Ladybirds and Kestrels

Ladybirds is the Foundation Stage Unit for Parkham Primary school, education and care for children aged 3-5.  Dragonflies is the Key Stage One class who work alongside the Foundation Stage unit.

Visiting Artist

Our visiting artist, Kate, has been working with the children every Wednesday.  Last week the children practised their creative skills to turn a simple L shaped doodle, into what ever their imaginations could muster.  Below are some of their creations.  Each week Kate has worked with the children on their drawing skills which will come together in a final rain forest animal master piece.

Fire Safety Talk

Thank you to the Bideford Fire Safety team for visiting school today and helping the class learn how to keep safe. If any family does not have smoke alarms installed in their home, please contact Bideford fire service and they will be happy to install for free! You even get a pokey stick to test your alarm!


Making Books

Ladybirds and Dragonflies have been busy making their own books.  Some of us used magic paint to reveal hidden words which we needed to read, whilst others wrote sentences to match a picture.  We have been working really hard on super sentences with capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and on the line.  To help remind us we have a little chant with matching actions.  

Cocoa Night

What an amazing cocoa night at school. We shared our Christmas stories, sang some songs, played some games and of course had some hot chocolate! It even snowed! 

To complete our work on shoes, we all became cheeky, little elves and made our own fantastic felt footwear.  We used our sewing skills that we have been practising all term thanks to the help of one of our volunteers.

During the last few weeks, Ladybirds and Dragonflies have been exploring their senses.  Ladybirds explored their sense of smell with smelly paints, grinding herbs and sieving oranges and lemons.

This week, Ladybirds and Dragonflies have been learning to represent number in different ways.  From making playdough birthday candles, showing how old we are, to representing three digit numbers out of dienes.  We have all been very busy in our learning.

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