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A huge well done to our Spelling Bee 🐝 champions this afternoon! Results to follow on Wednesday......

Bumble Badger Bake SOLD OUT... But luckily we still got to try a little piece 😊

Bumble Badger Bake SOLD OUT... But luckily we still got to try a little piece 😊 1
Bumble Badger Bake SOLD OUT... But luckily we still got to try a little piece 😊 2
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BUMBLE BADGER BAKE- ON SALE NOW!!

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We thought about Fairtrade this afternoon and what would happen if a chocoholic, for example, stopped buying chocolate. We realised it would not be a good thing for the cocoa farmers, in fact we worked out that we all need each other for the chain to work!

We thought about Fairtrade this afternoon and what would happen if a chocoholic, for example, stopped buying chocolate. We realised it would not be a good thing for the cocoa farmers, in fact we worked out that we all need each other for the chain to work! 1
We thought about Fairtrade this afternoon and what would happen if a chocoholic, for example, stopped buying chocolate. We realised it would not be a good thing for the cocoa farmers, in fact we worked out that we all need each other for the chain to work! 2
We thought about Fairtrade this afternoon and what would happen if a chocoholic, for example, stopped buying chocolate. We realised it would not be a good thing for the cocoa farmers, in fact we worked out that we all need each other for the chain to work! 3
We thought about Fairtrade this afternoon and what would happen if a chocoholic, for example, stopped buying chocolate. We realised it would not be a good thing for the cocoa farmers, in fact we worked out that we all need each other for the chain to work! 4
We thought about Fairtrade this afternoon and what would happen if a chocoholic, for example, stopped buying chocolate. We realised it would not be a good thing for the cocoa farmers, in fact we worked out that we all need each other for the chain to work! 5
Today we learnt all about the election and then held our own. Albert won and was crowned Bumblebee Class Prime Minister. 

This term, we have been reading "The Little Red Hen" in French and to accompany this topic we learned a French nursery rhyme about a miller who falls asleep and doesn't realise his windmill has gone out of control! Here we are singing the song with actions. We hope you enjoy it!

 

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This afternoon we investigated the different 3D shapes we could make using one packet of sweets and cocktail sticks. 

We all had a great time looking at the shapes, discussing their properties and deciding how we could recreate these with the sweets and sticks. We had to work as a team and could only use the resources we were given. 

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On Friday we had some very special visitors to Year 1. Nurse Sophie and Nurse Maddie came to teach us all about our bodies. We had a brilliant day and all learnt so much. 

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Summer term curriculum newsletter

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WORLD BOOK DAY

We have had such a brilliant day celebrating World Book Day in Bumblebee Class. We have shared stories, hot seated characters, acted out parts of stories, made book marks, book tokens and much more. Our favourite part was meeting Cruella de Book and her rascal sidekicks who wants to steel all of the books in the school. We definitely didn't let them, Hermione (Amelia) cast a spell on Mr Turner and then we all chased him out of the classroom when he tried to get close! 

Look how great we look dressed up as our favourite characters.

Take a look at out 'Extreme Reading'!

This afternoon we tried out our new painting skills. We had a great time being creative, look how happy we look.

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Our new topic is Kings and Queens. We are really enjoying finding out more using non fiction books.

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We have also been doubling and halving numbers.

Here are some pictures of us investigating which numbers can be shared by 2,5 and 10.

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Today in Bumblebee Class we had a brilliant time making Pudding Lane using cardboard boxes. We then took them outside to set the scene and we thought you might like to have a look. 
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Spelling tips... Squeebles is a fantastic, reasonably priced app that you can download onto your tablet or phone to practise your spellings in a really fun way. 

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Reading with Dexter

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Today Rio brought in a book to share with Bumblebee Class and we listened to him read during story time at the end of the day. This was very kind and we had a lovely time listening. Lots of children then wanted to bring in stories from home which they could share with the class, so we will try and make time so that lots of children can have a go. Dexter is up next and he has already brought in the book he is planning to share, hopefully this will be on Wednesday.

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It has been a very exciting morning for Harrison. Today he lost his first tooth. Here is a picture of him, looking very proud to have a new gap in his front teeth.

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I am sure you have heard that this week we have been learning all about debates. On Monday Mr Hobbs told all teachers that he thought school should be open seven days a week. Miss Dicken passed on the news to Bumblebee Class after lunch. After the initial shock (and a few tears) we spent the week considering reasons for and against coming to school seven days a week. Today we have spent the morning writing a very important letter to Mr Hobbs giving him our opinion. Most of us did not want to come to school seven days a week, including Miss Dicken however Max and Olivia enjoy school so much they wanted to come on the weekend too. This afternoon we have made envelopes, addressed them to Mr Hobbs, attached a stamp and posted them to the very important red post box outside his office ready for him to read this weekend. Fingers crossed our reasons for not coming to school seven days a week are good enough and we can keep our weekends for fun and games at home (sorry Max and Olivia).  

Miss Dicken has let us bring home a copy of our letter so that we can show you. She is sure you will be very impressed with our reasons and how hard we have worked. 

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This week during PE we have been working on improving our ball skills. We have been throwing, catching and bouncing different types of balls.  
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This week as part of our Music work with Madam Wilson we were pretending to be robots. Miss Dicken really enjoyed watching us and thought you might like to see too...

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We have been busy practising counting to 20. We started by counting cubes in our classroom but then we went on an exploration to find other things we could count outside and in other parts of the school. 
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Once a week we get to take part in Wake and Shake with Mr Furse. We get to play really fun games, that make sure we are really active and we ALWAYS really enjoy ourselves. 
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We have started our new topic on The Great Fire of London. We have found it very interesting learning all about this during our history and English lessons and are very excited to discover what is in store for the rest of the topic. Here is a snap shot of what we have been up to so far... 
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This term we will be doing even more writing than last term. If you produce a really good piece of writing in school (or at home) you may get a chance to become a Bumblebee Class Golder Writer. This means you have produced a piece of work that has really impressed Miss Dicken and you should be very proud of yourself.  

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This week we have been practising telling the time. We have been focusing on o'clock and half past the hour. We have been working really, really hard but some of us are still finding it a little bit tricky. Miss Dicken told us that the more we tell the time, the better we will become so lots of practice outside of school will really help us. 

Say hello to our new School Council Rep... Well Done Monty!

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Have a peek at our newsletter to see what year 1 are up to this term!

Welcome back Bumblebees. I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas break and are ready for a very exciting term ahead. I really enjoyed our first day back, I hope you did too! 

 

A new term means a new Wake and Shake routine, here is the link if you want to find it at home... 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8_xjk0FZLI

 

If you want to continue dancing to last terms Wake and Shake, here it is...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seg8bLgxV1g

 

 

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from everyone in Bumblebee Class. 

 

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Bumblebee Class, you should be so pleased with yourselves! You were all amazing in the Christmas Nativity! Miss Dicken and Miss Bartlett are both so proud of you. A GREAT BIG WELL DONE!! 

Today we have been raising money for Children in Need. We all wore spotty clothes to school and enjoyed not one, but TWO delicious cakes. 

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Today we were very excited to have our first lesson using the laptops. We have been practicing logging on and off as we find this very tricky. 

Today we have been learning about Remembrace Day. We came to school dressed up and we all looked fantastic! Some special visitors from the marines came to talk to us and we held a two minutes silence. We also produced a poppy collage which will be displayed around school, and Miss Dicken is sure they will look really great! 

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Bumblebee Class went on a very exciting trip to the cinema today! We watched The Secret Life of Pets and everyone really, really enjoyed themselves. 
This afternoon we produced some writing about our trip, thinking about our favourite parts from the film

Here are some picture from our trip to the cinema...

Year 1 spent the afternoon on a walk around North Petherton. We saw lots of different places, including the library, community center, the fish and chip shop and Monty's house. During our walk we looked at all the different types of houses we could see. We saw terraced, semi-detached, detached houses, flats and a bungalow.  We had a really lovely time and learnt lots about our local area, even if we did get a little bit wet. 

 

 

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Today we have been learning about the Jewish celebration, Simchat Torah.  We have had a class celebration, like they do in the synogogue. We sang a song, waved flags and Albert carried the Torah as we walked around the classroom seven times.  

 

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Today we went on a Autumn walk looking for all the signs of Autumn in our school. We collected leaves and pine cones and used these to create autumn prints in our sketch books. 

 

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The boys had a great time using the puppets to put on a performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the story we have been learning as part of our English work. 
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Today we learnt the story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. To help us learn it we acted it out, sequenced it using photos from the story, drew a story map and retold the story to our partner using legs and puppets. 

 

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Star of the Week

We have been in Bumblebee Class four weeks which means four different children have been 'Star of the Week'.  To be a star you must work extremely hard, listen extremely carefully and try your very best thoughout the WHOLE week! If you have already been a star you should be very proud of yourself because it means you have had a super week at school- well done! 

Everyday in Bumblebee Class, we do Wake and Shake after lunch. Some children have been practising the dance routine at home. If you would like to practice at home, follow this link to find the right song... 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6PmB6tMBOc

We have been working extremely hard in Bumblebee Class so far this year! We have written a class poem called 'If I had wings I would fly' and we thought you might like to watch us perform it. 

 

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In our classroom we have a bumblebee poetry display, so that we can show off all of our great work. Miss Dicken has made a book called 'If I had wings I would fly ' and inside it are all of our ideas, which helped us to write our class poem. 

We have also each written an individual poem, thinking about what a bumblebee can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. These are also on display so that anyone who visits our classroom can take a look. 

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Welcome to Year 1! We hope you have had a great summer and are very excited for the year ahead. 

 

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