Butterflies - Reception

Welcome to Butterfly class! Our teacher is Mrs Eddison, who has been teaching at Bedwell for 6 years and is great at helping us to develop our own ideas, games and play. We are also supported by our fantastic teaching assistants, Mrs Prosho, Miss Davis and Mrs Hill. 

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Our latest news:

  • Our focus book has been The Three Little Pigs which has really captured our imagination. We have had such fun acting out the story, retelling it with character puppets, using the voices of the characters and thinking of actions to help retell the story map. We then moved on to innovating our own version of the story as a class.
  • We have absolutely loved sharing our Tapestry journals this half term! It has helped develop our speaking, listening and communication skills. In class, many of us have been really excited to share what our parents have been putting online, and this has also helped our development. We also enjoy talking to our friends about what has been put online via the app and this has helped develop and strengthen friendships and connect us through common interests and experiences. 
  • During our Spooktacular Book Week we were very lucky to have the opportunity to meet Andrew Weale, an author and poet, who read his books, helped us to develop our own stories, and answered a lot of our questions. During the week, we also had opportunities to be involved in the book swap, partner up with other children to share books, take part in some tricky competitions and finally all dress up in our pyjamas and have a Big Read session on the Friday. It was great fun!

"Relationships are warm and caring, and this helps children to feel confident, happy and safe."

Ofsted report, 2018

We have been learning about... 

Practical Play - Our Friday afternoons are super busy! We split into 3 groups and we take turns in cooking, sewing and forest school. Not only are they all fun, they are also all essential for building up core strength, fine motor, dexterity and hand eye coordination which are skills needed before reading and especially writing can take place.

Child Initiated Learning - we have had the chance to try out a huge range of activities linked to learning, our own individual interests and our focus story, The Three Little Pigs. As a result we have developed and widened our friendship circles, enabling us to engage with our environment and improve our speaking and listening skills. Many of us have made fantastic progress because of this. We always look forward to finding out what new activities and challenges have appeared in our classrooms each day and are also keen to find new ways to explore, use and play with the equipment and resources around us.

This term's topics

Communication & Language - Throughout the term, we will continue to work on our listening skills and develop our ability to use spoken language to share our feelings, ideas and experiences. We will be encouraged to speak in full sentences throughout the day, making sure that we use the right tense (past, present or future) and sensible vocabulary, as well as using the words because and and to link ideas. We will also be broadening our vocabulary through stories, asking and answering questions about our focus story, Dear Zoo, as well as other texts that we meet.

Personal, Social & Emotional Learning - We will make sure that we are talking to our friends whilst playing, always using kind words and kind hands and trying to develop relationships. We will be encouraged to add storylines and narratives in our play, and to share these ideas with others so we can all take part in a story.

Physical Development - In our PE sessions, we will be developing our spatial awareness and ability to follow instructions. We will also be working on our ability to find space, travel and stop with control. We will continue to practise throwing and catching using beanbags and balls. Every day we will be using the outside area to climb, jump, hop and skip. We will also be encouraged to be as independent as possible, putting on our own coats and shoes.

Take a look at our curriculum map for more information on our topics.