Ladybird Class (Years R, 1 and 2)

Welcome to Ladybird Class


There are 22 children in Ladybird Class.

Year R - 8

Year 1 - 8

Year 2 - 6


The children work with their teacher Mrs Butcher and TAs Mrs Blackmur and Mrs Bennett.

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Ladybird Class were brilliant in the Nativity! The parents were so impressed to see a host of Angels, shepherds, Kings, sheep, Mary, Joseph and the donkey, performing beautifully on the stage. They sang, danced and told the story of Christmas. Well done Ladybirds. 



Holkham Hall


Ladybird Class visited Holkham Hall this week. We had a brilliant time looking at all the decorations inside the Hall. The children were even lucky enough to meet Father Christmas and receive a present. 


Learning Together Day


The children from Gayton Primary School (Year R/1/2) came to Middleton Primary Academy to spend the day together enjoying Christmas crafts and games. 

We had a fantastic day and the children made lots of new friends. 

The Day the Aliens Arrived


The children were shocked and scared to find a police incident area on the school field this week. Mrs Blackmur had been sorting out the toys when she spotted it. She burst back into the classroom to tell us all about it and it wasn't long before the entire class were outside investigating.

There was a taped off area and some scorch marks on the grass. We found a page from a strange newspaper and when we read it we discovered that aliens were coming to Earth! 



Ladybird Class are very lucky this term, they will be learning yoga! They have had their first session and everyone really enjoyed it. They are all looking forward to next week. 

Talk for Writing Day


Today we had a special visitor called Mr Thompson. He worked with the children and together they made up a wonderful class story. The children then went on to make up their own stories. 


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Our Visit to King's Lynn


We caught the public bus to King's Lynn. All the children bought their own tickets and were very excited by the experience. We got off the bus at the bus station and walked to The Walks. After a play in the park and a quick visit to the stream to feed the ducks, we looked at the beautiful planet mosaics. We're going to try and make some of these!

After this we went to the library where all children were either given a library card or used their own library card to get two books out. It was a lovely trip, all topped off with a ride back to school on the double decker. 

Handwriting Cafe


The children worked their parents hard at the handwriting cafe. They used the interactive board, had a go at the dough disco, strengthened their muscles with various activities and then tested their skills on a worksheet. 

Making Space Mosaics


We have been making mosaics based on the ones we saw on our trip. The children designed a space mosaic on paper and then arranged titles, bottle tops and buttons to create their artwork. 

The children have been using grout to stick their tiles, buttons, bottle tops etc onto the wooden boards. They look brilliant and the children are really enjoying making them. 

The Fire Brigade


Today the fire brigade came to visit Ladybird class. We were taught all about the dangers of fire and smoke, we now know how to keep ourselves safe and even how to escape a fire if necessary. The children all got to squirt the water hoses too. It was brilliant!



We have been learning about plants and what they need to grow. We planted some sunflowers and some tomatoes which grew really well.

We were lucky to have a visit from Lucy who works at a local factory which grows and distributes all sorts of vegetables. She showed us some huge vegetables and pictures of the machines from the factory. Lucy even left some vegetables with us so we roasted them and ate them. We had parsnip, sweet potato and butternut squash.

Gressenhall Visit - Once upon a time...


We went to Gressenhall today for the 'Once upon a time...' experience. 


The children were taken on a magical journey through fairy tale land where they had to help the Curator to find the fairy tale objects which the Wicked Witch had stolen!


They helped Jack (and the Beanstalk) with his quest to find a golden egg, this included sliding down the beanstalk. 

They helped the Wicked Witch to make a potion from dragon scales, rat wee and some interesting magic words. 

The children searched the farm for fairy tale characters, helped Cinderella to clean the house and were even forced to work in the garden by the Ugly Sisters.


We all had a brilliant time!

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Forest School Day


Today we have been learning all sorts of skills outside on our field. The children built dens, made tree biscuits, decorated material using dye from leaves and used all sorts of tools. They even made fairy fires and had hotdogs cooked on the big fire!