Ladybirds and Butterflies 2018 - 2019

Mrs Gardner

Welcome to Ladybirds and Butterflies

Hello my name is Mrs. Gardner and I am the class teacher of children in Nursery and Reception. 

You can contact me via ClassDojo, Tapestry or email me (

We have two teaching assistants -  Mrs. Glover and Mrs. Wood.

This is a mixed age class. Our nursery children are Ladybirds and Reception are Butterflies.

Children of this age follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which involves the following:

  • Learning is through focused play
  • Learning outdoors in own teaching area
  • Small class setting - approximately 24
  • Forest School every week
  • Positive ethos.

Class News

Welcome back, this term we will celebrate Chinese New Year. We are changing our role play area to a restaurant, where the children will serve snack to their friends. We are also creating a friendship bench in our reading area to continue to encourage children to make friends and share stories together. The children will learn about Internet safety and we will begin learning songs for our Matilda play.

Mini Wheelers is on a Friday morning. This term the children have the exciting opportunity to take part in mini wheelers. They will be learning to ride balance bikes as part of our PE curriculum. This supports learning to ride a bike without stabilisers. This also helps their balance and co-ordination skills which transfer to other areas of the curriculum.

Butterflies and Ladybirds will be having PE on Thursday morning. This term they are taking part in Dance. Please ensure Butterflies have the correct PE kit of white t-shirt, red shorts, grey or red tracksuit and black pumps. Ladybirds will take part in their usual  nursery attire.


Homework in Ladybirds and Butterflies is to read every night. Sharing a story book contributes to their growing imagination, expressive lanugage and development of understanding of text. Children in Butterflies will begin to bring school reading books home as they progress in phonics.

Files to Download

Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

Valentines Disco, by Mrs Cusick

Chinese New Year - day 2, by Mrs Gardner

Chinese New Year, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

Learning to Cook, by Mrs Gardner

Writing in the Snow, by Mrs Gardner

Yoga Club, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

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Ladybirds and Butterflies: Calendar items

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Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078