Welcome to our EYFS/ Key stage 1 Class
We hope that you enjoy looking at all our exciting lessons and topics that we are going to be learning about this year. We enjoy learning through lots of practical activities. We will have half termly topics as a focus for our lessons. This year our lessons will include English, Maths, Science, Theme (this includes history, geography, art and DT), Phonics, RE, Computing, PHSE, Swimming, Cookery, PE and all the extra activities that will come throughout the year. We also learn through activities inside and outside the classroom. We'll be out whatever the weather in our waterproofs!
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The Butterflies Class
Ideas and Activities for Home Learning
During this challenging time, we hope that you are all staying safe. Please find below some activity ideas and website links that we hope you will find useful to assist your child with their learning and development whilst at home.
Stay safe everyone and take care.
As we get nearer to the end of the school year, two of the themes that we have been following are 'Kindness and Wellbeing' and 'Art and Creativity'.
Please find below a booklet and powerpoint slide presentation that may help your child transition back into school.
Our topic for this half term is 'The Seaside'.
This half term, our topic is 'minibeasts'. We will be sharing stories and rhymes, which include 'Incy, Wincy Spider', 'Mad about Minibeasts' and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We will be using sensory props, puppets, food and sensory trays to encourage the children to engage with the stories. We will also use 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' as part of our Maths lessons as it includes counting and days of the week.
We will continue to work on our IEP targets, developing our number, size and shape skills in our Maths folders.
Also, as part of our Minibeasts topic, we have welcomed new pets into our class! We have five living caterpillars that we will feed and look after. We can't wait to watch them grow and develop into butterflies!
This half term, it is World Book Day! We will be celebrating 20 years since the release of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. There will be lots of fun activities in school, as well as a Dragon making competition in classes during the run-up to the day!
We have also been celebrating British Science Week with lots of fun and messy experiments! We discovered how ice melts, we made our own bubble mixture and learned about germs and handwashing.
Our topic for this half term is 'Bears'. We have been doing 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' as a sensory story as well as using the three bears' bowls, beds and chairs to match and compare sizes in Maths. We have also been doing 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'. The children loved swishing and swashing through the grass, squelching their hands through the (jelly) mud and tiptoeing through our dark cave! The children then got messy in Art, making their own 'Bear Hunt' collages and bear masks.
We also did activities for Chinese New Year and celebrated 'Year of the Rat'. We listened to the story of the Great Race, explored traditional Chinese artifacts and experimented with Chinese foods like noodles and prawn crackers.
Our topic for this half term is 'Traditional Tales'. We have been doing 'The Gingerbread Man' and the Three Little Pigs'. We have been doing lots of sensory stories, Art and Cookery. which are linked to our topic. In Maths, we are doing 'Five Green Bottles, Five Currant Buns and Five Little Ducks.
We are starting to get ready for Christmas, reading Christmas stories and practising for our end of year concert. Keep looking out for our lovely festive photos.
This half term our topic is 'Marvellous Me'. We have been learning about our names, faces, bodies and the similarities and differences between us.
In Literacy we have read 'What I like about Me!', and 'I like Myself'. We enjoy fun and active group sessions as well as individual activities linked to our targets.
In Maths we will focus on numbers and the number system, along with money. We will also complete practical box work linked to our targets.
In Science our topic is 'Ourselves'. We will be learning about what each of our senses do, tasting, listening, seeing, touching and smelling, lots of new things.
We ask families and carers to return the Home School diary each day, as this will enable the class staff to provide comments and information about you child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.
These set out the priority educational targets that your child is working on for the term. IEPs are updated each term and sent home. If there is anything that you would particular like us to be working on please just let us know.
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 style and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book and this will be sent home with them to enjoy with you over the weekend. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories and fill in the reading record to let your child'd class staff know how they have gotten on and the please return to school on the Monday morning.
Your child will also be sent home 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 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.
We kindly request that you send in £10 per half term. This contributes to any weekly resources that class might need.