Ladybirds and Butterflies 2019 - 2020

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 are going to use the book Stanley's Stick to inspire our story writing. We are planning to go to a local forest area to make our sticks and take them on an adventure. I wonder what the children will decide their stick can be?

Thank you to the PTA, we have been able to buy some new playmobil and the children are very excited to open our Playmobil Area. In this area we will use ICT to make videos and create stories, extending our story language.

In RE we will be thinking about special times in our own lives and the lives of others.

Forest School is on a Friday morning.

Butterflies  will be having PE on Tuesday morning. Please ensure they have the correct PE kit of white t-shirt, red shorts, grey or red tracksuit and black pumps. 


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.

Homework challenges will also be shared on Tapestry.

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Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078