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Butterflies Learning Experiences

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Dear Butterfly Parents and Carers We are now discontinuing the publishing of the weekly learning experiences. The experiences we have published to date have been compiled by looking at the children’s individual interests and then creatively incorporating them into the group Learning Experiences. This has meant that the home learning has therefore been generic and not child specific. We feel we can do better than this …. We will now be publishing individual next steps and home learning on...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 27th February 2017

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We have a very busy but exciting week this week with Pancake day on Tuesday, we will be making and cooking our own pancakes to taste. As well as this we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday by reading and acting out lots of stories. To link in with this on our literacy shelf we will have lots of rhyming stories such as; Room on the Broom, Zog the Dragon and The Gruffalo. The children will be able to read these stories and use the props available to act them out. I wonder who will...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 20th February 2017

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Once Upon a Time…. Following on from last week our interests have bloomed and this week we will be exploring the traditional fairy tales of our childhood as we read and act out some of our favourites.  Will you be the princess who can feel the pea under all those mattresses? Will your frog turn into a prince?  It will be great fun designing our outfits with all those wonderful materials that we talked about last week, and some of our children are turning out to be great costume designers. Once...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 13th February 2017

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The mini beasts topic has been a huge success, and the outdoor environment continues for yet another week as we think about making mini wormery’s, nesting boxes and bird feeders to hang up and watch.  It is the time of year that we need to consider getting ready for planting as we aerate the soil and weed the ground.  We will be going on walks to the local pond to discover the frog spawn to see and discover it’s natural habitat. Talking of natural materials, we will be taking the interest of...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 6th February 2017

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With the interest of mini beasts taking a strong hold and the enjoyment of the homes and buildings that we created, this week we will be thinking about making them for our tiny creatures.  It’s time to once again build our bug hotel, create places for spiders to build webs and maybe collect some ants to see them tunnel in our ant dome.  Keep an eye out on your walks because it will soon be time for frogspawn too. From creating patterns, we will be exploring shapes and letters as we provide...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 30th January 2017

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Our love of water still continues, and this week we will be thinking about patterns as we use pipettes and various colours to fill ice cube trays, bottle lids, bun tins, etc.  From the interest of washing and hanging clothes out to dry, we will be looking at sequencing in our maths area as we practice our fastenings on various clothing.  What will you put on first?  As for the clothes line, we will be looking to see if we can hang our numbers in the right order from one to ten.  Or maybe you...

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