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Butterflies Class 2018/19

Photo: Butter Butterflies

 

Our first reception class is called Butterflies, and is home to our class mascot 'Butters'. Children met Butters during home visits and he will accompany us on lots of adventures throughout the year.


Our classroom is in the Great Links Tor Building in the grounds of Okehampton Primary School. It's a lovely setting and we'll be based here until our brand new building is ready for occupation in early 2019.

 

Photo: St James Classroom

We have enjoyed settling into our new school.

We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  1 We love to learn outdoors!
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  2 There's always so much to discover.
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  3 We collected natural objects.
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  4 We turned them into Autumn colour pallets.
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  5 In Butterflies Class we like to imagine.
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  6
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  7 Our first lunch was a teddy bear's picnic!
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  8
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  9 We enjoy exploring a range of books.
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  10 We've been playing games to get to know each other
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  11 We collected a variety of sticks in the woodland.
We have enjoyed settling into our new school.  12 Later we ordered our sticks by size.

Gruffalo Crumble!

Gruffalo Crumble! 1 We enjoyed reading the story of the Gruffalo.
Gruffalo Crumble! 2 We decided we would like to make our own crumble!
Gruffalo Crumble! 3 We picked apples from the trees.
Gruffalo Crumble! 4 Then we found blackberries in our bushes.
Gruffalo Crumble! 5 We used tools to chop our apples.
Gruffalo Crumble! 6 We had to use our knives safely.
Gruffalo Crumble! 7 We were very good at following instructions.
Gruffalo Crumble! 8 We love to get our hands messy!
Gruffalo Crumble! 9 We were so proud to take our crumbles home.

National Talk like a Pirate Day

National Talk like a Pirate Day 1 We set off with our treasure maps that we made.
National Talk like a Pirate Day 2 We searched for clues.
National Talk like a Pirate Day 3 Our Pirate Crew!
National Talk like a Pirate Day 4 We found a chest with a clue inside.
National Talk like a Pirate Day 5 We discovered that the treasure was in fact apples

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival 1 We sorted our donations into hampers.
Harvest Festival 2 We were very proud of our donations for the church

Worm Charming

Worm Charming 1 We had a go at worm charming.
Worm Charming 2 We wanted to attract worms from the ground.
Worm Charming 3 We talked about using vibrations.
Worm Charming 4 We tried stamping.
Worm Charming 5 Then we used forks and a bell.
Worm Charming 6 We even tried tapping with wood!
Worm Charming 7 The children were very inventive!
Worm Charming 8 We all had to work as a team.
Worm Charming 9 We enjoyed making observations of the worms.

Waitrose Visit for World Food Day

Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 1 We enjoyed listening to the story Handa's Surprise
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 2 During the story we paused to taste the fruits
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 3 We especially enjoyed tasting guava juice
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 4 The orange slices were very big!
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 5 We enjoyed exploring new textures and tastes
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 6 We had lots of questions
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 7
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 8 The avocado was very smooth
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 9
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 10 Mrs Stevens shared our food tasting experience
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 11 We later cut open a variety of fruits
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 12 We used magnifying glasses to make observations
Waitrose Visit for World Food Day 13 We recorded our findings on our clipboards

Diwali

Diwali 1 We made rice pictures.
Diwali 2 First we stained the rice.
Diwali 3 We enjoyed painting a friend.
Diwali 4 Our paintings looked like henna.
Diwali 5 We made rangoli patterns using icing.
Diwali 6 We were very pleased with our Diwali biscuits!

Our First Car Wash

Our First Car Wash 1 We were very excited to hold our first car wash.
Our First Car Wash 2 All the children helped.
Our First Car Wash 3
Our First Car Wash 4
Our First Car Wash 5 We were very lucky to have so many parent helpers.

Anti-bullying Week 2018

Anti-bullying Week 2018 1 We designed stones with anti-bullying messages.
Anti-bullying Week 2018 2 We walked around the school to find hiding places.
Anti-bullying Week 2018 3 We each left a stone for someone to find.
Anti-bullying Week 2018 4 We wanted to spread the message to others.
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When the vet came to visit

When the vet came to visit 1 We enjoyed our visit from Kathy.
When the vet came to visit 2 She taught us all about how to care for animals.
When the vet came to visit 3 We enjoyed trying on the protective clothing.
When the vet came to visit 4
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When the vet came to visit 6 We used the clothing and bandages in our role-play

Children in Need

Children in Need 1 We enjoyed raising money for Children in Need.
Children in Need 2 We used our copper coins to decorate Pudsey.

Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018 1 We learned all about why we mark Remembrance Day.

Our Christingle Service

Our Christingle Service 1

Our visit from our local firefighter

Our visit from our local firefighter  1 We learned about the importance of fire alarms.
Our visit from our local firefighter  2 We really enjoyed wearing the firefighter uniform.
Our visit from our local firefighter  3 We learned about the safety clothing.
Our visit from our local firefighter  4

Lyndridge Care Home - Carol Singing in the Community

Lyndridge Care Home - Carol Singing in the Community 1 We sang Christmas carols to the residents.
Lyndridge Care Home - Carol Singing in the Community 2 We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning

Christmas Jumper Day - Save the Children

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Our Nativity Performance

Our Nativity Performance 1 Performance for Okehampton Primary School Nursery
Our Nativity Performance 2 We enjoyed performing at All Saints Church.
Our Nativity Performance 3
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Our Nativity Performance 5
Our Nativity Performance 6 We enjoyed learning all about the Nativity story.

Our Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner 1 We worked together to set the table.
Our Christmas Dinner 2 We enjoyed decorating the tables.
Our Christmas Dinner 3
Our Christmas Dinner 4
Our Christmas Dinner 5

Our Christmas Performance from Entertainingly Different

Our Christmas Performance from Entertainingly Different 1 We enjoyed hearing traditional tales.
Our Christmas Performance from Entertainingly Different 2 We joined in with Little Red Riding Hood.
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Our Christmas Performance from Entertainingly Different 5 We were surprised by the snow!
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Our Christmas Performance from Entertainingly Different 7 We all joined in with the singing and dancing.

Reflecting on a very busy Autumn Term!

Reflecting on a very busy Autumn Term! 1 We enjoy looking back at all of our learning.
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Reflecting on a very busy Autumn Term! 3

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 1 We used a variety of tools to transport our noodle
Chinese New Year 2 We used chopsticks.
Chinese New Year 3 We had to persevere!
Chinese New Year 4 We enjoyed writing numbers and letters in Chinese.
Chinese New Year 5 The whole class worked together to make a lion.
Chinese New Year 6 We took part in our own Chinese Lion Dance.
Chinese New Year 7 We tried prawn crackers.

Learning about our local area.

Learning about our local area.  1 We looked closely at local landmarks.
Learning about our local area.  2 We enjoyed talking about our personal experiences.
Learning about our local area.  3 We wrote about the places that we have been before

National Bird Watch 2019

National Bird Watch 2019 1 The children took part in National Bird Watch.
National Bird Watch 2019 2 They recorded the various birds that they spotted.
National Bird Watch 2019 3 We enjoyed decorating bird feeders.
National Bird Watch 2019 4 We look forward to taking them to our new school.

Our very own rocket launch!

Our very own rocket launch! 1 The children have enjoyed learning about space.
Our very own rocket launch! 2 We designed rockets.
Our very own rocket launch! 3
Our very own rocket launch! 4 Reverend Stephen Cook kindly demonstrated a launch
Our very own rocket launch! 5 We talked all about pressure and gravity.
Our very own rocket launch! 6 Our rocket flew!
Our very own rocket launch! 7 We enjoyed learning about the solar system.

Flower Pressing

Flower Pressing 1 One member of the class brought in a flower press.
Flower Pressing 2 We all worked together to gather beautiful flowers
Flower Pressing 3 We made lots of comparrisons.
Flower Pressing 4 We picked petals from a variety of flowers.
Flower Pressing 5 We found out that they were very delicate!
Flower Pressing 6 We pressed our flowers and await the result.

Shopping on Shrove Tuesday

Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 1 We took our shopping lists to Lidl.
Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 2 We read each ingredient off of our list.
Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 3 We all worked as a team.
Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 4
Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 5 We took turns to find the ingredients.
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Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 9 We got a receipt when we paid for our shopping.
Shopping on Shrove Tuesday 10 Then we headed back to school to make our pancakes

Cooking Pancakes

Cooking Pancakes 1 We measured out our ingredients.
Cooking Pancakes 2 We chopped strawberries for our toppings.
Cooking Pancakes 3 We enjoyed creating our own pancake toppings.
Cooking Pancakes 4 Our pancakes were delicious!
Cooking Pancakes 5 We all enjoyed taking part today.

Our visit from Mike Davies, the Mayor of West Devon

Our visit from Mike Davies, the Mayor of West Devon 1 We had fun meeting the Mayor today.
Our visit from Mike Davies, the Mayor of West Devon 2 The children enjoyed asking questions.
Our visit from Mike Davies, the Mayor of West Devon 3 We were allowed to try on the Mayor's special hat!
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Our visit from Mike Davies, the Mayor of West Devon 5 We saw the flag that is used on the car.
Our visit from Mike Davies, the Mayor of West Devon 6 We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

The Great Pancake Race

The Great Pancake Race 1 We were pleased to invite the Mayor to our race.
The Great Pancake Race 2 We tossed pancakes.
The Great Pancake Race 3 It was great fun.
The Great Pancake Race 4 We had to concentrate!
The Great Pancake Race 5
The Great Pancake Race 6 Mrs Stevens and the Mayor took part too!

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019 1 We all shared our favourite books.
World Book Day 2019 2 All the staff enjoyed taking part.
World Book Day 2019 3 We had fun reading with Entertainingly Different.
World Book Day 2019 4 We enjoyed our reading workshop with Rob.
World Book Day 2019 5 Our stories were very interactive!
World Book Day 2019 6

Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community

Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 1 We enjoyed our visit to All Saints Church.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 2 First we worked together to make holes for bugs.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 3 We rolled card to create spirals.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 4 We had to support each other.
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Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 6
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 7 We added a layer of straw for hedgehogs.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 8
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 9 We helped David to care for newly planted trees.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 10 We put down matting to prevent weeds.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 11
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 12 We all helped to hammer in the pegs.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 13 We are very good at using tools safely.
Building a Bug Hotel for our Local Community 14 We were proud of our Bug Hotels.
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An Afternoon with Nature Make

An Afternoon with Nature Make  1 We had an exciting afternoon with Nature Make!
An Afternoon with Nature Make  2 We had to follow instructions.
An Afternoon with Nature Make  3 There were so many natural objects to choose from!
An Afternoon with Nature Make  4 We built fairy houses.
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An Afternoon with Nature Make  7 Each house was unique.
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An Afternoon with Nature Make  9 There were so many beautiful flowers.
An Afternoon with Nature Make  10 We were proud of our houses.
An Afternoon with Nature Make  11 We will be taking them up to the new school.

A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life

A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 1 We looked at the Roman ruins found on our site!
A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 2 We enjoyed learning about the Romans.
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A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 4 There were old toys to explore.
A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 5 We enjoyed making comparisons to our own toys.
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A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 7 We got to dig for artifacts.
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A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 9 We tried weaving.
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A Trip to the Museum of Dartmoor Life 11 We also enjoyed making our own mosaic pictures.

We Have Moved into Our New School!

We Have Moved into Our New School! 1 We are all very excited to have moved in this week
We Have Moved into Our New School! 2 The press came to celebrate with us.
We Have Moved into Our New School! 3 We made a time capsule to mark the occasion.
We Have Moved into Our New School! 4 The children wrote prayers for their school.
We Have Moved into Our New School! 5 It has been exciting to learn in our new classroom
We Have Moved into Our New School! 6 We have enjoyed settling in.
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We Have Moved into Our New School! 8 We have lots of new resources to explore.
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We Have Moved into Our New School! 10

National Bike Week 2019

National Bike Week 2019 1 We practiced road safety.
National Bike Week 2019 2 We had great fun celebrating National Bike Week!
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