Welcome to the Butterfly Room
We would like to offer a huge welcome back after half term and we are excited to get the new term started! The topic this term is Festivals and Celebrations and we will be exploring the different types of festivals and
celebrations which take place around the world along with our own! We will be learning about different celebrations and festivals and taking part in activities linked to them.
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, Kirsty, Rebecca, Abby and Fiona. Some of the staff will be in setting on different days which will be listed on the parent information board in the Butterfly room porch.
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.
Dates for the Diary!
Friday 15th November - Children in Need Day
Monday 25th November - Christmas theme workshop
AM Session 11:00am
PM Session 2:15pm
Friday 29th November - Forest School Day
Wednesday 11th December - Trip to Believe & Be
Friday 13th December - Early Years Nativity
Monday 16th December - Early Years Party
Friday 20th December - Break up for Christmas—singing around the Christmas Tree 1:15pm
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.