Thursday, 8 December 2016


Look how fabulous we all look in our costumes! We had a great first show yesterday and are really looking forward to our final performance this afternoon. 


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Letters to Santa

This week in Bumblebees we have been writing our own letters to Santa. Today we went on a Wellie Walk to post them at the shop.

Monday, 5 December 2016

December already!

Our learning has been inspired by the weather and the time of the year. We read a story about a boy who had a kite so on a very windy day, we decided to make kites too.

When some of the kites flew well, we used ideas from them to adapt other kites.

We have been on some more wellie walks. One day, we collected twigs and sticks and compared them by their length. Another day, it was very frosty and we walked to the playing field in the village and here we compared it to our field back at school. 

We have been learning to tell the story of the Gingerbread man. This has also inspired us to make our own gingerbread men and we have been counting the buttons on other gingerbread men too.

Dr James came to visit us and talked to us about his job. We had the unique opportunity of examining some poorly and hurt soft toys using some real doctors' equipment.

Now, we are counting the days to Christmas and practising for our Christmas show. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November so far!

We went on a wellie walk looking for signs of Winter. 

We decided to send our alien home to Space because he had lost his sparkle and looked miserable. Everyone drew their ideas of how we could get him back up into the sky. We decided to attach him to two balloons and it worked! He went up and up and up!

We made poppies and took them to the war memorial in the village. The poppies were for all the soldiers who have died fighting in wars.

We made rangoli patterns and learned that Sikh and Hindu people make patterns at Diwali because they believe that patterns spread happiness. 

We have been learning some new multicultural games. We did French skipping and a game with a whale from Finland.

We have also been doing some edible learning. We learned to weigh the ingredients for cakes using an egg. We balanced all flour, butter and sugar with our egg. We all agreed that we should do some more learning that we could eat!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Our Reading Share Day

This week in Bumblebee class, we shared some ways of developing early reading skills in our Reading Share Morning. There were lots of games and activities to do that we do in school together and we hope that you got some ideas to try at home.

There was a rhyming game called Silly Soup in the Potion Den.

There were some Nursery Rhymes to sing and objects to match to song.

We played phonic bingo and made wands to use as pointers when we are sounding out words.

We read and retold the story of The Room on the Broom and shared stories with children from Kestrel class.

Then we followed instructions to make apple aliens and magical play dough.

We practised our phonic skills running to graphemes, reading real and rubbish words in the sandpit and reading words that we had to then do; hop, jump run. There was a tower of common exception word to build and magic potions to make.

Thank you to everyone for supporting this day. We hope to have some more about writing and Maths later in the year.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Our First Learning Journey Family Time and Our First School Visit

This week, our families came to see our Learning Journeys and to find out about all the new things things that we have been learning.

On Wednesday, we had a brilliant visit to Bressingham Steam Museum.

We went in the minibus for the first time and had a ride on the steam trains and the gallopers.

We looked for different shapes, letters and numbers all around us.

Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Fisher were so proud of us for listening so carefully and for being so confident on our first adventure out of school.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

New experiences

We have had lots of new experiences this week.

We all got changed for P.E. and Mrs Fisher taught us how to use the big space on the field safely.

In Funky Fingers, we were learning how to hold a pencil with a firm 'bird'grip and as the music played we did lots of different activities to make the muscles in our fingers stronger.

Mrs Sullivan read How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. She challenged us to think of our own ideas of how to catch a star. Everybody looked carefully and talked about what they could see as we made Moon Rock Cakes. Did you like them and have you tried the recipe?

In Phonics this week, we have been learning the sounds s,a,t,p and we have been trying hard not to add an 'urh'sound to each of them! Please help us to practise these at home.

Thursday, 15 September 2016


All our new children have settled in really well over these first two weeks.

Last Friday the whole class were awarded Star of the Week in our celebration assembly. Well done everyone!