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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Beautiful Bonting 

Year 3’s mini topic ‘All about Shirley Hughes’ has proved a real hit! After sharing the delightful story ‘Bonting’ the children made their very own; using pebbles from Llandudno beach, brightly coloured paints and varnish.

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Super Thinking

Amazing discussions this afternoon – our philosophers expressed mature, well argued, sensitive and inclusive thoughts & opinions. They’re the next generation and we are very proud of their positive attitudes!

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Year 3 Topic Work

Whilst Year 2 have been busy completing their SATs, Year 3 have been enjoying a mini topic on the author Shirley Hughes. Their research has been captured by themselves using iMovie on the iPad. Some brilliant work to enjoy, well done everybody.

 

 

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Great graphic scores!

We listened to one of the #BBCTenPieces by John Adams, A Short Ride in a Fast Machine. It is a mesmerising piece of minimalist music based on rhythmic patterns and sounds. We loved it

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Suffix City

Be honest, do you know your prefixes from your suffixes? This Year 2/3 Butterfly certainly does. Some beautifully presented grammar work was definitely good enough to show the world so here it is! A well-deserved Headteacher’s Award sticker placed proudly on display.

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Our Artists are Blooming!

The butterflies spent a sunny afternoon creating observational art. Snap dragons, sunflowers, geraniums and blossom were the subject choices. We used watercolours & pastel. We loved the fact that each one of us ‘see’ the same things differently!

 

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Awesome Art

Year 2/3 Butterflies had a wonderful afternoon developing their observational drawing skills  🎨 🎨

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Perfect Pens

These proud Year 2/3 Butterflies are now proud Pen licence owners! Some beautiful work produced here. Well done, we’re very proud of you both.

 

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Experience Barnsley 2016

The Vikings are coming to Barnsley!  As part of their topic, the Year 2/3 Butterflies visited Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery. They had a great time and loved the wonderful exhibits. They enjoyed a super workshop and some of the work in The Cooper Gallery. A brilliant day. Well done everybody.

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Viking Weekenders

What a weekend it’s been for these Viking Stars. Trips to Experience Barnsley as well as the production of Viking Armour has certainly helped to add some excitement upon our return to school following the long weekend. A brilliant ‘Show & Tell’ – can you name the identity of our celebrity guest Viking?

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Super Homework

BF Viking HWork 1 (7)Our Year 2/3 Butterflies have produced some wonderful homework on their Viking Theme. A plasticine Viking, a wonderful Lego Longship and a sticker book were all shared with classmates. Thank you to all of our families and friends who have helped us to share this lovely work.  

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Sporting Star of the Week

This week’s Sporting Star of the Week is from the Year 2/3 Butterflies. She has shown superb Multi-Skills, impressing Mr. Campbell greatly! Well done, a super achievement.

Term 3 Wk 3 Sport

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Practical Maths

Practical maths tasks in Year 2/3 Butterflies. They have been using grams and kilograms to weigh everyday items accurately.  Extension activities included estimating more than, less than or equivalent to a kilogram. Accurate and independent learning all round.

 

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Beware!

He’s one of the fiercest Vikings around. Butterflies are hoping their ‘wanted’ posters have Erik Bloodaxe captured very soon! Some wonderful work, well done everybody.

Group Posters

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Capacity Time

The Year 2/3 Butterflies have been working on Capacity in Maths. They have done some measuring, pouring and recording. They even explained just what they have been learning and how much fun they have had. Some wonderful learning, well done everybody.

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Viking Fashion

These pieces are what all the best Vikings are wearing! Bracelets, necklaces, broaches and plaited belts were VERY fashionable in the late 8th Century! Amazing designs and creative skills from everyone!

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The Vikings Land

What a day in Year 2/3 Butterflies. The Vikings have truly invaded. The children made a wonderful Longship where they worked together to produce different sections – the sale, the shields some Rune Stone designs and even sculptured some Longhouses and Crannogs. A wonderful effort, well done to everybody. Amazing work.

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What A Day

This Year 2 Butterfly had an amazing day at Warner Studios in London – what a talented traveller she is! We loved watching what she’d been up to! A wonderful experience – Thank You Grandad!

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BMX Star

Our Year 2/3 Butterfly is pictured here flying around the National Championships on her BMX! She achieved a second spot here – she’s an absolute star and we’re very proud of her.

 

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