Welcome to Brilliant Butterflies!
Welcome to Butterflies Class. We are in Year one and our class teacher's name is Mr Kendall. Our Teaching Assistant's are Miss Fox, Mrs Brewer and Mrs Maskery.
Our first week photo
Our Class Mascot is called Oddbod, he will go home with one child each week who has tried their best and get to write about the adventures they have with him!
We are looking forward to an exciting Spring Term 2018 !
Our Topic is ‘Who was the greatest explorer?’ (Christopher Columbus & Neil Armstrong)
Theme Day: Learn all about space travel and create a timeline of events. Learn all about Neil Armstrong and work with the planetarium
Our daily reads in the Spring Term will be -
Rainbow Fish Snail and the whale Christopher Columbus – M Lacy (Non-fiction) Commotion in the ocean, The story of Christopher Columbus (Non-fiction) .
Maths is lots of fun in Butterflies!
Cool Count - counting forwards and backwards in ones, counting in twos, fives and tens.
Daily Bursts - Geometry, measuring, money, telling the time.
Skills - Doubling and Halving, Geometry, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
This Spring term we will be using the following focus books to write stories, descriptions, reports, letters and recounts: Non fiction about Christopher Columbus, Rainbow Fish, Neil Armstrongs Diary, The way back home. Our Rainbow Grammar work will focus on using simple and compound sentences, questions, statements and exclamations; as well as identifying word classes and of course spelling!
Throughout the Spring term We will continue to complete observations of seasonal change throughout the Year. Our main learning will focus on materials and their properties.
Our creative work will focus on Art: Investigating Henri Rousseau and creating a jungle wall display!
In music this term our focus will be Music Express and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals
In P.E our focus this term will be on Multi-skills and Dance - Under the Sea and The Snail and the Whale
P.E is on Tuesdays. Please remember to bring your P.E kit - shorts, T-shirt and pumps/trainers.
In R.E we will be learning all about Jewish beliefs and stories.
Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!
We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.
Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account!
Written homework will be given out on a FRIDAY and collected in the following FRIDAY so that it can be marked and new homework given. Please encourage and help your child to complete their homework. Regular READING at home and weekly SPELLINGS are also part of homework.
We also have a Friday spelling/phonics quiz and it would be really helpful if you could support your child in practising their weekly spellings. Please make sure your child has their reading diary with them and practise spellings every day using look, cover, write check.
We will be focussing on E safety, word and algorithms.
GEOGRAPHY and HISTORY
This term our focus will be
Geography: We will be learning about where Christopher Columbus travelled and discovered.
History: We will be learning about Chrstopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong in History.
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OF OUR WORK ON THE WEBSITE!
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