Science in Year 4/5 Panthers

 Year 4/5 created their own model of the solar system. They used a wide range of measuring techniques and linked these to a sound understanding of the planets in order from the sun. 
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Amazing Homework!

The Panthers have gone the extra mile and they have produced some magnificent homework; parachutes, carrot biscuits and felt flags to name just a few. Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their support!

 

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Year 3/4 Visit Dewa Roman Experience in Chester

The Year 3/4 Butterflies and Ladybirds visited Chester and went to Dewa Roman Experience. They loved being Romans for the day – even going on patrol. They also loved being archaeologists, exploring the excavations.

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Roman Times…

Patrolling like a Roman in Chester
The Butterflies enjoyed their Roman Patrol in Chester. They loved experiencing life as a Roman Soldier. 

What Wonderful Watercolours!
To begin our topic, we sketched Roman Soldiers and finished them with watercolour paints.

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Electronic Art by the Butterflies

The Butterflies have been using an App called Pottery HD to create Roman pieces of art. What spectacular pieces they are!

 

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Year 3/4 Butterflies’ Class Assembly

 

The Butterflies put on a fantastic show full of songs, drama, times tables and displays of work. We are so proud of all of the children – what a wonderful class assembly!

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their continued support.

 

 

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Year 3/4 Trip to Scarborough

The Butterflies and Ladybirds had a fantastic day out. They learned a lot about coastlines, ate delicious fish and chips and even enjoyed eating an ice cream in the sunshine.
 

 

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Starting from Scratch!

The Year 3/4 Butterflies have been producing some exciting games in their Computing sessions. These girls made an exciting game that you can play with a friend – Well done!

 
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Topic Homework

Take a look at these excellent masks that the children have made at home as part of their Africa topic.

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Year ¾ Butterflies’ Class Assembly

 

The Year 3/4 Butterflies  were fantastic during their assembly, also considering they’re in the middle of their Nativity too. They entertained their audience with drama, singing, reading and fantastic speaking, well done to all of the children, Miss Betts and Miss Baum. Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for your support.

 

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Seed Collecting

 

Now is the best time of year to collect seeds from plants and Year 3/4 Butterflies have discovered just how easy it can be.  Miss Greenwood brought in a plant called ‘Sea Holly’ from her garden at home and everyone was amazed to see how many seeds could be found in the dead flower heads. If we keep them in a cool dry place, we can plant the seeds next year and have our own ‘Sea Holly’ flowers with amazing bright purple stems!

 

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Guest Author – Andy Seed

Children in Key Stage 2 had a fantastic time learning from award-winning author Andy Seed. They explored different styles of poetry and took part in a range of games inspired by Andy’s own books.

Thank you to Andy for his kind donations for the Reading Bus and for visiting us and sharing his expertise!

 

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Organic Produce

A bumper strawberry crop from our Grow It lessons. They taste delightful! Totally organic too- #rainabitofsunandnothingelse. We hope Mrs. Allen enjoys them with a dash of cream maybe?

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The Somme

Mrs Allen, Mrs Whitfield and some Year 2/3 Butterflies were honoured to attend the new ‘Peace Garden’ at Cudworth Park to commemorate the 41 people who died in the Battle of the Somme.

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Raffle Winners

Celebration picnic. This is not just any picnic, it’s Mrs White’s picnic. Thank you VERY much for our picnic treat in Year 2/3 Butterflies. We were the class to sell most raffle tickets for our amazing Sumner Fayre!

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Roman Remains

The Butterflies enjoyed some super learning in maths – practical and written calculations using Roman numerals.

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Sensory Garden Watch

Year 2/3 Butterflies enjoyed exploring our Sensory Garden – did it have many residents we wonder?

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Lest We Forget…

The Centenary poppy tapestry is completed. 41 men from Cudworth aged 18 yrs to 42yrs were killed at the Somme #Wewillrememberthem

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The Gruffalo’s Child

Our Year 2/3 Butterflies, Bees and Ladybirds went to see the Gruffalo’s Child in Doncaster. It was VERY exciting –  One wild and windy night the Gruffalo s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he? Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award winning sequel was brought to life in this magical, musical adaptation. Songs, laughs and scary fun for children were received with great enthusiasm as our work on Julia Donaldson came to an end. A wonderful day, thanks to all of our staff, helpers & Governors for arranging the visit.

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Lest We Forget

The Butterflies have been working hard on the commemorative banner in the memory of the men from Cudworth who made the supreme sacrifice at the battle of the Somme 1916-2016. Some beautiful work befitting such a special occasion, well done everybody.

 

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Bird Box Project

A group of children from Year 2/3 Butterflies have been involved in a project to build bird boxes which have been put up in Cudworth Park to encourage wildlife. They also built a mini beast and bug hotel while they were at Cudworth Park and a worm took up residence straight away! Thanks to Miss Greenwood for this wonderful opportunity.

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Year 2 Construction – Learning with Lego

We spent a morning without our Year 3 friends (swimming) building, planning, changing, designing, calculating, discussing, sharing, trading, observing, commenting, explaining, assessing, admiring, suggesting, evaluating and enjoying! Some amazing creations, well done everybody.

 

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Summer of Sport

Our focus this week was the ‘Summer of Sport.’ Reports on major sporting festivals lead to research, artwork and geographical discussions. Wimbledon,  Euro 2016, the Paralympics and the Olympics were our main features. We have some world class athletes reproduced with world class artistic skills. Paul Pogba, Jessica Ennis & a rhythmic gymnast have all been represented.

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Science Meets Art

We spent time launching our smashing new topic and it was packed with flower power🌻🌼🌵🌴🌲🌱🌺 The children found out about plants and flowers. We used online research, recognition, classification sketches and plant dissection to help with this mission. The children are certified Botanical experts…… and it’s week one!

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Supermarket Maths

Great Year 2 Lidl inspired Maths in The Butterflies. Problem solving, written & mental calculation, estimating and counting were just some of the skills we used! #lidlers

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Viking Day

Years 2 and 3 had a wonderful Viking Day in school. They even had a special visitor ‘Odin’ who shared tales and genuine Viking Experiences. They enjoyed their artistic activities as well as their home made soup and bread. A brilliant day, thanks to Odin and all the staff for this amazing experience.

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Viking Food

Our Ladybirds & Bees had a wonderful time preparing some Vegetable Broth and home made bread in time for their Viking Day. It certainly looks fabulous and we know the children are really looking forward to their special visitor.

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A New Area

We are sorry to see the Viking settlement move on BUT our kitchen garden is all ready for planting out after half. term.🌱🍓🍅🌽Seedling donations would be welcomed. We are hoping to grow salad veg, peas and herbs so that we can cook and eat them!

 

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Year 2 Outdoor Challenge

Our Year 2 Butterflies have enjoyed a brilliant outdoor challenge. It started with a lollipop stick! Mission 1 was to give your lollipop stick a personality. Mission 2 – was collecting natural materials to build your lollipop person a shelter or house. Mission 3 was building the shelter………..🌰🌳🍂🍁🌲 As you can see, our work included ‘suspended’ constructions – it’s been a very technical development with many design modifications along the way. A wonderful morning, well done everybody.

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Data Collection

Year 2/3 Butterflies have been collecting, presenting &  interpreting data collaboratively in maths. Well done, some super statistical work. 

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