Category Archives: ladybird

Punch and Judy

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

It has been a very exciting term.  As part of our Seaside topic we have recreated our own Punch and Judy shows.  In English the children have written their own scripts.  During DT they had great fun designing and making their puppets. The puppets are amazing!

We hope you enjoy the shows.      That’s the way to do it!

Video to follow

Infant Sports Day

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly, ladybird, Owls

A fantastic morning was had by all on Monday for our Infant Sports day.  The children really threw themselves into the activities!  Here’s a collage of each house doing some of their events.  Many thanks to our two great photographers for their hard work.  It was a tough job to select from over 500 photos!!

Sports Week

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

This week has been Sports Week!

The children have been taking part in a variety of activities such as athletics coaching with Marc Gillingham; circuits in the hall; following an exercise programme from Jo Wicks and training with Saints!

We had an inter-house challenge morning where all children took part in different games from around the world. For example Kho-Kho from India  which was a tag game involving two teams against each other and Kabadi from Sri Lanka where everyone stood in a large circle and one player in the middle. Players had to try to get to another part of the circle without getting caught.

It has been an extremely active week and great fun!

Lepe Beach

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

On Monday we had our trip to Lepe Beach. Despite the wonderfully wet weather we did all have an amazing time.

Morning activities included going on a scavenger hunt to find as many different types of seashell that we could. We found eleven but there were many more! We were very creative making  sand art; please see the photos! The children also searched in the rock pools. One group found quite a large crab under one of the rocks!

After lunch we looked for signs to match pictures that depicted important information.

All too soon it was time to come back to the coach and return to school.

A huge thank you to all of our parents, volunteers and school staff who helped to make the day truly inspirational.

Victorian Day

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird, Owls

This week we went back in time and made our classes part of a Victorian School.  We had classes in Maths, reading, copybook and drill.  The boys took part in gardening and woodwork and the girls took part in needlework and life drawing. Playtime was a chance to play marbles for the boys and skipping for the girls. Our teachers were all very strict and even had a cane! We had to sit up straight all day and not talk unless spoken to.

Easter update

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

Ladybirds have been very busy with Owls and Woodpeckers.  We launched our Topic ‘When Was Childhood Most Fun?’ The children have enjoyed learning about and comparing toys from the 1990s, 1960s and the 1890s, also, learning to dance the Twist from the 1960’s and the Macarena from the 1990’s. Through this topic we introduced a continuum line, giving the children a visual representation to show what 100 years apart looks like. They were able to discuss and make their own decisions on which era of toys they would prefer to play with and reasons why. We will continue looking at the 1890’s (Victorian children) after the Easter break, ending our topic with the Victorian school day which we are all looking forward to.

During our PE sessions we have been very lucky to receive coaching from Mark Gillingham, teaching the children the basic skills of golf through many fun games. We have a few budding golfers amongst us!

For maths we have been working in small groups collaborating to investigate measure through capacity and volume.

In English we have been learning about poetry, looking at rhyme and moving onto learning about a kenning poem. Ladybirds have worked so hard and individually have created some great  kennings.

Ask your children to recite their kenning to you.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter break.