Welcome to our class page!
Butterfly is one of the Reception classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE and Forest School on a Tuesday afternoon. They will need their PE kits in school.

Who works in our classroom?
Teachers: Miss Lloyd and Mrs Fielding
Mrs Mickleburgh (Forest school) and Mrs Bryan (PE).
TA: Mrs LLoyd

What are we learning about?
Curriculum Information Summer 2 – June 2019


This term we will be learning about minibeasts and the seaside. We will be thinking about mini-beasts and their life cycles and will be creating bug hotels. We will be looking closely at creatures which live under the sea. As well as thinking about what happens on top of the sea. We will be using our scientific skills to design our own rafts which float and consider which materials would be best to use. We may also have a visit from some Pirates and learn some pirate songs!

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The children will be learning about taking risks. We will be developing our ‘have a go’ mentality and discussing what we can do if things don’t go the way we anticipated. We will also be talking a lot about change in preparation for our move to Year One.


In literacy the children will continue to learn phonics through the Floppy’s phonics scheme. They will be writing descriptions of Pirates, treasure and sea creatures. The children will also be creating fact books about mini-beasts. We will be learning the difference between fiction and non-fiction.


The children will be applying their addition and subtraction knowledge by solving a range of different problems. They will be practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and applying this when solving problems.

Physical development

The children will continue to develop their fine motor skills in the morning during busy finger formation time. They will be using large movements when building ships for the pirates and bug hotels for mini beasts.   


Using fun circuits the children will be exploring skills including rolling, balancing, jumping and travelling. They will learn how to safely use equipment including benches and the vault.

Forest School

The children will be comparing leaves and talking about leaf identification. They will be looking at animal homes and will create a home for an animal of their choice. The children will be creating mazes and giving directions around them.

Understanding the World

The children will be learning about different sea creatures and mini-beasts. They will also be learning about where in the World they could travel by sea and we will be talking about different places. We will also be considering floating and sinking when designing our own rafts.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children will be experimenting with a range of different media to make different effects. They will be considering how many different ways they can make a water effect. They will also be experimenting with different paints in order to colour mix. 

Personal,  Social and Emotional Development

The children will be learning about change and different techniques they could use in order to deal with change. We will also be learning how to work with a range of different people.

Communication and Language

The children will be telling their own pirate stories out loud and listening to a range of different stories. They will use Talk4writing to tell their stories too.

Home Learning

This half term we would appreciate it if you could continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis. Remember to use www.letterjoin.co.uk to support letter formation and phonics at home. If you have any questions or would like more support with home learning please speak to your class teacher. Purple Mash is a great tool to support learning at home.








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