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

This term we will learn and celebrate lots of different days, including Diwali, Guy Fawkes, Rememberance Day, Children in Need and Christmas. We will be reading lots of stories, including Supertato, where our environment will be taken over by Evil Pea! The aim this term is to foster a love of reading and writing to enable children to practise their newly learnt skills.

Forest school is on a Friday morning, visit the Forest School page to find out more about it.

Butterflies will be having PE on Thursday. This term they are taking part in cricket. Please ensure they have the correct PE kit of white t-shirt, red shorts, grey or red tracksuit and black pumps.


Ladybirds and Butterflies will have homework shared via Tapestry.

Reading: Please read with your child 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

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

Children in Need, by Mrs Gardner

Celebrations, 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