Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?

We've had a fantastic time with the Owls class since we returned to school in March, it’s been very busy. Since our last article in January we have worked really hard through another lockdown. All the children should be extremely proud of themselves for the independent and resilient learners they have become.

Since lockdown we have been working hard on building relationships with others and ensuring we follow the school creed, where we demonstrate how to be a model student.

Our topic this term is “Why do ladybirds have spots”. We had a lovely afternoon making our memorable experience to introduce our topic going on a minibeast hunt. The children all had their own magnifying glasses, special pots and some nets. We were lucky to find a bumblebee, a spider and a ladybird. The children then used the bumblebee found to make their own paintings using their observational skills and watercolors.

At the end of our topic we will be making our own minibeast hotels to brighten up our outdoor garden.

We planted some potatoes with Mrs Povey and have enjoyed watching them grow. Miss Gascoyne planted lots of beautiful flowers in the Early Years garden and the children have loved looking at the different colours and guessing what might grow.

The children have all made fantastic progress within their learning, especially in phonics where all children have made 100% progress since Autumn Term.

It has been a pleasure teaching Owls class this year, we are looking forward to finishing the school year learning all about Summer, fingers crossed the sun shines again!

Miss Gascoyne - Class Teacher

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