The Governors of Barwick and Stoford School oversee Ladybirds Pre-School. Ladybirds accept children from the age of 2 years- 4 years 11 months. We accept two and three year old early years funding.
We have a wide range of resources available to meet all the areas of the EYFS, and provide children with vital skills ready for transition to school. Our outside area provides opportunity for exercise and learning new skills, such as woodwork, ball skills and awareness of space. We have access to the school field, court and the hall for extra physical activities.
Being in a village and the countryside we are able to go for walks and observe the changes in seasons, look at animals in the fields and collect a range of natural materials. The children thoroughly enjoy being out in natural world. At Ladybirds Pre-School we base our learning and topics on the interests of the children, providing fun and educational experiences through play.
Ladybirds Talking Tubs are boxes filled with objects and photos related to our core book that we are exploring and basing our provision and activities around.
What a busy spring term the children of Ladybirds have had. We have explored the story ‘Supertato!’ and enjoyed creating our very own vegetable superhero with help of our mums and dads. We have mashed frozen peas, made fruit jelly and used super hero pencil toppers to encourage mark making.
All our little ladybirds have developed their independence with personal care and dressing. The older ladybirds have helped the younger children with fastenings on their coats. It is lovely to see the children supporting each other to learn.
Our updated mud kitchen has been a huge success. We are waiting a delivery of a tractor tyre, which will allow the children to have more space to dig.
This summer term, the children are starting with looking at the story ‘Jack and the bean stalk’ . We have already planted some beans and a huge beanstalk has appeared in the preschool, just like Jacks magic beans.
We will also be taking part in activities using the following stories, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, ‘The singing mermaid’ , ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’, ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ and ‘The journey home from grandpas’.