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Ladybirds Year 1

Welcome to Ladybirds class!

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Our teachers are

Mr Cheetham and Mrs Fairhall.

Ladybird class are an energetic and friendly group of Year 1 children.




Our topic this term is 'Memory Box':


Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or best loved book?


These are just some of the questions we will be exploring this term. By the end, the children will create their own special memory boxes.


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This term we will be:

  • Sorting and counting objects
  • Counting, reading, writing forwards and backwards
  • Finding one more and one less than
  • One to one correspondence to compare groups
  • Ordering numbers to 20
  • Using ordinal numbers
  • Exploring number lines




We teach 'letters and sounds' for 20mins every day and this term we will be reviewing and practising all the phonemes and graphemes from phase 2 and 3.

At present we are practising our trigraphs (igh, ear, ure, air).




We will be sharing lots of stories, such as: The Very Lazy Ladybird, The Very Busy Bumblebee and The Four Little Pigs!

The children will be retelling and acting-out stories, practising their letter formation  and writing, labels, captions and simple sentences.


Week Commencing 25/09/17




This week we have been concentrating on greater/less than and equal to. We have been using our crocodile puppet to help us remember the symbols for each. To develop our understanding, we have been using cubes, pictures and numbers to question each other in different ways. As a class, we have been working on problem solving and developing our mathematical language by reasoning.




Our class book this week is 'Sugarlump and the Unicorn' by Julia Donaldson. The children have had different challenges to complete throughout the week. They have made a rocking horse from card and paper, wrote about their favourite job for Sugarlump and ordered pictures from the story.