Welcome To Butterflies!
There are two Butterfly classes within the Reception Unit, Admiral Butterflies and Emperor Butterflies.
The teacher in Admiral Butterflies is Miss Stannard, and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Machant and Mrs Westbury. Mrs Westbury will provide cover for Miss Stannard on Mondays when she is not in school.
The teacher in Emperor Butterflies is Mrs Yates, and the Teaching Assistants are Mrs Findlay and Mrs Westbury. Mrs Westbury will provide cover for Mrs Yates on a Tuesday.
PE kits should be in school on the first day of every half term and should remain in school until the following school holiday when they will be sent home for washing!
If children wear earrings they will need to be able to remove them themselves for PE to be able to participate. Children who have had their ears pierced recently should bring plasters to school to cover their earrings during the healing period. After this they must be able to remove them themselves if they wear them to school.
Water bottles should be bought to school on a Monday morning and need to be clearly labelled with your child's name; they will stay in school all week, then be sent home on Fridays for a good clean.
Reading and Bug Club
In the Butterfly Teams we encourage the children to read at home. The expectation for each child is to read a minimum of 3 times a week and by doing this they will have a chance of earning the reading trophy to take home for the week!
All of the children will be given their user name and password for Bug Club in the next few weeks. Look out for a sticker in the front of their reading diaries
In Butterflies lots of the children’s learning is recorded in Tapestry, an online platform. Don’t forget if your child completes learning at home to pop it onto Tapestry for the Butterfly teaching staff to see. We love seeing what you have been up to!
This year we have started using the Pearson School Jam app to share some of our maths learning with you at home. Activities will sent out to the app from Miss Stannard or Mrs Yates for you to have a go at at home. They will either be practical activities you can do with household objects or digital activities within the app. We hope you enjoy them!
Our learning will be all about 'Why do we celebrate?'
We will be learning about different celebrations like weddings and birthdays, as well as celebrations from other cultures like Hanukkah.
What kinds of celebrations do you take part in with your family or friends?
We are thrilled with the new F2 outdoor area! The transformation of the area has been fantastic and has enabled us to continue to provide quality learning provision for the children. Have a look at the pictures to see the before and after pictures!
We have had great fun exploring our new environment, including our new outdoor area!