What the Ladybird Heard

This week the children have been reading ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. The children loved the clever way that the farm animals tricked the robbers and foiled their plans to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow.

The clever little ladybird who said never a word was our inspiration for discovery time this week. The children enjoyed making ladybirds of their own. They worked completely independently and they were all a Proudosaurus and a Stickosaurus!

Some children wanted to make ladybirds at the play dough table. Afterwards the children were challenged to do some think writing about their ladybirds. It has been lovely to see the children now ascribing meaning to their writing and to see how their writing has developed to containing letter and letter shapes rather than squiggles.

Some children wanted to give the ladybird spots. They then counted the spots on the ladybirds and matched them to the corresponding numeral and Numicon piece.

Other children chose to draw ladybirds on the iPads and everybody learnt how to use the BeeBot to navigate themselves around the route that Hefty Hue and Lanky Len planned to take in order to steal the fine prize cow!

The creation station has also been very popular this week and the children are now painting some lovely paintings of farm animals. Can you guess the farm animal? We are definitely looking forward to seeing the farm animals for ourselves on Monday when we go to Hatton Country World.

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