Welcome to Unit One. We are the Bumblebees!
Foundation and Year 1 are in our unit 1 class.
Mrs. Clay & Mrs. Reynolds are the class teachers
Mrs. Birdsall is the Cover Supervisor.
Mrs. Whiteley is the Teaching assistant.
The Odd Egg
The final part of our English unit was to write an alternative ending for the story, 'The Odd Egg'. We came together and discussed lots of different ideas and shared rich vocabulary. The children were then so inspired that they took their learning into the continuous provision and began to write their own endings.
This half term we have been look at printing. Within the continuous provision we explored printing with sponges and blocks, using rolling and rubbing. We then created our own prints using fruit.
We have been busy learning all about plants in our local area. We have been learning the names and different parts in or to answer the question, 'Which flowers and tress grow in our local area?'. Our science investigation involved measuring tree trunks to see which tree had the biggest trunk, this linked closely to the maths we have been learning.
Maths in Reception
Our Maths lessons are very hands on, involving lots of practical resources. Our children can then often be found in the provision, continuing their learning.
The continuous provision in Bumblebees is based upon the interests of the children. Our children are inqusitive and independent learners who love to explore. We have purposefully chosen to use natural resources, to create more open-ended learning opporunties and inspire curiosity whilst also being mindful of the environment.
Our bear sculptures inspired by Michelle Reader
We used recycled materials to create our own bear sculptures. We used cutting, sticking and rolling skills to make them.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We have been loving our Little Wandles phonics lessons and have been making fantastic progress.
Click on the links below to access some brilliant phonics games and videos to further embed learning:
Little Wandles for parents (goes through all of the sounds and has great resources for you to downlaod and use at home):
Geraldine Giraffe (great for teaching / revisiting sounds):
Phase 2 Phonics Games:
Phase 3 Phonics Games:
Phase 2 and 3 Phonics Games:
Phase 5 Phonics Games:
Games to help with blending for reading:
Click on the links below to play some games at home:
Below are a list of books you could explore which link to our Maths learning in Reception.