Foundation 2 – Butterflies

Hello, welcome to our Butterflies class page!

We are looking forward to an exciting year in Butterfly class. We are especially looking forward to watching the children grow in ability, skills and confidence! We are going to be making so many amazing memories that we can all treasure as we progress through the year!

Each half term we focus on a different topic to make sure we can fit in lots of exciting things throughout the year. Our topics for this year are ‘All About Me’, ‘Let’s Celebrate!’, ‘Once Upon a Time’ ‘Nature Explorers’, ‘Dangerous Dinosaurs’ and ‘Commotion in the Ocean’

We really encourage our children to embrace our school values in everything they do. They will learn to be empathetic, courageous, passionate, resilient and respectful.

Autumn 1

This term we are looking at the topic ‘All About Me’. We will be exploring and finding out all about your child’s and their friends’ interest and hobbies. We will also be looking at different families and talking about ‘Who is in your family?’.

Topic Map – Autumn 1

We look forward to supporting and helping your child develop as they progress through the year. We can’t wait to learn lots of new exciting things and have lots of fun!

Miss Redmond and Miss Ahmed

Autumn 2

This term we are exploring our topic ‘Let’s Celebrate’. We will be celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas. We will compare how these different festivals are celebrated and look at the difference between them.

Topic Map – Autumn 2

We are excited to explore these different celebrations and see the children progress in the new skills they are learning.

Miss Redmond and Miss Ahmed

Spring 1

This term we are exploring our topic ‘Once Upon a Time’. We will be exploring different aspects of learning through Traditional Tales such as, ‘The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man’. We will be exploring new skills such as completing wanted posters, create our own junk model houses, creating our own maps and even baking some of our own gingerbread!

Topic Map – Spring 1

We are excited to explore these new skills and see the children progress this term!

Miss Redmond

Spring 2

This term our topic will be ‘Nature Explorers’.

As Spring is approaching and the weather is getting warmer, we will be exploring different aspects of learning around growing such as plants, seasons and lifecycles. We will be experiencing skills such as planting our own seeds to grow, creating our own flower collage pictures, designing and completing a seasons picture. We will even be lucky enough to observe some live chicks in our classroom.

Topic Map – Spring 2 

We also have an exciting workshop this term, based on retelling the story book ‘Super Worm’.

We are excited to see the children blossom even more than they already have!

Miss Redmond and Miss Hall

 

Reading

The children will be receiving reading books from school and it is important that you read with them daily. This will help support their phonics knowledge and reading skills.

It is also important that you bring their book in their school book bag daily, so we can read with your child if required.

Your child’s book will be changed on a Friday.

We are also sending home some High Frequency Words. These are words that we encourage the children to learn by sight! Please help support them with learning them.

 

Useful Links

Information for parents about Read Write Inc phonics:

Parents – Ruth Miskin Literacy

Use your logins to access NumBots online:

NumBots | Motivational maths practice for schools and families.

Phonics Presentation:

Foundation 2 Phonics Information Meeting

 

Newsletters:

Butterflies Newsletter – Autumn 1

Butterflies Newsletter – Autumn 2

Butterflies Newsletter – Spring 1

Butterflies Newsletter – Spring 2