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Butterfly Class

Butterfly Class is our EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 class taught by Miss Lee and Mrs Tupper with the help of Mrs Gillespie.

In EYFS, Year 1 and 2 continues in a practical and fun way linked to our curriculum. Throughout the year the children will learn to:


  • Develop their phonics knowledge, and learn some spelling rules. We use the Little Wandle scheme for phonics and we use Collins Big Cat Reading books for home reading. Please click on this link to access the parent guide for more information about the Little Wandle phonics scheme.
  • A key focus for year 1 and 2 is to improve their writing style and structure.
  • Children in Year 1 and 2 are expected to use and apply a range of Maths strategies and solve more complex problem solving questions.
  • In EYFS we have the use of another classroom to taylor their learning to the EY curriculum and focus on the prime and specific areas of learning. The children will then be able to explore all areas at their own pace.
  • All children also take part in forest school once a week to enrich their learning experience, this is also linked to the curriculum. Please go to our Forest School page for more information.







Our Expectations for Home Learning in Butterfly Class

Recommended minimum time to spend on home learning – 20 minutes reading per day PLUS 15- 30 minutes per week on other identified home learning. Homework is set every Friday and is due back the following Wednesday. 


We we also ask children to complete half term projects which are fun and creat interest for the following terms topic.



This particular project was making animals out of recycled materials. Don’t they look good!!?


Butterfly Class also has a class mascot, Jerry Saturn as voted by the children. He comes home with a child for the weekend and they go on adventures together.


Summer 1


Our topic this term is Food, Glorious, Food.

In Geography, we will be looking at where food comes from and how it gets to us in the shops!! 
In Science, we will be looking at all the different habitats of animals and where in the world they live. 
This term we will also be designing and making our own healthy smoothies. 

The children have designed their own habitat for animals to live in…




We also have got caterpillars this term. The children are very excited. They are getting very big now!



Spring term 2


This term’s topic is ‘Amazing Animals’ and we have started this term with a bang. The children made animals out of recycled materials and they were brilliant!!!




We are going to learn all about animals in Science. Click on the link below to play a game about our topic.



Also we are looking at features of castles in History, in particular Corfe Castle. We have even built one in our class. The children are really enjoying our texts we are exploring too.





Spring term 1


Being by the Sea

This term started with a bang! We made firework art and made our New Year’s resolutions.

For the first week, we had a focus on how to be a good friend and how in Butterflies Class ‘team work makes the dream work’.


Now, we are really enjoying our topic, learning all about the different UK seas. As a class, we are doing lots of different writing. We have been writing diaries, postcards and much much more. 

Autumn 2



We will be looking at how we can travel on land, by sea and through the sky. We will be discovering how this has changed throughout history and in DT we will be creating our own vehicles, selecting the correct materials in which to do so. In Science, we will be looking at different materials and their properties. We will also be finding out about some famous engineers. Click on the links below to discover more:



                                                    Science                       Transport and Travel 

Butterflies have had lots of fun this term