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Ladybirds Nursery

 Term 5


Welcome back to another very different term! We are continuing to miss all our Ladybirds but we are glad that you are all staying safe at home.


We have added some new ideas for some play based activities you could try at home on Tapestry but here are some more useful websites for more inspiration.  Please don't feel pressure to do all of them (or any of them) following your child's lead, playing and communicating with them daily will provided many rich opportunities for learning but more importantly - FUN!






Term 4


Term 4 is well underway and the children have settled back into their routines after the half term break.  We are looking forward to another term of fun and fantastic learning opportunities as the weather, hopefully, begins to improve!  


We are continuing with our focus child observations and as always we ask you to please return the focus child sheet with as much information about what's going on at home and anything your child has taken an interest in recently.  This information really helps us to make our interactions with your child personal and helps them to build connections when home and school life become linked.  Due to the current global situation, we are changing the way we feed back to you for the time being.  You will receive a written account on Tapestry detailing achievements and any notes from our observations.  Please check Tapestry for more information.


We would like to say a huge Thank you for all your efforts during Book Week!  The children looked fantastic dressed as their favourite characters and we loved seeing your photos on Tapestry of you sharing books at home with your family.  Well done to those Ladybirds who entered the reading challenge throughout Book Week, we hope you enjoyed sharing all those books and continue to do so.



We recently sent home a newsletter requesting donations, we really would appreciate it if anyone could provide the following items to enhance the learning opportunities available for our children: 

House plants

Log slices

Kitchen crockery

Craft materials

Thank you!


Finally, as we continue to face uncertain times and some of our families may already be or find themselves as the weeks progress in self-isolation we will be providing some fun learning activities for you to access at home.  (See below)


Please do not feel you have to participate if you or your child is unwell, our main concern is that our children and their families remain safe and well, but if you find yourself in isolation without feeling unwell please do look at the activities we provide.  We will continue to add ideas throughout the weeks so do check back regularly.  Don't forget to post anything you do on Tapestry so we can continue to work and play together!  

Home Learning

Check out these links to websites and suggestions of things you can do at home.

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.

Happy New Year and welcome to a new term in Ladybirds!


We are excited to welcome back the children and say hello to some new faces after Christmas and have enjoyed hearing all about their Christmas holidays. Sadly, last term, we said goodbye to some members of staff, however we are delighted to have Clare and Teri join the team.  They have already begun getting to know your children and are looking forward to meeting parents, so please do say hello!


The children settled well into nursery life last term, however, some children can find it tricky to settle back in after a break.  We will be focusing on helping those children who find transitions difficult and supporting them to settle back into Ladybirds.  If you feel your child is struggling do please come and talk to us.  


This term we will be continuing with our focus children (alongside general observations for all children) if it is your child's turn to be a focus child please return the parent comment sheet to help inform our planning and interactions with your child.  We look forward to meeting with you this term to discuss your child's progress. 


The children have been exploring the environment and we will continue to use both our indoor an outdoor spaces.  Please ensure that they have appropriate clothing in school for all weathers and that everything is named.


As always, please come and talk to us if you have any concerns.  We are available for informal chats before and after school, but if you feel you would like a more in depth discussion we can arrange a time that is convenient.  We hope that term 3 will be full of fun an learning through play!