Butterfly 2018/19

It’s been ‘Healthy Week’ this week at Bessemer and we’ve been making some recipes to share with friends. We found a recipe for cinnamon sultana scrolls and adapted it, adding chopped apple for a fruity treat. We loved making the dough but loved eating the scrolls even more!

Our summer celebration day had a minibeast art theme! We looked at ‘The Snail’ by Matisse and looked at the snails we’d found in the nature garden. We then made snails and snail trails, shell spiral art and our own collages. Don’t they look amazing?

We started our learning about Minibeasts with a trip to the nature garden to do some minibeast hunting. Can you spot where we were looking and what we found?

Last week we celebrated the Year of the Pig and made a special meal to share together as part of our New Year celebrations.  Gung hay fat choi!

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Happy New Year and welcome to all our new friends! We have started 2019 thinking about friends and how feelings and actions are linked.

This week we made feeling faces to learn new ways of describing different emotions, made friendship flowers to remind ourselves of someone we can talk to when we’re feeling upset and did some friendly cookie sharing in maths after reading ‘The Doorbell Rang’ by Pat Hutchins. I think you’ll agree we’ve been busy!

We have had a lot of fun in the last few weeks of term feeling festive!

We made snowmen out of play dough, with real carrot noses! We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers,and especially our trip to the Unicorn Theatre to see Huddle. Many thanks to all the adult helpers – we couldn’t have done it without you!


We have also been very busy learning song for our Christmas singalong which was a great success. The children from Ladybirds and Butterlflies were fantastic and it was great to have so many supporters come to watch after all their hard work. Please watch our video on Twitter!

The children have settled in so well this term, and made fantastic friends and progress. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and festive season and look forward to seeing you January, along with some new faces starting in Butterfly Class then.


On Monday we came in and found out a classroom had become a crime scene! Can you work out what story we were reading? Look at us being detectives trying to solve the mystery!

On Wednesday November 7th we celebrated Divali, working with some of our lovely parents to make these brilliant elephants.  We’re very proud of them. Can you guess what we recycled to make them?

On Friday 2nd November we made pumpkin soup in support of the charity Centrepoint’s Big Broth.  We used vegetables from Miss Collingridge’s allotment, counting how many of each we had, using them for still life artwork and finally chopping them up!

Thank you so much to Beth and all the parents who came along in support.  We had a soup-er time!


Thank you everyone for coming to our first celebration day where Butterfly class celebrated Spain and Spanish culture. Thank you so much again to our friend May for the fabulous puppet show.

Hello everyone. We feel very luck to have such a wonderful class with all our Butterflies. We’ve been having lots of fun and have really enjoyed how confident you’re all becoming, really exploring our classroom and outside spaces and making so many new friends.

Here are some photos of our time so far: