We have been having a lovely time playing outside. We have bought some super new building equipment which the children love [see photos on the school website]
We have also been enjoying gardening, learning how to plant seeds and care for wildlife. However, we have noticed that some of our plants are attracting the bees.
We have talked about the importance of bees for pollinating fruit and veg and also making honey. We all agreed that we must take care of bees and also keep ourselves safe around them. The children have decided that they don’t want to get rid of the ‘bee attracting’ plants and are keen to learn more about them. They have helped plan some activities based around bees [eg drawing and making models of hives and cooking with honey]
As far as we know, no-one in our class has a bee sting allergy, please tell us asap if your child has had an allergic reaction to bees.
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We are a busy class of 30 children and 4 members of staff: Mrs Eyre [Class Teacher], Mrs Welsh [Class Teacher on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday], Mrs Rotherham and Mrs Fawcett [Teaching Assistants].
Here's what a day in our class looks like:
8:50am We arrive at school and, after putting our things away, we go straight into the Quiet room. On rainy days the doors will be opened earlier.
9am The register is completed and sent to the office.On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we go to the school hall for Collective Worship with the rest of the school. Friday's assembly is 'Star of the week' when 2 children from every class collect a certificate from Mr Cocking for working hard, being kind or to show some good work.
9:30 Our independent learning time. There are learning opportunities across every area of the curriculum, both inside and outside. We build, act, draw, write, create, count, weigh, explore, investigate, talk and make friends. We might take part in a group activity with a grown up eg a number board game or piece of writing. We also have a healthy snack [usually a piece of fruit and milk / water]
10:30 We all go in the Quiet Room to learn together. Sometimes we look at a book, sometimes we learn about numbers, shapes, the seasons or our Topic.
10:50 Independent Learning again
11:30 Phonics time - We are learning our letters and putting them together to make words eg sh-ee-p, b-u-s, c-oa-t.
12pm Lunchtime and playing outside
The afternoon is much like the morning but we also have PE, Music sessions, Religious Education, PSED [Personal, Social, Emotional Development - exploring feelings, learning positive behaviour, school rules etc]
We finish school at 3:15pm