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Reception – Butterworth Class

Welcome to the Butterworth Class page!

 

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Cruise.

 

Did you know we are called Butterworth Class after the author Nick Butterworth? We have really enjoyed reading some of his books in class including 'One Snowy Night', 'After the Storm' and 'The Rescue Party'.

 

 

 

Our First Half Term

 

We have had a great start to Reception, getting to know our school, classroom, and grown-ups.  We have made lots of new friends too.  We have also become much more independent, we get changed for PE and go for lunch with our friends!

 

We have been learning about People Who Help Us.  We thought about people who help us at home, at school and out and about.  We also learnt about how to stay safe, which grown-ups we can ask for help if we have a problem and who would help us in an emergency.  We had lots of visitors and really enjoyed having a sit in a fire engine and meeting the refuse collectors.

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Christmas Fun!

 

We had so much fun learning about Christmas and preparing for the celebration.  We also learnt that there are other Celebrations which include light, such as Bonfire Night and Diwali.

Creative Fortnight

 

We had a great time during creative fortnight using a variety of ways to express our ideas about our world.

Our New Learning Resources

During the first week back we had a fantastic time exploring our new indoor learning resources.

We have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.  We had a great time making transient art butterflies and can all tell the story The Hungry Caterpillar using actions.

We have enjoyed lots of special days this half term.  We have had Chinese New Year, World Book Day, snowy days, icy days and Sports Relief Day.  We hope that you enjoy the pictures.

Happy Easter!

We have had a lovely time in the run up to Easter, we have watched Year Two's Easter assembly, seen the Easter craft competition, made Easter eggs, had an Easter egg hunt, had chocolate treats and a visit from a real life rabbit.  We were brave and stroked his silky fur.  Many thanks to Miss Gilbert for bringing him in!

We had an amazing outing to the farm to end our learning about life cycles.

 

We walked there safely with our friends then we had a snack before going to look at the small animals and chickens.  After that we went through the kissing gate, walked along the Greenway and went into the hyde to spy on the birds at the pond.  We then snuck past the alpaca and through the sensory garden so we got to the Kune Kune pigs just in time for their feeding.  We found out they use wet mud as sun lotion!

 

After this we had our lunch and played on the tractors before going to watch the miniature railway and climb on the big climbing frames, we were very good at sharing and taking turns.  Next we saw the ducks, we only saw male ducks, we know because they had green heads.  And we smelled the pigs, the mummy pigs were huge!

 

Finally we had a go at 'milking' a model cow and watched a real Jersey cow being milked, she had lots of lovely, creamy milk in her udder.  She was so busy eating cow cake she didn't seem to notice she was being milked.

 

We ended our visit with an ice lolly to refresh us before the long walk home.  We were tired but we persevered and made it back to school just in time.

 

Our grown-ups were really proud of us all because we behaved brilliantly at the farm!

Releasing Our Butterflies

We got some tiny caterpillars in our class, we observed them while they ate their food and got fatter and fatter.  After a while they spun a cocoon and nothing happened for a few days.  Then, one sunny day we noticed that a butterfly had wriggled out of on of the cocoons!  Soon they had all hatched.  We cave them sugar water, an orange and a tomato to eat.  When their wings had dried out we let them go, they were beautiful!

Maypole Dancing

This half term we have been learning to skip, to skip in time to music, to change direction, to bow and to dance with a partner.  We used all these skills to do a maypole dance, we looked amazing!!!

Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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