Welcome to the summer term in Butterflies. We are very lucky this term to be joined by Miss Thorpe who will be with us until just after half term. Our topic for this term is 'Investigating our area'. We shall be learning about the village of Thriplow and how things have changed over the years. Later on in the term our focus will be the story of The Wind in the Willows. There will be lots of opportunities for outdoor learning and we look forward to enjoying the summer term. 

Dear Parents/Carers,


Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Spring Term in Butterfly Class. We are looking forward to a busy term with lots of exciting things happening.


Our overall topic this term is called ‘Where in the World are the Snail and the Whale?’ This will link to our geography work and one of our aims for this term to learn the names of the continents and oceans of the world, and the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. I am sure the children will rise to this challenge. We will be reading lots of different books about snails and whales. if you have any that your child would like to share please let us know.


In Science the children will be learning about materials and changes. We shall be continuing to use our Purple Mash accounts in Computing lessons and shall enjoy learning about coding. It would be really helpful if the children could practise logging on themselves and using their passwords, with your help at home to build up their independence.


In R.E. this term children will be exploring the question ‘Who made the World?’ before moving on to focus on lent and the Easter Story.


We now have in our classroom a table of interest. This is for children to share anything that interests them. For example a favourite book, a special leaf or stone they have. Please don’t bring in anything that is very delicate or could get broken. We will continue to have the All About Me bag and the take home Max but hopefully this will give them more opportunities to share interests they have.


One of our whole school themes this year is Growth Mindset. Your child will continue to talk about having a growth mindset and trying to put this in to practise.


Homework in Year One continues to take the form of reading. Year One will be also receiving some additional words/sounds to read on a weekly basis in preparation for the phonics check that takes place in the Summer term. A letter will be going out shortly regarding this.


PE will be on Wednesdays and outdoor learning will now take place on Monday afternoons.


We are very much looking forward to an exciting term and we hope your child will be too.

Thank you for your continuing support.



Victoria Hirst and Lucy How
October 2017
We loved making our superhero vegetables. 



This term we are so excited to be learning about The Great Fire of London. We are really enjoying learning facts about what happened in 1666 and have created some wonderful artwork already.


After half term, we be learning about our capital city, London. We will finish off our term with a mini topic on Paddington Bear. Hopefully we will make (and taste!) some marmalade sandwiches!


We are having so much fun during our outdoor learning sessions on Tuesday mornings. We have learnt so many new skills.


Mrs How continues to work on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Symmons teaches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Welcome to the Spring Term 2017
Butterflies class have started back and already are working hard. Mrs How will be working on Monday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Hirst will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Our topic is Africa.
Here are some of our activities so far this term.
We are having a special 'Computing' fortnight. We have been learning about repeating patterns in maths. We have also been learning some important words and meanings to do with computing: algorithms, codes and bugs. Here are some of the fish we programmed to move across the screen. We used Purple Mash. Don't forget - you can use your logins at home and try some of the other coding games.
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We loved making fruit smoothies and drinking them.
Here are some of the exciting activities we have been doing in class this Autumn term.  
We enjoyed making festive star biscuits. We loved cooking and we loved eating them even more!
As part of our learning about the first moon landing, we used Purple Mash to make these animated rockets. 
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Welcome back to the Autumn Term in Butterfly Class.

Our overall topic this term is called ‘Firsts’. We will be using this to learn about real life events and real people who achieved significant accomplishments for the first time. We shall begin the term looking at the first moon landing and reading stories about the moon. We shall also be using our topic to look at many other firsts.

In class, we will have a very special board for ‘firsts’ so if your child has achieved something for the first time they will be able to come and put that achievement up on the board. It can be an achievement at school or something they have managed to do for the first time at home.

Treasure Box is a time in class when the children are able to bring in something from home to talk about in class. Each child will have a designated day. They will then have the chance to talk and ‘present’ their treasure to the class. The rest of the class will be able to ask questions. We hope this will help develop their speaking and listening skills as well as their questioning ability.

The most important form of homework in year one is daily reading at home. You will already be familiar with how the reading scheme works. Please do pop in and have a chat if you are concerned at all about anything to do with the reading books.

We are very much looking forward to an exciting term and we hope your child will be too.

Thank you for your continuing support.