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Welcome to Butterfly Class


Our teacher is Mrs Casson

Our TA is Miss Bartlett

Scan the QR code to listen to a story read by Mrs Casson! 

Today's home learning

Home Learning – Friday 17th July



  • reading
  • practise your spellings using spelling shed (edshed)
  • Number bonds using maths shed (edshed)
  • Online Phonics lesson – Youtube letters and sounds


Remember if you need any help or want to contact me, email me through Purple Mash.

Log on to Purple Mash, then click on computing, then click on 2email and then 2email again.
It would be lovely to hear what you have been up to.


English activity



Additional comments

17th July

Summer Holiday Learn Something New Challenge


I can’t believe it’s nearly the Summer Holiday! To keep your busy over the Summer Holidays I would like you to think of 5 things you would like to learn/achieve or things you’d like to be better at.


For example


One of Miss Carter’s ideas is…


To learn how to plait her horse’s tail.


Can you think of 5 things you’d like to learn? Write them down on a piece of paper as a poster and put a box at the end of each one so you can tick them off when they are done!


Then decorate your poster and stick it to your fridge.


We are learning all of the time! These don’t have to be massive things like learning how to speak fluent Spanish but things you’d like to do and can actually do over the Summer Holidays.


If you keep your poster handy, you can show your new teachers next year what you have learnt. You might even want to bring in photographs and/or example of what you have done?


Here are some ideas…


- learn a new skill (sewing or cooking a particular food)

- how to ride your book without stabilisers

- walk 5k with your family

- read 15 books




Maths activity


Friday’s Challenge

17th July

Go to

Scroll down to the bottom and find ‘Friday’s Maths Challenge’. Have a go at completing the challenge with an adult at home.


[Note: This challenge is not available to access earlier in the week].


Other activities



Additional comments

17th July

Wow, what a year it has been! I can’t believe we are now on our last day of Year One.

Today I want you to think back on your year and create a word cloud. You might want to include the names of your friends in your class, your teachers or special moments from the year.


You can create a word cloud using this link or you might want to draw a bumblebee and write the words inside.

Get an adult to help you if you are working on line.



Need some more ideas?


If you would like an OPTIONAL spelling task.

Please find below the animal challenges.

There are many ways these can be practised at home, for example, using chalks or paints. We suggest you focus on recapping these spellings rather than working on learning your child's next set. Maybe just choose 4 or 5 at a time so it is not overwhelming. 

Please contact me on purple mash if you have any questions.


Purple mash has lots of fun maths games. You can also find lots of interactive games on

Be careful with the settings for some of the games - they can become tricky quickly. 



Teach your monster to read is currently free to download on the apple app store and only 99p for androids. The fun games take your child through the process of learning a new sound, practising using that sound and applying their knowledge to write words. It is a fun game and they won't even realise they are learning! 


You child has an espresso login in their reading record. You can use this to login to discovery education - espresso. If you have saved your login details the following QR code will take you straight to Ash's phonics which most of the children have nearly completed. Here they can watch videos and complete activities for each of the phase 5a sounds.


If you have any further question please contact me via 2email on Purple Mash.

Have you found your child's Purple Mash log in in their reading record? Read this letter for some more information.

Wow! What a wonderful effort for World Book Day! Well done Butterfly Class! We loved your costumes and you loved reading with our buddy class.

We celebrated St David's day on Friday with Welsh cakes and lots of lovely activities. We learnt colours and numbers in Welsh and made our own Welsh flags.

It's my body! We have been very busy this week. We enjoyed the skipping workshop on Tuesday. Skiping ropes are still available to order from this weblink . We learnt how to take care of our bodies, the importance of a good nights sleep and exercise. Mrs Casson challenged us to give up our screens at least ten minutes before bed. We hope this will help us sleep better!

Welcome back. We hope you had a fun half term break. Please take a look at our Spring Newsletter.

Have a look what we are learning this half term.

Today was Christmas party day. We played party games and made our own party food. The Santa heads were delicious! So were the biscuits. Well done Butterfly Class.

We have been learning about the Victorian's and the new Christmas traditions that started in Great Britain nearly 200 years ago. Steve Manning visited us and told us about familiy traditions, taught us a parlour game and showed us a few toys from the Victorian era. Thank you for your contributions to cover the cost of his visit.

Yesterday we welcomed a visitor To Butterfly Class. The big bad wolf came to tell us what really happened when the pigs houses blew down. He only wanted a tissue to stop him sneezing! It was all an accident! 
We’re sorry wolf, we shouldn’t have said you were big and bad, or mean and grumpy! 
We will be helping the wolf to write a sorry letter to the pigs. We hope they can all be friends! 

We spent Wednesday thinking about poppy day, writing poems about the cbbc poppies short film. We talked about how the rabbit didn't know what was frightening him, only that the loud noises and bright lights were scary. We developed our understanding of adjectives to describe how he was feeling at different moments in the film. 

We made poppies and wrote thank you messages to our armed forces. The children have been very grown up and sensible during discussions and have shown great maturity in their thinking. Well done Butterflies!


On Thursday we thought about Carnival. We are very excited about the carnival on Saturday. The children enjoyed learning a little more about the carnival and recording facts in their guided reading journals. 

We played fairground games like hook a duck and hoopla. The children practised their number bonds and read and wrote words using their phonics knowledge. Friday morning was our maths time. We all found missing numbers to complete out number bonds of 10. 


What a fun and exciting few days. 

Enjoy the weekend, we hope the rain stays away for carnival. We'll see you all on Monday for another exciting week! 


Mrs Casson and Miss Bartlett. 

What a busy week in Butterfly class!

Wednesday 6th November

Have a look to see what we will be learning about this half term.

Wow! What a busy half term you have all had. Thank you to those of you who were able to talk to your child about their number bonds. Some of you even brought in photos of all the hard work you have been doing. Well done!

We're off to a good start in Butterfly class this term. Keep up the good work children! 

Our special visitor came to school on Thursday

We have enjoyed learning about Rosie’s walk. We made mills and coups from the story and wrote questions to ask Rosie. Great work Butterflies!