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.

We are also very lucky to have Mrs Hesketh on a Monday afternoon, who kindly volunteers her afternoon to join in our fun activities and support the children.

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
  • Forest School every week
  • Positive ethos.

Class News and Home Learning

Welcome to the new term and what a strange term this will be. This will be a period of time that we talk about for the rest of our lives. The most important thing we can do is stay safe at home. We have to look at the positive things and not dwell on things we are missing. Focus on family time together, playing, playing games, lego, story times, building dens, colouring, drawing.

For the duration of lock down I will be providing weekly activities/work/supporting documents and you will be able to download them from our Class Page, under News Items. I will label them with the start date for that week. These are recommended activities for you to do with your child to practise the knowledge they have learnt so far in school. I have thought about what children need to remember, practise and learn throughout this period of time and given you ideas that are fun and engaging. This work should not be a stressful time, merely a fun learning activity. Please remember, children at this age should only be sat for a maximum of 20minutes so do not worry if your child wishes to move around, sprall over the floor or have a little break during the activities.

I look forward to seeing all your pictures on Tapestry.


Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

Fairies, by Mrs Gardner

Home Learning Ideas, by Mrs Gardner

First Fire at Forest School, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

Our Bubbles, by Mrs Gardner

Mini Wheelers, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Calendar items

There are no Calendar items to display

Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078