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What brilliant weather we have been having. The children have had lots of opportunities to play outside. Following on from our Train Ride story and visit, the children have been thinking about holidays and camping, they have had the tent outside and have had amazing imaginative role play.












Have a lovely weekend everyone. smiley




What a brilliant Family Learning Morning we had this week. Our emphasis this week was around reading, a bit different from glue and glitter. Reading is an important part of your child's development and we must encourage it at every opportunity. Reading a book with your child can be a rewarding experience. There is so much more to reading in these tender years. Looking at a book and it's pictures, asking questions about what they can see and not being afraid to ask more complex questions and stretch their minds.

Don't forget to support your local library and the main Huddersfield library. Your child can take up to ten books per week for free and they also have an activity session and the end one of the librarians reads a story.

Once again thank you to all our parents, grandparents brothers and sisters who supported Butterflies and  always do. smiley









This week we went on our Train Ride. We were so lucky with the weather and our amazing helpers. The children's behaviour was fantastic and a credit to Berry Brow Nursery and their families.

We left school in plenty of time to catch the train only for the train to arrive twenty minutes late, once again the children's behaviour was brilliant.

We  saw some really interesting things on our trip.














Thank you to all our helpers we really appreciate your support. We truly couldn't have managed without you smiley


The beautiful weather and new shoes is encouraging younger siblings to come to Butterflies in the morning. The children love to join in with Dough Disco and playing in the playground, they are sometimes reluctant to leave.



smiley Welcome to future Butterflies children smiley





This week we have followed the children's interests looking at the story The Gingerbread Man. We have learned a new song about the Gingerbread Man and made AMAZING Gingerbread Man biscuits, they tasted yummy!!! We talked  about weighing and measuring ingredients, and about using an oven to cook our biscuits using heat.













Take care in the sun it supposed to be a scorching weekend. Remember to wear a hat and some sunscreen.



Smiling sun













We have a request for our children and families, if you are going away on holiday or visiting somewhere exciting such as the beach, the park, camping etc. Could you bring back a 'treasure' of your visit to put in our 'Talking Box' such as a shell, photograph or anything which your child would like to talk to us about.

We are going to introduce a talking box after half term, which will give all the children the opportunity to tell us about the exciting things they do at home, on holiday or visiting somewhere new. As part of our PSED (Personal Social and Emotional Development), we would like to give each child a voice. Some children are very shy and find it difficult to speak out and with our 'Talking Box' we are hoping to encourage these children to speak in a group and for all children to understand the need to listen to others. We would appreciate your help with this and look forward to seeing what exciting things the children bring in.







Hi everyone, the Butterflies team just wanted to let you know that you are welcome to Fridays celebration assembly. If you would like to attend you are asked to wait on the front corridor which is at the top of the stairs at schools entrance. The assembly is held in the main hall around five past nine. Butterflies stay for the 'Tidy Friday Award', 'Star of the Week' certificate and the celebration of birthdays.



Every morning you may have noticed that we 'sing' and 'dance' with the children. We have also started our 'Dough Disco'. this has been proven to encourage fine motor skills in young children, which helps with early writing. The children each have a small ball of play dough which they use to manipulate in lots of ways to music. 




Our T4W story this half term is The Train Ride.



We have been doing lots of activities related to the story. We made a train using crates paint and string





We also made a tunnel for the trains to go in, we helped each other as it was a big job.




We started our 'Daily Mile' this week in Butterflies and the children are learning about keeping fit and healthy. After the run we had a chat with the children about how they felt. Some of the replies we had were "I'm sweating"  "I'm hot" "I'm tired", we talked about our heart and how the running makes our heart beat faster.