Welcome to Reception, we are Ladybird Class!
A very warm welcome to Ladybird Class. This is the start of your child's learning journey at More Park, where they will be provided with the foundations of learning for life.
During Term 1, we will be learning about…
'This is Me!'
This is a really special term for Ladybirds, as they take their first steps in starting school! We will be focusing on getting to know the children and introducing them to their new school environment whilst establishing new routines, and building lots of special friendships. We will be learning all about ourselves and our families!
Our first topic in RE is 'God's World', where we will learn the story of creation and how we can care for the world. We will also be looking at how God made us all special and unique!
Staff in Ladybird Class
We are very lucky to have lots of adult support in Ladybird Class. Mrs Boden is the class teacher and she is supported by Mrs de la Hoyde who is in class every morning and afternoon and Ms Haq who is in class every morning, as well as Thursday and Friday afternoon. Mrs Dowd is in class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Food and Drink
Please send your child into school with a full water bottle every day. The children have free access to their bottles throughout the day and naturally the water is replenished when needed. The children in Ladybird Class are given a piece of fruit every day at snack time, so you do not need to bring a snack into school. All children are given a healthy free school meal in the EYFS and KS1, but children are also welcome to bring in a packed lunch if they would prefer.
In Ladybird Class, the children commence home reading once they are settled in school full time. Our book change days are Tuesday and Friday and you will be sent home two books at a time. Please ensure your child reads at least 5 times a week, leaving comments and signing the reading record. We begin with wordless books, where the focus is on creating the story from picture queues, before moving onto decodable books based upon the sounds that the children have learnt in class. All parents are issued with a 'Phonics Communication' book, which we will update weekly with the sounds taught in class. This is helpful in supporting parents to know which sounds children have been introduced to, if they would like to do any learning at home.
Please ensure that all school uniform, PE kits and coats are labelled. This makes it easier for the children to find their belongings independently and prevents items not being returned. Ladybird Class has a Forest School session every Friday afternoon, so they will also need a fully labelled puddle suit and wellies brought into school. These will be sent home at the end of every term for you to watch and check sizing.