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Welcome to Butterfly Class!

 

Class Teacher: Miss Armond
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Perry 

 

Key information:

- PE is on a Friday

- Class Library day is on a Friday  

 

 

 

Sports Day! We all had a lovely day and worked really well in our teams. Thank you to all the parents that came along to support us while we were completing our races.

Our Class Trip to the Gordon Brown Centre. We had a fantastic day with our teddy bears completing lots of activities. We explored using all of our senses including creating smelly cocktails, listening to the sounds around us and using our sense of touch to guess what we were touching. We also made some dens for our teddy bears and found lots of their favourite food (pinecones)!

4th May 2018

 

Today we had a very special visit as part of our Fins, Feathers and Fur topic. Farmer Chris from Millers Ark Farm came into school to show us some of his farm animals. There were donkeys, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks. We had a lovely afternoon finding out about what each animal likes to eat and how to look after them. Lots of us also enjoyed finding out what each of the animals felt like too!

 

 

During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!

During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  1
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  2
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  3
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  4
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  5
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  6
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  7
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  8
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  9
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  10
During our visit to the library this week we were set a challenge to find different items in the books. It was great to see the children carefully looking through the books and working together to complete the challenge!  11

During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.

During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.  1
During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.  2
During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.  3
During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.  4
During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.  5
During Book Week a theatre company came in a performed the story of Robin Hood. We had a fantastic morning watching this very funny performance and enjoyed helping Robin defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham.  6

Look at our amazing costumes to celebrate Book Week! We all really enjoyed telling the class about the books that we had bought in and about our favourite book characters. It was a lovely day!

Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.

Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  1
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  2
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  3
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  4
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  5
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  6
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  7
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  8
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  9
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  10
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  11
Today we had a great time with our parents sharing our learning with them. We showed them all of the exciting activities that we get up to at school and showed them around our classroom.  12

Chinese Workshop 

 

We had a fantastic afternoon learning all about Chinese New Year celebrations. We had a special visitor who taught us lots of Chinese phrases - we are trying to remember how to say hello and goodbye in Chinese! 

 

During the afternoon we learnt three dances including the Dragon Dance, Lion Dance and Ribbon Dance. We got to play lots of different instruments including gongs, cymbals and drums. Some of us helped perform these dances using the special props. Florence and Patience made a great lion and performed the Lion Dance fantastically together! 

 

Over the next two weeks we will be continuing to learn more about Chinese New Year and their traditions. 

 

 

Self-Portraits

 

As part of our Celebration topic we discussed Birthdays. We talked about why we celebrate them and how people might celebrate them. During this discussion we talked about our similarities and differences between one another. 

 

We painted self-portraits of ourselves using mirrors to help us identify our key features. Lots of us also used them to help us remember what our hair and eye colour were. Have a look at our paintings and see if you think they look like us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Activities 

 

We had a very busy last week at school celebrating Christmas. On Wednesday morning we made some lovely christmas tree decorations with Year 5 and 6 pupils from Velmead Junior School. It was great to see the children working together to create their decorations and talking to one another about their christmas wish lists! That afternoon we enjoyed a fantastic Christmas lunch in our festive jumpers. The children enjoyed pulling their crackers and singing along to some christmas carols. 

On Thursday we had our class party to celebrate a fantastic first term. We enjoyed lots of party games including musical statues and pass the parcel. The children all had a great time and showed off their super dance moves!

 

Thank you all very much for our lovely christmas cards and presents. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year! 

 

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Craft Afternoon 

 

This afternoon we welcomed our families into our class to share some festive Christmas crafting. We had lots of fun creating sewn tree decorations and a Christmas bauble. There was glitter and sequins everywhere! 

Thank you to all the parents who came in. We hope you had lots of fun making things with your child.  

We painted some of the animals that came to visit us this week. Can you tell what animals we painted?

Please remember that we visit the school library every Friday afternoon. The children love to browse through the books and share their favourite stories with each other. They also enjoy the opportunity to borrow a book but can only do this if their previous one has been  returned.

If you can help your child to remember to bring in their library book and wallet, on or before each Friday, it will help to avoid disappointment. 

Thank you.

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Tuesday 14th November

Parents into School 

 

Today was another exciting day at school because we welcomed in some of our families to share our learning with us. We enjoyed showing the adults around our classroom and outdoor area and showing them some of the interesting things that we get up to at school.

Thank you very much to all the people that came in to join us - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 

 

 

Hydestile Resident Animals 

 

Monday 13th November

We had a special visit today from Hydestile Resident Animals. We got to meet lots of amazing animals and learn about how to look after them in the wild or as pets.  Some of the animals that we saw included a hedgehog, polecats, barn owl, kestrel and guinea pigs. The hedgehog was one of our favourite animals and we learnt how we can care for them in the wild as they are an endangered species. Thank you for all of your donations to go towards this fantastic cause. 

 

 

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Dance Day!

Friday 10th November:

 

Today the children had lots of fun learning a dance routine to 'Singing in the Rain'. We learnt some movements as a whole class and then came up with our own movements that we incorporated into the song. We practised all morning and then invited Ladybird class to come and watch us perform. They were very impressed with our dance!

Poppies - We used lots of different materials to create Poppies to commemerate Remembrance Day.

Fireworks - We created colourful fireworks using neon paint. We enjoyed putting glitter on them to make our fireworks sparkle.

Nursery Rhymes 

 

This half term our topic was Nursery Rhymes. I was impressed by how many Nursery Rhymes the children already knew and could teach me! We learnt a lot of new Nursery Rhymes and the children enjoyed singing them regularly. Some of our favourites included three blind mine, I'm a little teapot, Miss Polly had a dolly and Insy Winsy Spider. 

 

 

Humpty Dumpty Challenge! The kings horses and kings men were fed up of having to fix Humpty Dumpty every time he fell off the wall. The children were challenged to create a protective coat for Humpty Dumpty so that he would not break anymore. The children had a great time choosing different materials and then testing their eggs to see whether they would break. We had some great scientific discussions around which materials would be best and talked about soft, strong and hard materials.

Nursery Rhyme Activities - have a look at the fun we have had this half term!

Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.

Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  1
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  2
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  3
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  4
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  5
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  6
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  7
Little Bo Peep lost all of her sheep. We had to help her count her sheep back into their pen. We really enjoyed completing this challenge and practised our counting, number recognition and number formation skills.  8

Daisy's Junk Modelling Challenge! Daisy the cow had hurt her ankle and she could not jump over the moon anymore. She needed the children's help to create her something that could help her. The children came up with some fantastic ideas! Have a look at some of our creations.

Autumn 

 

This half term we have really enjoyed exploring the seasonal changes. We started our Autumn experience by going on a hunt in our outdoor area to see what signs of Autumn we could find. During our carpet time we talked about these changes and the children enjoyed telling me all about the colours of the leaves that they had found! 

 

The children enjoyed exploring a range of Autumn activities including leaf printing, creating their own Autumn tree and weighing different Autumn objects. If you go on any walks then ask your child to tell you what they know about Autumn and see if you can find any signs of Autumn together. 

 

 

Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!

Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!  1
Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!  2
Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!  3
Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!  4
Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!  5
Mark Making Opportunities - This half term we have had lots of different activities to develop our writing skills. We enjoyed making patterns on big pieces of paper and some of us created lots of treasure maps. We have also practised our writing in sand, rice and foam!  6

First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.

First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  1
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  2
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  3
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  4
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  5
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  6
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  7
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  8
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  9
First Week at School - just some of the exciting activities that we got up to during our first week.  10
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