School Name

Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits

Reception 2018-2019

Welcome to Reception

Day Useful information
Monday Reading day
Tuesday Reading day
Thursday P.E and Book change/ check 

Book change/ check


Children will read on a Monday or Tuesday and will have 1 book change on a Thursday or Friday. Please leave the home/school diaries in book bags every day. We will not always change books if diaries haven't been signed so please make sure you sign them.




Reddish Vale Farm

Last week we went to the farm. We got to hold and stroke the small animals and large animals. We learnt a lot of facts about them too. We then fed them carrots and then went on the adventure park. Thank you to all the parent helpers. Here are some pictures for you to see.

On Monday we had some eggs delivered in an incubator. We sat and watched for cracks on the eggs. On Wednesday the chicks started to hatch. We first had one boy and one girl and then another 4 came along. We have been looking after one today with a poorly leg. Here are some picture and videos of the chicks.


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This half term we have been looking at superheroes and the story 'Supertato.' We had some evil peas causing trouble in our class and holding the vegetables hostage! 
We wrote instructions on how to make vegetable soup and then made our own soup. We chopped the vegetables ourselves and put them in the pan, once they were cooked we used the blender with Mrs Hatton to make it smooth.
We have had a few sessions of PE with Dan from Little Sports Coaching over the last few weeks. Here a some photos of what we have been up to.

We want to say  a HUGE thank you to Mrs Lawrence for all her help at Ladybrook! We will miss you!

Love from


Here are some photos of our learning indoors and outdoors.

Michael Churm visit to school

Visit to Bramhall Library

Last Tuesday we walked to the library in Bramhall. When we arrived we sang some songs and listened to a variety of books all based on rhyme. We then got to look at books with our friends and then shared our favourite parts. We even sang our favourite song 'Baby Shark' to Alison. We think she was impressed!

Thank you to all the adults that came along to help. We really appreciate it.

Children In Need

This week we created a poster as a class using pic collage on the Ipad. We made a poster to tell our friends and families about our Stay and Play sessions we held to raise money for Children in Need. We have been baking and decorating cakes ready to sell. We had a great time with our families, buying cakes, eating them and playing around the classroom. Thanks to all parents and grandparents that attended the sessions and gave a donation.


We raised a huge total of £84.31


Celebrations Week

This week we have looked at Bonfire night and Diwali. We have looked at staying safe, why we celebrate and how we celebrate the different festivals. We did some big art work outside re-creating the fireworks we had seen and made edible sparklers. On Wednesday we looked at Diwali. We made Diva Lamps using clay which was really hard to do and the children worked really hard to manipulate them. We are going to paint them next week as we are waiting for them to dry. We also made our own jewellery and tried some Indian food. 

Golidlocks Crime Scene

This week we came into the classroom to find our home corner in a BIG mess! We found footprints, porridge and a pink bow along with the chairs, table and food all over the floor. We had to solve the mystery! Who could it be? Why were they there? 

After much discussion we decided we thought it must have been Goldilocks. We spent our morning making telescopes to search for her and finding clues around the school. We asked Mrs Griffiths but she had not seen her. Some of the children claimed to have seen her on their way to school. One even made her the porridge to bring with her! We then made some posters to help people find her. At the end of the day Megan and Betsy thought we should leave her a note to ask her to tidy up. On Thursday morning it was completely tidy with a note saying 'Sorry!' We have a had busy week investigating this crime! Here are some pictures the children wanted to share with you.

Reception have been enjoying getting to know each other and settling into the routine at school. Here are some photos of our first few days: