Our Leaver's Party
We had a good time at our Leaver's Party today. We danced and played some games. It was great fun.
All the fun of the fair!
Today in maths we had fun working out our scores for each activity we did. Take a look at the activities we completed!
In our maths lesson today we have been playing strategy games.
We have learnt about Aboriginal art. We then created our own dot art paintings.
Today we used rainsticks. These musical instructions originate from Australia.
Today we learnt about traditional Australian Bush Dancing. We even had a try! Bush dance is a style of dance from Australia, particularly where the music is provided by a bush band. The dances are mainly based on the traditional folk dances of the UK, Ireland and central Europe.
Take a look at our silk paintings. We have been looking at the work of William Morris and have been inspired by his designs. They look amazing.
This week in our English lessons we have been learning about poems and tongue twisters. We have written our own acrostic poems about summer.
National School Sport Week- Friday
Today we had fun practising lots of different sports' skills. Take a look at our photos!
National School Sport Week- Thursday
Today we learnt about netball. We practised some of the skills needed to be able to play the game.
We learnt about that
- You cannot travel with the ball.
- You cannot snatch or hit the ball out of a player's hands
- You cannot hold the ball for more than 3 seconds.
National School Sport Week- Wednesday
Today we learnt about hockey. We were fantastic at dribbling the hockey ball and keeping it under control!
National School Sport Week- Tuesday
Today we joined in a yoga session. We tried different yoga poses such as the table top pose, the standing forward bend, the downward facing dog, the tree pose and many others! Take a look at some of our yoga poses.
National School Sport Week- Monday
Today we tried out our football skills. We completed all the challenges set by coach Tom from Mini Kixx. We toe tapped the football, kicked the football up in the air and then caught it, we dribbled the football and passed it to each other. We had a great time!
In English we have been learning about rhetorical question starters “Did you know?”. We have been turning facts about cheetahs into rhetorical questions.
Take a look at some of the water safety posters we have designed.
In our history lessons we have been looking back in time 100 years. We have been finding out and exploring what seaside holidays were like 100 years ago at the height of their popularity. We have discovered all the delights of the seaside, including Punch and Judy shows, brass bands, bathing machines, donkey rides and much more.
Over the last few weeks we have been watching our caterpillars develop into butterflies. On Friday we released then into the wild. They looked beautiful flying into the woods.
What a great start to our new topic "Why do we like to be beside the sea?". This week in our art lesson we made different shades of blue. We looked at all the different shades we had made by mixing paint. We described the shades of blue e.g, midnight blue, sky blue, cobalt blue, royal blue, cornflower blue and we mixed many more shades too. We then made a wash with the paints to create an underwater scene. Take a look at our work!
In our English lessons this term, we have been reading and comparing stories with wolves in them. We have read lots of different books, such as "Good Little Wolf" by Nadia Shireen, "Beware of the Storybook Wolves" by Lauren Child, "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, "The Three Little Wolves" and the Big Bad Pig" by Helen Oxenbury and "The Last Wolf" by Michael Morpurgo, as well as many others.
We have been comparing stories and giving our opinions and reasons to the question "Are all wolves in stories bad?" Take a listen to our opinions!
Take a look at some of our fantastic writing and drawings. We have been retelling the story of " Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Look at our fantastic word choices.
We have designed our very own " Goldilocks and the Three Bears" dice game. Take a look at some of our designs which we are working on!
As part of our topic we have been planting seeds and discussing what plants needs to grow. We have been learning about sunflowers and their life cycle. We have learnt lots of interesting facts in science about plants.
The children were very careful with the seeds and noticed that they were all different shapes and sizes.
We are looking after them and watching how they grow!
This week in English we have been reading the book "Too Many Babies" by Rose Impey. In the book Mrs. Tailless (a tenrec) had so many babies she didn't know which way to turn! So Mr. Tailless agreed to swap jobs with her. But babies are hard work especially when you have thirty-one of them!
Listen to our diaries which we have written. We thought how Mr. Tailless might be feeling and wrote a diary entry for him!
Today we were looking at the work of William Morris.
Look at our patterns in the style of William Morris.
This week in our English lessons we have been reading the book " Too Many Babies" by Rosie Impey.
We have been writing a "Dear Diary" about the terrible day that Mr. Tailless had, looking after thirty-one babies!
This week we have been learning about the importance of bees and why we need them. Come and read what we have learnt about them!
In our art session this week we painted sunflowers using pointillism. Pointillism is a way of painting using lots of small dots of colour.
In our music sessions we have been learning to keep the pulse alongside a piece of music.
This week we have been learning about the life cycles of different animals. Take a look at what we have written.
This week we have smelling, drawing and tasting herbs as part of our topic ‘Scented Garden’. Take a look at us tasting some different herb butters!
We had great fun in the woods today. In English this week we have been reading the book " Evie and the Wild Wood" by Jackie Morris. We went into the woods to listen to the sounds we could hear and we thought how Evie might have felt on her adventure. Take a look at our photos!
Look at our fantastic writing. We have been retelling the story of "The Crow's Tale" by Naomi Howarth. We have been using some fantastic vocabulary. Well done Butterflies Class!
Red Nose Day 2021
We had a fun Red Nose Day. We took part in a Red Nose Day Sponsored Red Nose and Spoon event!
We made each other laugh by telling jokes. Take a look at some of them!
Butterflies Class have had a fabulous time having lots of fun on Red Nose Day.
Take a look at our Design and Technology work this week.
Science Week- March 2021
Today we explored air resistance by making paper helicopters and learning about how parachutes work.
We had fun testing them out!
Science Week- March 2021
Today we designed a place for tourists to stay in space. Take a look at our models!
Science Week- March 2021
Today we thought about what a scientist is and what they do?
We also designed a machine that will transport people into space? Have a look at our photos!
Design and Technology.
We have been using simple sliders to create movement in a picture. Take a look at our moving rockets!
We have been looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh. We then made our own " Sunflower" pictures. They are amazing.
What a great ending to our topic " Would The Beatles Have Won X Factor?" We have designed and made our own Octopus Garden. They are fantastic, we worked really hard to make them.
What a fantastic day we have had! Today we watched the pantomime "Cinderella" from the Playhouse Theatre in Nottingham. We all thoroughly enjoyed it!
We took part in a "Santa Dash" around the playground, to the sound of "Jingle Bells".
In the afternoon we had great fun at our Christmas party! What a busy day!
Today it was our Christmas Jumper Day. We looked great in our festive jumpers.
Have a look at some of our Christmas art work. We have had great fun making and designing our pictures.
We have been enjoying Christmas themed Numicon resources in maths this week. We have been practising our reasoning, addition and subtraction skills.
We have been working hard in maths this week. We have been counting, adding and making different amounts of money. We have also been working out the change needed. We worked so well.
Take a look at the Christmas cards we have made. They are fantastic!
We had great fun being " X Factor" judges today. We listened to four different songs by The Beatles. We gave our own opinion for each song, scoring each song out of 5.
In English we have been reading and writing simple instructions. We have been learning to organise instructions sequentially. We have been looking at the use of diagrams as part of a set of instructions. We followed a set of instructions to make these snowflakes.
We have had great fun using the glockenspiels in our music session today. We all played the same tune. It sounded amazing!
In computing this week we have been looking at the work of Piet Mondrian. We have recreated it using the lines template on 2Paint, on Purple Mash. We also designed our own using felt tips. Have a look at our designs.
We had a fun filled afternoon linked to "Children In Need". Take a look at what we made!
This week in our English lessons we have been reading a variety of poems. We wrote our own acrostic poems about Autumn and our friends.
We have had a great start to our new topic, " Would The Beatles Have Won X-Factor?" Take a look at our sketches of The Beatles.
Butterflies Class have produced some lovely Remembrance Day work this week.
Come and listen to the poems we have been reading!
In English we have been reading poems. We have been reading poems, which rhyme, poems with alliteration in them, humourous poems and poems with more than one verse. We had great fun reading them!
As it is Bonfire Night this week, we learnt all about how to stay safe around fireworks. We also heard the story of Guy Fawkes, which explained why we have fireworks and make bonfires on the 5th November.
We enjoy our playtimes.
In music we identified the beat of different songs, We had fun moving to the beat!
We have been working so hard in Extended Writing. We have been retelling a story. Look how hard we are working.
In computing we have been using 2Animate on Purple Mash. We made an animation of a ball bouncing.
In English we have been retelling the story of Cinderella. We have been using adjectives and conjunctions in our writing. Look our hard we have been working.
Take a look at some of our self-portraits. We used watercolour paints to mix our colours.
So proud of all the children in Butterflies Class, they have been absolutely amazing.
We have been reading the book “The Colour Monster” by Anna Llenas. It is about a Colour Monster who wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour. After reading the story we designed our own Colour Monsters. Take a look at our designs.
We have been reading and writing instructions this week. We followed the instructions to make a small pirate hat!