Welcome to the Butterfly Room
We hope you have had a lovely time off! We are excited to start the new year off with our new topic, “Who lives in the Woods?” We will be spending a lot of time outdoors exploring the environment around us, looking for creatures we find in the Forest. We are also going to be focussing on developing our communication and language by modelling and asking open-ended questions to the children to help develop their own language.
If you have any questions and queries please don’t
hesitate to speak to any of the Butterfly Room staff!
In the Butterfly room, Shelley is the room lead and works in the room alongside Danielle, Abby and Kirsty. In the parent information board there is pictures of us so you are able to see who your child's keyworker is.
If you have any queries or questions please don't hesitate to speak to one of us or drop Shelley an email at the address below!
Session times are 8.45-11.45 and 12.15-3.15.
If someone different is collecting your child please inform school as soon as possible and make sure the person collecting brings their I.D and knows the correct password please!
You will have the opportunity to look at and contribute to your child's Learning Journey throughout the year and can ask to see this at anytime.
Each day your child will need to bring a named coat, bag and spare clothes. As the weather is becoming very changeable, we would really appreciate it if you could bring suitable clothes ready for any changes!
We go outside whatever the weather so children need to be changed frequently. Please ensure you send a named bag with plenty of spare clothes in, especially if your child is potty training.
If your child wears nappies or pull ups please send these AND wipes in a named bag each day.
Our First week back in the Butterfly Room - RR Article 31
We have really enjoyed our first week exloring and re-joining our setting after the Christmas break. The older childen have been really kind and caring, helping us settle our new Butterlies in.
Dates for the Diary!
Thursday 9th and Friday 10th - New Starters visiting for full sessions 8:45am - 11:45am and 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Thursday 23rd January- Chinese New Year Day
Monday 27th January - Reading workshop 11:00am and 2:15pm - all parents and carers welcome.
Monday 10th February - Valentines Stay and Play ( Mid term report sharing with parents)
Our visit to Believe & Be - RRSA 31
We really enjoyed our recent visit to the roleplay cafe, Believe & Be. We have been very excited to go and couldnt wait to get onto the bus! After a short journey there, we all enjoyed playing throughout the roleplay rooms and using our imaginations! Take a look at some of the photos of our visit...
We really enjoyed a lovely trip to Catchgate park, we played on the swings, went down the slide, used our imagination beautifully in the car and loved getting ourselves dizzy on the roundabout.
Our P.E Sessions (RR Article 31)
During our P.E Sessions we have been fortunate enough to experience a coach leading and we have really enjoyed learning all about the different ways to move around using our bodies.
Diwali Day in Early Years (RR Article 18)
On Friday 18th October, we all joined together in Early Years and celebrated Diwali Day! We all took part in a variety of activities such as stained glass windows, colouring in, Rangoli patterns and making Indian sweets!
Forest School Day - Autumn theme (RR Article 31)
On Friday 27th September we took part in our Early Years Forest School day! We started the session off with a video all about the season, Autumn. We talked about the changes in the weather and environment around us and we all had different views about Autumn. We took part in a lot of different activities such as leaf collage, bark rubbing, treasure hunt, blackberry picking, forest walks and leaf prints! We were very busy and we didn't stop all day! On the afternoon we cooked using the blackberries we had collected and reception made a lovely crumble for us to eat at snack time!
We really enjoyed the day and can't wait for the next Forest School Day!
How you can help at home (Article 18)
There are lots of things that you can do at home to support your child at home.
Singing is such an important part of Early Years education, it supports speech, language, mathematical awareness and early reading.
We do encourage all children to use words instead of actions to make their wants and needs known. It is helpful if you continue this at home by encouraging talk and extending vocabulary for example if your child says "car" you could extend this by saying "yes, it's a big, red car".
When out shopping you could encourage your child to create their own shopping list. This list might be a lot of marks on paper but to your child it will be exactly what they say it is. Encourage your child to remember what they wanted to put on there " have we got everything on your list?"
If you would like to find out more about how you can help at home please speak to your child's key person.
Thank you for your support
If you have any questions about The Butterfly room provision please send Shelley Nicholson an email.