Welcome to Butterfly Class
Butterfly class is a year two class.
Our teachers are called Mrs Foster and Mrs Walden. We also have Mrs Pearce working with us every morning.
Our topics for the year are:
Autumn term: Fire Fire
(Learning all about The Great Fire of London in 1666 along with fire safety and those involved in the fire service)
Spring term: China
(Learning about China, its culture and its place in the world. Also its amazing history including the terracotta warriors and the Great Wall of China)
Summer term: The Circus is coming to town!
(Thinking about the Circus in literature and its history including how travel has changed over the years. We will also look at the welfare of animals in the past and present)
We LOVE reading in Butterfly class ... We all need to read 3 times a week but some of us try even more than that! We earn Dojo points for our reading each week. The more we read, the more words we learn and the more words we learn the better our writing gets.
Our class books so far have been ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, a selection of books by Julia Donaldson, 'The Swoose' by Dick King Smith, 'Flat Stanley' by Jeff Brown and 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith.
In class we use class dojo as a way of communicating with all our parents and carers. It allows us to show work that we are proud of, sharing photos of what we are doing in class and also earning Dojo points. Dojo points are rewarded for positive behaviour and work in class. We try to get as many as we can before the week is over. We can also add homework pictures on class dojo so that our teachers can see what we are enjoying at home too.
Our PE days will change every half term so that we can enjoy different PE sessions with some of the different coaches that come in to teach us, but for the first half term they are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We can come to school wearing our PE kit but we must have our hair tied back if needed and earrings taken out. PE kit should consist of a plain light blue t-shirt and navy/black shorts, then on colder days a plain navy/black tracksuit, no hoodies.
Homework is obviously the best way for you to support us at school. Reading at home regularly is so important, asking comprehension questions, discussing vocabulary and helping with spellings are essential. Let’s try to read more than 3 times a week!
To begin with we will be recapping some of the phonics phases but after half term, we will receive a new spelling pattern each week. We will be challenged to find as many words as we can with the same spelling pattern and then write them on a Friday.
Please help us practise our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 to support our maths. For those of us who are confident with these, please move on to learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. A blue book is sent home every Monday to help with this practice.
Each half term we will have a homework project that will then be showcased to the rest of the school and parents. This will be linked to our topic and can be completed in any way the children wish to do so.