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Ladybirds - EYFS unit

Welcome back to school Ladybirds. 


We are so excited to have you back and hope you had a lovely summer holiday.  There have been some changes in Ladybirds this half term.  We are following the new EYFS curriculum and have got some new staff.  A copy of our EYFS curriculum is on this page.  We are delighted to have the classroom looking so busy and fun again after all the restrictions and we hope that you love coming to school.  Our topic this half term is 'Celebrating Life'  and the question is, 'What makes me wonderful?'.  We will be talking about your homes and families so please bring in any photos you might have.


Our teachers who can’t wait to help you in your learning journey are;


Mrs McParland                         

Mrs Armstrong                                 

Miss Marples

Mrs Farrah                                       

Miss Vicki



Week beginning 1st March!



Good morning!

Below is the planning and some of the resources you will need for this week!  All the other resources will either have a link on the planning, or they will be in the packs that were collected from school. 











We are very much looking forward to seeing you all back in school next week!

Enjoy what we all hope will  be, your last week of learning at home!







(these activities are in your packs, available from school, if you haven't yet collected them. )

Week beginning 8th February!


Good morning! Our final week before half term! There is still lots of learning to be done! Phonics this week is lots of revision with interactive online games. I will put daily links on Classdojo! The activities are free! To access :- username - Jan21. Password - home


Open the document below for all your links to this weeks activities. 


Have a great week of learning! Don't forget to keep posting your achievements! 

Monday 1st February



Good Morniing,


Hope you have had a lovely weekend! Below are this weeks plans and sheets you will need for some of the learning! Have a lovely week of finding out new things! 

Monday 25th January 



Good morning! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Below is an overview of this weeks planning. Don't forget to scroll down to find some fun afternoon activities. 


Have a good week! 

Monday 18th January


I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

I have tried to make my planning 'learning at home' friendly. Just click on the first document for all you need for this week. There are links that you will need each day all in the same place.

We are here if you need us and don't forget to keep posting your learning. You can post your learning on Dojo or better still to your Tapestry Learning Journey.

Please note that this is what we would be doing in school and we do not expect you to achieve it all at home. I would say the phonics, the writing, and the maths should take priority. Hopefully you have read my guidance letter on class dojo 

Have lovely week of learning.

Below are this weeks activities to go alongside the teaching and learning. Choose one maths, one phonics and one topic each day. Remember to have fun! 

School Closure


We are sorry our school is closed. We will be in touch frequently with learning your children could be doing.

It is suggested that you create a routine with your children and attached are some suggestions on how to do that.


Creating A Routine 

Please find our 'Daily Activities and Routine for Foundation' below. This is a suggested way to structure your day. These times and ideas are for guidance only and you may want to dip in and out of the activities that are suggested. 

Don't forget how important taking breaks, eating well, drinking well and having some fresh air is! Make time for you too;  chat to friends and family on the phone and play together!

Any problems at all, feel free to message any of the Foundation Team on ClassDojo for advice or even just to celebrate how well you are doing!

Useful Websites 

Useful and free websites to support learning at home.

  • Teach Your Monster to Read The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun! Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools. Computer version is 100% free.
  • PhonicsPlay PhonicsPlay have kindly offered parents/carers full access to their resources for free. This includes Phonics games and help for parents.
  • Oxford Owl Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.
  • Big Little Book Corner Bring stories to life for toddlers with these brilliant video books and activities, for hours of booky fun.
  • BBC Teach - Audio Stories Online audio stories for children. Ideal for fostering speaking and listening skills and stimulating children's imaginations.
  • Twinkl This is a really good site for worksheets for all subject areas, and usually costs, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Use access code: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
  • CBeebies CBeebies helps preschoolers learn whilst they play fun games, watch clips, sing songs and make things with their favourite CBeebies characters and shows.
  • CBeebies Stories Watch and interact with fun stories for babies, toddlers and young children from your favourite CBeebies shows.
  • Numberblocks Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!
  • Topmarks Lots of resources in all subject areas for all ages.
  • Super Movers Fun curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
  • GoNoodle GoNoodle engages kids with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Spring 1 20/21


Hello, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Our topic this term is 'Whatever the weather.' Starting with Winter, will be looking closely at the changing seasons and weather conditions. The first day back we will be going on a short walk to look for the signs of winter. The children will work in small groups and tick off what they see.

We will be doing lots of investigation with ice, thinking about what keeps us warm and what animals do in winter. We will also be thinking about where polar bears and penguins live. At the end of the term we will go on another short walk and look for signs of spring.

So a fun filled term for your little ones. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you back!


Autumn 2 20/21

What a fabulous Autumn 1 we have had. The children came back eager to learn and have proven extremely resilient owing to the present circumstances. We are proud of each and everyone of our children in Foundation and we are looking forward to welcoming them back. 

Autumn 2 topic is entitled 'Out of this World.' For the first half of the term we will be thinking about everything space like, including, rockets, spacemen, aliens, planets, the moon landings and lots more. The latter half of the term will be about celebrations and we will be thinking about how different people have different celebrations and beliefs. So lots of lovely things to keep your little ones busy and excited.  

Please find below an overview of what we will be learning each week. Some of it may change as we plan to the children's interests.

Autumn 1 20/21

We are so excited to welcome you all back to school. 

The first few weeks will be about settling in and getting used to the environment. 

Our topic this term is titled 'I am amazing'. There will be lots of learning about ourselves and our families. We will  be exploring our feelings and how to express and manage  them.

Later on in the term we will be learning about the Harvest.  

Helping your child to learn at home is a massive support for them. Develop a love of reading by telling them a story every night. Encourage them to look at books and discuss what is happening in the pictures and the story. Find opportunities to count  with them. Count how many stairs you have, how may red cars have they got? how many blue? How many dolls have they got? etc.

Remember you can always get in touch and share you child's achievements via class dojo.

Attached is our Welcome booklet which contains information about the unit. The contents have been adjusted to support the tricky times we are in. Hope you find it useful. 


Have a fun week! Keep posting those achievements! You are doing a great job! Remember to keep the learning fun! 
Have a fun week!

Good Morning


Thank you to all who have sent children's learning via class dojo. We love to see how they are doing. As I have said before it doesn't have to be what I have set. It could be anything that your child has achieved, or even if  they  just want to say hello. We miss their little faces so much.  Hope you enjoy this weeks activities, we will also be doing them in school with the children that have returned. Next week we will  be moving onto 'Dragons' and how we can look after our environment. 

As more children are beginning to return to school, we will continue to try and support the children who are still learning at home. I have tried to make the activities as practical as possible so you need very little resources.

You are doing a great job and thank you to those who continue to send in what the children have been doing. This doesn't just have to be the learning that is set. It could be a personal goal that your child has achieved. It may be something they have done or said that has made you think 'Wow!'. We love all of that. 

We are here to help and support in anyway we possibly can. 

Hope you enjoy this weeks activities. 


Hello, we hope you have had a lovely half term and that you are all well at this very tricky time.

It is back to school for some, but not as we know it at the moment. 

I have put together an overview of what we will be learning in school with some suggested activities.

Our Topic this term is 'Monsters'. This will support us in promoting self-awareness and well-being with the children as we encourage them to explore their emotions. 

Mood Monsters

monster stick puppets!

Try these mindful activities with your child!

Good Morning

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. This week we would have been investigating moving toys. Below are some ideas for you to try. You may have your own ideas and that's good too. Have a fun week! 

Good morning,

Attached below are some practical ideas of what we would have been learning this week. Miss Polly had a Dolly, one of my favourites.

Hope you find them useful. Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job. 

Hello to all,

Hope you are having fun doing your learning at home. Thank you to everyone who has sent their learning via Class dojo! I have had some lovely writing, amazing maths, fun science activities and even children going on environmental walks. (observing safe distancing of course). 

This weeks story is 'Going on a bear Hunt' by Micheal Rosen. I have attached some ideas for activities and links to the story and songs. Hope they are helpful. Also don't forget the daily phonics on my activity page. They have had lots of views, so i am assuming they are helping. Feedback is always welcome. Enjoy the week! 

Hello to all,

Hope you have had a lovely Easter break. I know its a little early but I have placed an overview of what we would have been covering next week. Our topic would have been 'In our day' and we would have been looking at 'Toys' of all kinds, from now, and in the past. The overview is there as suggestions of practical activities you could do next week. There will be ideas each week to keep you busy. 

Remember a school day is entirely different from a day at home. Yes! Have a routine! However make sure it is fun when you are doing the suggested activities, and you don't have to spend hours doing them. 

Also as the week goes on there will be phonics lessons and maths lessons for your children to follow. Again these will be as practical as possible. 

Feel free to drop suggestions and feedback on Classdojo. We are here to help as much as we possibly can.

Oh! and keep those pictures of activities coming we love to see what you have been learning. 

Hello to All,


Easter holiday time.

You will find below some suggestions on how to have fun in your outdoor space. If you haven't any outdoor space they could be fun to try indoors too!

Have a lovely Easter break!

Don't forget you can message us with your child's achievements on Classdojo.

We have already received some fantastic learning. So thank you for that.

You can also contact us on there with any questions or queries you may have.

Check back soon for more fun ideas!

Week 6 is here! Hope all is well with you and your families. We are sending all our thoughts and love at this tricky time. We are missing you all very much.

This week would have been our lead up to the Easter holidays. So lots of Easter crafts and talking about Easter.

There are two separate documents one for Nursery and one for Reception to support you with ideas. Of course you can go with your own, that would be fine too. 

Hope you find it comprehensive. Have fun with your child, encourage don't force.

Well hello,


Hope you all are well in these funny times we are having. 

I have put together a bit of a timetable that your child would have been following in school in the hope that it will give you a little something to follow.


I will up date each week with our focus and ideas. 

There is one for Nursery and one for Reception. 


Take care and have fun with you child. 



Welcome back and Happy New Year. What a great start we have had. The children have come back settled and ready to learn. We have had a lovely first week learning about Endangered animals, with a little help from our story of the week 'Oi! Get off our train. 

We have introduced a deconstructed role play into the class this week and the children love it. They use their imagination and communication  skills to build a number of different vehicles. 

Our topic this term is Rails, Roads and Runways. (Transport). So lots of fun to be had.


A great start to the New Year.

Autumn 2

Just one more week before our little break from everything, then we are back to being busy. We return on Monday 4th November. Our parents evenings will be the week commencing 11th November on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please see any of the foundation team to make an appointment. 

Next term our topic will be Festivals and Christmas and we have lots of  fun and exciting things to look forward to. 



Autumn 1

What a great start to the new school year.

The children have all been busy getting to know the environment and having lots of hands on experiences. 

A warm welcome to all our new nursery children who are settling quite nicely and enjoying our very busy unit.

We have learned about ourselves and our families, and more recently about The Harvest and Autumn. We have had stories, played instruments and sang songs. Hopefully the children are coming home and sharing a little about the things we have been learning about.

Thank you to parents for all the help and support on getting your child settled in. It's a tricky business when they enter a new environment. However now they are settling we can get on and have lots of fun and exciting learning moments.


Welcome to Ladybird's Page


We are looking forward to seeing all the foundation stage children soon!

Our topic will be 'wonderful me'.

Watch this space for photographs of our exciting activities!


Here's a look at the wonderful activities our foundation children have been involved in.


Our topic this term is all about being a hero!

Here are some of the exciting things we have been experiencing in our foundation unit.

We enjoyed experimenting, as part of a whole school science afternoon.

Come and take 5 minutes to reflect, in our thinking zone.

Have a drink in our ice cafe.

Our new puppet theatre!

Welcome back to Unstone EYFS unit. 

We hope you have had a good holiday and are ready for our new term.


Here is a great place to see what we have been working on as a class and to share photos and examples of your children's work. We are incredibly proud of all the children in our EYFS unit and all the fun that we have together.


Our current topic is ...

We will be looking at our topic through the 7 Areas of Learning that we enjoy in our EYFS unit. 

  • PSED - Looking after ourselves, making friends and keeping healthy
  • C&L - Communication and Language, learning how to get our point across and listen to our friends
  • Literacy - Reading and Writing, learning sounds and mark making
  • Maths - Counting, playing with numbers and learning about shapes
  • EAD - Lots of role play, acting and creating fantastic art work
  • UTW - Learning all about people, communities, the world around us and technology
  • PD - Physical development. Gross motor, such as dancing and riding bikes and fine motor such as cutting with scissors and holding a pencil.
As part of our EAD, we have been making transient art. This is art that is made up of different objects which are then put away again afterwards.  This type of art is fantastic for trying out ideas and thinking about design.
Below are some links to websites that support the work we are doing in school.