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Ladybirds - Reception Class

Welcome to Ladybirds Class!

In our class we have our teacher, Mrs Hay and our teaching assistant, Mrs Maguire. 


In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.  The curriculum consists of 7 areas of learning which are divided into Prime Areas (Communication and Language; Personal Development and Physical Development) and Specific Areas (Literacy; Maths; Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. We lead a creative curriculum where children are the ‘boss’ of their own learning. Our curriculum enables us to provide endless learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, which aim to support, deepen children’s knowledge and consolidate learning. We are really lucky to have a spacious outdoor classroom. Our outdoor environment offers children the chance to use their senses and explore all areas of learning.


Our typical school day includes a daily Phonics and Maths inputs, teacher directed group work for maths, reading and writing and lots of child led play where children have the opportunity to show off the skills they have learnt. 


We send home two types of books during the week, a book to learn and a book to love. A book to learn follows our Phonics scheme and helps children to become fluent readers. A book to love is a book from our reading corner for parents to read to children at home to create a love of stories. Books to love are changed on a Friday. 


Each Friday we love to share our weekly newsletter where we celebrate the learning that has taken place throughout the week; the books that we have shared, letters and sounds that we have learned, maths challenges that we have overcome and a home learning activity. 



Autumn Term - Please wear P.E. kit into school on a Monday.

Spring Term - Please wear P.E. kit into school on a Monday.

Summer Term - 

Reading books

Bring reading books in daily so that we can read together at school. We will change books on a  Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. 

Forest School

Forest School is every Wednesday.

Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing and wellies for wet and muddy days.  

Home Learning 

Daily reading 

PhonicsEach day we learn a new grapheme, we will send home our Say it, Sing it, Sort it sheet. The QR codes help you revisit the new letters and sounds through songs and games online.

Autumn Term - Harvest Church visit (in school)

Spring Term - Fire service, Lifeguard talk and Easter Church visit (in school)

Summer Term - Weymouth Sealife Centre (Links to Topic and Science)

To find out about how Phonics is taught in our school and helpful links to use at home please click the phonics button below. 

To contact us please use our class email