Butterflies

Welcome to Butterflies
2021-2022
 
 
Summer Term 2022
 
 
We have lots planned for the summer term! 
 
In geography we will be learning about the 7 continents of the world and focusing on human and physical features. We would love to hear from parents who have a connection to one of the  continents and would be willing to zoom in to class to talk to us about what it is like to live there. 
 
Later on in the term, we shall be learning about prime ministers and parliament for our history subject knowledge. 
 
In English we shall be enthralling ourselves with the following books: The Princess and the Pea and alternative versions,  Beatrix Potter, Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo. In phonics, we will continue to use the Sounds Write linguistic phonic program. 
 
This half term in maths we will be learning about multiplication and division, before moving on to work with fractions. After half term, we will learning about position and direction, place value with numbers up to 100, money and time. 
 
In Computing, we are going to be using Beebots to learn about programming and algorithms. We shall also be looking at how computers are used in different jobs. 
 
In PHSCE, we are learning about keeping healthy and safe.
 
In PE we shall be doing outdoor games and working on skills for athletic sports. 
 
Our R.E. this year focuses more on the Jewish faith. We will be building on our learning from last term. 
 
In art, we will be looking at paintings of children for the first half of the term, before moving on to look at sculpture in the second half of term. We will be exploring paintings by Bruegel and Hogarth as well as work by sculptors such as Antony Gormley.
 
In science, we will be learning all about plants for the first half of the term before learning about materials and magnets after the half term holiday.
 
In music we will be learning about combining sounds to make a story and we will be listening to songs such as 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong.  After half term, we will be learning all about rhythm and pitch patterns, with a focus on Brazilian song.
What are we learning about at the moment - Spring Term 2022?
 
R.E. This term is R.E. we are learning about Judaism. WE will be looking at the story of Moses and reflecting on what it means to Jewish people. Later on in the term, we will be looking at the Christian concept of Salvation and thinking about the Easter story.
 
Music: In music we continue to listen to a range of high quality music including Mars from The Planets by Holst as well as some more modern music including Northern Lights by Eriks Esenvalds. We will also be listening and learning from world music and will be focusing on Kye Kye Kule from Ghana. The children will use a range of classroom percussion instruments to create short sequences of sound. 
 
Art: For the first half of this term, the children will be learning about Architecture. They will be looking specifically at buildings in London such as Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral and the penguin house at London Zoo! After half term, the children will learn about Style in Art and look at art by van Gogh, Seurat and Moreau.
 
Science: During the first half of term we will be thinking about the seasons and weather and thinking about how meteorologist measure the weather. The children will also learn about different types of cloud and how to plot data on a graph. After half term, the children will be thinking about how to take care of the earth, learning about recycling, pollution and the earth's natural resources. 
 
History: During the second half of the term, we shall be learning about Kings, Queens and Leaders. The children will learn about the vocabulary of majesty, throne, sceptre, reign, coronation and The Magna Carta. 
 
Geography and Design and Technology: During the first half of the term, we shall be learning about the UK and the four countries. We shall be enriching this with our Design and Technology work of looking at food and cooking. We will looking at where cheese comes from and cooking dishes from around the UK. 
 
PE: The first half term will be a focus of gymnastic. After half term will be dance and the Maypole. 
 
We continue to change books everyday. Please make sure your child's book is always in school, even if it does not need changing. 
 
Our wild space sessions happen weekly, on a Thursday. The children go out whatever the weather so please make sure they have the correct clothing! 

We do daily physical exercise such as Wake and Shake or the Daily Mile. We will also do PE once a week where they will need to wear their full PE kit. This term it will be Tuesdays.

Your child will continue to do Show and Tell once a week, on a given day. We love hearing what they have to say and have really enjoyed seeing them grow in confidence week by week.

We continue to use a phonics scheme called Sounds Write. There is a link to more information for parents in the English section of our website. The children will be given some books which link to their phonics, reading sheets to develop fluency reading and 'Enrichment' books that will not be 100 per cent decodable but are to develop their reading skills in other ways. We expect the children to read daily at home and please ensure they have their books in school every day as we will be wanting to hear them read too as regularly as possible. 

Your child will has logins for Purple Mash and Mathletics. It would be great to use them to practise skills at home. Please let us know if your child has forgotten their password.   

The children’s learning will be recorded in books but also occasionally on Tapestry, in the same way as last term. Do keep checking Tapestry to see what we have been doing. We love getting parental comments!