Where do Ladybirds come from?

Four Nursery pupils are pictured sitting outdoors painting together on a desk,

This week Little Birds have been finding out where ladybirds come from and looking at their lifecycle, comparing it to the life cycles of chicks and ducks.The children used their knowledge and communication skills to take part in discussions.
They drew a representation of the Ladybird lifecycle and made them out of paper using their fine-motor skills, including scissor skills.

A female member of staff is pictured assisting a young boy in Nursery to glue a piece of paper using a glue stick.
A young girl in Little Birds Nursery can be seen using crafts materials to create her own Ladybird model.

Little Birds have been looking at the shape of Ladybirds and their features; developing their Mathematics and counting.

We made Ladybird models from clay and other textured materials and resources available in the provision. This supported the development of the children’s express arts and design.

Two young boys in Nursery are shown learning about Ladybirds together by reading a book.
A young girl in Nursery can be seen smiling for the camera and wearing a blue art apron.
A young boy in Nursery is seen smiling for the camera and showing a model of a Ladybird he has created from clay.

We were also Artists using water colour paints and collage materials to make two canvas pictures to decorate our writing house in the outdoors area. The Little Birds worked together to produce this masterpiece and art work.

Four Nursery pupils are pictured sitting outdoors painting together on a desk,

The children listened to stories about bugs and minibeasts, including ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ and ‘Superworm’.

At the end of the week we celebrated the King’s Coronation by making crowns, learning a song about the King and listening to the story of The King’s Crown.

A young boy in Nursery is pictured wearing a crown he has made with paper and materials, in celebration of King Charles III's Coronation.
Two young Nursery pupils are seen smiling for the camera and wearing crowns made from paper that they have created themselves.
A young girl in Nursery is seen sitting on the floor in a purple dress, wearing a hat on her head that she has created and decorated.

We enjoyed singing our song and nursery rhymes about kings.

Song for The Coronation of King Charles lll

Prince Charles, Prince Charles,
he became King, he became King.
He likes playing Polo, he likes riding horses yes he does, yes he does.

King Charles, King Charles,
he likes hiking, he likes hiking, looking at the trees, looking for the animals yes he does, yes he does.

King Charles, King Charles,
What does he drink? What does he drink? He likes drinking tea, he likes drinking milk, yes he does, yes he does.

King Charles, King Charles,
What’s his favourite food?, What’s his favourite food, he likes eating eggs, he likes eating pie yes he does, yes he does.

Welcome King Charles, Welcome King Charles, to the throne, to the throne.
On the Coronation, On the Coronation.
He’s our King, he’s our King.

God Save the King!

Tune- Frere Jacques

King Charles III Coronation - 6th May 2023