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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  Mr Kendall. Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Richards and Miss Allwood.


Key Information


*PE this half term is multiskills  every Tuesday. 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. 

We are looking forward to a super Autumn Term 2019! 


Our Topic Question for the Autumn Term is...

Would you rather live in Mansfield of Lapland?





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 place value (within 10 and 20), Addition and subtraction (within 10) and Shape.



Our Science topics will be 'Using our senses' and 'Looking at animals'. 



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


Would you rather live in Mansfield or Lapland? 


Our learning this term has a strong focus on the geography of each location. We are going to use our atlas and map skills to locate the different locations. We will compare and contrast the two locations and discover what it is really like there. We will take part in some fieldwork in Mansfield to discover what physical features we can find. In addition to this, we will learn the names and location of the continents, oceans, seas and equator.


Art and D.T


In art, we will be exploring with colour pattern and texture. We will then learn how to colour mix and will create our very own Lapland inspired collage, focusing on the skills we have been taught.






In D.T, we will design, create and evaluate a toy with a winding mechanism. 





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 (Grouping and Sorting and Pictograms).


Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with Music.




In our RE learning, we will be learning about 'Caring for Other' by exploring how religious and spiritual thoughts are expressed.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! 

This term we will be participating in multiskills lessons

Year 1 P.E day is Tuesday


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 spelling test on Friday.



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