Welcome to the Butterflies Class!
Our class teacher is Mrs Dixon.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs P, Miss Taieb.
Other adults that help us Mrs Hanton and Mrs Chandersy
We will be using the Forest School Area regularly this year, so can children please have a set of wellies in school at all times. If you can make sure that they come to school each day with a warm waterproof coat please.
Our PE day is Monday. We will be using the outdoor area so please make sure children come to school in their leggings/jogging bottoms and trainers or plimsolls please.
Homework will be via Purple Mash. This will be set on a Friday and then uploaded to Purple Mash by the following Thursday.
Reading at home will be via Bug Club. The link to Bug Club is here https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0
Every child has come home with their username and password and school number to log onto this. Your child has been allocated with books on here to read at home. We will then release more books as the children read through them.
The Butterflies have had a really busy half term. We have settled well into our new classes and have worked very hard. We have learnt new poems, made fruit kebabs, jam sandwiches, written instructions and revisited our phonic sounds.
In maths we have been learning about numbers. We have learnt the greater than and less than symbols, compared amounts and numbers, ordered numbers and learnt one more and one less
In science, we have investigated our senses and have performed many experiments. We have looked at our bodies and found out where our different organs are.
The Butterflies have had another busy half term. We have been working really hard in our class, having fun and doing exciting things.
In Literacy, we have been learning about adjectives and conjunctions. We have been describing traditional tale characters using adjectives and writing letters using conjunctions (because and and).
In Phonics we have now learnt all our phase 3 phonic sounds and are using them when we read and write.
In maths we have been using new pieces of equipment to help us. We have been using part whole models, number lines and tens frames. We have been using tens frames to help us solve addition calculations. We have also been using number lines to find the difference between two numbers and solve subtraction calculations.
In science, we have investigated materials. OUR BIG QUESTION was
"Will a paper hat keep me dry, why?"
We looked at different materials and investigated what things were made of. We discovered that paper was not waterproof so it wouldn't keep us dry. We made pigs out of salt dough.
In RE, we have been sharing special stories and beliefs. We learnt the story of Rama and Sita , which is a special Hindu story and we learnt the story of Noah's Ark which is a special Catholic and Christian story.
In PSHE, we have been celebrating each others similarities and differences. We have also been talking about what bullying is and why it is wrong.
The Butterflies s have had a busy half term. We spent the first half term in lockdown but we came back ready to learn.
In Literacy, we have been making up our own stories using the story of Jack and the beanstalk to help us.
In Phonics we have now learnt all our phase 5 phonic sounds and are using them when we read and write.
In maths we have been using new pieces of equipment to help us. We have been using rulers and scales.
We have been using these pieces of equipment to help us learn about size and weight..
In Science, we have investigated materials. OUR BIG QUESTION was
" How big is a tree seed?
We have been planting our own beans and potatoes. We have been looking at seeds and investigating how things grow. We have been learning about the parts of a flower or plant.
In RE, we have been sharing special stories and beliefs. We learnt the story of Easter and what it MEANS.
In PSHE, we have been learning about keeping our bodies healthy.
Wow, this has been a fantastic term.
In Literacy, we have been learning about adjectives. We even had a letter from Bucking palace asking us if we would create a For sale guide for the palace using some wonderful adjectives to make it sound amazing.
We have been practising our phase 5 phonics and learning new ways of making certain sounds. We have learnt about Captain e, who looks after the vowels and gives them his powers when they are trapped between consonants.
In maths we have learning to count in 2,5 and 10s. We have been grouping amounts together. We have also been learning to find 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape.
In Science, we have trying to grow our own potatoes and sunflowers.
In RE, we have been learning about Sikhism. We have been discovering interesting stories like Khalsa and the 5 ks.
In PSHE, we have been learning about relationships and how to be a good friend
In Geography, we have been answering the big question
"Which country do I live in and who is the head if the country"
We have been looking at the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom and investigating how they are similar and different to each other.