Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

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Green Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 1JZ

Sandra Evans (School Business Manager): headteacher@castletonleeds.org.uk

0113 2637756

Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

'Unlocking Potential'

Ladybirds

Hi and welcome to the Ladybird room!

Our room accommodates children from 2 to 3 years. This room is one of the smaller rooms with a capacity of 12 children per day. Having a smaller capacity enables us to have more one to one with the children.  When planning fun activities, we follow the EYFS (early year’s foundation stage) guidance. These activities are not only fun, but they also support the children in all areas of development.

We have a lovely outdoor space and enjoy playing out every day, come rain or shine, so everyone comes prepared for all weathers, from sun cream and sun hats to wellies and waterproofs!

 

Our daily routine in the Ladybird room is relaxed but with all the importance of developing and nurturing all our children. We have wake up shake up every morning and afternoon so we can ‘shake our silly’s out’. 

There are a wide variety of activities for children to access; they will still be able to experience natural materials such as sand and water, as well as taking part in role-play, dressing up and construction activities. Children will also take part in early maths activities such as colour and shape recognition via matching and sorting, as well as activities to develop early reading skills such as listening and rhyming stories and songs.

There are always lots of creative activities going on. We have painting, box modelling, sensory trays or a bit of exploring the dedicated mark making area. A cosy book corner offers space for quiet time, sharing stories with friends or group activities. We promote healthy hygiene and encourage independence, learning to wash our hands and brushing our teeth which we do twice a day. We have snack time twice a day which helps develop the children’s social skills and manners.  We like to share observations with our parents and send out a weekly email showing what their child has been doing during the week. This also gives our parents an opportunity to add any photos from home. We hope to see your little one soon joining our Ladybirds team.

Lynne Wilson (Room Leader)
Lynne Wilson (Room Leader)
Julie Hird (Childcare Assistant)
Julie Hird (Childcare Assistant)
Brittany Hampson (Childcare Assistant)
Brittany Hampson (Childcare Assistant)

Our Learning:

Last term we welcomed back all of our lovely little ladybirds. They have all settled really well and are enjoying been back with their friends.

We have done lots of fun activities such as Mothers day cards and planting bulbs. They really enjoyed doing their handprinted bunny Easter cards and their yummy chocolate nests. They have been learning new songs such as sleeping bunnies and 5 little ducks.

Next term we are going to be welcoming some new ladybird children and goodbye to our older children who will be moving onto a new adventure into Dragonflies and Bumblebees.

We are going to be learning about all the different animals. The different sounds they make and the colours they are. We are going to learn a new song, old McDonald had a farm in Makaton.