Welcome to Ladybirds!
A warm welcome to a our class page. The adults in the class are as follows:

Miss Gaskin – Class Teacher
Mrs Smith - Teaching Assistant (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Mrs Harrington – Teaching Assistant (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

The children in Ladybirds are encouraged to learn through play and exploration, through being active, creative and thinking critically. The staff aim for the children to be inspired by their experiences; motivated by stimulating environments and equipment; fully engaged in their learning and, ultimately, to be empowered to continue to explore and learn themselves, independently. This is managed through carefully planned lessons and activities and opportunities for adult-led and adult- directed sessions as well as amble opportunity for child-initiated learning.

About the Early Years Foundation stage.

Please see the links below for more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

The Development Matters document outlines how the curriculum progresses through EYFS.
EYFS Profile Links to DfE essential documentation

Early years foundation stage: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)
EYFS Profile Handbook
Exemplification Materials
Early Years Outcomes 
What to Expect, When?
Phonics and Reading at Stoke Gabriel Primary School.

We follow the letters and sounds phonics scheme in Ladybirds.
Below is an outline of how the scheme progresses through the phases and the decodable and ‘Tricky’ words taught.