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Reception: Honey Bees

Welcome to the Honey Bees

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Honey Bee grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Honey Bees class are Ms Holman, Mrs Lower, Miss Farmer and Mrs Soulsby. We love teaching the Honey Bees and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our value for this term is Respect. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be.

 

“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”

 

Respect is also one of our school rules (Ready, Respectful and Safe) and is a value we hold dear in school. The children learn to recognise respect in others, while also showing respect themselves.

 

“Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.”  Roy T. Bennett.

 

They also learn the importance of showing respect to our belongings and to our environment. The children are developing their understanding of how we can respect our beautiful world and what we can further do as a school, as a Plastic Free School.

 

When it comes to climate change, “be the change you wish to be in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.

 

*Our Learning for this term*

Autumn 2 Term 2022

The Honeybees have settled in beautifully this term, and we are very excited about the new learning that will take us through to Christmas! It is a very busy and magical term indeed!

Our topic this term is 'Bright Lights and Dark Nights'. We will be celebrating the 'Festival of Light' Diwali and making Diva lamps, as well as learning about the story of Site and Rama. In this term we also learn about Remembrance Day and create beautiful poppy art and craft to help us understand why we 'remember' the heroes in the armed forces.

Of course we will be learning all about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night.. and like every year, we will be toasting marshmallows on our firepit as well as having sparklers!

We'll be finding out all about people who work at night, particularly those that keep us safe. We are looking forward to a visit from the police to talk to us about their special job!

It is also World Hello Day this term, so we will be learning new ways to say 'hello' and creating peace doves.

As part of our topic this term, we will also be exploring nocturnal animals and what makes them different to other animals.

We will be continuing with our regular 'circle times' in which we talk about personal, emotional and social aspects of life, which builds the children's confidence in talking and listening within a group.

And of course our busy term finishes with Christmas, that magical time where we will be performing in our special Reception Nativity play, writing and posting letters to Santa, making Christmas cards, calendars and decorations, and having lots of wonderful Christmas fun!

We will be continuing to follow our daily 'Little Wandle' phonics programme... the children are doing so well with their new learning! We will also be doing lots of work based on the special story of The Sleepy Hedgehog, as part of our Talk for Writing work. We will be with our daily Maths learning, most of which is practical, fun and games-based. The children are loving learning all about numbers, shapes and measures such as size, weight and capacity. 

We will continue to endeavor to provide lots of interesting activities for the children to explore during the day, during their 'choosing time'.  Please let us know if your child has a particular passion, and we will try our best to ensure we reflect their interest in our classroom and outside provision.

We hope the children have another wonderful and exciting term! Please feel free to chat to Mrs Lower or Ms Holman if you have any concerns, or if you'd like to celebrate some of the amazing work your child does!smiley

Autumn 1 Term 2022

We are delighted with how well the new Honeybees have settled into their new class! We are very excited about getting to know one another this term, and have got all sorts of fun activities planned as part of our 'Me, Myself and I' topic.

We'll be learning about how we've changed since we were babies, and will be talking about our families, and how families can be different from one another. We will also be learning about our local community, which will include a wonderful autumn walk on the West Common! 

Our school is very special, as we have a plesiosaur as our school logo!  We'll be learning all about why the plesiosaur is on our school jumpers, and will be celebrating the work and discoveries of Mary Anning.

The children will be developing their creative skills this term by exploring different artistic techniques - drawing, printmaking, painting and collage.  We'll be looking at self portraits be famous artists, and see if we can create some masterpieces of our own!

We will be having regular 'circle times' to talk about personal, emotional and social aspects of life, and to build the children's confidence in talking within a group.

Our term will culminate with a Harvest Festival, which will involve stories, singing and a celebration of nature in autumn.

We will be starting to teach the children phonics, and will be following the 'Little Wandle' programme  to do this in a systematic way, on a daily basis.  We will also be doing lots of work based on the story of the Gingerbread Man, as part of out Talk for Writing initiative. We will be doing maths activities each day, most of which will be practical and games-based, which we hope the children will find exciting and stimulating!

We endeavor to provide lots of interesting activities for the children to explore during the day, during their 'choosing time'.  Please let us know if your child has a particular passion, and we will try our best to ensure we reflect their interest in our classroom and outside provision.

We hope the children have a wonderful and exciting term! Please feel free to chat to Mrs Lower or Ms Holman if you have any concerns, or if you'd like to celebrate some of the amazing work your child does!

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