Welcome to our class page!
Butterfly class 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 Wednesday afternoon so will need their PE kits in school.

Who works in our classroom?
Teacher: Miss Housden
Mrs Mickleburgh, (Forest school) and Miss Bryan (PE).
TA: Mrs Lloyd


What are we learning about?
Curriculum Information Spring 2 – February 2019


This half term the children will be learning about different habitats and comparing it to where we live. We will be learning about the dinosaur era and how they adapted to life. We will be learning facts about the dinosaurs and talking about similarities and differences. We will be making the theme more child led this term and planning the Big Question around the children’s ideas.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The children will be learning about working together as a team. They will be participating in different team games and will be learning how to support each other and work collaboratively.


In literacy the children will be continuing learning phonics through the Floppy’s phonics scheme. They will be writing fact books based on the dinosaurs as well as writing descriptions of different habitats. We will be focussing on our handwriting, ensuring we are forming our letters correctly. Please continue to use letter join at home.


The children will be continuing their learning on addition by solving open ended problems. They will be learning about the properties of different shapes and using mathematical vocabulary to describe the shapes. They will use this to build their own shape dinosaurs. The children will also be concentrating on forming their numbers correctly.  

Physical development

The children will be continuing with ‘busy fingers’ in the mornings where they will be developing their fine motor skills. They will be using large movements and will be building homes for the dinosaurs which will include heavy lifting and gross motor skills.  

Forest School

In Forest school the children will be exploring natural objects. They will be creating and designing using these objects. They will build upon their fine and gross motor skills, using a variety of tools.


 The children are going to working on developing their fine and gross motor skills through a range of activities. One of the activities which the children will take part in is speed stacking, which is fun, engaging and develops skills, such as, concentration, listening and task commitment. The children will take part in activities which will encourage them to work in small teams showing their team work skills. 

Understanding the World

The children will be learning about different habitats around the world and exploring how they are different to where they live.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children will be experimenting with a range of different media to make different effects. They will be learning how to use marks to create different patterns such as dinosaur skin. They will continue to have access to the home corner and there will be a dinosaur museum for the role play areas.

Personal,  Social and Emotional Development

The children will be learning about compromise and they will be considering the feelings of their peers. We will also be learning about the importance of rules and following them when playing games.

Communication and Language

The children will be listening to a range of different stories and will be encouraged to ask questions about what they have heard. We will also be discussing the words ‘Why’ and ‘How’ and using these as sentence openers to create our own questions.

Home Learning

This half term we would appreciate it if you could continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis. We would like you to share home learning through your child’s EEXAT journal. It is great to see your pictures and comments. Remember to keep using purple mash and letter join.








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