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Hello and welcome to Bumblebee Class, we are looking forward to an exciting year in Year 1.

Our class teachers are Miss Carter (M,Tu,W) and Mrs Shuttleworth (Th,F)

Miss May is our TA.

We hope you enjoy our class page where we will update you with information and share the things we have been doing throughout the week.

PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday.

Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday.



Have a look to see what we will be learning this half term.

Friday 17th January 2020

This week we have been enjoying reading books  by the famous author, Julia Donaldson.  In English we have been reading 'The snail and the whale.'  We made a prediction of what we thought might happen, we have used adjectives to describe the characters and the setting.


THANK YOU Imogen for bringing in your African Land Snail for us to have a look at.

It was so exciting to see it eat it's cucumber and climb on the roof of it's tank!

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We have had a lovely party day today and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


We have started our topic about Victorians this week and have looked at how things were different in the Victorian era especially their toys.

Today we had Steve Manning, a story teller, in to tell us about Christmas in the Victorian times.  We heard all about his family and their traditions at Christmas.

We helped him decide which Christmas Cards to give to his friends and which toys to give to each of his children.

At the end he told us a story about a wish. We were all granted a wish and told to use our wish wisely. What would your wish be?

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We are so excited that we have started practising for our Nativity 'The Sleepy Shepherd'. We have been busy this week learning our lines and trying to wake that sleepy shepherd!
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Children In Need - Friday 15th November

Today we have had a really exciting day. We watched Snow White this morning and raised money for children in need this afternoon!

Friday 8th November

We have had a busy start to the term already learning about special events that happen.

On Wednesday we thought about Remembrance Day and made poppies to go on our classroom window.

On Thursday we thought about Carnival and lots of us are excited about North Petherton Carnival on Saturday. We made Carnival masks and went to the circus! 

On Friday we thought about Fireworks and had our own bonfire. We ate a marshmallow really slowly using all of our senses!

Wednesday 6th November

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This week we have been learning about Harvest and we enjoyed our Harvest festival in Church on Tuesday. We thought about all of the yummy food we can enjoy at Harvest time and where they come from. We looked at different fruits and vegetables and used adjective words to describe them. Then we used these words to write a Harvest poem. We can't wait to publish them and display them in the classroom.

In maths we have continued to look at addition and fact families and have been recording these.

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Forest School - Friday 11th October - Making Natural Portraits.

Friday 11th October 2019

We have started our art block this week and have been looking at pencil work. We have looked at different marks we can make with different pencils and had a go at an observational drawing.  We liked using the 6B pencil because we could smudge it to make some shadowing.

In English we have finished our Hen Fact Files and really enjoyed the hen coming to visit.  We used the construction to design and make our own chicken coops.

In maths we have been looking at addition and have been using part-part-whole diagrams to help us, we have done lots of practical activities and you can see some in our photos.

We are looking forward to learning all about harvest next week.

Thursday 10th October 2019 - Look who came to visit today!

We had a very exciting visitor today, her name was Speckeldy! She was very well behaved and enjoyed pecking her apple. We thought she was very clever to hold it with her foot so it didn't roll away. We all enjoyed a little cuddle at the end, making sure we were gentle and quiet so we didn't frighten her.

Friday 4th October 2019

We have had another very busy week this week.

In English we have continued our work about 'Rosie's Walk.' We used our story maps to write our own versions.  We have now started to write our own fact files all about hens.

In maths we have been looking at place value. We have been comparing two numbers and using vocabulary 'greater than', 'less than' and 'the same as'. We also watched the 'Blockzilla' episode of Numberblocks and learnt that you can use symbols for these words too.

On Thursday it was National Poetry Day. We had a look at some rhyming poems, the tiger poem was our favourite.  


Bumblebee class worked together to create a natural picture of a bumblebee.

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Wednesday 25th September 2019


Over the last few weeks we have been really busy learning about 'Rosie's Walk' and have written some brilliant sentences including prepositions and adjectives. We also thought of lots of questions to ask Rosie about her walk around the farm and even met the naughty fox who wasn't quite as scary as he seemed! Last week, Rosie came to school and left us a treasure hunt! We were really excited to follow all of the clues around the school and found out that Rosie was teaching us about all of the human and physical features in our school grounds. We were very surprised that so many things were built by people! 

In maths, we have been learning about numbers to 10 and have really impressed our teachers with our excellent counting and number knowledge. We had great fun creating numbers on tens frames as well as filling in missing number tracks and finding one more and one less.


Meet the teacher powerpoint.