Ladybirds and Butterflies 2023 - 2024


Welcome to Ladybirds and Butterflies


Our class teacher is Mrs Lyon and our teaching assistant is 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

Forest School

Positive ethos.


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Class News

Welcome to our class page, please have a look through the news, blog and gallery pages to see what the children have been doing. 

PE - Tuesday (afternoon) and Thursday (morning) - The children in Butterflies will need their PE kit to get changed at school. Ladybirds will need to come to school in their trainers.

Forest School - Thursday: Please remember to pack wellies, overalls, spare clothes and hats/gloves.

'Tasty Tuesdays' - On a Tuesday, we have a special snack which encourages us to try something new or it could be food related to a topic/place we are learning about. Mrs Lyon will ask for a suggested donation at the start of each term via Seesaw. 




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In EYFS, we follow the Lancashire Red Rose Phonics scheme. We have reading books for home, which supports our phonics development as they include the sounds we are learning in class. We recommend the children read little and often at home to develop their confidence and reading. To encourage their love of reading, our children are invited to select a 'Reading for Pleasure' book from our wide selection of stories to read with their adults at home.

Our Nursery class our currently learning Phase 1 Phonics.

Our Reception class have worked so hard during the Autumn term learning Phase 2. We are currently learning Phase 3 Phonics in class.

We recognise for our Parents/Guardians we didn't learn Phonics at school ourselves, so it can be a challenging process. If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint from our 'Phonics Information Evening', Mrs Lyon can send one to you.

If you have any questions or require any additional support with reading at home, please let Mrs Lyon know. 


A useful video to support the recognition of sounds:

A useful video to support the blending of sounds:


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Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

Imagine That, by Mrs Lyon

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

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Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

Easter Celebrations, by Miss Clark

Book in a Jar, by Miss Clark

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Calendar items

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Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School

School Lane, Westhead, Ormskirk,
Lancashire, L40 6HL

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