Butterfly Project 2020
This year, in Science, Class 4 have been learning about life cycles. We looked at mammals, birds, amphibians and insects and compared the similarities and differences within each. We learned some amazing facts. Did you know that some mammals lay eggs?! A group of mammals called ‘monotremes’ lay eggs and then feed their young when they hatch. Did you know that when a baby kangaroo, which is called a joey, is born it not fully developed? It crawls up into its mum’s pouch and continues to develop there until it is ready to come out about 6 months later.
To help us understand life cycles better, we watched a group of caterpillars grow and develop, form themselves into chrysalides and then emerge as butterflies. We had hoped to observe the caterpillars in class, but the school had to close. Luckily, Mrs Murrie took them home and looked after them, taking lots of pictures and videos. This is their story.
Hello, my name is Mrs Murrie and I am the teacher in Class 4. I have worked at St Andrew’s Primary School for almost a year, after teaching in Scotland for 10 years. In addition to teaching Years 4 and 5, I am the lead teacher in History and Geography.
As well as these subjects, I am passionate about Art, Reading and Music. I love to draw and paint, read as much as I can at home and go to lots of live concerts.
I have high expectations of the children in my class and expect that they follow the class and school charters, while being respectful to all members of our school community.
My aim is for every child in my class to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors by the end of the school year.
Also, in my class, Mrs McGrath works with the children, offering support in lessons and helping us maintain a happy and productive class.
In Class 4, children will learn:
- multiplication tables to 12 x 12
- to link paragraphs throughout increasingly longer pieces of writing
- to read with fluency, while being able to make inferences
- About interesting topics about the world we live in to build knowledge across all subjects
For homework, the children in my class will need to:
- read at least 3 times a week, filling in their reading record each time
- practise spellings
- practise multiplication tables through TTRockstars
- practise handwriting through Letterjoin
Should you need any other information whilst your child is in Class 4 please don’t hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo or make an appointment to come and see me.