Ladybirds 2023 - 2024

Mrs Bayley

Reception Teacher

Miss Richards

Reception Teacher

 Welcome to Ladybirds

Welcome to your first year in school and we are really excited to have you here at Farndon. We have lots of amazing and exciting activites planned this year. 

Mrs Bayley (Mon - Wed) and Mrs Cottle (Wed - Fri) are your class teachers. 

Mrs Edmond is our Teaching Assistant within Reception . 

Spring Term

Our Spring Term starts with us participating in a whole school topic as part of our Get Set Go curriculum. The school will be using the book "Colours Colour Everywhere" by Julia Donaldson. Then, we move onto reading Katy and the Starry Night. Katy reaches into the picture and takes a star, but the others fall out and she needs help to put them back. Our pupils will help by painting their own stars in Van Gogh's style and then paint their own starry night master pieces! 

Calling all "twitchers" as in Reception we then will be studying about all things birds, as part of Garden Watch on the 26th - 28th January. We will read One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth. It tells of Percy the Park Keeper and how he cares for the animals over winter. Then, we will learn all about Owls as we read Owl Babies. It is a story of 3 chicks desperately worried as their mother has gone. But the children also get to see their joyous flapping in excitement when she returns with some tasty treats. 

As February arrives, we will learn all about Chinese New Year through reading "Story of New Year Chinese Animals" and taste some delicious Chinese food. 


Our PE day is WEDNESDAY. Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE Kit on Wednesdays and make sure they have a labelled drinks bottle. Just a reminder that our PE Kit is a red t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers. 


Each Friday we post a class newsletter and a homework task onto Google Classrooms. This is usually a practical activity linked to the weeks learning. We also ask that you read or share a book with your child every day and we send home a book once a week from the class library. We follow Read Write Inc for phonics and during the year there will be activites and tasks linked to this.








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