Dear Parents/Carers

I would like to welcome you and your child to Butterflies class. I hope you enjoy an exciting year with us.

In Butterflies your child will be developing their knowledge and skills through ARCS Curriculum, which involves teaching and learning creatively through real life skills.

Our class routine involves the following:

Library books will be changed each week where possible. Our library day is still to be arranged.

P.E. sessions are on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
P.E. kits should be left in school for the half term and taken home for the holidays to be washed.
Please encourage your child to dress and undress themselves, in order for them to develop independence during P.E. sessions.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected back on Wednesday of the following week, in order to be marked and the next piece of homework to be set. Homework will be given to Year Ones starting in October.

Please support your child with each piece of homework.

Spellings should be copied out on a separate piece of paper in order to practise for the spelling test each week.

All homework should be recorded in pencil.

Children are rewarded with class points for remembering to bring in homework and library books.

Every year children lose uniforms due to staff being unable to identify clothing.

Please ensure all clothing (including P.E. kits, pumps, shoes and coats) have names in – either printed name labels or hand written in permanent pen.

Reading Books
We aim to listen to your child read as much as possible.

Ideally they need to read for at least 5 minutes every day. Your support with this is much appreciated. Please make a short comment in their reading record to keep me informed of progress at home.

Please check your child’s bag at the end of each day as there may be letters in it. In addition, if you have given your child money, envelopes or letters please remind them to take them out of their bag when they get into school and hand them in.

The transition from Reception to Year One is a big step. The children are expected to become more independent. They will each have Maths, English, Science, R.E. and Foundation Subject books which will be used frequently throughout the week. Consequently the children are expected to become more focused for longer periods of time and this often results in them becoming more tired in the first term. They quickly become used to expectations and very soon adapt to Key Stage One.

Mrs McCleary will also be teaching Butterflies on a Thursday.

I am looking forward to an exciting and creative year in Butterflies,

from Mrs Hearity



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