Welcome to Butterflies and Miss Gray
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Summer Term (1st) Parent Plan
South Devon Construction Workshop
Spelling and Grammar (SPAG) Homework
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Dig for Victory
Today the children planted their seeds as part of their WW2 Victory Gardens. Chives, cress, basil and coriander were some of the seeds that the children could choose from. We are looking forward to seeing which spring up first. A special thanks to All Seasons Landscapes for letting us use their pots and compost.
Battery Gardens Brixham
“The tunnels between the bunkers were rather exciting, even though they were full of spiders!” Josh.
“I liked the air-raid shelter. It was very small but it did a good job of keeping people safe.” Isabella.
“I liked the entire trip, all except the spider-filled tunnels! Olivia.
“Looking at the models of WW2 houses was incredible. There were lots of similarities to homes that we live in today.” Lucy T.
“I enjoyed wearing the tin helmet, although it was really heavy! I too found squeezing into the air-raid shelter exciting but it was rather cramped.” Zoe.
“I loved holding the guns. It must have been hard work to carry them though as they were huge and so heavy!” Freddie.
“I loved the whole day. Well, all except the spiders!” Lily.
The bunkers were really impressive. They were huge but they must have protected lots of people and the cliffs of Brixham.” Cleona.
“Wearing the German uniform was fun. It was a little big and rather heavy.” Milly.
A special thanks to Mr Mortimer for popping in to our class last week. He came in to share some stories about his family and relatives who were alive during World War 2. The children were able to look at German menu’s, photographs, comics and magazines; they too learned some great facts about what it was like for a British soldier during the war.
PSHCE – Going for Goals
As part of this half term’s SEAL theme, Going For Goals, and reflecting on last half term’s theme, Good To Be Me, the children have been sharing their skills. Each child has thought long and hard about what they’re good at and have shared these skills with their peers. Take a look at the incredibly talented children we have in Butterflies.
Philosophy 4 Children (P4C)
This week the children have been discussing the topic of war. They have worked in collaborative groups to discuss their opinions and their views on war, including: what war looks like and whether people should fight for their countries. The outcomes were excellent and every child’s voice was heard. Following this, the children then listened to the song ‘You’re the Voice’ by John Farnham. They analysed the lyrics and made links to the topic of war.
Lamb’s heart dissection
To continue the theme ‘Humans & Animals’, the children have looked at the circulatory system. On Friday 13th, the children observed the dissection of a lamb’s heart. They located the key areas: ventricles, atriums and key blood vessels – arteries and veins.
Every child within the class coped brilliantly well – well done, Butterflies!
Boiled Egg Experiment
As part of our science topic ‘Humans & Animals’, the children have been looking at the digestive system. This week we have focused on the mouth, and specifically the teeth. We set up an experiment to demonstrate how different liquids can affect teeth. Instead of using human teeth, we replicated them for hard-boiled eggs.
100ml of vinegar, semi-skimmed milk, water and pepsi were added into separate glasses and the egg (tooth) was dropped in. In a week’s time we will have a look to see what’s happened to the egg’s shell (tooth enamel).
Here are some of the classes predictions:
Results from the experiment:
A trip to the Mill Pond was in need to help the children write sensory descriptions for our theme in Literacy: Fantasy stories.
Using the outside environment, the children used their 5 senses to explore what they could hear, feel, taste, see and smell. The results will be used to create some very well-written setting descriptions.
In gymnastics, the children have been focusing on balancing. They were challenged to practise some balances they were shown and to then put these balances into a routine. I think you’ll agree, they’ve made a very good job of holding their balance!
What an exciting school year 2015-2016 will be.
We have started the year with an exciting science lesson. The human digestive system was modelled and the class found it incredibly interesting, and a bit gross too! They came up with some fabulously mature questions and were really interested in learning more.
Autumn Term 2015
It has been lovely to return after the summer holidays to such a cheerful and hard-working class.
Please have a look at the link below to see what we’ll be learning this 1/2 term.
Summer Term 2015
Please take a look at this half-term’s planning for Butterflies:
Afternoon Tea – Victorian Style!
Tea, cake and traditional Victorian games – what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
There are lots of exciting things planned for this first half-term. Take a look below at the planning document for more details.
In Literacy, we will be using the book ‘Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions’ as an inspiration for writing our own explanation manuals. Lots of children have started thinking about their own ideas; we can not wait to write about our own inventions. Who knows, there could be an inventor amongst the class!
Simon Hart (a local artist) was the inspiration behind our Spring Term’s art focus. We looked at a popular piece called ‘Bright Boats and Seagulls’. The children used a range of mediums: pencil crayon, paint, pastel and chalk to add colour. As a final challenge, the children then made a collage of the same picture using only torn pieces of coloured paper.