In Butterflies, we will be using Dojo points as a way of rewarding positive behaviour within the classroom. This half term we will be changing how we use Class Dojo.
We will give points away if children have shown independence, stick ability, curiosity, creativity or respect. These will be frequently referred to within our learning environment and parents can track their child's amount on the Dojo App!
At the end of each half term, the children who have received the most Dojo's will receive a certificate and a prize to show off their consistent positive behaviour. Good luck children
Welcome back Brilliant Butterflies. I hope you have all had a fantastic holiday. It is wonderful to see you all back and ready to learn. We have got a very busy and exciting year planned. Let the learning journey begin
I know a few things have changed for this school year, so please come and speak to me if you have any queries.
The Butterflies are pleased to announce that we have been short listed to take part in Tescos Bags of Help initiative starting 1st May -30th June 2017.
You will see a Hodthorpe container in the Clowne and Worksop Tesco. Please help us win the top prize of £4,000 to improve our outdoor area. Each time you visit please ask for a blue token and put it in our container.
*Please share with all your friends and family*
Easter stay and play - 31st March 2017
Our afternoon session only has a few spaces left. We are now offering a morning session 9am - 10am to children aged 2-5 years. Places are offered on a first come first serve basis, if you are interested please contact Miss Coy or the office. If you are unable to attend please let us know, so that we can offer your place to someone else. We will have raffle tickets on sale (£1 a strip) to win an Easter egg.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and visitors that came to our first Stay and Play session. We have put your lovely bird feeders in our outdoor area.
Due to its popularity we will be holding another Stay and Play Session this half term. Please look out for our next session.
Miss Coy and Foundation Stage staff
In Foundation Stage we are going to take part in the National Nursery Rhyme week. Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood by helping children master key skills such as language and communication and social, physical and emotional skills. Each day there is a different nursery rhyme to learn, and resources to go with it. At the end of the week the children will all receive a certificate.
I will send resources out for each nursery rhyme. If you require any other resources or ideas. Please feel free to come and see me.
Monday - Doctor Foster
Tuesday - Ba Ba Black Sheep
Wednesday - Two Little Dickie Birds
Thursday - Incy Wincy Spider
Friday - Hey Diddle Diddle
We Welcome back all the Butterflies, and they have all settled in really well.
Hello to Ruby, Riley and Layton, they all now stay at school for a full day and make up our Reception class.
Reece, George, Lexie and Michael come to the Foundation Unit for the afternoon session.
In the morning the children have been learning to find their name card, and write it in their morning book. Well done!
This half term our topic is 'Houses and Homes'
On Wednesdays we will be exploring our outdoor area and completing creative and cooking activities throughout this half term. On this day the children all come to school dressed in old clothes rather than their uniform, and bring welllies to change into. We call this Welly Wednesday.
Thursday afternoon is our PE session, we are learning basic steps, running, jogging, skipping, jumping and hopping.
This half term in Mathematics we are working on recognising and counting to 10. We will also we exploring a range of 2D shapes.
In Literacy this half term our stories are: The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Handa's Surprise and we will also be learning about Diwali. In phonics we are learning the first 5 sounds.
Everyday 2 weeks a homework menu is sent out. We ask that the children choose two jobs to complete, then return to school to be displayed and a certificate will be sent home.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.