On Tuesday 22nd May 2018 we a had a visit from a local beekeeper.
She talked about different kinds of bees: drones, workers, and the queen. She told the children about how she looks after bees and the jobs that different bees do.
We heard lots of interesting things, like the fact that in its 6 week life span, one bee makes just half a teaspoon of honey. It made the children realise what effort goes into this valuable food. She also showed us her special protective clothing and we had a go at wearing it!
We had a fantastic afternoon celebrating the Royal Wedding. We had a picnic, a live band playing and also learnt some country dancing.
We had an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. We raised and fed our very own butterflies and then released them outdoors. The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly took about three weeks. We loved watching them grow and transform.
We went to the National Emergency Museum In Sheffield. It is the world’s largest joint 999 museum. We learnt about the Emergency Services through hands-on learning with history. We enjoyed exploring the vehicles in the museum. We had a great day out!
In Butterflies’ Class we have been learning about keeping safe on the internet. We have been celebrating Safer Internet Day on 5th February. We designed an internet safety poster.
We have also been busy designing a coat of many colours after listening to the story of Joseph and His Multi Coloured Coat. Have at our designs.
Today we had Pirate Pirate visiting us, taking us on an exciting adventure to find his long lost treasure. We ventured to Costa Rico and the Antarctica, where we saw volcanos and erupting geysers. We travelled to the rainforest and to the beach before finding the treasure!
This half term, we have a very exciting new topic to explore and investigate. “Muck, Mess and Mixtures” will invite the children to learn through creative mediums such as paint, clay, dough, jelly and mixtures etc.
As part of our topic we will experiment with different mixtures, including creating our own recipes and potions using Roald Dahl as our inspiration. We will also be indoor and outdoor artists, using the world around us to inspire our creativity.
Butterflies Christmas Play 'Hoity Toity Angel'
We hope you enjoyed our play just as much as we did performing it for you.
Merry Christmas everyone
This term we are enjoying learning about castles and knights. We visited Conisbrough Castle and had a fabulous time.
We were also excited to have a visit from the Worksop fire fighters to teach us all about fire safety.
Our new and exciting topic for this half term is called “Land Ahoy!” During this topic we will go on an incredible adventure exploring what life is like at sea, researching historical voyages and creating our own imaginative stories set at sea.
We have had a visit from R.N.L.I. who told us all about keeping safe near water.