Polli:nation Project Phase 2

By Alyson Merrifield on Friday, June 22, 2018 in News, Polli:nation. No Comments


Polli:nation PHASE 2 Our ‘re-purposed’ site in the playground got underway today, when the tyres were filled with top soil by Mr Carter and Mr Heath and reception children planted pollinator friendly plant in. Thank you to Mum of Anna in Owls, and Mum of Rebecca in Bumblebees for donating plants for these areas. The […]

Bumblebees Blog – Summer term 2 Week 3

By Alyson Merrifield on Friday, June 22, 2018 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


Hi Bumblebees, The Very Hungry Caterpillar took over this week. We have been reading the story, creating our favourite paintings from the book, (we love Eric Carle), and have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. In maths we have been practising using the three functions of addition, subtraction and division. The children […]

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 […]

Bumblebees Blog – Summer Term 2, Week 1

By Alyson Merrifield on Friday, June 8, 2018 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


Hello Bumblebees, Despite working exceptionally hard rehearsing their Not So Creepy Crawlies Production, Bumblebees have had a good week consolidating their addition skills at the maths table and investigating ways of making 6,7,8,9, and 10. They have revisited time, by making their own clock, ensuring all numbers were ordered correctly at were able to tell […]

Bumblebees Blog – Summer Term 1, Week 2

By Alyson Merrifield on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


Hello Bumblebees, Well you certainly know all there is to know about making porridge! We started the week with the class making porridge with Mrs Nguyen and choosing our favourite toppings, (we later made a bar chart to see which topping was most popular…honey won!). Later in the week Bumblebees wrote the instructions down for […]

Bumblebees Blog – Spring 1 Week 4

By Alyson Merrifield on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


Hello Bumblebees! February has arrived already, and I have noticed on my walks to school lots of green shoots appearing out of the cold ground, I am looking forward to Spring. Just yesterday Bumblebees joined the other classes in reception with Mrs Nguyen and Mrs Drummond to investigate our outdoor areas to spot seasonal changes. […]

Bumblebees Blog – Autumn 2, week 3…(already!!!)

By Alyson Merrifield on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


Hi there Bumblebees, have a super weekend – you deserve a well earned rest after such a busy time playing and learning this week! Your wonderful phonics skills were put into practise this week when you looked at CVC and CVCC words (C=consonant, V- vowel), very impressive blending techniques. I was bowled over by some […]

Bumblebees Blog – Autumn 2 , week 2

By Alyson Merrifield on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Polli:nation, Reception. 2 Comments


I do hope that everyone is having a super weekend. Bumblebees bring your hat, scarf and gloves in next week…it’s getting chillier! Undoubtedly, the highlight of last week’s learning was our Percy The Park Keeper Day. It was wonderful to witness such great imaginations and purposeful play in our school gardens and in the classroom […]

Bumblebees Blog – Summer 2 Week 2

By Alyson Merrifield on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


So here it is Bumblebees! I managed to watch BBC Gardeners World at 50 on Friday evening…..and there was a quick shot of our school’s wheelbarrow with all of your lovely bumble bee drawings on it. It was a very proud moment….and keep up the good work in the garden, especially in this hot weather, […]

Bumblebees Blog w/e 10/02/17 Spring Term 1, week 6

By Kathryn Tilbury on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in News, Polli:nation, Reception. No Comments


We went BUBBLE mad this week Bumblebees didn’t we? Mrs Merrifield and Miss Deakin were really proud of your knowledge and how you became scientists this week making predictions about how your bubbles would be shaped if we made different shaped wands to blow our bubble with! Can you remember the name of the 3D […]