WELCOME TO BUTTERFLY CLASS!
Butterfly class is taught by Mrs Fox alongside, Miss Boocock, Ms Campbell and Mrs Pitcher (Monday). Our class is made up of Reception children. Children in Butterfly and Ladybird class are taught together in an afternoon by Mrs Williams and supported by Miss Boocock, Ms Campbell and Mrs Askew.
Early years is where each child starts their learning journey through education and we endeavour to make it as fun, practical and engaging as possible. We boast a wide range of resources along with an impressive outdoor area for our children to access freely.
In Butterfly class we aim to;
- Provide an environment which is safe, secure, and welcoming, where learning takes place through play;
- Provide a positive environment where children can explore and experiment;
- Provide an environment where equal opportunities for all takes place regardless of gender, race, culture, or religion;
- Promote understanding, kindness, and tolerance of others;
- Provide a varied and enjoyable curriculum that focuses on the importance of nurturing your child's motivation to learn;
- Be dynamic and flexible, changing in response to children's prevailing concerns and interests.
In Reception we actively promote characteristics of effective learning and where a child has been observed exploring, concentrating or planning their play we celebrate this with a 'Ellie the Explorer', 'Concentrating Crocodile' or 'Planning Puppy' sticker. If your child comes home with one, why not ask them what they have been doing?
OUR LEARNING THIS HALF TERM
This half term our main topic is titled ‘Creepy Castles’. We will look at Jack and the beanstalk, we will build our own castles and explore different materials. We will use different instruments to create a marching band. In maths we will be looking at zero and composition of numbers upto 10. As well as comparing mass and compacity. In phonics we will be learning our phase 3 sounds and continuing our blending and segmenting skills.
WHAT TO BRING TO SCHOOL
Please could we make sure that all children have a water bottle in school with them on a daily basis. Book Bags should be brought to school every day (we often make exciting creations to bring home). Please ensure that your child brings appropriate outdoor clothing including coats, hats, scarves and gloves in winter or sun hats and sun cream in summer. We ask that children arrive wearing sun cream so we can get exploring outside as quickly as possible. We have a range of wellies and all in one rain suits for children to use during our messy play or bad weather. Please feel free to bring your own if you would prefer. Please ensure that everything is labelled with your child's name as we often have an array of unnamed items left without a home at the end of the day.
Brain Builders will be given out at the beginning of term and are asked to be returned every Friday so we can celebrate what we have done with each other.
READING AT HOME
Reception children will bring home a decodable book that they have been looking at in their reading practice sessions, as well as a reading for pleasure book that they will have chosen themselves. It is important that these books come into school every day. Please ensure it is noted in reading records when children have read at home.
Please always feel free to come and see us before or after school should you need to discuss anything. We are looking forward to working in partnership with you all.