Ladybirds and Butterflies 2019 - 2020

Mrs Gardner

Welcome to Ladybirds and Butterflies

Hello my name is Mrs. Gardner and I am the class teacher of children in Nursery and Reception. 

You can contact me via ClassDojo, Tapestry or email me (

We have two teaching assistants -  Mrs. Glover and Mrs. Wood.

We are also very lucky to have Mrs Hesketh on a Monday afternoon, who kindly volunteers her afternoon to join in our fun activities and support the children.

This is a mixed age class. Our nursery children are Ladybirds and Reception are Butterflies.

Children of this age follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which involves the following:

  • Learning is through focused play
  • Learning outdoors in own teaching area
  • Small class setting
  • Forest School every week
  • Positive ethos.

Class News

Welcome to the new half term. During the first fews weeks of this term we will be following the children's interests about castles. We have been busy building a castle role play and creating a small world area linked to castles. We will look at castles in England, Wales and Scotland and learn lots of new vocabulary when we learn about the different parts of a castle.

In RE we will be learning about Diwali, Rememberance Day and begin our journey of learning about the birth of Jesus.

Forest School will be on a Friday morning where we will be looking closely at the change in season and the affect this has on our Forest School Area.

Ladybirds and Butterflies will be having PE on Thursday morning. This half term PE is Dance. Butterflies need a PE kit of white t-shirt, red shorts and black pumps. 


Ladybirds and Butterflies should share and read books every night. Sharing a story book contributes to their growing imagination, expressive lanugage and development of understanding of text.

Children in Butterflies will begin to bring school reading books home as they progress in phonics.

Home Learning Books will be given out on a Wednesday, please complete the fun home learning activitiy and return books on a Monday.

Files to Download

Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

Our Exciting Little Visitor, by Mrs Gardner

Number 3, by Mrs Gardner

Vocabulary , by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

First Fire at Forest School, by Mrs Gardner

Forest School , by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

Dark and Light Exploration , by Mrs Gardner

Christmas Party , by Mrs Gardner

Trip to the Library, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Calendar items

There are no Calendar items to display

Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078