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Scout Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5JR

01422 883327


Welcome to the Ladybird class

We have 19 children in our class. Our teacher is Miss Katie Loney.  Our Classroom Assistant is Mr Unwin.


Fresh fruit is available daily and we encourage the children to make healthy choices. 

Milk is available free to all children until they are 5 (once registered).

Water is readily available in the classroom. The children are encouraged to help themselves throughout the day. 

PE takes place every Tuesday afternoon. Please label all your child's uniform and PE kit. 

Outdoor play is a big part of our curriculum. At Scout Road we provide the children with waterproof clothing. Please could you make sure your child has a suitable warm coat, hat, gloves and wellies.

Book bags need to be brought to school every day with their reading book, reading record and their phonics book.

Our topic this half term is:- 

'Under the sea' 

 Maths: We will be learning to:

  • Count forwards and backwards to 20 (ELG)
  • Forming numbers 0-9 correctly.
  • Place numbers 1-20 in order (ELG)
  • Say the number that is one more of one less than a given number (ELG)
  • Solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing (ELG)
  • Using everyday language to talk about positional (ELG)
  • Using quantities and objects they add and subtract 2 single digit numbers and count on/back to find the answer (ELG)
  • Use everyday language to talk about time (ELG)
  • Begin to tell the time - o'clock  
  • Use everyday language to talk about weight, size, capacity, distance and money (ELG)
  • Compare quantities and objects and use to solve problems (ELG)
  • Recognise, create and describe patterns (ELG)
  • Explores characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them (ELG)

 English: We use the Ruth Miskin 'Read, Write Inc' programme to develop our reading and writing skills. 

Our books this half term will be: 

'Billy's Bucket'

We will be learning about:

  • Rhyming words
  • Sounding out simple words
  • Beginning to write simple sentences, using finger spaces and full stops 
  • To join in with repeated refrains.
  • To sequence events in stories
  • To write simple stories
  • To use imaginative vocabulary 

By the end of the year to meet the Early learning goal in Literacy children need to:

  • Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately 
  • Read some irregular common words
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds
  • Can write some irregular common words
  • When writing, some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible 
  • Writes simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. 

Science Investigations:  Sinking and floating  

Expressive Arts and Design:  Models of sea creatures and boats.    

Topic:  We will be looking at different sea life.  

Reading Books:   They will be changed on a Monday and Friday, however, if you would like your child's reading book changed between these days, please place the book in the box. 

 Possible help parents can offer at home:

  • Reading/ story telling daily
  • Talking about everyday things that occur
  • Practice holding a pencil correctly
  • Practice writing simple sentences, using finger spaces and full stops
  • Getting dressed and undressed independently
  • Practice writing numbers and counting out loud
  • Simple addition and subtraction sums
  • Learn number bonds to 10

 Dates for your Diary:

  • Monday 5th June - Back to school
  • Thursday 8th June - Trip to the Sealife centre in Manchester
  • Friday 9th June - Parents assembly 
  • Monday 19th June - Sports day 10am 
  • Friday 23rd June - Parents assembly
  • Friday 7th July - Transition day and Parents assembly
  • Friday 14th July - Reports sent home
  • Tuesday 18th July - Rehearsal for the end of year show
  • Thursday 20th July - End of year show
  • Friday 21st July- Last day of term/ Leavers assembly

 See what fun we have been having!