Butterflies Class 2019/2020

 Hello, my name is Miss Oxendale and I am the class teacher within Butterflies Class. We also have Miss Davis working with us and we are both extremely excited for this year.

This is our class page where you can find out all the information about the term and any dates you will need. There is also the class blog which is updated weekly with pictures and videos of the learning we have been doing during that week.

Also follow our school Twitter page @longshawinfants for even more exciting things that happen throughout the school!



Autumn One:

Will you be my friend?


For the first few weeks at school our main focus is to ensure that your child is happy coming into school and feels safe while they are here. We will be doing this by getting to know your child, their likes and dislikes through lots of different circle time games and enjoying our provision together. 


We have planned lots of different activities that will help us to get to know your children and also that they can get to know us and the other teachers within school. Myself and Miss Davis are extremely excited for this year and the learning journey we will join your children on. 


Children will be joining in with lots of stories, number rhymes and games over the next few weeks. We will be introducing 'Helicopter Stories' to your children, this is were they can tell a story to the class and use their friends to act them out on our very own class stage. This is a super way to build up our relationships and also encourage the children's confidence in a new situation. 


Over the the next few weeks, there are several opportunities for you to come into school to our parents meetings on a variety of different areas of life at Longshaw.

Such as a session looking at Phonics and Oracy. There will also be a session looking at how we teach Maths within EYFS. Keep an eye out for the dates or feel free to ask. The parent sessions are a great way to get to know how your child will be learning within their journey of Longshaw. 



How you can help at home :)


Read with your child every night, talk through and discuss the story and characters. 
Counting regularly with your child, both forwards and backwards. If they read every night they will get dojos in school as a reward.
Ask your child about their day, we do lots of different activities throughout the day and they will love to share.
Ensure your child's book bag is in school everyday.
Complete the homework given out on a Friday with them, this reflects the learning throughout the week.


Please ensure your child brings in their book bag every day. Also make sure that you check these bags every night for any messages or letters that might have been given out. Please can you make sure that you label all of your child’s clothes, this includes all parts of their uniform, PE kits, coats and shoes, as this helps us to find the owner of the item much faster!! We have PE on Mondays, please ensure your child's PE kit is in school.


You will receive newsletters and information from school regularly, however, if you have and questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to me.

Thank you

Miss Oxendale