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Bassingham Primary School

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Lovely Ladybirds

Welcome to

The Lovely Ladybird Class!




Class Teacher - Mrs McClymont

Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs Markham


This page will give you some key information about our class and show you some of the amazing learning that takes place. You will also find useful information and links to help support your child at home.  

This Week's Learning Log:



In maths this week, we have learnt about shorter and longer and tallest and shortest. We worked in teams to make 'beanstalks' out of a variety of construction materials to see who could make the tallest and the shortest beanstalk! We also compared who was the shortest and tallest in class and put ourselves in order. 

Shortest & Tallest



Today we read Jack and the Beanstalk and then we heard a loud bang! We think the giant may have visited our school... leaving muddy footprints, a golden goose egg and 6 magic beans in Reception! Next week, we are going to plant the beans to see what they grow into and also do some writing based on the story. 


(Don't worry though... Mr Betts made sure the giant had left the school grounds!)

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!

Understanding the world


This week we learnt the parts of a plant and what is needed for a plant to grow. We set up our own mini investigation to see if they plants need water and if plants need sunlight... we will watch these carefully over the next few weeks. We also planted herb seeds to go near our Nature Cafe outside and tomato seeds to grow in our Discovery Den. 

Exploring Time


This week we spent lots of time exploring our Reception area. There was junk modelling, lots of sand, a puppet show and lots of fun! 

Outdoor learning


We had a fantastic and very wet day in the forest this week! We labelled parts of a plant, ordered natural objects biggest to smallest, explored the forest, cooked in mud kitchen and got VERY wet and muddy! Can't wait for next week. 

The MUDDY Ladybirds!

Term 4

This Term's Theme: How does your garden grow?


Our new topic is 'How does your garden grow?' where we will be focusing on plants and lifecycles. We will enjoy reading Jack and Beanstalk and also The Enormous Turnip in our Talk for Writing sessions. We will be planting herbs next to our new 'Nature's Cafe' and growing tomatoes and potatoes in our new 'Discovery Den' and we will learn what plants need to grow. We will be learning to colour mix and then painting flowers and plants around the school. In maths we will be learning about 'Length, height and time' and focusing on '9 and 10'. In the forest, we will be exploring the season of Spring and also explore linked to our topic of plants! Towards the end of the term we will also learn more about Easter! 

Uniform Information:

Monday - School Uniform  

Tuesday - School Uniform

Wednesday - PE kit

Thursday - Warm clothes, wellies, hat, scarf and gloves

Friday - School Uniform

Woodland Thursday

Our class have time to explore the forest and engage in exciting adventures outside every Thursday afternoon. We'll be outside rain or shine so please send your child to school wearing appropriate clothing. The forest can be muddy, so wellies, raincoats and waterproof trousers (ideally snow suits), and clothes you don't mind getting a little (or very) grubby are perfect! 



Children will continue with Read Write Inc this term. 


All children will receive a 'Reading for Pleasure' book. This is a book for you to read to and share with your child. We do not expect children to be able to read these books.


Most children will receive a blending book or a book bag book. Books will be changed every WEDNESDAY so please make sure they are in school.


All children will receive 'Virtual Classroom' videos via Parent Hub every Wednesday to practise the new sounds at home. 


Please also feel free to share lots of other lovely books you have at home. We want to create a love of reading as soon as possible! 


Click on the link below to find out more about Read Write Inc at Bassingham Primary School. 


Lucy the Ladybird

We have an extra member of our class - Lucy the Ladybird! She has been getting to know the children over the last few days and is always there for a cuddle! She loves listening to stories and has even enjoyed an afternoon tea in our home corner! 


Lucy likes to go home with children on Friday evenings and to come back to school on Mondays! She sits and watches all week before choosing who she would like to go and visit. She loves to join in with whatever children normally do at the weekend - she is not picky. She has a special diary to record the fun times. She loves it if children and their special adults can help fill it up by writing a note about what they have done together, and by maybe adding some photos or drawings. 


Useful Links:

Past Learning Logs