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Reception (Ladybird)

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 5, we will be learning about…

'Around the World'


 This has been a continuation of our learning from Term 4, where we learnt about the world having hot and cold parts, and exploring the cold Polar regions. This term we will be exploring the hot parts of the world in more detail, looking at animal habitats and how we can look after animals who are endangered. The children absolutely loved this topic last term and I am looking forward to continuing it with them.


This terms RE topic is 'New Life'. We will be exploring the new life around us as Spring has bloomed, before learning about the new life that Jesus had after he resurrected and the good news he brought to his mother Mary. We will also be exploring Ramadan and Eid, as part of our learning about other religions of the world.


General Information


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 Miss Evans who is in class every morning. Mrs Dowd is in class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Mrs Vaughan supports us with our learning in the afternoons from Wednesday to Friday.


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 day is Friday and you will be sent home two sharing books and a decodable book. Children will also be issued with an e-book that will be the book they have been independently reading in reading skills that week. 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. 


Ladybird Class

Forest School


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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. More Park Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.