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!


Spring One:

Can you explore with me?

WOW! What an exciting half term the children are going to have.

We are off on an adventure, using famous children's stories and their settings as inspiration. 

Children will understand the job and role an explorer has and how important they are to the history of the world around us. We will use 'Dora the Explorer' and her adventures as a starting point for our learning. We will look at developing our descriptive language when talking about a character from a story.


Once we know and understand what an explorer is, children will develop their explorer passport by travelling to different story settings to investigate what they are like and which settings they would like to learn about more. Then the children will create a map, using their knowledge of the different settings to plan their journey. 


We will use the stories to develop our understanding of how different stories or structured, the vocabulary used within these stories and how to construct our own sentences using the narrative language from the story. As always, we will be focusing on applying our Phonic knowledge to read and write captions and simple sentences. Our challenge for this half term will be remembering our finger spaces within the captions and sentences that we write. 


We will be consolidating our number knowledge when using numbers to 20 and using this knowledge to begin to apply this to our problem solving. The children will be using language relating to addition and subtraction when discussing what we are doing when practically problem solving. We will be learning new vocabulary when to comes to weight, height and length. The children will be using this vocabulary when discussing, comparing and completing tasks relating to these areas of Maths.  

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