Welcome to Reception - Bumble Bee class
Our Class Teacher is Natasha and our Teaching Assistant is Tracy.
We look forward to working with our children, families and the local community to give the children many exciting learning opportunities throughout their year in Reception.
In Reception, a large part of our learning is through play. To find out more about the EYFS curriculum visit our National Curriculum page.
Keep a look out for photographs, work and exciting events that take place in Bumble Bee class!
Autumn 2 - Food, Glorious Food!
Making bird feeders
Bumble Bee class were thinking about how they could take care of the animals within our environment. They thought about the birds and how now winter is coming we need to look after them and care for them. The children decided that they would like to make bird feeders which they then took out into our school environment to feed the birds.
This week our class book is Supertato. We have lots of activities in our classroom linked to the book and have been writing labels for our own supertato’s. Some of us have created our own comic strips.
A trip to Pizza Express
Bumble Bee class went to Pizza Express as part of their food topic. They kneaded their own dough for the base before topping it with tomato sauce and cheese. They got to take the pizzas home for dinner…delicious! Thank you for a fantastic morning Pizza Express!
Babyccinos at the HUB cafe
For our treat for getting more than 150 dojo points, we went to The HUB for Babyccinos. We can’t wait for our next visit!
Music - playing the Cello
In our music lessons we have been learning to read music notes. This week, Lucie and Ian brought in a cello for us to have a go at playing.
Autumn 1 - I like me, I like you!
Bumble Bee class have enjoyed doing mindfulness and yoga this term. They enjoyed reading Autumn Adventure to get into different yoga positions, focussing on their breathing.
Bumble Bee class learnt about germs and how they spread. They thought about the importance of washing their hands after going to the toilet, sneezing, touching animals and before eating. The children then had a special cream put on their hands before washing them to get rid of all of the germs. After they put their hands in a special box to see if they had washed all of the germs away.
Bumble Bee class have been working extremely hard in class and have been showing our values to collect dojo points. As their reward for getting more dojo points than their class target, they enjoyed playing parachute games.
We have been focussing on the story of Elmer. Our classroom has been very colourful with lots of different activities. We have been retelling the story of Elmer using our class story map and have been investigating colour mixing. We are thinking about how Elmer is the same and how he is different to the other elephants; we are then starting to think about how we are similar and different to each other.
The sun was shining at lunchtime, Bumble Bee class noticed our shadows. We investigated making different shapes and movements with them before trying to run away. Our shadows followed us everywhere! We decided to draw around our shadows and will go back throughout the afternoon to see if our shadows have changed at all.
Our first PE lesson
Bumble Bee class all undressed and dressed themselves independently for their first PE lesson. They went into the huge hall and practised finding a space. Tash used splat mats to help them but by the end of the lesson they could find spaces all by themselves. Great work!
Today Bumble Bee class had their first music lesson today. They enjoyed exploring the different instruments and were great at following Lucie and Ian’s instructions. They can’t wait for their lesson next Friday!
A sunny dinner time
Emma and the children had a great time outside at dinner time today. As the sun was shining we went on the grass and enjoyed exploring our natural environment. Some of us found ‘fairy dust’ and soon all of Bumble Bee class were collecting it. We also discovered lavender plants and enjoyed rubbing our hands on them to see what they smelt like! A couple of us pulled out some weeds and were fascinated by the roots. Let’s hope the sun is shining tomorrow!
Our first school dinner
Today we had our first ever school dinner. We lined up to wait for our food. Emma and Tracy did a great job of serving us! Then we all sat together to enjoy our food. After we cleared our own plates and chose our puddings. Once we had finished Emma took us onto the playground. We had races and explored the wet floor to make handprints. The staff are so proud of how well we all did!
We have really enjoyed trying different things for our snack this week. On Wednesday we had green beans, on Thursday we had pears and on Friday we had tomatoes. All of us have been enjoying milk or water and we even invited Emma to join us for snack today. Bumble bee class have also been used our food bin and plastic bin to recycle our waste.
Our first day!
We had the best first day in our brand new school and classroom, exploring the exciting resources indoors and outdoors with Tash and Tracy. We went on a tour of the ground floor and loved running around in our huge hall! After we all held hands and stretched from one side of the hall to the other.