Ladybirds and Butterflies 2017 - 2018

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. 

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

This half term we are going to be focusing on telling stories and story writing. The children have chosen 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' as our story, following on with our fairy tale topic. We will be turning our outdoor area into fairytale land where they can act out their favourite stories. In RE we will be learning about Easter. We are also looking out for signs of spring and looking forward to watching our Forest School Area change.

To keep up to date check out our lastest blogs and class news pages.


Butterflies have PE on a Tuesday and this term they are taking part in Striking and Fielding and will need outdoor PE kit. Please ensure they have the correct PE kit of white t-shirt, red shorts, grey or red tracksuit and black pumps.


Ladybirds and Butterflies have a home-school learning book which can be used for you to share information about your child outside of school. I will also put in tasks and activities which support the children's learning. The books will be given out weekly. Complete the homework and send it back in once it is done.

Reading: Please read with your child every night. Once children are ready they will bring school reading books home to read to you. These will be changed every Tuesday and Friday.

Files to Download

Ladybirds and Butterflies: News items

World Book Day, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Blog items

Our Snowy Day, by Mrs Gardner

Forest School Experiences, by Mrs Gardner

Chinese New Year, by Mrs Gardner

Ladybirds and Butterflies: Gallery items

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Ladybirds and Butterflies: Calendar items

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Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078