Welcome to the Butterflies Class
Welcome to the Butterflies class. We are an early years key stage one class and have child initiated and adult directed lessons
each day. We hope you enjoy looking at our class page and all the exciting activities and learning that we achieve within class. We learn through lots of different practical activities and engage in many indoor and outdoor classroom sessions.
Butterflies class have been looking at Seas and Oceans this term. We have watched sea animals in the ocean move on our interactive whiteboard and have enjoyed reading Commotion in the Ocean book in class. We have matched symbols and photographs of fish, crabs and jelly fish. We have made lots of art work such as clown fish, paper plate sharks and jelly fish. We also enjoyed a session from a visiting storyteller from Bag books!
This half term our theme in Butterflies is Dinosaurs. We have looked at ' Dinosaur's Roar' and 'Say Hello to the Dinosaurs' books in class. Pupils have enjoyed the sensory feely pages and story bags linked to the books. We have made giant dinosaur eggs with modroc and have painted dinosaur masks in art sessions. Our writing skills are developing well and we are underwriting and overwriting lots of words linked to our theme.
This half term we have been exploring All About Me and have made lap books and self portraits on canvas. We have explored our senses and looked at treasure baskets of different objects such as sensory lights and tactile toys. We have explored the outdoor area and engaged in gardening and water activities. We have been enjoying our phonic sessions in class and are emergent writing skills have really improved. Our writing area is popular where we mark make with pens, play dough, pencils and explore letters. We have been developing our number skills counting sets of bears and ducks in the maths area.
Home School Dairies
We ask families and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.
Individual Learning Priorities (ILP’s)
These set out the priority educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child’s learning. ILPs are updated each term and sent home.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories and fill in the reading record to let your child's class staff know how the have gotten on.
Magic Moment Books
Your child will also be sent home with a Magic Moments Book. This is an exciting way to share all the wonderful things that your child does at home. Its also a way to record any special moments, anything that your child does for the first time and anything that they enjoy doing. We would also love it if you could send the book back in at the end of a half term or after a holiday so that we could share your child's amazing achievements.
Snack and Cookery Money
We kindly request that you send in £2 a week. This will go towards snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.