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Bumblebee Class


In reception we do response planning on a weekly basis meaning our activities are based on the previous weeks assessment.

In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Reception to Year 2) our reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree from Oxford University Press, supplemented with the “Floppy’s Phonics” scheme.


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Recent updates from Bumblebee class

  • Our first few weeks in Bumblebees and Ladybirds

    We have been very busy in Bumblebees and Ladybirds learning lots of new skills. We have been practising writing our names independently. We have also sorted the letters from our names into the right order. We have enjoyed doing ‘Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle’. The children learn new gross motor movements to music. They will dance using the movements and then mark large gross motor marks. This supports the children to become confident mark makers. We have enjoyed starting PE and…
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    • Calendar icon October 5, 2020
  • Balanceability

    The first 16 Ladybird and Bumblebee children have now completed their Balanceability  lessons after school. They have learnt all the skills to ride a balance bike and then to use those skills to ride a pedal bike. All the children were amazing and enjoyed the experience. Thank you to the fantastic Year 6 helpers who help Miss Burrows and the younger children with their Balanceability lessons.

    • Calendar icon March 10, 2020
  • Kung Hei Fat Choy!

    Kung Hei Fat Choy!   Happy Chinese New Year! In Foundation Stage, we have been celebrating Chinese New Year this week. We have made Chinese lanterns, lucky red envelopes filled with Yuan, Chinese dragons, built Chinese houses and chopped vegetables to go into our Chinese stir fry which we ate with our chopsticks!). It’s been a fantastic week! (

    • Calendar icon January 31, 2020
  • Marvellous Monday!

    Marvellous Monday was a huge success in Ladybirds and Bumblebees this week! Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and carers who came in to share and talk about their child’s displays. It was such a positive start to a Monday morning and lovely to read out your ‘proud moments’ about your children! We will continue to open our doors slightly earlier on a Monday morning to allow parents/ carers enough time to come in before the gates are…
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  • Loose parts and more in FS2!

    We have been using loose parts to create our own fantasy worlds. We have been carefully learning to use tools to hammer and screw into wood. We have been planting, harvesting, preparing and eating our own vegetables.

    • Calendar icon July 4, 2019
  • Supertato to the rescue!

    The Evil Pea spent a whole week in the Foundation Stage causing trouble! Luckily, Supertato and his Super-Veggie friends came to the rescue and finally trapped the Evil Pea! On Monday, there were veggies taped to walls and trapped under shopping baskets. We designed and made traps to capture the Evil Pea as well as writing police reports to the ‘Veggie Police’ to tell them what had happened. Throughout the week we also designed and made Super-Veggies of our own…
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    • Calendar icon March 12, 2019