A day in the life of a Ladybird!
As we are not able to have as many face to face conversations, we thought it would be helpful to give you an idea of what the children's day looks like!
Please note, this does vary - we adapt daily depending on the children's interests and needs. Sometimes as a result of exploring time, we might take 1 activity and explore it with the whole class, or we might carry on with an input or discussion.
Over the week there are also slots for assemblies.
On a Wednesday each class also has a PE slot in the afternoon. Ladybirds also have a PE session on a Thursday morning.
Putting their things away.
Carpet time, register, setting the calendar.
'Exploring time' where children pick a station to play at (our station's activity change at least weekly but our areas are currently the following; the writing area, role play, small world, construction, ICT table, maths school, finger gym, painting area, creative table and the outside area). The children move between stations, choosing activities of interest. During these sessions, the children may take part in 1:1 reading with the teacher/TA, or 1:1 and group teaching, focusing on an area of learning.
Snack/fruit/milk/water circle time.
Read Write Inc phonics session - learning a new sound!
Exploring time. During these sessions, the children may take part in 1:1 reading with the teacher/TA, or 1:1 and group teaching, focusing on an area of learning.
Lunch and playtime.
Carpet time and register.
Exploring time and/or Finger Gym activities (fine motor practise), handwriting, circle time.
Story time and getting ready for home.
Throughout the day we put a visual timetable up so the children are aware of what is now, next and then.