Ioan suggested adding some wings for our butterfly walk. I said that if he could figure out what to use as wings, as well as how to attach the wings to their tops, then they could.


  • Silk scarves
  • Food bag ties


As luck would have it, Ioan spotted that the colourful shirts that he had picked out for them to wear as butterflies, had a loop on the back of the shoulder blades. This meant it was easy to use a food bag tie, to attach the silk scarves to their shirts.

They ran and ran, with their wings flapping behind them. Cian definitely got his exercise in on those little legs.

They didn’t stop running, the whole way round the fields.

DfES Outcomes for EYFS and National Curriculum (2013)

Science Year 1 programme of study

Animals, including humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

ELG 05 – Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.