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Reception: Butterflies

Welcome to the Butterflies!

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Butterflies grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Butterflies class are Miss Frecklington, Mrs Picker and Mr Richardson. We love teaching the Butterflies and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our value for this term is Respect. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be.

 

“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”

 

Respect is also one of our school rules (Ready, Respectful and Safe) and is a value we hold dear in school. The children learn to recognise respect in others, while also showing respect themselves.

 

“Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.”  Roy T. Bennett.

 

They also learn the importance of showing respect to our belongings and to our environment. The children are developing their understanding of how we can respect our beautiful world and what we can further do as a school, as a Plastic Free School.

 

When it comes to climate change, “be the change you wish to be in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.

 

RESPECT 

 

Showing respect to others means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them. It's also important to have respect for yourself, knowing that what you think of feel is just as important as what anyone else thinks or feels. Self-respect means you feel good about who you are. Showing respect for belongings and to nature also shows that we care about the world around us and everything in it. 

 

Being respectful means you act in a way that shows you care for how your actions may impact others. Ways we can show respect include:

  • Using kind or polite words even when you're upset
  • Using manners like sharing, waiting your turn, saying please and thank you
  • Accepting difference or at least disagreeing with kind words
  • Being careful not to damage places or things
  • Using a quiet voice or calm behavior in public places
  • Sharing resources, only taking what you really need

 

We know that having respect for one another was important to Jesus. The Bible tells us His words "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you." 

 

 

*Our Learning for this term*

Autumn 2 Term 2022

The Butterflies have settled in beautifully this term, and we are very excited about the new learning that will take us through to Christmas! It is a very busy and magical term indeed!

Our topic this term is 'Bright Lights and Dark Nights'. We will be celebrating the 'Festival of Light' Diwali and making Diva lamps, as well as learning about the story of Sita and Rama. In this term we also learn about Remembrance Day. We create beautiful poppy art and craft to help us understand why we 'remember' the heroes in the armed forces.

Of course we will be learning all about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night.. and like every year, we will be toasting marshmallows on our firepit as well as having sparklers!

We'll be finding out all about people who work at night, particularly those that keep us safe. We are looking forward to a visit from the police to talk to us about their special job!

It is also World Hello Day this term, so we will be learning new ways to say 'hello' to people from all around the world, as well as creating peace doves.

As part of our topic this term, we will also be exploring nocturnal animals and what makes them different to other animals.

We will be continuing with our regular 'circle times' in which we talk about personal, emotional and social aspects of life, which builds the children's confidence in talking and listening within a group.

And of course our busy term finishes with Christmas, that magical time where we will be performing in our special Reception Nativity play, writing and posting letters to Santa, making Christmas cards, calendars and decorations, and having lots of wonderful Christmas fun!

We will be continuing to follow our daily 'Little Wandle' phonics programme - the children are doing so well with their new learning and we are very proud of them! We will also be doing lots of work based on the special story of The Sleepy Hedgehog, as part of our Talk for Writing work. We will be continuing with our daily Maths learning, most of which is practical, fun and games-based. The children are loving learning all about numbers, shapes and measures such as size, weight and capacity. 

We will continue to endeavor to provide lots of interesting activities for the children to explore during the day, during their 'choosing time'.  Please let us know if your child has a particular passion, and we will try our best to ensure we reflect their interest in our classroom and outside provision.

We hope the children have another wonderful and exciting term! Please feel free to chat to Miss Frecklington if you have any concerns, or if you'd like to celebrate some of the amazing work your child does!

 

Content to be added. Watch this space!

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