This shows the difference between our two eldest. Whilst Finn was in the garden, rescuing parts of the ladybird life cycle from slime, Ioan was inside working on the finer details of his ladybird tray.


  • Card
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Insect Lore ladybird life cycle figurines
  • Circus scarves
  • Trees
  • Leaves
  • Flowers


Ioan included the ladybird life cycle, as well as different areas where you might find ladybirds.

I caught some of his role play on video and his ladybird has got a point!

He later went on to look at the anatomy of a ladybird.

DfES Outcomes for EYFS and National Curriculum (2013)

Science Year 1 programme of study

Animals, including humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals