Butterflies Class 2018/2019

Hello, my name is Miss Oxendale and I am the class teacher within Butterflies Class.
We also have Miss Ward and Mrs Mahoney working with us.

This is our class page where you can find out all the information about the term and any dates you will need.


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Summer Two


Will you tell me a story?


This half term the children are going to be using Talk 4 Writing and their knowledge of Tales Toolkit to explore two traditional tales. We will have a deep understanding of the tales, such as characters and settings, before we use our phonic knowledge and strong understanding of stories to rewrite our own version. We will continue to develop our understanding of sentences by exploring adjectives and how they make our sentences sound more exciting. The children will continue to develop their comprehension skills through our daily guided reading sessions. 


As we come to the end of the year, the children will use their knowledge of number to develop their understanding of word problems. We will use addition and subtraction, halving and doubling in these problems. The children will use multiple skills that they have learnt throughout the year and apply them to their reasoning and explanations. 


This half term the children will become buddies to the new Reception children as they transition from Nursery to Longshaw. The Butterflies will have an extremely important job to ensure that the children feel settled and happy as they visit our classroom. This will also lead into their own transition into Year 1. They will have many opportunities to meet their new teacher and spend some time in their new classroom.


This half term, we will be having a focus on reading at home. Reading at home is extremely important and plays a crucial part in your child's learning. When they read, they get to show you what they have learnt and also it allows you to see their reading develop. Every day, the children will be asked if they have read at home. If so, they will receive a dojo point. As the Butterflies know, we have a very exciting prize bag and reading at home will now allow them to get to ten quicker. 




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 Wednesdays, 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