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Welcome to Bumblebee Class

 

   Class Teacher -          Sarah Addicott

  Teaching Assistant -    Jenny Jacobs

 

We are very pleased to be teaching the children of Bumblebee Class!

 

I will be updating the page on a regular basis to let you know about the things we do and the learning that is taking place. Why not visit the Pupil Zone? There are games to play and interesting websites you can visit.

 

 

It would really help your child if you could read with him/her as often as possible and if he/she could bring their book bag into school everyday. 

We have P.E. on Thursdays and I would like all children to bring their kit and daps or trainers every week. This term (Term 6) we will be swimming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We use our outdoor learning space when appropriate and have woodland activities approximately every 3 weeks. Please make sure your child brings a coat every day. You may like to keep a pair of wellies at school. 

 

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.

                  

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!

 

Look at the dragons we made at home. Didn't we do a great job!

Diversity Week '17

We have had a super week learning about the different cultures of the children in our class this week.

A big 'thank you' to the parents who came and read to us. We listened to The Little Red Hen in Chinese, Romanian and Polish. We listened hard to pick out the repeated phrases.

Apple's parents told us about their home town in China and brought us some pancakes and dumplings to taste. They were delicious.

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Then we were lucky enough to have some Polish sweets and cheesecake!
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We learnt to count to 10 in Chinese and did some simple sums using Chinese numbers. We played a pairs game to help us learn Chinese greetings.
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Mrs Shimazu taught us how to play 'Rock, paper, scissors' using Japanese words.
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Get Active Week

It has been great fun learning about the things we can do to keep fit. On Monday we 'Moved a mile' on the school field. Many of us kept going and did even more! We registered on the 'Go Noodle' website and have been doing some moves to music. We can register at home too - its free! On Wednesday we had some rugby coaching, it was great fun and some of us have joined Rugby Club. Some of our parents and grandparents came in on Thursday to teach us some playground games. There are some photos on the Latest News page. Friday we had a go at twirling. Its much harder than it looks and we persevered to complete some of the moves. We finished the day with an Active Talent Show. Afterwards Chris let us stand on his Special White Water Board. You need to have good balancing skills.

Do you like our shoes? We decorated them for Shoesday to encourage us to walk to school.
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Tree Planting 11th March

Some of us came back to school on Saturday to help plant saplings on the School field.  We are looking forward to watching them grow. Look for more photos on the Latest News page in the Parent Zone.

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Book Week 27th Feb - 3rd Mar

This week we have been discussing and writing about a lovely book called the The Library Lion by Michelle Knutsden. You can see the story being read on youtube!

Please come and look at our drawings and paintings on the display board outside our classroom.

 

We visited the Library in the junior school and some of the Year 6 assistants explained how they helped the librarian and how to borrow books. The library is open after school on Friday so, please mums and dads, can we visit and borrow a book?

 

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On World Book Day we were very lucky to have another visit from the Storybox Theatre. This time, Rod told us the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We loved joining in with the 'Fee Fi Fo Fum!'

Some of us came back for book at bedtime. Mrs Jacobs made us cocoa.

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Look at our Roald Dahl costumes, don't we look fantastic! We are also making dream jars. We'll let you know when they're finished so that you can come into school and see them.

Local Area Walk 22.2.17

Today we enjoyed a walk around our local area. We spotted bus stops and post boxes: we realised we have a variety of local shops, churches, a Doctors surgery as well as a playpark. we walked up to the top of Roundhill and talked about the features we could see. We compared the view over the city with the view of the countryside. Some of us could see our own houses! When we came back to school, we marked our journey on a map.

8.2.17 Birds of Prey Visit

Please see the News page for pictures of this visit.

Continuing the bird theme, Bumblebees took part in the RSPB schools Birdwatch. We saw crows, black headed gulls, wood pigeons, magpies, blackbirds and a great tit. We had to sit very still and be quiet!!
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16.1.17 Visit from Space Ambassador

Paul Hill came to talk to us about space and being an astronaut. He let us try on space suits which had been worn by astronauts on the European Space station. He told us about how the space station was built and what the astronauts did on board.  We were able to hold a piece of a meteorite, a dinosaur tooth, a fossilised  dinosaur bone and other rocks from space.

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We always like going to the ICT suite.

Today we looked at the BBC Science clips 'Sorting and Using Materials' to support the work we have been doing in class. We had fun playing the games and taking the quiz. There are more we can do at home if you help us.

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Happy New Year

The children were happy to return to school and keen to tell us about Christmas.

In PSHE we have been learning about germs. We rubbed in glittery hand cream to represent germs. Then we tried to get it off using tissues, water and then soap and water.  Can you see the glitter on our hands? We know it is important to wash our hands properly with soap!

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16.12.16 Visit from Santa
We were very excited to have a visit from Santa Claus. He told us about his reindeer and reminded us to make sure we went to bed early on Christmas Eve.
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Tag Tails Year 2 25.11.16

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Church Visit

As part of the R.E. curriculum, some of the children went to visit St. Barnabas Church.

We looked at the different things in the church and discussed what they were used for. We were very interested in the stain glass windows and made some careful drawings. We are going to use these as a prompt when we make our own stain glass windows.

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Paper People Project

This week we have been drawing round our friends as part of the Hung Out To Dry 2 exhibition that is taking place in London. The exhibition is about refugees around the world.

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It is also Anti-Bullying Week

The E-team have developed an anti-bullying charter which we have all signed up to by making a hand print. We have talked about what bulling is and who you can talk to if we have a problem.

We have looked at some of the qualities of a good friend and put them in order of importance. Do you agree with us? Which do you think is most important?

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11.11.16

Today we took our learning outside.

We walked through the leaves, listening to the sound they made. Then we looked closely at their properties and ordered them by size and colour. It was fun to make a huge a huge pile of leaves and jump in them!

Finally, we learnt how to tie a simple overhand knot. We found it very tricky at first but we persevered and we all managed it in the end.

Autumn Walk

We had a great time on our Autumn walk. We identified the leaves of common trees, made journey sticks and thought about what we could see, hear, touch and small. We used the words we collected to write Autumn Poems.

No Pens Wednesday
We have been looking at the story of Oliver's Vegetables. On No Pens Wednesday, we made vegetable gardens in groups. We had to discuss our plans and work together. Some of us made garden sheds and scarecrows too. Do you like the results? We were really pleased with them!
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We are trying to making our own compost. We have put in vegetable peelings, apple cores, paper towels, plastic bag strips, pieces of foil, plastic bottle tops, newspaper and egg shells. Which things do you think will decay?

Week 3

Week 3 1 We planted tomatoes last term.
Week 3 2 Now some are ready for picking.
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Week 3 4 We have been clearing one of our planters.
Week 3 5 This soil is nearly ready for our next crop.
This week we have also been doing lots of counting in our Maths lessons: counting to 20 forwards and backwards, counting to 100 forwards and backwards and counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. We have also been ordering numbers and representing them in different ways. Please help us practise this at home.
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Term 1              Weeks 1 and 2

The children are settling well back into the new school year. We have started the term with a mark-making focus where the children are decorating covers for their exercise books and experimenting with the marks they can make. We have been learning a poem about team work to perform in assembly and copying it out in our neatest handwriting. Please come and look at the display outside our classroom.

Year 1 Singing Festival 9.6.16

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Mark-making Week
This week we have been learning the poem 'Snow' by Walter de la Mare. We have practised our handwriting copying out the poem and learnt to recite it for a performance in assembly.

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We also looked at how to add light and shade to an object. Do you like our chalk and charcoal drawings?
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Book Week at Roundhill

World Book Day

The children had a fantastic time watching the Storybox Theatre today. Rod Burnett makes all his own puppets and had the children transfixed as he told the story of The Snow Queen.

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Later some of us came back to school in our pajamas for a bedtime story, hot chocolate and a biscuit. 
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On Friday we came in dressed as Fairy Tale characters and well known story characters. We had a big parade in the hall. Don't we all look brilliant. 

Christmas in Bumblebee Class

 

Picture 1 We were very lucky, Santa came to visit us!
Picture 2 He gave us each a present.
Picture 3 We were brilliant in our Christmas performance.
Picture 4 THe Year 1's told us the Christmas story.
Picture 5 And the Year 2's performed a Chrstmas acrostic.
Picture 6 It was a lovely Christmas dinner.
Picture 7 Thank you dinner kadies.
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Picture 9 We decorated biscuits to give to a friend.
Picture 10 We hope you like the cards we have made.

Circus Skills workshop

We have been very lucky this week to take part in a circus skills workshop. We had a great time learning how to juggle with scarves, spin plates, use flower sticks, move on peddle go's and even had a go at tightrope walking!!

 

Our learning has benefited from our experiences as we have used them to help us write instructions.

Do you think you could juggle following our instructions?

 

How to Juggle with a Scarf

You will need:

a scarf

What you need to do:

Picture 1 First lay the scarf out flat.
Picture 2 Second, pick the scarf up inthe middle.
Picture 3 Next stand up.
Picture 4 Then throw the scarf into the air.
Picture 5 Next catch it with the other hand.
Picture 6 Then keep throwing the scarf between hands.
Picture 7 Finally, try some tricks.

How to Hula hoop by Sameena

 What you need:

 Hula hoop

 What you do;

 1. First you put the hula hoop around your waist.

 2. Next you stand up.

 3. Then you wiggle your waist.

 4.  Then it will go round and round.

 5. Finally you can do tricks, like spinning the hoop on your arm.

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How to use a peddle-go  by Ryan

What you need:

a peddle-go

What you need to do:

1. First you get on the peddle-go.

2. Next you push one foot down.

3. Then put the other foot down.

4. After that just keep on doing it until you get to the bench. Always remember, arms out.

5. Finally, do it all the way back.

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Dance with Lucy

We are very fortunate to have dance sessions with a specialist teacher on  a Monday morning. This term she has taken our Circus topic as a theme for her lessons. In these pictures you can see us being jugglers,  pretending to walk the tightrope and striking a final pose. This is helping us with our Science topic where we are learning about the things we need to do to stay fit and healthy.

 

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Learning Outdoors Morning 13.11.15

The children had a great time outside this morning using paper streamers to carry out a practical investigation. Firstly they discovered from which direction the wind was coming and then they explored which areas of the field were the windiest. Afterwards we looked carefully at the seeds of Ash trees, threw them into the air and talked about seed dispersal by wind.

We were very interested in the mushrooms we found growing.
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Next we looked carefully at the size shape and colour of the leaves. We used them to play a dominoes type game. This is developing our use of language as we are thinking about the words we use to describe the leaves.
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Balancing on the logs is tricky when they're wet!
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Finally, we had fun with the leaves. Can you see who we buried?

The Little Red Hen

This week we have been learning to retell the the story of the Little Red Hen using story making actions. We drew a story map to help with the retelling and made stick puppets. We practised telling the story as a class, in groups and to each other. We made the characters out of lego. We did some hot-seating which is where we pretend to be a character from the story and answer questions. This will help us next week when we come to write the story ourselves.

Parents, why don't you ask your Bumblebee if they can tell you the story? Here is the map to help.

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Picture 1 Can you see our puppets?
Picture 2 Can you guess which farm animal I am?
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Picture 5 I'm answering questions as the Little Red Hen
Picture 6 Which character am I? I used a special voice too!

Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too!

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Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too! 2
Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too! 3
Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too! 4
Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too! 5
Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too! 6
Tony Bradman came to open our new library. He read us some of his stories. We had a brilliant time and now, some of us would like to be writers too! 7

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Playing Card Maths

Playing Card Maths 1 We made our own playing cards
Playing Card Maths 2 We wrote the numbers correctly.
Playing Card Maths 3 We counted carefully,
Playing Card Maths 4 We tried to copy the patterns on the cards.
Playing Card Maths 5 We played 7's.
Playing Card Maths 6 We ordered ourselves, one more, one less.
Playing Card Maths 7 We made repeating patterns.
Playing Card Maths 8 Can you continue my pattern?

Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 1 We all looked fantastic in our costumes!
Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 2 We had White Rabbits.......
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Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 4 Mad Hatter's.....
Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 5 More Mad Hatter's and Playing Cards.
Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 6 The Tea Party was great fun.
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Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 8 Thank you to all the grown ups who sent in cakes.
Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 9 We won't need any tea this evening!
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Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 12 This White Rabbit is never late!
Our Mad Hatter's Tea Party 13 Do you recognize the Queen of Hearts?

Learning Outdoors

We loved our first morning learning outside and are looking forward to many more.

First we found a quiet place to sit and listen.Can you see some of us hiding? Then we went on a tree hunt where we tried to match the tree to our leaves. Finally we enjoyed balancing and jumping on the Log Trail.

Our supermarket visit!

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Our supermarket visit! 2 Who found all the things on their check list?
Our supermarket visit! 3 "I like these."
Our supermarket visit! 4 "Now what's next?"
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Our supermarket visit! 6 "Here are the drinks!"
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Our supermarket visit! 10 "I've found the gravy."
Our supermarket visit! 11 "How many security cameras are there?"
Our supermarket visit! 12 The manager answered our questions.
Our supermarket visit! 13 "We've found everything."
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Mark-making week

Mark-making week 1 Brilliant performance of our poem Bumblebees!

Look at our new sandpit and mud kitchen!

Sports Day

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A year in the life of Bumblebee Class.

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Roundhill Celebration Week

 

 

Picture 1 We walked up Roundhill.......
Picture 2 and drew the view from the top.
Picture 1 Some children drew the view over the city.......
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Picture 3 While others drew the view over the countyrside.
Picture 4 We looked carefully at the flowers growing there.
Picture 1 We made our own bread and butter!
Picture 2 We had a go at weaving.
Picture 3 It was tricky but we persevered.
Picture 1 Our families came to see what we have been doing..
Picture 2 ..... and to try our bread!
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