Butterfly Class

A very big welcome to the children starting school in September and the Year Ones who are returning to Butterfly Class. We are a mixed Reception and Year One class.

Your class teacher is Mrs Waters and the teaching assistants are Miss Hardiman and Mrs Smith. We are here to help support you settle into school life and teach you lots of new and exciting things!


Our  Learning Environment

We have a fantastic learning environment in Butterfly Class. We love exploring our outdoor area and using it to be creative.

We have lots of resources including bricks, pebbles, sand, wooden planks, guttering and milk crates. We have an area where we can dress up and act out stories. We have a sand pit, a digging area and a huge mud kitchen.

Inside we love to build in the construction area and make things in our creative area, paint or draw. We also have a great book corner.


Please click on this document to see our Year 1 Curriculum Map and all the different subjects we will be learning this year. 

We are currently following Map A.

Class Author

Our class author is Smriti Halls. She is an award-winning children’s author who explores relationships and identity through a range of fun and mischievous characters! 

She has great stories recorded on her website:




Butterfly Class have been learning the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ for their Talk for Writing text. We have been retelling the story on our stage in the outside area and hot-seating the characters.


We made bread in a bag as our ‘hook’ for the Little Red Hen story. Then we baked the bread and enjoyed eating it!

In Geography we are learning about ‘Our Village – Stratford-sub-Castle’. We have been on a welly walk around the village. We followed a map and looked out for local features including the church, school, houses and river. We found out that our school is in a valley, at the bottom of a hill which leads to Old Sarum.