Welcome to Bumblebee class
We are the very youngest children in school at only two years old! We are in a ‘pod’ with Caterpillar and Butterfly class. We are taught by Miss Carty and she is supported teaching assistants Miss Evans, Mrs Thompson and Miss Allman. We have a range of provision on offer for our two-year-olds including the government’s free Play and Learn sessions and this is a fantastic way to support your child’s transition into nursery. Additional sessions can be purchased and we also offer a Lunch Club to children wishing to stay for longer sessions or even full days. Children can join us from the term after their second birthday; applications for places can be made via our school office.
What’s involved in Play and Learn sessions?
Our sessions aim to support children’s social skills and help to prepare them for later life education. We provide opportunities and resources for children to develop their speech, behaviour and creativity. Our 2 year olds can experiment with different mark making tools to prepare them for writing. Provide a range of stories and rhymes which supports learning to read. Explore a variety of sensory materials and textures. As well as accessing the outdoor space which includes a water play area and a large sand pit. Parents will also be able to join in with the fun on our Stay and Play sessions that we hold termly.
We are sure there are lots of achievements which happen at home that your teachers would love to know about too! These do not have to be academic, it can be about confidence, becoming more independent or being kind to family or friends! Send these into school with your child, and we will put them into their books and learning journeys. You can download them from here Praise notes from home pdf or pick up one from school (they are always available in the main entrance or when you collect your child at the end of the day!)
Our topic this half term is ‘Seasons.’ We will explore autumn, winter, spring and summer looking at the different types of weather and the most appropriate clothing for these different weathers and season.
We love choosing time so will continue to play both indoors and outdoors regardless of weather!
For our learning, we learn through play so although an objective might need to be covered, this will be during our play because WE LEARN THROUGH PLAY! We love to get messy and involved with lots of sensory activities.
We have had a fantastic half term settling into Bumblebee Class! We have enjoyed exploring the classroom both indoors and outdoors as well as making new friendships.
Our topic this half term is ‘Who am I?.’ We will share our likes and dislikes and compare these to our friends to see if we have any similarities or differences.
We have enjoyed the sensory and messy play areas of the classroom. We also love to sing nursery rhymes and dance to music.
Stay and Play!
We were very lucky when our grown-ups joined us in school to watch and join in with our phonics activities. We showed them our sounds and even showed them how to write them. It was great fun!