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Welcome back Bumblebee's

We have had a great first week back at school. We have been thinking about what we are thankful for and made our thankfulness tree for the classroom. We are thankful for our friends and family, mums and dads that play with us our pets and that we have a safe place to live.

We have talked about our feelings and how they make us feel and made our own faces using clay to show different emotions.

Our first week

Welcome back

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

As we approach the end of this term, I hope you and your families are all keeping well. Reverend Kevin Wright has created another Collective Worship to share with the children. This is based on the Christian value respect and uses the story of Jesus clearing the Temple. The link is:

 

https://youtu.be/PGedIFqPYxI

 

Thank you to all the children who have written some beautiful prayers- please continue to send them into school, as they are greatly received and will be added to our prayer book.

 

I hope the children enjoy the Collective Worship.

 

Kind regards,

F. Robertson

 

Executive Headteacher

Hi Bumblebees

 

This week the focus for home learning will be reading.

 

Here is a link to the Oak National Academy website for the English and Maths learning this week.

Year 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/english

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/maths

 

Year 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/english

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/maths

 

The website provides daily lessons for English and Maths which hopefully the children will enjoy something different this week.

 

Please do get in touch if we can help with anything.

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Davies and the Bumblebee team

10.6.2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you and your families are all keeping well.

 

Please find a Collective Worship kindly produced by Reverend Kevin Wright and his wife Chris. I hope the children enjoy thinking about the Christian value Trust and also the Bible story of The Sower.

 

https://youtu.be/zHtQCTyZZo8

 

If the children would like to write a reflective prayer following this, it would be most welcome and please can you forward a copy to school where we can collate them in our special prayer books.

 

Best wishes to you all,

 

F. Robertson

Hi to all my fantastic Bumblebees

 

We are still in these very strange times which I never thought we would see and hope to never see again. I am missing you all. I miss you telling me all your little stories but I am loving sharing a little window into what you have been doing at home so thank you for continuing to share all the amazing things you have been doing at home.

 

I have attached a few things that you might want to try. There is some maths for both Year 1 and Year 2 and also some reading comprehensions for you to try.

 

There is also lots on Active Learn to keep your maths and reading skills up to date. You have logins for Numbots and Times table rock stars. Send me a photo of your highest scores and I will ask Mrs Brayley if I can add some more games to your accounts.

Please, please continue to send me what you have been up to on Class Dojo as they do really brighten up my day.

 

Let’s hope the weather continues to be kind to us and we can get out and enjoy all the amazing things that are on our doorstep.

 

As always if you have any questions please email me and I will reply as soon as possible

 

Continue doing what you are all doing and we hope to see you all soon

 

Mrs Davies and the Bumblebee team

4.5.2020

 

Dear parents/carers

 

As you know VE Day is on Friday 8th May and as we won’t be together to celebrate, we wanted to give you some things you can look at and do at home.

 

There is a PowerPoint attached that you can do with your children to help them understand the significance of this day, so please take some time to go through it.

 

Songs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=HnuxWdesxI0&feature=emb_logo – activity sheet attached

 

Activities:

Colour Union Jack bunting and hang around the house or in your garden

Try some wartime recipes

Make a Spitfire glider and see how far it will fly

Design a VE day medal

Make a street party menu

Make and decorate a cake or some cupcakes to eat

Design and make a flag

Discover Morse Code

Design a poster

 

Something for school:

We would like the create a giant dove on the fence at school when the children are back. Please can they all decorate the dove outline (attached) with what they think PEACE looks like and we will put them all together. They can be A4 or A5. We would like every child to do one as it would make an amazing display and is something to look forward to putting together when we’re back.

 

Lastly, we would love it if you could send us any pictures of your VE activities and celebrations so we put something together for our Twitter and Facebook.

 

Enjoy your day!

Love from the East Brent team

20.5.2020

 

Hi to all my fantastic Bumblebees

 

We are still in these very strange times which I never thought we would see and hope to never see again. I am missing you all. I miss you telling me all your little stories but I am loving sharing a little window into what you have been doing at home so thank you for continuing to share all the amazing things you have been doing at home.

 

I have attached a few things that you might want to try. There is some maths for both Year 1 and Year 2 and also some reading comprehensions for you to try.

 

There is also lots on Active Learn to keep your maths and reading skills up to date. You have logins for Numbots and Times table rock stars. Send me a photo of your highest scores and I will ask Mrs Brayley if I can add some more games to your accounts.

Please, please continue to send me what you have been up to on Class Dojo as they do really brighten up my day.

 

Let’s hope the weather continues to be kind to us and we can get out and enjoy all the amazing things that are on our doorstep.

 

As always if you have any questions please email me and I will reply as soon as possible

 

Continue doing what you are all doing and we hope to see you all soon

 

Mrs Davies and the Bumblebee team

Summer term 2020

Hello everyone.

We hope that you are staying safe and well. The Bumblebee team are missing the children and we are looking forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe enough to open again.

Thank you to everyone who has been putting photos and comments on to our class dojo. It is great to see what you have been doing. We have sent you emails about logins and passwords but please do contact us if you are having difficulty accessing anything.

Don't forget we are always here if you need help in anyway. If you have any questions or need your logins, then please feel free to email us at teachers.eastbrent@educ.somerset.gov.uk 

We love seeing all the great things that you have been doing and all of your lovely smiling faces. Please keep the comments and photos coming, it really does make our day. Take care, stay home and stay safe.

We miss you all

Love from all the Bumblebee team

Letter to parents and carers 20.4.2020

English

Pie Corbett and Talk For Writing have produced some writing units to inspire the children. They are great and the children will love them.

The Y1  Sydney spider-A tale of friendship  https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y1-Unit.pdf  

The Y2 The magical teaching box https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

Active learn

Active Learn – We sent you the link before Easter for the children to do some online learning. On there you will find reading books with mini quizzes, maths games and also spelling and grammar games which I think the children will enjoy. This is the link https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0&l=0  and our school password is eastbrent1 and the school name is ebfs. Should you have any problems logging onto to this please do let me know.

 

Hi everyone. Thank you for your understanding during the last couple of days. It has been a very unsettling time for everyone. We have put together some ideas and activities that the children can do at home. We will certainly miss seeing all their smiling faces every day. Please take care of each other and keep well.

Bumblebee Class home learning

Sowing and growing Spring term

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The porridge thief

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Today we found CCTV footage of someone that has not been named trying to enter the school. They successfully got into the shared area between Ladybirds and Bumblebees where they were seen eating porridge and trying out chairs. She was discovered sleeping soundly having left quite a mess!!!

Little red hen workshop

Once upon a time topic overview

We are learning the story of The three little pigs

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Our first week in Bumblebees

The Queen's party

We have been reading the book The egg box dragon. We wrote party invitations inviting people to the Queen's party. We invented games such as pin the tail on the unicorn and put the crown on the queen. We had our own party to celebrate the egg box dragon finding the queen's jewels. 

The egg box dragon

Curriculum Overview Summer 1 2019

Planting in Bumblebee's

Day 14

We have been watching and waiting for the chick's to arrive. It is hard to imagine what is happening inside the egg. This video shows just how amazing mother nature really is!

Chicken Embryo Development

Animation of the 21 day development of a chicken embryo in the egg. Created by AXS Biomedical Animation Studio Inc. http://axs3d.com/ Music by Zach Kellum © 2013 Poultry CRC Ltd

Day 3 We can't wait to welcome the chicks

Day 2. By the end of today their heart will start beating

Chick eggs have arrived

Spring 1 2019 
Bumblebee's diary
All of the children in Bumblebee class took Paddington home and they took him on a journey. They had written about their experience in our class diary. If you have time, please pop in class to take a look at their photos and diary writing. A fantastic effort from all of our children. Well done!
Paddington ready in his suitcase.
Please look after this bear.
Book corner
In Bumblebee class, we have been busy changing our book corner to link to our topic "Are we nearly there yet?" The children love their Paddington Bear role play suitcase and they have all been discussing the different transport incorporated within the display.

Paddington by Michael Bond.

The children have been exploring the book Paddington by Michael Bond. They have written a non-chronological report about bears, explored how to make a marmalade sandwich and taken Paddington Bear on a journey by writing in our class diary! 

Spring term 2019 curriculum guidance Bumblebees class

Christmas reading

Instant Christmas

Great Fire of London Art

Curriculum Overview Autumn 1

Welcome to Bumblebee class

We love East Brent school too.

Carrymoor recycling visit

The day a lamb came to school!

Thursday 15th March we had a two week old lamb come to visit us. We were all able to touch and feed the lamb. We were asking lots of interesting questions about how to look after a lamb. Miss Coles needs to feed the lamb four times a day. Did you know that sheep eat cake? Their least favourite food is grass!!

To celebrate World Book day we all came to school dressed as a character from our favorite book.

World Book Day

As part of our topic on Sowing and Growing, we explored the work of Andy Goldsworthy. He uses natural materials to create beautiful art works. We have made our own works of art using the items we found in the school grounds and then started to think carefully about pattern and shape. Here are some of our designs. We think the children did a fantastic job and we had a great time being artists!

Our Art gallery

Oliver's dad came to visit us.

Oliver's dad talked to us about recycling.
We are now Bumblebee recycling.
We sorted objects by materials they were made from
Don't we look the part!

Children in Need

As part of our English writing Instructions we had a go at making jam sandwiches. The children all enjoyed making them especially eating them!

Instructions

On Tuesday 26th September we went to Keirles Farm in Thurloxton to learn about where our food comes from. We learnt all about the different animals that live on the farm. The farmer showed us the wheat that is grown on the farm and the huge machines that are used to harvest the wheat to make in to lots of different foods that many of us eat every day. What a great trip we had.

A taste of harvest

Mrs Pig came to visit

Have you seen Mr Wolf?

Welcome to Class 2 - Bumblebees!

 

The Tudors

In Bumblebee Class this term, we have started to explore our new topic 'The Tudors'. As a whole class, the children have enjoyed and made their own class coat of arms. The children discussed and debated which colours and symbols to put on the class shield. Once all the children’s votes were calculated, their final design was:

Bumblebee's coat of arms

The colour green represents joy and hope.

The colour gold represents generosity.

The bumblebees represent our class name.

The heart represents charity and love towards others.

The cross represents faith in God.

All the children are proud of their class coat of arms and our next task is to complete individual designs.

Curriculum overview
Extreme Earth

Our topic this term is Extreme Earth. We have been learning all about different types of weather. We have been making 3D tornadoes. So far this term we have written Haiku poems about winter. As part of our introduction to our English text ‘The birth of a rainbow’, we have been learning how different colours are made by using just three primary colours. We have been trying to make the sounds of different weather using a variety of musical instruments.

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