There are nine children in Ladybird Class, aged between 3-5; seven pupils are full time and two are part-time. We follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and adapt it to the individual needs of each child, as well as incorporating the Early Years Red curriculum of Brooklands school which you can read about on the "Red curriculum" page.
At this early developmental stage of the children’s learning, it is important to nurture their play, preferences and choices; staff nurture and facilitate the child’s desire to learn through play. Throughout the day there are lots of opportunities for short attention and listening group activities that promote social enjoyment, creativity, engagement and anticipation.
We have a teacher, an LTA and three TAs to help us to learn. In Ladybird Class we use lots of different methods of communication; symbols, Makaton signing, body language, our voices and high tech devices.
Our theme for the first half of the Autumn term is "All About Me". You can look at the curriculum planner below to get an idea of the activities we will be following each week.
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Ladybird Class weekly timetable:
Autumn 1: All About Me
Autumn 2: All Change
Spring 1: Traditional Tales
Spring 2: Food and Drink
Summer 1: People Who Help Us
Summer 2: Far, Far Away