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Cawston Grange Primary School

Excellence, Respect, Friendship

Butterflies – Year 1


Welcome to



Where learning gives us wings!

Here are some key things to know about Butterflies.

Knowledge Organisers....have a look at what we are learning!


Our library day has changed from a Tuesday to a Thursday.  The children love being in the library and it is always lovely to have a little extra time to share books together.  Children can choose between fiction and non-fiction books to bring home and they always love recommending books to their friends.  Children can only get a new book from the library when they return the book from the previous week. 

Design and Technology: Musical Instruments

A great unit of work completed all about exploring, designing, creating and evaluating our own musical instruments.  We thought about different methods of creating sounds (plucking, tapping, hitting and shaking) and then decided which one we would like to make a firework sound.  Super creative and great teamwork to help each other out with the fiddly bits on our own instruments!! Great work Butterflies!! 

It was Remembrance Day today and we have made poppies for our window.  We have leant a little about why we have Remembrance Day and how important it is.  We joined in with the 2 minutes silence at 11am too. 

It's Autumn 2 and we're back...with a BANG!

We have loved learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot so far this half term! We have been super historians and have particularly enjoyed solving some of the problems the plotters may have faced 450 years ago and even had a go at moving 'gun powder barrels' in the Nature Classroom too. 

Wonderful, Marvellous!

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Just to tie in with our Wellbeing week, it was Butterflies turn to sing a song in assembly to the rest of the school and we selected a song called Wonderful, Marvellous which just showed that Butterflies are GREAT! Here we are practicing for it!

Wellbeing Week and we got to do some Yoga too!

Wellbeing Week and we played games with The Hoop Guy

Art in the Nature Classroom

We have been looking at Land Art in our Nature Classroom time so far this term and we have loved being creative.  The children have come up with some many great ideas to use the natural materials within their scultpures. Great work Butterflies (and today showed us how important it is to have our wellies and coats in school....we had to dodge some showers today!)  

What a fabulous week we have had!  We have started to move to more learning at our tables and the children have totally 'wowed' me with their writing skills.  We have had lots of chance to explore numbers and show different representations too in our Maths.  We had a great time exploring the Nature Classroom looking for natural materials for our land art inspiration and introducing our gallops and side steps in PE, even if our feet did sometimes get in a bit of a muddle.  We have been using maps inside and outside of the school to find hidden clues and locations.  We had a great time in the library this week and I hope everyone is enjoying sharing those books at home together! Butterflies, you are superstars!  


What a first week it has been! Butterflies you have been AMAZING!! You have loved being back in school with friends, new and old, and have impressed me so much with all your wonderful learning! I can see already what a fabulous year we are going to have together! 

We are all feeling very tired after our first week back so enjoy your weekend, rest lots and I look forward to next week where the fun really begins! 

Mrs Jones