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 this term we will be learning about our bodies and how to keep fit and healthy. The children have decided on a hospital role play and a gym. We will also be setting up our outdoor shed as a story shed, where the children can act out and write their favourite stories. We will be also be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and World Book Day.

In RE we will be learning all about the Jewish faith and comparing their faith to our Christian faith. 

Forest School - will be on a Friday morning, starting on Friday 6th March.

Ladybirds and Butterflies will be having PE on Tuesday afternoon. This half term PE is Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. Butterflies need an outdoor PE kit of white t-shirt, grey/red tracksuit bottoms, a hoodie and black pumps or trainers.


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.

Files to Download

Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

Our Exciting Little Visitor, by Mrs Gardner

Number 3, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

Home Learning Ideas, by Mrs Gardner

First Fire at Forest School, by Mrs Gardner

Forest School , by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

World Book Day, by Mrs Gardner

World Book Day 2020, by Miss Clark

Shrove Tuesday, 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