Ladybirds and Butterflies 2018 - 2019

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.

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 - approximately 24
  • Forest School every week
  • Positive ethos.

Class News

Welcome back, this term, we will be continuing with our topic of growing. The children will use a special container to watch root vegetables grow. We will link in mathematics by measuring how much they grow each week. We will be observing, taking care of them and (hopefully) eating them! In Literacy we will continue to have a book a week, at the moment our book is about dinosaurs. In our outdoor area the children have chosen to have more open ended resources as they want to be able to create their own role play areas, with roads, signs and directions! I will blog about the progress on this so please visit our blog pages to find out more.

Forest School is on a Friday morning.

Butterflies  will be having PE on Tuesday morning. Please ensure they have the correct PE kit of white t-shirt, red shorts, grey or red tracksuit and black pumps. 


Homework in Ladybirds and Butterflies is to read 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.

Homework challenges will also be shared on Tapestry.

Files to Download

Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

St George’s Day, by Mrs Gardner

Tree Trolls, by Mrs Gardner

Valentines Disco, by Mrs Cusick

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

Forest School, by Mrs Gardner

After Show Party!, by Mrs Gardner

World Book Day, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

There are no Gallery items to display

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Calendar items

Summer Fayre, by Mrs Albion

Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078