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Welcome to the ladybird class page. There are many ways to keep up to date with what is going on in school including MarvellousMe and Tapestry our online learning journal. Please make sure you keep checking out this class page to keep up to date with our learning in class. I will be adding photos, useful links and ideas for you to try out at home. Also make sure you check out the Caterpillars class page as well for other photos and useful links.







This term we are travelling across the world to a continent called Africa. We will be learning about the animals that are native to Africa and will be exploring the differences between the people and cultures within Africa and making comparisons with England. We will embrace African culture through art and music. We will learn about different environments and compare them to our own environment questioning why they might be different, looking at maps and atlas' to gather further information. 


Below is the link to a few of the books we will be reading in class. For more ideas of what to read visit the caterpillar class page and click on the link-  summer 2 library look out. 


After reading this story you could taste some of the different fruit from the story and see which ones you like and don't like. Maybe you could give them a rating. You could also practice your doubling and sharing with the fruit.

The Water Princess

This book has fantastic illustrations that give you a feel of what Africa might look like. Maybe you could do some more research and look at the different environments from in different parts of the continent. Think about how it compares with where you live. Have a go at carrying water on your head. How easy is it? Can you imagine having to do this every time you have run out of water?

The Ugly Five

This story introduces us to some animals from the African Savannah. The animals look different to animals you may have seen before but is being different looking a bad thing? After you have looked at the story maybe you could research some more animals from Africa you could even write some notes about what you find out and share them with the rest of the class.

Traditional Tales

This half term we will be covering lots of different traditional tales but our main ones will be Jack and the beanstalk, Billy Goat's Gruff, Hansel and Gretel and Elves and the Shoe Maker. We will be exploring the key features of a traditional tale like the opening, magical characters, a moral or lesson and different endings. We will be doing lots of story writing of our own based on the stories we have read and using some of the features we have been learning about. It would be great if you could share these stories with your children at home so that they become more familiar with the text and can begin to join in with the repetitive parts. 



Maths in Autumn 2 


This half term we are learning the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 . We will learn different ways to represent these numbers. We will learn where these numbers are on the number line compared to each other and compared to other numbers.  We will practice counting making sure we count each item only once, we will be matching the total of our group to the correct number. 


We will also look at 2D shapes. We will learn about some of their properties and we will explore making different arrangements with shapes. Including how some shapes can be put together to make a different shape. Finally we will begin to learn about time in the sense of our daily routine particularly the language morning, noon, evening and night.

Last day of our first week - Definitely found our feet and settled in now.

All About Me 


Our first topic is all about getting to know each other better but also getting to know ourselves better. In reception children will learn to be able to self regulate their feelings and behaviour to help make sure they are safe and happy.  Also they will learn to be more aware of them selves; the things they like and don't like; the things they are good at; the things they want to achieve and what makes them unique and different to other people.   


One of the biggest things that make us unique is our name. You can help your child at home by helping them recognise and write their own name. You could also share with them the meaning of their name and why you chose it for them. 


Below are some of the stories we will be sharing with the children this term. Use them to help you talk about feelings with your child and to help them become more aware of themselves and others. 

Ruby's Worry

A book about feelings of worry and anxiety. In this story we learn that when we talk about our worries it helps them go away.

The Color Monster

A book about feelings.

Super Duper You

The things that make you different are the things that make you, YOU!Inspirational book for little readers!

What If We Were All The Same

The book excerpt says: "What If We Were All The Same! embraces the beautiful differences we all have in relation to height, hair type, abilities and much more...