Bumblebees Blog – Summer Term 2, Week 2

By Alyson Merrifield on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. 1 Comment

Hello Bumblebees

I hope you are having a lovely weekend, and a Happy Fathers’ Day to our Dads!

A big thank you to all my Bumblebees for their performance in Reception’s  ‘Not So Creepy Crawlies’ Production. You have all been FANTASTIC, working hard and listening so well, I am extremely proud of you. I know that parents have enjoyed it, thank you for all your positive feedback, your children have been superstars.

In addition to their performance, they have been busy bees learning how to share (divide) in maths. We looked at sharing equally, and some children also explored remainders. In our independent learning we have been continuing to consolidate addition and subtraction, measuring and a few pupils have also been exploring bar modelling…Year 1 approaches, they are ready!

We have been reading and decoding unfamiliar words as well as practising our handwriting in Literacy. Some of the children have been making Minibeast habitats made from natural materials and were able to take their own photo’s too.

We have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and in art the children have represented that learning by making a leaf with an egg, a caterpillar, a cocoon and a butterfly using a range of materials. They are to be assembled this week.

Reception children have continued to take part in Phase 2 of our Polli:nation project and helped Mrs Nguyen plant sensory flowering plants and herbs in the planters outside the school bus. They even used their maths language to investigate how to share the plants out equally between planters – great links to your learning guys!

World Cup fever has caught up with us; Bumblebees have drawn MEXICO as our team in school….I wonder if you can find out a bit more about this country’s customs, food, history? Get your grown ups to help you. Children have been designing their own football kit, using addition and counting to find quantities of football related symbols and have been investigating flags of the world in our carpet activities this week.

We have a few Work of the Week awards this week – the board couldn’t take all the work in one go! Well done to Tyler, Samuel and Beau for further exploring different ways of making 10 and showing a variety of ways to represent this and well done to Delphine and Norah for turning our measurement of differing lengths into a bar modelling opportunity – Mr Setchell was very impressed.

Thank you to Rebecca for returning Rory our Rights Respecting Rabbit to school – you had fun in the park with him Rebecca! This week Beau takes Rory home with him to explore another right.

Eid Mubarak to our friends who celebrated on Friday, we missed you and want to know all about your parties! We will be celebrating ourselves this coming Friday when the whole school has an enrichment day.

See you Monday! Best wishes, Mrs Merrifield.

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  • Lauren says:

    Everyone done brilliantly in the creepy crawly show.. welI done all, i guess creepy Crawleys arnt so bad afterall!!! Lorenzos been really interested in this topic and is enjoying learning interesting facts about creepy Crawleys!! We have one for you.. I have 8 legs… I live in a web… I love eating flies and I am black and brown in colour!!! can you guess what I am??. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. See you tomorrow Mrs M aka the real life superhero. Love Lauren and Lorenzo xxx