Ladybird Class

Ladybird Class is our Reception class, taught by Mrs Dearn.

Have a look at what we’ve been doing recently:

Welcome to the Ladybird Class page. Here at Corfe Castle Primary School we work closely with our Pre-School to plan an exciting, child led Early Years curriculum in which children can flourish.

We would love your suggestions about activities we could do or things your child enjoys doing at home.

We believe the curriculum for these Early Learning stages should underpin all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and allowing children to develop in the following ways:

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

    • We support children’s transition between Early Years Nursery and Reception classes.
    • We promote an inclusive ethos and allow each child to become a valued and enthusiastic member of that group and community.
    • A strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted in order that the children become successful learners.
  • We create opportunities that enable each child to learn how to co-operate and work harmoniously alongside each other.

 Communication, Language & Literacy

    • There are opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a wide range of situations.
    • Our children respond to adults and to each other, practicing and extending their range of vocabulary and communication skills and listening carefully.
  • We construct opportunities for our children to explore, enjoy, learn about and use sounds, words and text in a broad range of contexts, and to experience a rich variety of books.

Maths and Problem Solving

We provide opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of numbers, measurements, patterns, shapes and spaces by providing a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practice and talk about them.

Knowledge & Understanding of The World

Every day there are opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts, and to explore and find out about their environment and people and places that have significance in their lives.

Physical Development

Our planning allows our children to develop and practice their fine and gross motor skills and to increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.

Creative Development

We create opportunities for children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, design and technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative and role play activities.

Home Learning

Our expectations for home learning in Ladybirds are:

Recommended minimum time to spend on home learning 10 minutes per day.

Home Learning Activities:

  • Reading
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Internet games as indicated by the teacher