Brinsworth Manor Infant School


A great big welcome back after the half term break for the Ladybirds.

This week has seen the start of our new work on mini beasts and lifecycles. We started with the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. You can click on the link and read it here.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

At forest school we became bug hunters and searched under the leaves and found lots of tiny caterpillars on the leaves.

There's a Tiny Caterpillar Song with actions

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Then we had a very special delivery......


Our very own caterpillar. We were very careful to put them into their new homes. Every child has their own caterpillar so let’s hope that they all grow and change into butterflies.

As always there is so much more learning taking place than we can show in our post but here are a few other things we have been doing too!

For our final week of half term we have continued the Fairytale theme and explored the story of Rumplestiltskin. It has been great fun with lots of learning through outdoors, drawing, writing and even baking!
Click here to read the story together.

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Look at our fantastic drawings of Rumplestiltskin, we concentrated so hard on the details.

We explored the vocabulary in the story and focused on finding out about millers. We decided to bake some bread from flour and of course took it to the forest school to share at the chatting logs.

Making bread in Ladybirds nursery class.

We also went to find Rumplestiltskin in the woods and built traps to try and get him to come out!

Ask your child what they have enjoyed most this week and let us know via the dojo!

It has been another marvellous week this week! We have been focusing on Mr Men after finding out that Mr Nosey went up a beanstalk!

Our Mr. Men work

Mr. Nosey goes up the beanstalk

We have also been recording numbers, from our spooky sand, by making marks and symbols

Well it’s been another great week of learning in the Ladybirds. We have been reading Jack and the Jellybeanstalk and have transformed our classroom into a fabulous sweet shop which sells jellybeans of course!

Ladybirds Sweetshop

Our writing this week was all about making signs for the sweet shop.

We have also been blending and segmenting in our reading.

Our maths was all about exploring number composition and making marks to record our findings.....using sweeties of course!

Forest school has been all about climbing beanstalks and searching for magic beans.

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Fee Fi Fo Fum! This week we have been learning through a very exciting story can you guess what it is? Here are some clues......

We also wrote letters from a giant to the police to help them catch the thief!

We also set up our Police Station Roleplay Area to help us catch the thief.

Just in case you are struggling to guess, this week we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk.

Listen to the story by clicking on the links.

Another busy week in the Ladybirds class! As usual we have been outside for our learning as much as possible. Mrs Platts started the week with some repeating patterns at forest school and then we have continued our learning about vegetables by planting our allotment with peas, radishes, spring onions and lettuce. 

We have also been exploring vegetables and writing shopping lists to use at the fruit and veg shop.

After reading the story Eat your peas, Elora made some peas for Daisy’s lunch. Click on the link to read the story again.

Have a lovely weekend, maybe you will have lunch outside, the Ladybirds love a picnic lunchtime.

National Picnic Day today so the Ladybirds had a fantastic picnic lunch!

Fun at forest school this week

This week we are counting out 10. Check out Tia Ten on the TenTown website.