First Week Swimming in a Very Long Time

Swimming had to be our highlight this week. The children were all so excited. Despite this though, they were tremendously well behaved. We’re all looking forward to going again this week.
Another great activity that we all enjoyed was making bread. We focussed on the team work; all working together to make sure that the dough was kneaded well. Considering that we had some problems with the oven, it really didn’t turn out to be a bad effort at all.
Keeping the theme of teamwork going, we showed our cooperation skills while having fun with a parachute, trying to keep balls on the chute for as long as we could.

I hope you like the photos below.

Here we are enjoying the water. The bus ride was great too.

Master Bakers At Work!

Some of us were a little wary of mixing the dough initially but eventually, we all managed to give the dough a bit of a workout.


Parachute fun. A great mix of focussed concentration and much laughter.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Night and Day

I cannot believe it has been a week since the last post. This week has flown by. Perhaps that is because we have had such a lovely week.

We are all getting familiar with new routines and experiences. Next week will see us beginning swimming and the children are all very excited about that.

Some of the highlights of our week have been our first music lesson with Bev. We will be enjoying these sessions every other week.

In Topic we have been thinking about night and day. We have sorted pictures, describing how we can tell what time of day it is. We have talked about our own daily routines and the passing of time and begun to discuss and explore night time events. We have learned a little about nocturnal animals, in particular this week, the hedgehog. We decorated some brioche buns using chocolate buttons as spines. They made a very tasty treat too. The children have done some very nice writing and drawing to show what they have learned about these very cute creatures.

We have also been telling the time. It has been fun making the time on small clocks.
We have enjoyed the story, ‘Peace at Last’ . Daddy Bear could not sleep because of all the noises that could be heard during the night. We sequenced and retold the story and added speech bubbles to the pictures.


At home , you might enjoy sharing the story. See the link below.

Next week we will be celebrating Harvest. You may like to make some harvest pictures and crafts.
Team work is important to us in Butterflies so the story of Little Red Hen will support some of our work in this area and help us to learn more about Harvest time. I am looking forward to working together to make bread, unlike the animals in the story. I’m sure we will all be able to share our loaves as well as the work.
You may want to make some bread at home. If you do, we would love to see any photographs.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Paula

Welcome to Butterfly Class 2021-2022

It has been so lovely to welcome returning children and our new pupils. I have been so impressed with how they have all adjusted to their new team and new learning environment.
We have been busy getting to know our new friends.

Yesterday, we made some butterfly cup cakes, using kiwi fruit or strawberries to make the wings. This was great fun. I have added some photographs below. Today we planted some plants to care for in our classroom and we will be planting some seeds next week.
We enjoyed smelling some of the herbs.

We have been creating other crafts to show off our skills and to decorate our room.
Come back next week for some photographs of the finished work and displays.

Thank you for your support already this week.
Ruth has asked us to help create a welcome display in school. We are making some jungle animals.
If you would like to create some craft animals at home, we would love to see them.

please note that the time scale for swimming has changed. Butterflies will now be swimming this half term. Our first session will be Tuesday 21st September. Please send in swimwear, a towel and a bag. Please send in a PE kit as well if you have not done so already. It would be enormously helpful if all items are clearly named so that we can make sure any items can be returned if they go missing.

I hope to meet you you all very soon. It has been a pleasure to speak to many of you. Please email me or send a message via your child’s Home School Communication Folder if you have any worries or questions.

Have a lovely weekend.
Paula



Butterfly cup cakes. We made butter cream, cut up some fruit for the wings and added twiglets for the butterfly’s body.