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Butterflies Class 2019/20

Butterflies Class (2019-20) is taught by Mrs MacDonald and is supported by Mr Pennington.  Please see a range of exciting learning opportunities below that our children in Butterflies have taken part in.....

Searching for Minibeasts

We enjoy observing minibeasts we find.

Making Marks in a Variety of Ways

We enjoy using chalks for large scale mark-making!

Talk like a Pirate Day

We made pirate flags.
We enjoyed pirate arts and crafts.
We learned pirate phrases and their meanings.


We were asked to make a Harvest window for church.
The children enjoyed participating in messy crafts
We had many donations from our families.

National Deaf Awareness Day

We listened to story CDs on the CD player.
We listened to stories without pictures or props.
One boy shared his experiences with the class.
We learned all about how hearing aids work.
We used ear defenders.
We learned a range of Makaton Signs.

Exploring Phonics in Different Ways

We are finding sounds we have learned in books.
Sorting obects by their initial sounds.
Writing in sand with our fingers!
Chalk writing
We enjoy painting different sounds too!

Grandparent's Day in the Butterflies Class

Our Visit from Cats Protection

We enjoyed learning all about cats.
We learned about fleas.
Also how to care for cats.
We enjoyed hearing stories about caring for cats.

Maths Open Morning

Children in Need 2019

Road Safety Week

We enjoyed learning about road safety.
We enjoyed playing different roles.
Sharing our new knowledge with the Nursery.

World Nursery Rhyme Week 2019

We discovered a crime scene in our outdoor area!
We asked lots of questions.
Then we searched for clues.
The children recorded their findings.
We learnt Makaton signs for Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Our Christingle Service

We enjoyed learning all about Christingle.
We held our own outdoor service and sang hymns.

Phonics Open Morning December 2019

We enjoyed showing the adults how we learn phonics
There was plenty of singing.
Lots of games were played.

Our Nativity Performance December 2019

We are so proud of the children's Nativity.

A visit from a couple of Elves!

We were excited to have a visit from the Elves.
We dressed like elves & enjoyed Christmas stories.

Singing for a Local Care Home.

We enjoyed singing and signing for our visitors.