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Ladybirds Nursery

                                           Term 3


Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a good Christmas and enjoyed some time with your family.  Term 3 has seen the majority of our little Ladybirds safely at home with their families.  We have had a very small number of children in school and we have been busy learning through play as always.  The children have been interested in volcanoes, castles, ice, fairies and drawing among other things.  Although the weather has been very wet this has meant more muddy puddles, which is everyone's favourite thing to do!


Term 2

Week 1

Just like that half term is over and the children are back in Ladybirds again!  The children settled back in really well and the week away did not throw them at all.  It’s been a week of traditional tales and the great outdoors.  The Three Little Pigs was the book of choice and we had some lovely re-enactments of the story and some lovely art work all inspired by this wonderful story.  The woods were very popular this week too, with the signs of autumn evident really evident now.  The children collected leaves to make some lovely artwork we made acorn people using the little ‘cups’ as woolly hats and the children used sticks, leaves and acorns as part of their counting games.  Let’s hope this lovely autumn weather continues!


Week 4

We are so glad to be back in school, you have impressed us with all your wonderful home learning on Tapestry.

Now we look forward to Christmas!

We have been practising some Christmas songs to sing for our grown ups and some of us have been wishing for snow and making some lovely winter crafts.  

We've had some very cold mornings too and we were very excited to find lots of ice on a recent trip to the woods. 


 Week 5

The countdown is well and truly on!  Our class Christmas tree is looking beautiful, the children did a fantastic job of decorating it!

We had our Christmas party too and the children looked great in their party outfits.  We played games, danced and ate lots of yummy party food.   


Week 6

This week we had a very special visitor! Father Christmas came to visit us during our Christmas lunch.  We were very excited indeed and after we had finished eating we found snowy footprints across the classroom leading to a big pile of presents!  We enjoyed a lovely week making Christmas crafts, singing Christmas songs and counting drinking hot chocolate in the woods! Merry Christmas!


Term 1


Week 1

What a fantastic first full week we have had!  It has been lovely to hear the sound of children in Ladybirds again, we have all missed it!  We welcomed our Ladybirds new and old and we have been busy making new friends and learning the classroom routines and rules.  We have been so proud with how well they have all settled.  We are really looking forward to getting to know each other and most importantly, playing with you all! 


Week 2

The ladybirds have really been enjoying our outside area this week, I think its because the sun has decided to stick around for a while longer!  We have been exploring the resources and learning how to take turns.  We had fun with our new cart and we showed that we are great at working together as a team.  We also showed our creative side by exploring the music area.  Some lovely songs were created and the sound coming from Ladybirds on Friday afternoon was beautiful!


Week 3

This week the children have been really interested in playing shops.  They made their own money (cut out from paper) and added prices to various items from the classroom.  With some support the children were able to set up several shops during the week and there was even a pop up Costa at one point!  We have been thinking about our families too and looking at photos and talking to our friends about the people we love.


Week 4

This week the children have been visiting the woods for our Welly Walks.  The children are getting better at looking for their wellies and attempting to put on their waterproofs.  Some of us are even beginning to help our friends with this!  We have learnt our welly walk song and have really listened to and understood the rules of the woods.  We have been really noticing the signs of autumn whilst surrounded by lots of lovely trees, some of the children have been collecting leaves and acorns, which has led to some wonderful conversations about nature.  Others have been using the new environment to hunt for bugs.  The children asked to take magnifying glasses on their next visit to allow them to take an even closer look.  Some of the children have just been enjoying a bigger space to run around, they asked for a football and enjoyed an impromptu match in the woods!  We have enjoyed seeing all the different ways the children have been enjoying this new space and look forward to seeing them adapt to the changing seasons!

Welcome to Ladybirds!


A big hello and welcome to all our Ladybirds! I hope you have enjoyed the summer but are now looking forward to coming to join us in the nursery.  We have been busy getting the classroom ready and the only thing missing is you! 


This term will be all about getting to know each other and making new friends.  We have a beautiful indoor and outdoor space for you to explore and play in; you may enjoy spending time playing in the water tray, or perhaps making playdough?  You may prefer to build something with our construction materials outside or make a delicious mud pie in the mud kitchen.  Whatever you decide, we'll be there to play with you and support your learning as you go, I can't wait to see where your imagination will take you.


We hope you enjoy your time with us and soon feel part of the Ladybird family. 



Alistair Bryce-Clegg, who has inspired the Early Years ethos at The Oaks, has begun to gather some practical, fun activities to try at home here (there are more being added each day).
Share good quality online stories and enjoy fun Literacy and Numeracy activities here.