we will be continuing with class collective worship and Zoom assemblies on Mondays and Fridays. Another exciting term ahead Ladybirds - let 2021 begin!












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