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Year 1: Ladybirds

Welcomtthe Ladybirds!

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Ladybirds grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Ladybirds class are Miss Frecklington, Miss Clark and Mr Richardson. 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 Christian value for this term is 'Compassion'.

Compassion and sympathy have much in common and both are stronger in meaning than simply ‘feeling sorry for’ someone. The words have their roots in the idea of ‘suffering with’ someone, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience.


“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”

Mother Teresa


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

*Our Learning for this term*

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! Welcome to 2022 in what promises to be another busy and exciting time in the Ladybirds. Our topic this term is called Out of this world! Many of our subjects will  be based around a space theme so in History we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and finding out about the first moon landings, as well as thinking about how life was different in the 1960s to today. In Science, we will be thinking about materials and what materials might be used to make a space suit - what properties would it need to have? What food would be best to eat in space? How could it be transported? In Design and Technology we will be designing a parachute that might be used to bring the rocket module back safely to Earth. We will be listening to famous 'space' music in Music lessons (e.g. Holst's The Planets). We will be thinking about the effect of music and how it makes us feel. In RE, we will be a little closer to home by learning all about the story of Creation as told in the Bible. 


This term we  will be having two PE sessions on a Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesdays we will be focusing on the skills of throwing and catching. On Thursdays we will be putting these skills into practise with Synergy.


In Maths, we are continuing with our White Rose Maths scheme and we will be looking at place value in 2-digit numbers to 20 by comparing and ordering numbers, as well as developing our addition and subtraction skills.  At home, we could look at some 2-digit numbers and think about what the tens and ones digits represent. Could you make some number representations using bundles of pencils or lolly sticks? Can you make groups of 10 by putting paper clips or buttons into pots or groups, then counting the ones?


In English, our Talk for Writing book this term is Handa's Surprise. We will be thinking about how the author has used adjectives in this text as well as the use of questions and exclamations - when do we punctuate with a question or exclamation mark? 


In PSHE over the next two terms we will be thinking about what it means to belong to a community and what rules we need to follow to live happily within a community. We will be thinking about the different types of community that we belong to. We will also be using Natterhub again to learn about belonging to and interacting with an online community.


I can't wait to get going with our new topics. We've lots to look forward to in 2022!




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