Butterfly Class

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Welcome to Butterfly Class – it’s lovely to have you here!

Your Teacher is Miss Brown.

Your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Meddeman.

Come and take a look around our classroom!

Spring term

Our Topic this term is called ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’. We will be using a variety of resources to explore habitats, plants and animals. Our role play area is a beautiful garden ready for you to plant seeds, dress up as a bumblebee, Beekeeper or a gardener! Keep your plants fed and watered by using the watering cans to keep them growing. You can also read a lovely story in the garden or write your very own!

So far, we have used information books to hold discussions about what we would like to learn within our topic. We thought of some fantastic questions:

 ‘Are all butterflies the same size?’, ‘Where do caterpillars sleep?’, ‘Where does soil come from?’, ‘How do plants grow tall?’

 We are really looking forward to finding out the answers to these soon!

English

We will continue reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Currently, we are learning about the journey post takes when we pop a letter in the post box! We are reading the fabulous story ‘Here Comes Mr Postmouse’, written by Marianne Dubuc. 

Maths

We will be learning to sequence events, the days of the week and the months, learning to use measure and using scales to explore equality and balance. So far, we have used the scales to practise using the correct language when balancing equal amounts on both sides. This has really helped us to understand how heavy objects feel. We particularly enjoyed learning why some objects were possibly heavier than others, and were surprised at how light others were!

Autumn term 
Our Topic this term is called ‘Up, Up and Away’. We will be using a variety of sources to research the historical figure, Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly an aeroplane alone. We will also be exploring and learning about different forms of travel in the sky and using our imagination to design our very own aircrafts!

Understanding the World

Art and Design, DT and Science

During the Autumn term, we will focus on identifying the primary colours and using these to create the secondary colours. We will be learning about the famous artist Gil Haller and using her beautiful artwork to inspire us to create our own. We will then design and build our very own purposeful aircraft in DT with a variety of materials. We will work scientifically to explore what makes a fair test by competing against our peers in an aircraft race! We will discuss and record our findings, to evaluate why we think our aircrafts were successful or unsuccessful in the experiment.

English

We will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. So far this term, our key texts have helped us to learn about what makes a great sentence, the key features of a title page and the use of punctuation.

We will also perform our key texts to our peers in sessions called ‘helicopter story time’. So far, this has really helped developed the children’s confidence and their understanding of the characters role within a story. The children enjoy using props and resources to enhance their performance.

We had an amazing WOW! Day and travelled in our aeroplane dressed up as all of the characters from Emma Jane’s Aeroplane!

Next, we will be popping on our imagination hats as we venture into our new book – Stanley’s Stick, written by John Hegley and illustrated by Neal Layton. We will take a lovely Autumnal walk into the forest to search for the best stick! Then, we will put pencil to paper and use adjectives to describe how our stick may be used, remembering to include our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!

Maths 

We will be learning how to subitise numbers 0-10 and learning to recognise numbers up to 10. We will also be using tens frames to estimate an amount and using these to write number sentences. We will be using lots of concrete resources to support with our learning, and challenge ourselves to applying the skill that we have learnt in our lessons, to other subjects within the curriculum.

Christmas 2021

We have been learning about how Christmas is celebrated around the world, whilst working extremely hard on our Nativity! We have also been busy writing special letters to Father Christmas, creating our own Christmas decorations and learning how to wrap presents in our Christmas role play area. We also enjoyed working in our Butterfly workshop, dressed as Elves on our Elf Day. We are very proud to have raised lots of money for the fantastic charity, ‘Alzheimer’s Society’. 

Our Proud Moments

We are super proud of our learning so far this term. View our gallery to see a snippet of what we have been up to!  

We are also very proud of our friends for achieving Star of the Week this week and the Monster Phonics Star award!

Star of the Week: Mahi –  for her incredible enthusiasm in every Phonics lesson.

Monster Phonics Star: Jaxson – for his brilliant enthusiasm when reading super tricky words!

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Hydean Way
Stevenage
Herts
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Headteacher - Mrs Teresa Skeggs