Welcome to Ladybird's Class
We are really excited to be welcoming your child into our Reception Class. Learning in the Early Years takes many forms and often involves getting messy! 
The children all had a fantastic time at our transition morning and had the opportunity to explore the inside and outside learning environments and meet the staff that will be working with them on a daily basis. 
Over the summer holidays our classroom is being transformed! The walls are getting a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, new sink, brand new furniture and lots of new resources and toys to support your child’s learning.
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
Please download the poster below (shared on the new intake evening) for a list of skills that your child will find useful to prepare them for starting school. 
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. 
Spring Term
 Our topics this term are 'Ticket to Ride' and 'Come Outside'. 
Summer Term
Our topics this term are 'Terrific Tales' and 'Amazing Animals'. 
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