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St John's

Church of England Infant School

'Through Faith, Love, Kindness and Respect our Saint John's family will flourish and grow.'









Butterfly Class YR

Through faith, love, kindness and respect our St John's family will flourish and grow.


Welcome to Butterfly Class

Our Teacher is Miss White


Teacher Email: 


We are a class of YR children

The children work in adult led group throughout the morning  for phonics and maths learning. During the rest of the day the children take part in their Child Led activities, across both the classroom and the outside area. 


Below we have listed some helpful things about our class that we thought you might find useful to know.


Our Learning

  • Our teachers use the EYFS curriculum for our planning, and we base our learning around what we are interested in.
  • We are using ideas from Cornerstones to give us an overall theme title, from which we then take ideas from the children about what they would like to learn about and discuss throughout the theme. 
  • We learn to read and write using the Read, Write, Inc. phonics programme. Parents can find out more here: Read, Write Inc. 
  • Literacy is very important to us, and reading and writing are school priorities this year. We love sharing and talking about stories, and developing our writing skills through a wide range of mark-making opportunities.
  • Our Mathematics curriculum focuses on number, and shape, space and measure.  We use some elements from the White Rose program.  Our work is mostly practical, but we are also encouraged to record our own mathematical thinking in various ways.
  • We follow 'Understanding Christianity', a Religious Education programme from the Rochester Diocese. You can find more information on the R.E. page.
  • We follow the Greenacre Sports Partnership P.E. curriculum.




    • P.E. is on a Friday.
    • We bring our PE kit to school and get changed in class.
    • We need to wear a white  T-shirt, plain, dark shorts and plimsolls or trainers.
    • When it is cold outside we can keep warm with a pair of plain, dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and our school jumper.
    • We need to tie our hair back and take off any jewellery before we come to school.
    • We cover newly pierced earrings with tape. Parents must put this on at home before we come to school.




    We follow the 4 school golden rules that every class in the school tries to follow.

    We show love and play nicely with everybody in our school family

    We speak with kindness at all times 

    We have faith and work hard so that tricky things get easier for us

    We show respect by listening well

    We have a traffic light system in class, where ‘Green to Go’ is rewarded, and yellow, amber and red behaviour result in clearly defined consequences. If we move our face to yellow, we miss five minutes of our playtime. If we move our face to red, we will go to another class.




    • Individuals are rewarded in class with stickers for great work or participation in activities.
    • Teamwork is something that we like to encourage within our class and we enjoy working hard in our class to earn different things. Once we get 10 emojis in our jar we get a reward within our class. 
    • Individuals are chosen each week to go in the school praise book and names will be read out in celebration worship on a Friday. The three categories for the praise book are: Green to Go Star, Maths Star and Literacy Star. 
    • You may even receive a text message to tell you if we have done something wonderful.



    • In every lesson, our teachers encourage us to deepen our learning through exciting challenges.




    • We will send out books for the children to read with you at home.  
    • Homework activities will be set every Friday. This will either be a literacy task or a numeracy task. We ask that this is completed by the following Friday.
    • Letter writing and number writing practice on alternate nights. 



      Partnership Power

      • We have an informal open door policy in reception class
      • You can speak to our teachers in the mornings, or after school when all of the children have been seen off safely.
      • If these times are not convenient, you can phone the school office (01634 844135) and request that the teacher phones you back to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.  Or you can write a note and send it in your child's book bag.
      • Alternatively please feel free to email me - see details at the top of this page.


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      I am the vine and you are the branches

      -John 15