Bumblebees Blog – Spring Term 2 Week 2

By Alyson Merrifield on Friday, March 9, 2018 in News, Reception. 2 Comments

Hi Bumblebees,

…and a Happy Mothering Sunday to all Bumblebee Mummies this coming weekend! Thank you to all Mums, Das and Aunts that came to see our Mothers Day Assembly – the children did so well to cram their practise in such a quick turnaround. Snow days are great, but not when they steal your rehearsal time!!

I have put a few photographs at the end of the blog covering our busy week.

In PE our tennis skill are developing well, and the children really seem to be enjoying it.

In Literacy the children are working SO HARD developing their target ‘to write at length’. This means that children are writing whole sentences using their phonics..most aiming to write 3 or 4 sentences. This will be an ongoing target and I am starting to see real increases in confidence and phonic recall.

In maths we have been looking at the concept of ‘1 more’ again – this time using a ‘Part,part, whole’ model – the children may talk to you about this.

We had fun making Mother’s Day cards today and tissue flowers to take home, a special thank you to Alexis for assistance in helping other children make their tissue flowers – Alexis was a dab hand and was very generous with her time.. Throughout the week we have focused on different ways of making representations of snowflakes, using print techniques, wax resist and chalk to create super artwork.

Work of the week goes to Norah for fabulous writing ( content and handwriting) and Elijah for his consistent control and skill in tennis lessons. Well done!

In music this week we had Mrs Vaughan teach us beat competency – we used claves and had to beat in time to bars of 8, varying pace too. We also practised our Easter Service songs, keep practising Bumblebees…you are sounding great!

SUMDOG HOMEWORK!!!!!!! I have put this homework up TONIGHT from 6pm and runs until next Friday 7pm. Please encourage your child to practise their maths on here, the work set can directly affect their progress as it works hand in hand with what I am teaching in class presently. The majority of questions will be calculation ‘sentences’ with some pictorial questions too – based on addition and subtraction within 5 and 10, some questions will also show questions relating to more than or less than too.

Next week: “ready yer sea legs me hearties and leave the landlubbers behind… we are being taken over by Pirates!”  ( in terms of our Under the Sea theme, with lots of activities, maps and gold and silver treasure coins to be counting and calculating with)……will be fun!

Love Mrs Merrifield


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  • Lauren says:

    i agree Mrs M, snow days are great but not so great when you have them over and over in the space of a few months!! me and Lorenzo are most defo getting bored of the snow now 🙁 (he hates the cold, just like his mom)!! we both say roll on summer!! cause lets face it the sun makes everything BETTER!! 🙂

  • Lauren says:

    p.s .. great tennis skills guys!! I’m going to have to come in and show you some skills! love tennis!! my fave x