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Ladybird Class

Welcome to our Ladybird Class page


Our Reception and Year 1 children are based in our Ladybird Class. Our staff supporting Ladybirds for 2020-2021 are Miss Coffin, Mrs Routledge and Mrs Gillespie. 


We are fortunate to have our Pre-School on site to support children’s transition into school and continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Our Year 1 children then continue in a familiar environment to transfer to working in Year 1 using the Primary National Curriculum.  


Our partnership with parents and carers is of huge importance. Teachers are available to speak to parents via our Class Dojo web-based communication – we love using this platform to share news and photographs of your child’s learning in school. 


We welcome new children to our school – please contact the school office to arrange a tour of the school and an opportunity to speak to our staff. 


A note from Miss Coffin:


Welcome to our wonderful Ladybird class. I am privileged to be supporting the learning of the children in Reception and Year 1 at Corfe Castle Primary School. We have a group of inspiring, creative and imaginative children who make huge contributions to our class team. 


If you are joining us this September, then a huge welcome to you! We are so excited to welcome you to our school community. 


We have recently made changes to our provision in our Early Years and Year 1 classroom. We have a new room and newly adapted outside learning space. Our own dedicated part of the school means lots of opportunities for children to be leading their own learning through our opportunities for Continuous Provision. With mud kitchen, giant construction, reading shed, small world and so much more set within wonderful outdoor environment that Corfe provides, your child will receive a rich and adaptable learning environment in which to grown, learn and develop. 


I am fortunate to work with our Coastal Learning Partnership schools in the Purbeck area. I am passionate about building our partnerships with parents and carers, therefore please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question, no matter how small, about your child’s learning.


Teaching is an amazing job – thank you for sharing your children with me this year. 😊



Home Learning- Stage 1 Isolation

Key Information:


PE days for Ladybirds class

Please bring your PE kit every day

Reading books

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Welly Walks

A spare pair of wellies should be left in school for our Welly Walks and outdoor learning. 

Home Learning 

Please see below 

Latest project tasks

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Please email the school office or contact your child’s teacher via the Dojo app

Home Learning in Ladybird Class 


The most important part is to read with your child and help them to learn their phonic sounds. 

Every night: 

  • Enjoy a bedtime story – this could be a library book, a book from your own collection at home.
  • Practice the key sounds and words – Use our cards, play word games such as snap, word hunts, practice writing them in sand, shaving foam, spelling them with magnetic letters or foam letters at bath time. Make it fun!
  • Read your child’s school book with them – this is changed by us in school. There will be opportunities for this on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please write in their reading record. 

We will also send out tasks to support your child at home. If you have any concerns about your child’s home learning then please speak to your child’s teacher. 



By the end of Year 1 – children should be confident in the letter formation shown below.