Welcome to our Butterfly Class page!
Butterfly Class has a mixture of Foundation and Year 1 children and the teacher is Miss Cole. The teaching assistants for Butterfly Class are Mrs Page, Mrs Corey, Mrs Moore and Miss Williams. Miss Trapnell will also be joining us when she returns from Maternity leave.
Please note that we have PE on a Monday and Thursday so remember your PE kit including shoes. Please ensure your child has their coloured PE top, black bottoms, hair tied up and jewellery removed on these days so that they are ready and safe to take part.
AUTUMN TERM - FOUNDATION
We are learning the story of 'Going on a Bear Hunt' for the first few weeks to familiarise children with sequential language, repetition and rhyme in stories. We went on a bear hunt and have been counting how many bears we can find around the classroom.
AUTUMN TERM - YEAR 1
This term, our topic is 'Here, There and Everywhere.' This links closely with the tale 'Awongalema', which we are learning in Storytelling sessions. The story is set in Africa and is about a group of hungry animals who take turns to climb to the top of a mountain and hear a magic word (Awongalema) from the mountain spirits so that fruit will grow on the acacia tree. We are also looking at famous explorers in History and learning about a range of animals in Science.
YEAR 1 HOMEWORK
Homework will be given out every Friday and will consist of spellings to practise for a test on the following Friday and Fantastic Facts maths work which helps recall and speed. The spellings are linked to the Year 1 National Curriculum.
Year 1 Spellings (For test on 2.1118)
YEAR 1 READING
Children should bring in their reading records every day and are encouraged to read every night at home. Please do encourage your child to read at home, it'll only take 5 to 10 minutes and makes a tremendous difference to their confidence and attainment in class!
GOOD AS GOLD TOKENS
The whole class are also able to collect 'Good as Gold' slips every day to show they have wonderful behaviour. Who will be the first to collect 100 Good as Gold slips?
STAR OF THE WEEK
Star of the Week will be awarded to a different child every Friday afternoon for being a superstar all week! It could be for their attitude to learning, behaviour or producing outstanding work (to name a few!). They will then take home the class bear for the weekend and write about their adventures in our class book. Who will be the first star of the week this year?
STAR OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK IS ...
For starting the year with an excellent attitude to his learning, being a kind friend and an asset to Butterfly Class. Ryan settled in amazingly, and is trying hard in everything he does. Well done!