Welcome to Ladybirds Class
The sun is finally starting to come out and the days are getting warmer! It is almost time to start the summer term. This will be the children's last term in Reception so we will be working on transition into Year 1 as well as making sure that we have lots of fun!
Make sure to keep an eye on the weather and apply sun cream at home ready for school. 
Important information:
  • Label everything! Trying to sort out 26 identical jumpers at the end of the day is incredibly difficult. If clothes are labelled it will make it so much easier. – Thank you
  • Please bring in a labelled pair of wellies
  • PE is on a Friday – Please send your child to school in their PE kit and ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed
  • We will be outside in all weathers so dress for the weather of the day
  • Please pack a change of underwear every day (Just in case) as children get very busy and excited often forgetting to go to the toilet until it is too late.
  • Remember to regularly check the school website/tapestry for updates
  • You can always email me any question on ladybirds.class@cowley.lincs.sch.uk
Summer Term
Our topics this term are 'Terrific Tales' and 'Amazing Animals'.  Below you will find the spring term newsletter and the topic overviews showing the exciting learning that we have planned this term! 
This will be the children's last term in Reception and we will be doing lots of preparation work on moving into Year 1 over the course of this term. 
Spring Term
 Our topics this term are 'Ticket to Ride' and 'Come Outside'. You will find the Spring Term newsletter below, giving more detail about the exciting learning that will be happening during this term. Below you will find out topic newsletter, giving a brief overview of the learning taking place in Spring Term. 
Below are the topic overviews for both topics this term. Have a look and see what the children will be learning!
Autumn Term
Our topics this term are 'Marvellous Me' and 'Pole to Pole'. You will find the Autumn Term newsletter below, giving more detail about the exciting learning that will be happening during this term. 
Home learning
To support your child's learning at home here are some resources you may like to use. There are flashcards with the set 1 sounds and some 'green words' that your child will begin to start reading in school. 
As the children continue to progress in their confidence and ability in reading, we will be changing the way that they are grouped for reading. Children will be working in smaller groups so they can really focus on areas of reading that meet their individual needs. Some children will bring home books, others will be focusing on reading words and others will continue to focus on developing confidence in oral blending skills. 
Developing a love of reading in children is a great way to encourage the development of many skills and enhances children's love for learning throughout their life. 
In class, we share many stories with children that interest them - anything from dinosaurs to princesses! 
Every Friday, your child can choose a book from our book shelf to take home. This is for you to share with your child, it is not for them to read. 
Below is a poster showing 50 suggested books to read to children in Reception. 
During phonics we will be using the 'Read Write inc' scheme. This gives children a fantastic start to their reading journey. Please watch the video below, which shows how to pronounce each of the sounds that your child will be learning so that you can support them at home. 
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Meet the EYFS staff