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Curriculum Newsletters 2023 - 24

Butterflies Class had so much fun at Space! It is amazing to see how much everyone has grown in confidence since their first trip there.

Look at the yummy gingerbread biscuits we have decorated after reading the story of The Gingerbread Man.

As part of our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk, we have been planting our own beans! Let's hope they grow as tall as the beanstalk in the story!

In Butterflies Class we have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have created a beanstalk tower in the clouds, used scissors to chop down the beanstalk and even created our own beanstalk leaves!

We celebrated Eid with our friends at school. We tasted traditional foods, tried on some beautiful clothes, made our own lanterns as well as creating (and having done) Mehndi patterns on our hands.

This half term we are learning about traditional tales in our topic 'Once Upon a Story'. This week we have been listening to the story of the 3 Little Pigs and recreating their houses, as well as decorating our own pink pig biscuits.

Butterflies have been learning about Earth Day and how to protect our planet. We planted some beautiful flowers, collaged an Earth and listened to songs about saving the Earth.

In Butterflies Class, we have been learning all about St George and how he defeated the dragon! We enjoyed dressing up, as well as exploring the castle, small world knights and soft dragon toys. We created England flags and used playdoh to add flames to dragons.

During our topic learning about animals, we explored the Arctic. We have created a puffy paint polar bear, used pipettes to melt the ice and rescue the polar animals, as well as using assisted scissors to cut out the pieces of a penguin, helping to develop our fine motor skills.

For Science Day this year, the theme was ‘Time’. We have explored how the seasons change over time and looked at different types of weather. We listened to the rain and thunder maker before making rain sticks. We also used sponges to make rain fall into puddles and even tried to make our own ice cream to remind us of the summer months!

What a super World Book Day Butterflies had! We created our own superhero mask and cape, as well as rescuing the superheroes that had been tangled in spaghetti! We also enjoyed listening to stories throughout the day.

Butterflies Class have been learning about the story of St David. We created beautiful yellow daffodils, explored a tray of leeks, ate traditional Welsh food and even made our own Welsh dragons!

Butterflies have been exploring the animals that live in the Jungle. We have been looking at the different plants and trees that grow there, using a scooter board to explore the trailing vines and even found a monkey!

We have been learning all about France! We built an Eiffel Tower, created a French flag and tried some yummy French foods.

To finish our topic on Food Glorious Food, we put together the skills that we have developed over the last few weeks and made and decorated our own cupcakes!

Butterflies Class had an amazing time at Space! It is incredible to see how confident the children are becoming, trying new things every time we visit.

Today we have been practising our independence skills, making jam sandwiches. We used plastic knives to scoop up the jam before spreading it onto the bread.

We planned and made our own 'pitta pizzas' today. After carefully choosing our favourite toppings, we added them to our pizzas before putting them into the oven and then ate them at snack time. Yum Yum!

Today we made rice crispy cakes by following the step-by-step picture instructions. We then recreated our rice crispy cakes using bubble wrap and brown paint.

Today we have been exploring our new topic of 'Food Glorious Food'. We chose some of our favourite fruits to make kebab sticks. We enjoyed eating them for snack afterwards!

During winter week, we explored the weather and created snowmen as well as wintery scenes.

We used shaving foam to mimic snow and created our own little snowmen. We used fine motor skills to mark make in the 'snow'.

What a lovely time we had at Space Centre on our class trip!

We raised awareness of Children in Need, putting spots back onto Pudsey's bandana, making spotty biscuits and created a fluffy Pudsey collage.

These clever boys have been working so hard on their communication recently. Aren't they superstars?!

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Butterflies are learning about different types of transport this half term. We started by looking at the different types of tracks each vehicle makes.

Butterflies have been learning about Bonfire Night and creating some beautiful firework pictures using the salad spinners. We also made our own chocolate dipped apples; yum yum.

This week our focus has been on the season 'Autumn'. As the weather has changed and the leaves have started to fall, we have been learning about the things that grow and having lots of fun exploring pumpkins!

Butterflies had such an amazing time at Space! The slide was so fast and the ball pool was a big hit with its colour changing lights!

We thought about the different animals that might visit the woodland area and made feathery ducklings, fluffy squirrels and a soft, white owl.

Butterflies Class have been exploring the woodland area within school this week. We have been looking at the different plants and trees that grow there. After a leaf hunt, we created leaf and flower collages and explored frozen flowers.

We have been learning about our school and the uniform that we wear. Butterflies enjoyed decorating gingerbread men using red icing for the jumpers, just like the ones we wear!

During our Fine Motor Skills sessions, we have been threading, posting, using tweezers and exploring mark making in a range of different materials!

We have had such a busy start to our new school year, welcoming some new Butterflies and seeing some familiar faces too. To get to know each other we created self-portraits using paper plates and added features such as eyes, mouth and hair. We also created a photo collage of ourselves.