Welcome to Butterflies class page!
We have had a great start to our first year of school and are all settling well into their new classroom. We have already been exploring and investigating lots of different activities and making new friends.
This half term our topic is called 'Super Me!' We will be learning about ourselves, our friends and our families. As the term goes on, we will be practising to count accurately by matching numeral to quantity, learning to write our names and speak confidently in full sentences. We will also be learning new phonics sounds and exploring these in our indoor and outdoor learning environments. Please find attached the Jolly phonics actions we use to support the learning of our new sounds. At Warfield we follow the Letters and Sounds order and will begin on phase two ‘s a t p i n’.
We will also be having PE lessons every Tuesday and Monday. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit. We also suggest wearing a warmer tracksuit now that it is colder. Please ensure all hoodies and jumpers are clearly named.
It is great to see many of the children eating the fruit provided by the school for their mid-morning snack. If your child is bringing in their own snack, please ensure that it is either fruit or vegetables. We do have children with severe allergies both within our class and across the school therefore there must be NO NUTS in any of the children’s snacks or packed lunches. Please also see the attached allergy poster for Butterflies. Please provide water in your child's water bottle.
In the Autumn term your child will be coming home with a lilac reading book. These books have no words to help encourage the children to tell a story through the pictures and increase their vocabulary. This is an important stage of development and is vital for early reading and understanding. Please support the use of story language such as “Suddenly an enormous giant appeared and let out a tremendous roar.” or “Once upon a time in a faraway forest with beautiful flowers and tall trees, lived an adventurous boy.” If your child struggles with this, you can model telling the story and they can try to add more detail. In addition to this, as part of their home learning in the second Autumn term, your child will bring home a ‘Sound File’. This will contain a weekly activity to complete at home to help embed their phonics skills and practise early reading. Please ensure their sound file is brought back to school every Wednesday.
remember that we are always happy to answer any questions you may have with
regards to your child’s school life.
Miss Aston Mrs Wade Mrs Jones Mrs Eglington
Class Teacher LSA LSA LSA