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Butterflies Y1

Welcome to Brilliant Butterflies!



Welcome to Butterflies Class. We are in Year One and our class teacher's name is  Miss Beighton. Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Allwood.


Key Information


*PE this half term is football every Thursday. Your child needs a full outdoor PE kit ready for the session. 


*Every Monday afternoon is a parents reading session where you have the opportunity to come into school and read with your child. Door's open at 3.00pm. 


*Your child will have a weekly spelling test every Friday. They will be tested on a selection of words they have been learning how to spell during spelling sessions throughout the week. Please support your child in practicing these at home, it really does make all the difference.


*Homework is set every Friday and will need to be handed in the following Friday. The first piece will be set on January 17th 2020.

We are looking forward to a super Spring Term 2019! 


Our Topic Question for the Spring Term is...

Did any good come from the Fire of London?





In English, we will be reading lots of great stories. Reading is fun, relaxing, inspiring and very important!

Talk for Writing will help us to produce some fantastic writing this term.


We are going to using some really interesting stories to help inspire our writing. We will be focussing on re-wriitng a story writing, non-fiction information texts, character descriptions and poetry.




      We will also be building different sentence types in our 'Rainbow Grammar' work and focusing on letter and number formation in daily handwriting sessions.



In Maths, we will be learning Addition and Subtraction (within 10 and 20), and Place Value.



Our Science topic will be 'Everyday Materials'. We will be investigating what everyday objects are made from and choosing which material is best for a purpose.  




Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


Did Any Good Come From The Great Fire Of London?


For this we will be learning about the Plague and the Great Fire Of London. We will be comparing landmarks in London to Mansfield and locating where we live geographically. 





In Art we will be creating our own version of the London skyline and looking closely at the features of a human face so we can create our own Samuel Pepys portrait.




In D.T, we will be designing, creating and evaluating a model Tudor house, which we will then be burning! We are very lucky to have Warburtons Bakers coming into our class to teach us how to make bread, we will be eating the bread too!



Our Computing work will, as always, involves work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be learning how to use the computer to support our daily work and using Purple Mash (Algorithms using Lego Builders).




Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with Music and getting, "In The Groove."



In our RE learning, we will be learning about 'Friendships' during an exciting RE day.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! 

This term we will be participating in Football lessons with Mr Saleh.

Year 1 P.E day is Thursday.


Reading at home


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 on the activelearn website.


Please make sure you have your reading diary with you for the phonics quiz on Friday.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, we will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.