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Butterflies Y1

Welcome to the Butterflies Class!

Our class teacher is Mrs Dixon

Our teaching assistant is Miss Barden


We will be using the Forest Area regularly this year, so can children please have a set of wellies in school at all times. If you wish to send your child with some coveralls or clothes to go over their uniform, please do so. 


Our PE day is Friday. We will be using both indoor and outdoor areas so please make sure children have appropriate PE kit - T shirt, leggings/jogging bottoms and trainers or plimsolls. 


Homework is usually given out on a Friday and due in the following Friday.  Children return their homework and place it in the homework box in the classroom, where we share it with the class, in the week leading to the due in date. 

The Butterflies have had a really busy first 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 art, we have studied the great Italian artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo who used fruit, flowers and vegetables to create portraits. We used these materials to recreate our own.




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. We have also grown some germs from our hands on bread and learnt how to wash our hands carefully.




We have also visited the forest area and found Autumn! 



In science we have looked at germs. We wanted to test which had the most germs - mud or children's hands. We got 3 pieces of bread, on the first piece we passed it around to look at it and touch it, we called this 'dirty hands'. The second piece of bread we placed in mud, we had gloves on when we touched the bread so we didn't pass any of our germs onto it. The final piece of bread we didn't touch it, it went straight in the bag and we called this our control piece. We watched and waited for a week to see what would happen. 

The germ experiment

We have had a great Science week, learning all about Space! Did you know Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon 50 years ago in 1969.

Over the course of our week, we learnt about astronauts and what they wear. We made our own rockets and then launched them on the playground. We had great fun counting down and launching them! 








We looked at moon craters and the impact of them when they fall in the atmosphere. We investigated which object made the largest moon crater.





We made our own moons out of salt dough.



We learnt about how astronauts keep themselves hydrated in space and what are good levels of hydration.




We made our own rockets.