Welcome to the Butterflies Class!

We are a class of Year R children. We have lots of fun in our class and develop the skills we need to learn both in our Reception year and beyond.

We enjoy learning and working together as a team, we learn from and support each other, both inside and outside the classroom. Lots of the things we do are linked to a cross-curricular termly topic; we often make art and look at books and pictures, which inspire us with our Literacy and Numeracy work too. We love looking for numbers and shapes all around us and in our lives at school and at home.   



We like role play activities and learning about different people and places, we also enjoy using technology in our classroom. We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme for phonics and we love learning our sounds with songs and actions! We have lots of different areas to use in our classroom that help us learn and we also have a great outdoor learning space. We love to play and learn together in our beautiful Bodsham surroundings!

Autumn (September 2018) Newsletter

What a wonderful first few weeks we have had in Butterflies class! We are really lucky to have a small Reception class and lots of lovely spaces in which to learn. We have had a fabulous term getting to know one another and the routines and rules of Bodsham school.

We have been learning our sounds and how to write them and spot them in books too. We have also done lots of art with our specialist art teacher Ms Carter.


We have been learning football with our coach Charlie from Elite and we have learnt lots of skills this term. We have also been participating in yoga with Mrs Billingsley.

We have been enjoying lots of role play activities and we love playing in our outdoor spaces too. We have worked hard with our numbers, dancing and singing to help us to write our numbers to 10 and beyond!

Our topic this term has been Traditional Tales which we will continue to study until Christmas. We learn in a cross-curricular way as much as possible and we love exploring each story through play as well as in Literacy.

We have also been looking at Autumn and particularly harvest. Our school sits in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so nature is ever present and an important part of our school life.