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Welcome to Bumblebee Class!


Welcome to Bumblebee Class, Year One!


Our teacher in Bumblebee Class is Mrs Brock and our teaching assistant is Miss Bartlett.


Please try, if possible, to read with an adult at home five times a week. Reading books can be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Also, please remember to bring both your reading books and your PE kits into school every day as we are very busy bees!  PE this half term will be on a Wednesday and Thursday.



There be dragons!

There was a news report of dragons sighted in Louisiana in America. We looked for signs of dragons at the school as there was a friendly kind vegetarian one we hoped to spot! We did some fabulous writing all about our own dragons for a report. Well done Bumble bee class!

There be Dragons!

Bumble Bee class had a lovely time finding out all about the Fire of London and in groups made a house to look like it was built in 1666. We thought carefully about the reasons why they burned down so easily and quickly.

Mr Simpson showed us what it might look like and we thought about the sounds and the smells that the people of London may have experienced.


We had a lovely time during Book Week from scavenger hunts in Forest School to beautiful poetry about feathers.

Well done Bumble Bee class you worked very hard and created some lovely work! 

Bumble Class has had a lots of fun looking closely at snails for our Snail and the Whale topic! After watching carefully as they came out of their shells they showed us their tentacles and their body which is called a 'foot'. Then we were able to label a diagram and describe them with more detail. Well done Bumble Bee Class you were very good observers.

Snail and the whale

We have started to look at 3D shapes in maths this week and have tried really hard to remember their different names.  We have learnt that 2D shapes are FLAT and 3D shapes are FAT and have used some great vocabulary such as ‘faces’ to describe what they look like. In English, we have written an information text about wolves and have really enjoyed meeting a 'Wolf Keeper' who told us lots of interesting facts for us to use in our work.  We have discussed the role of headings and subheadings and have written some fantastic sentences. Next week, we will be writing our own information sheets about the naughty Christmas Elves that have been visiting our classroom. We have also been really busy this week preparing for our Christmas Nativity. We performed to EYFS on Thursday and can't wait to show you all our hard work on Monday afternoon! 


Well done Bumblebees! Have a great weekend. 

This week, we had a brilliant afternoon experiencing what life may have been like for children in Victorian times. We wore some brilliant costumes - thank you so much for your support! We started off the afternoon lining up the boys and girls separately and were also given new names and some money to pay for our education. Miss Bartlett explained all about the dunces hat (luckily, no one had to wear it!) and we recited our number bonds together - we didn't find this quite so fun! We made some Victorian toys (thaumatropes), played marbles, worked on our handwriting using chalk and of course, said our prayers and talked about Queen Victoria. We had great fun but were relieved to get back to normal at the end of the day!


Super work Bumblebees!

This week, we made exciting discovery in the school grounds. We found an animal den full of bones, fur, piggy tails and even a book called '100 Ways to Cook a Pig''! We had some great ideas of what animal might live in the den including a dog, a bear and a fox but we found out it belonged to the big bad wolf from 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have had lots of fun learning the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' using masks and have thought about our favourite characters. We have started to plan our own stories for example 'The Three Little Sheep and the Big Bad Fox' and will be writing these next week. 


In maths, we have been using the part, part whole diagram to learn how to add two parts together. We have also been using number lines to 10 to count on from the biggest number in an addition number sentence and have all worked really hard at practising our addition. 


Thank you all for your donations towards Children in Need. We all had a great fun running.


Well done for a brilliant week Bumblebee's! 

This week in maths, we have been trying really hard to learn our number bonds to 10.  We have used number cards and part, part, whole diagrams to help us find them all and have started to solve missing number bond  to 10 problems! We have also really enjoyed learning our Number Bonds to 10 song and have been practising this lots.

Today (Friday), we have been doing lots of special remembrance activities including writing words to describe soldiers and thank you messages for all of the hard work they do. We also created a soldier silhouette which we covered in poppies that we coloured in - if you would like to have a look at this, it is inside the main reception area.

Well done for a super first week back Bumblebee's. You have all worked so hard. Have a great weekend. 

This week in English, we have been busy writing brilliant Harvest poems. We worked together in groups to think of lots of adjectives to describe different fruits and vegetables and had a good think about what were thankful for and the hard work farmers put in for our food. We then published our poems and all tried our hardest to use our very neatest writing!

We have also  been busy Bumblebee's in maths as we have been learning how to use the part part whole model to find addition fact families. We had great fun using conkers and working with our friends to explore different numbers. 

In art, we have worked hard use all of the skill we have been learning to draw our self-portraits. Our teachers were really impressed by how much detail we included and our fantastic concentration!


Another brilliant week Bumblebees! Well done smiley

In maths, we have been learning how to use a part part whole model to break a set of objects into groups. We have been really busy writing lots of brilliant addition number sentences.

This week in art, we have been learning how to draw our facial features in detail.  We used mirrors to help us to sketch our eyes, ears, noses and mouths which will really help us when we come to draw our self-portraits next week. 

On Wednesday this week, we had a special visit from a hen! We had a great time finding out lots of information about hens and even had a chance to feel the food she eats as well as giving her a gentle stroke! We decided after a lot of thought to call her Rosie after the story 'Rosie's Walk'. Later in the week, we then wrote a fact file about hens and were really interested in finding out that hens come from dinosaurs!! 


In maths this week, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to greatest and greatest to smallest and have been comparing numbers to 10 using more than, less than and equal to. We have really impressed our teachers with how confident we now are with our numbers to 10!


Another exciting part of the week was no pens day! We took part in lots of different things including learning a new song and drawing some words on the playground in chalk in our phonics lesson. Take a look at the pictures below. 


Well done for yet another fantastic week Bumblebees! Have a lovely weekend. 



This week we have had great fun learning the story 'Rosie's Walk'. We created our own story map and acted it out using lots of good actions. We have also started to write some brilliant sentences about Rosie and the silly fox!


During the week, we have been learning about Rosie's farm during our geography lessons. We have been super busy and have been on a treasure hunt and have used different compass directions to help our partner get around Rosie's farm. We also got a message from one of Rosie's friends called Ziggy who needed us to draw him a map to help him find Rosie's coop. We remembered all of the key parts of the farm from the story and drew some brilliant maps with lots of different symbols to help Ziggy out. We were so happy that Ziggy did manage to get to see Rosie in the end!!


Great work this week Bumblebees! Have a lovely weekend. smiley


Wow, what a busy and exciting week we have had!


In English, we have learnt all about Roald Dahl and have had great fun creating our own Dream Jars after reading part of 'The BFG' . We also had a brilliant time thinking of lots of creative ideas for our own marvellous medicines after watching a clip about 'George's Marvellous Medicine' including medicine that could make someone shrink to the size of an ant, turn blue all over and even turn someone into a smelly poo! 


We have also worked really hard in maths this week and have impressed our teachers with our fantastic counting to 10! We have been ordering number cards, making numbers on tens frame and counting different objects up to 10. Have a look at the pictures below. 


Well done for all of your hard work this week Bumblebees! 

We have had a super (and busy!) first week back. We have been learning ‘’All About Me’’ to get to know each other better and have drawn some brilliant self-portraits and thought what we would like to be when we are older. We have also designed are dream houses and had great fun thinking of houses made of marshmallows, houses in space and even houses at the bottom of the sea! Our teachers have been really impressed by the work we have done and how amazingly we have settled into our new classroom.


A huge well done Bumblebee’s – what an excellent way to start Year One!