What an amazing year in Primrose Class

Hello everyone,

It was lovely to come and see you all to drop off your graduation packs and we hope you’ve enjoyed looking through all the lovely learning and achievements from the past year.

We wanted to take a moment to say how wonderful it has been to be your class team this year and work with such a fantastic group of children.

Let’s take a look back at some of our favourite memories from Primrose Class this year…

Wow… what amazing memories…

We miss you!

We look forward to watching as you continue to amaze us all at Ladywood.

Primrose Class Team

(Hannah, Louise and Joanne)

Seaside sound lotto

Hello again Primrose Class!

We hope you liked listening to the story all about the things we like at the seaside.

Today, we thought we’d bring you an activity that we’re very familiar with and use a lot in class as part of our phonics and communication and language sessions – Sound Lotto!

Can you listen carefully to the sounds that you would hear at the seaside and use the communication board or the pictures on screen to tell me what you can hear? (You can pause or rewind the video if you need a little bit longer to think or if you want to hear the sound again)

Communication board:

We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to the seaside sounds! 

Now maybe you could go on a listening walk in your garden or around your local community. What sounds can you hear? Maybe you can hear cars, the wind, sirens etc.

Take care,

Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)

What I Like – The Seaside

Hello Primrose class! 

We hope you’ve been enjoying learning all about the seaside and joining in with our seaside activities.

Today, we are going to be listening to our friend, Nancy, reading our new class story. It’s called “What I Like – The Seaside”

Listen carefully to all the things that we like about the seaside:


Communication board:



1. Was it hot or cold at the seaside? (Explore warm and cold to help the understanding of what this means e.g. feeling a hot water bottle and emphasising “hot” then feeling an ice pack and emphasising “cold”)

2. What do I need to put on so that I don’t burn?

3. Can we make a sandcastle? (Encourage language – making big/small/tall/short sandcastles)

4. What animal did I see?

5. What do I like to collect? (Feel different seashells, make prints with paint or in play-doh, describe the texture, encourage children to give options of if they like or don’t like the texture of the different shells, making patterns with different shells, “can you hear the sound of the sea in your shell”?)


Pupil Voice: “Listening to our new story, I think it’s…”

Ice Cream Shop

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about “The Ice Cream” story for the past two weeks.

In Primrose Class, we love our cookery sessions so we thought today we would make our own ice cream!

Make sure an adult is helping you make your ice cream!

Now that we’ve made our ice cream we’re going to set up our own ice cream shop! This will help to develop imaginative play, counting skills and physical development – fine motor skills from scooping the ice cream and handling money.

Don’t worry if you haven’t make your own ice cream, you can still have a go at setting up your own ice cream shop with any that you have at home!


Here’s a reminder of the communication boards we have used for “The Ice Cream” story and our maths learning. Maybe you could use these during your Ice Cream shop role play:


Have fun!

Hannah, Joanne and Louise

Primrose Class Team

Counting Ice-Cream Scoops

Today, we’re going to be continuing our seaside learning and make ice cream scoops out of cloud dough.

First, let’s make our cloud dough:


Split your dough into ‘scoops’ and get ready to count with Joanne!


How many scoops of ice-cream can you put onto your cone before they fall off? SPLAT!

Can you make a repeating pattern on your ice-cream cone using different coloured scoops like Joanne did? (White, yellow, white, yellow… what’s next?)

Can you put 5 scoops of ice-cream on your cone?

I want 2 scoops of ice-cream. Now I’m going to add 1 more scoop. How many scoops do we have all together?

Have fun! We’d love to see some pictures of you doing your maths learning!

Hannah, Joanne and Louise

(Primrose Class Team)

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

This half term, our topic is… The Seaside! Perfect for the gorgeous weather we are having at the minute.

We have sent you an email with key topic words, symbols and some activity ideas that can be done at home:











The story that we will be looking at for the next few weeks is called: The Ice Cream. Here is our friend, Sami, reading it for us!


Communication board:


  1. Can you run like Sami?
  2. Do you like ice cream? (Thumbs up or thumbs down)
  3. Should we have an ice cream? Do we want a big or a small ice cream? (signing using your hands)


Pupil Voice: What do you think of The Ice Cream story?

“I think it’s…”

Take care,

Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)

Postmen and Postwomen

Hello Primrose Class!

Today, we are going to be looking at some more people who help us in the community… postmen and postwomen!

We hope you like your letter!

Send us a photo of you with your letter to reception@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Draw us a picture and send it to:

Ladywood School,

Masefield Road,

Little Lever,





This is one of Primrose Class’s favourite books and it’s all about Postman Bear!

Can you remember the signs for the story? 

Here’s some to remind you:



Take care everyone!

Hannah, Joanne and Louise

(Primrose Class Team)

Writing is fun!

Hello everyone! We hope you had a lovely weekend.

Today, we have been practicing our writing skills in lots of different ways and even working on our phonics to write our names! Can you spot your name:

Now it’s your turn…

Can you choose what you want to write with?

How many pre-writing shapes can you draw?

Can you find your name? – Listen to the letter sounds!

Can you write the first letter of your name inside/outside?


“Writing, I think it’s…”


We’d love to see some pictures of your writing! Have fun!


Hannah, Joanne and Louise

(Primrose Class Team)

Someone very special wants to talk to you!

Hello Primrose Class,

We hope you have been enjoying learning about Firefighters with us for the last two weeks. Today, we’ve got a special surprise! Someone very important wants to talk to you and tell you a little bit about their job…

Thank you to Firefighter Chapman and everyone at Leyland Fire Station for taking the time to talk to us today!

“Listening to Firefighter Chapman, I think it’s…”


Here is some more information about Firefighters and what they do to keep us safe:


Lets see what we have learnt:

What do firefighters do?

What do firefighters travel in?

Why do firefighters have to wear special clothes?


Well done to Primrose Fire Brigade for their amazing learning about Firefighters over the last two weeks!


So far, in our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic, we have learnt about Doctors, Nurses and Firefighters. Next week, we are going to be learning about other people who help us in the community, including postmen/women! Keep your eye on the blog for more activities for you to do at home!


Take care Primrose class,

Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)


Primrose Fire Brigade!

We hope you enjoyed counting the firefighters and listening to the Busy Fire Station story last week.

Today, we have been drawing fires using chalk and putting them out in lots of different ways!


Now, it’s time for the Primrose Fire Brigade to put out the fire and save the day!






  • Can you draw a fire outside using chalk?
  • What are you going to use to put your fire out?

We can’t wait to see your pictures! Please send them to reception@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk


Hannah, Louise and Joanne

(Primrose Class Team)