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Welcome to Bees: 2021/22

 

Bees is an exciting place to learn and discover new things! We look forward to an amazing year together.
 

The class teacher is Miss Burke and Mr Lynch supported by Ms Brook, Miss Hutchinson and sometimes Miss Hancox.

 

Class Reminders:

 

smiley We visit the library weekly, don't forget to bring your book bag everyday.

smiley Guided reading takes place throughout the week, try get into the habit of always bringing your book bag everyday. If you want to read at home you can also read lots of books online at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

smiley Don't forget to write names in ALL clothes. 

smiley We work outside a lot in Bees please send your child with sensible clothing for the weather. You may choose to leave a pair of wellies in school, please ensure these are named and left in a plastic bag on your child's peg. 
smiley We love to hear and see what you have been up to at home by you uploading to your child’s Evidence Me learning journey at home through the app. 

 

🐝 You can contact us on our class email bees@berrybrow.co.uk 🐝

 

πŸ“šπŸ– If you are self isolating follow this link for activities to do at home and please share any learning with us via Evidence Me or our class email address ... here is the link for home learning activities ... https://www.berrybrow.co.uk/bees-reception/

Our Celebrations  ...

 

Thank you for joining us today ... we have created memories of a life time! What a fabulous day we have had celebrating the Platinum Jubilee 🌟🌟🌟

 


 

 

Jubilee preparation on the way in bees ... we have our crowns ready, we have added to the time capsule and we have buns! Remember to join us in the morning and for lunch to celebrate the Jubilee 🌟

We have enjoyed bikeability with Eleanor this week 😊 We have become more confident to glide, change direction and to give new challenges a go! Every child has made progress this week on a bike and with their balance! Great work Bees! 😊

Preparations are on the way for our special celebrations ...

 

In Early Years this week we have begun some of our preparations for The Queens Platinum Jubilee  ... 70 years! WOW! We cannot wait to celebrate in a couple of weeks ...

 

We have been very lucky to be able to book some sessions in with β€˜Mini Kicks’ as part of our PE! Bees are loving this on a Friday morning and learning SO many new skills. We are excited that we will have Coach Alex coming in for the rest of this year!

Pirates, pirates, pirates ...

 

We are really engaged in our new story ‘The Night Pirate’ ... the stories, vocabulary and talk going on around the classroom is amazing! We have been busy builders ... we have built pirate ships inside and outside ... look how great they are it’s because of the brilliant team we all are in Bees. I cannot wait to see what other AMAZING things happen this half term following this first week. 
 


 

Today we finally got to meet our BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES and set them free ... πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

Our New Story this half term ... can you practise it at home ...

 

Our Easter fun for the last week of term. What a great week we have had! Look at our photos ... Have a great Easter break! Check out Evidence Me for some challenges to do over the break 😊

Look at the fun we had at family learning morning! Thanks for joining us this morning!

Today we have enjoyed scoot fit and had a great morning practising our scooter riding, round obstacles, over ramps and all while listening and singing to our favourite songs.

Our Week ...

 

We have had a busy busy week. We have innovated and changed our story ...tell it to someone at home. We have continued to think about healthy eating and had exciting snack times as well as continuing our Guiseppe art but this time in p,aydough. 
 

Numberblocks- Ten Again Song

We have enjoyed this song in class to help us remember number bonds to 10.

In Early Years we have been making the most of the sunshine and enjoying time learning in our outdoor area 🌞 We have been on the bikes, on the trim trail, making mud pies in the mud kitchen as well as painting! In Bees we have looked at the artist Giuseppe's work and tried to imitate this in our own art using a variety of materials 🎨 #TeamBB #ReachingfortheStars

This week we have been thinking about people who are special to us and drawing our very own gorgeous pictures and writing messages such as β€˜I love you’ ... look at some of these amazing pictures and writing πŸ’•

Keeping fit and healthy in Bees! 
 

In bees we really enjoy our PE lessons, sessions with Me Fox and we always learn something new ... today it was throwing. It makes the adults really happy to see us practising these skills in our outdoor area. This week and last there has been some amazing physical activities and games happening ...

 

What would you change in our story?

 

We would love to hear your ideas! You could draw a picture or record a video to send to us on Evidence Me. 
 

Science Week 2022 - Growth 

 

We have loved the start to British Science Week. Did you know we had our very own caterpillars in Bees .... they are growing bigger and bigger everyday ... we are impatiently waiting for them to start building their cocoons because we know they next exciting stage in their life cycle. 
 

 

This is the day we proudly welcomed them into Bees class and we promised to look after them!

 

Look now at some of our FABULOUS science week learning! Remember to check our Evidence Me for ideas how you can get involved with science week at home ... 

 

In Bees we are really enjoying our extra PE session each week with Mr Fox from SPIN πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ This week we have been practising moving and travelling in lots of different ways but we had to use our ears to listen so we knew when to freeze and stop 🚦... we didn't want to be out!

We are builders ... We are designers!

 

Today it was buzzing in the construction area. One small idea developed into a large scale construction of a museum. It was great to watch the teamwork, communication, writing and imagination. This started with one child and ended up with a good 10 children working on the project taking on a role! You made us proud Bees! 
 

World Book Day 2022!

Today we have enjoyed lots of book activities and sharing books with Year 2. Each child has brought home a book they can keep from our world book day shop and their own voucher to go and spend or redeem on a FREE book. Make sure you use it! We have had lots of book fun ... reading, writing, drawing and talking about books! Have a look at our photos ... 

 

Happy Pancake Day 🍳 ... In Bees we have celebrated by making our very own pancakes. We have talked about the recipe and our favourite toppings πŸ“πŸŒπŸ‹πŸ’πŸ«. We have followed the recipe and even written our own. We hope you have enjoyed some tasty pancakes tonight πŸ˜‹ If you need help ask some of the pancake experts we have in Bees ...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
 

Can you start to practise retelling our story at home? We would even love to see your own story maps you draw. Here is our class one to help you ...

 

We are readers in Bees 🐝 This half term we have been developing our reading skills especially to help us follow recipes. Yesterday every single Bee independently followed and read a recipe to make a very tasty dinosaur biscuit after the changes we made to our Talk 4 Writing story πŸ¦•πŸ¦– Ask us to tell you our new story ... ROAR! We love to read in Bees 🌟🌟🌟

Playdough, recipes, independence and a lot of mess!

 

In Bees we have added a self service playdough station to our classroom. This is helping us to develop independence, reading skills, team work and being confident to get things right through trial and error. Look at it in action. This has been a popular area over the week. 

 

Snack. talk and friends!

 

In Bees we love spending time with our friends. Over the last few weeks we have enhanced our snack area by adding some magazines ... the conversations this week have been so good to listen too. 

 

Sand. Sand and more Sand!

 

In Bees we love working in the sand. Over the last few weeks we have enhanced and developed our sand area. It now promotes more opportunities for problem solving, talking, turn taking and opportunity to think of ideas! This group of children wowed me with their volcano this week ... it even erupted! I cannot wait to see what happens in the sand next week. 
 

We are learning about 3D shapes ...

 

Happy Chinese New Year from Bees ... it is the year of the tiger! We have been making our own stir fry, using chop sticks and enjoying the celebrations! Look at us having fun celebrating today!

We have enjoyed exploring our art skills further outside during woodland walk ... We hope you enjoyed the colourful playground at home time 😊

More photos of our fabulous learning ... we have been reading while having snack, being artists for the Giant, building and problem solving! We are loving the changes to our sand area 🌟

Artists everywhere 🎨 ... we have been artists in the construction area, outside and in the creative area 😊🌈

Innovating our talk for writing story ...

 

Can you have a go at home at changing parts of our story ... 

 

 

 

We are Artists ...

 

This week we have begun some learning all around Kandinsky and his artwork. We have created our own art in his style in both the creative area and construction area. We have loved experimenting with art this week. 
 

Experimenting with sounds ....

 

This week we are experimenting with sounds, today we talked about what experimenting means and trying to make different sounds in different ways. We have been experimenting both indoors and outdoors. We have even got creative. 

 

Look at us learning through our play ...

 

When we are asked what we have done in school and we say play ... look at these photos this is us playing but look at how much learning is going on ... we are counting, ordering numbers, recognising numbers, working in a team, reading books, telling stories, acting stories out, speaking in sentences ... so much and that is in just two areas. Can you imagine how much we learn in one day?!! WOW!! 
 

Gymnastics with Huddersfield Giants

 

Today we have loved having Huddersfield Giants back ...we began some gymnastics and today practised different stretches to help us as the term develops. We also played some fun games. We cannot wait for next Monday 😊

 

 

 

Our New Story ...
 

In Bees we have got straight back into learning our new story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. The children have been busy planting seeds, learning to follow and give instructions, building and learning about castles and acting out our new story. All the adults have been impressed by the AMAZING independent writing going on in our play. We cannot wait to show you how our seeds grow and change this half term. What a great start back. Look at the photos below. Then see our new story map so you can practise the story at home ...

 

We are gardeners. We have followed instructions to plant our own beanstalks. Can you tell someone at home what we had to do? Now to watch them grow ...

Party day and Panto afternoon! What a great day we have had celebrating Christmas!

 

Father Christmas sent us the ingredients for hot chocolate, we made hot chocolate and then enjoyed it on the woods on our woodland walk. Look at our photos ...

Look at our tasty Christmas Dinner ...

We are performers! 
 

We have loved putting in a show for you all and for the camera ... we hope you enjoyed as much as us! Through this experience we have learnt so much! Watch out in your emails for a link and on Evidence Me for a photo ...

 


 

Shark in the Snow ...

 

It had been a snowy and Christmassy week in Bees. We enjoyed the snow at home on Monday, on Tuesday we excitedly awaited them arrival of a new book and did lots of learning around it and then on Thursday we met Nick Sharratt again! What a week ...

 

Tree Service 2021

Thank you for joining us for our 'Tree Service' we hope you enjoyed! Remember to book for our nativity next Wednesday. 

 

Every week on a Thursday afternoon we go on our Woodland Walk to the Birthday Garden, here’s what we got up to this week... We were artists and made our own tree rubbing pictures. We learned about patterns and textures on trees. Just look at our fantastic artwork!

We have loved having all our grown ups at family learning morning this morning. Thank you for joining us, have a scroll through to look at our photos of our fabulous morning together.

In Bees we are Scientists! We have been learning all about different materials. We have been sorting materials and learned about wood, metal, fabric and plastic. We have even done some experimenting and predicting which materials will sink or float. Check out our amazing work here!

This week in our Gruffalo woods and construction area we are learning all about our senses. What does it feel like? What does it look like? What does it sound like? We have made fires to warm up in the cold woods. We have used torches to read books in dark dens. We have even added labels to our maps and models! Look here ...

One Kind Word ...

 

In Bees we love that we are all different and all special. We are adding kind words to our balloons over the week to celebrate anti-bullying week 2021! Look at us celebrating with odd socks below and listen to the song we will be learning with Andy this week. 
 

Andy and the Odd Socks - One Kind Word (Official Video)

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Remembrance Day 2021

 

This week in Bees we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We looked at photographs of a poppy and discussed why we wear them and what they mean. Then we painted some beautiful poppies. Some children even made some beautiful thank you cards for everyone that helped in the war. The children were amazing as we took part in the 2 minute silence. 
 

Wow! Look at all of the amazing learning we have done so far this week. Our Talk for Writing story this half term is...The Gruffalo! We have been making our own story books. We have been creating pictures of The Gruffalo. We have been talking about settings and creating our own Gruffalo woods. We are so proud of all of our hard work! Keep it up Bees 🐝

Remember , Remember the 5th November πŸŽ† .... we have loved learning about bonfire night this week in our art, with playdough, by tasting parkin and enjoying sparklers in school safely! Look at lots of our photos below!

‘In it for a minute’ challenges ...

 

We were set challenges of how many jumps, throws, squats, side steps and many more challenges we could do in 60 seconds! We had great fun getting our hearts beating! 
 

 

Why not see if you can do any at home. Here they are we would love to lo see how you get one, send your photos on Evidence Me! 

 

Our owl visit ... we loved having Wayne to visit and we saw and held the owls. Thank you Wayne for the fabulous visit.

Two exciting half term challenges ...

 

  

Crack the Code - Maths

 

Thank you for attending today, we hope you found it useful. Please see the presentation below if you were unable to make it. Any questions come and speak to Miss Burke. This is the end of our crack the code sessions but we are always here to support you at home ... this new journey of school for you and your child we are on together, please come and speak to one of the team if you have any questions. 

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins πŸŽƒ 

 

We have loved exploring pumpkins and even today making and trying new pumpkin soup. 
 

Today we had a really exciting job in Bees. We had another Read event and we got to meet the amazing author and illustrator Nick Sharratt. β€˜Shark at the Park’ is one of our favourite books and is one of our Berry Brow best books! We had a wonderful time learning to draw with Nick and learned lots of interesting facts about him. Just look at our wonderful pictures...

Crack the Code - Writing

 

Thank you for attending today, we hope you found it useful. Please see the presentation below if you were unable to make it. Any questions come and speak to Miss Burke. We would love to see you next Thursday 21st October to find out about maths, please come along. 

Will you help me make the bread? YES said the Bees 🐝 ... Today Bees turned into a busy bakers ... we followed some instructions to make our very own bread! It wasn't easy but we didn't give up and worked together. We were very impressed with our bread after making a sticky mess 😝 We hope Bees enjoyed eating the bread ... how did it taste?

Crack the Code - Reading

 

Thank you for attending today, we hope you found it useful. Please see the presentation below if you were unable to make it. Any questions come and speak to Miss Burke. We would love to see you next Thursday 14th October to find out about writing, please come along. 

Busy busy busy this week in Bees ...

 

We are super friends, learning and exploring together! We are so stuck into our learning it’s hard to believe we have only been in school a month! Proud of our Bees!

 

We love books in Bees πŸ“š Remember you can now come and enjoy a book with your child in school every morning 8.25am - 8.35 am ... we would love you to join us 😊

Our talk for writing story ...
 

We are getting really good at our new story. Why not tell it to someone at home? They would love to hear it ...

 

The team work and collaboration in Bees has astounded us this afternoon! The children went outside saw a caravan and decided to build their own, working together, there was food for the workers and we even had the petrol being poured ready for an adventure! WOW 🀩 Miss Burke was put out of a job but loved stepping back and seeing the teamwork and hearing all the ideas being shared! What a great team we make in Bees! You have made us very proud! Keep it up 🌟🌟🌟

Jigsaw Jennie

 

This is Jigsaw Jennie, she is always in our classroom, making sure we make good choices and work hard, twice a week we have jigsaw time where we talk about lots of different things and this week it was all about being a good friend!

 

23.09.21- We have been in the Birthday Garden again. We collected lots of leaves, sticks and stones for our classroom. Then we played on the climbing frame 😊

We met an AUTHOR!
 

Today we met Catherine Rayner on zoom. She read us stories and told us all about how to draw Arol the lion. We had a great morning. I would love to hear about stories you have read at home, remember to share with us on Evidence Me. 

 

Last week we went on our first Woodland Walk to the Birthday Garden! We had so much fun! We watered the plants, found frogs in the pond and even saw a worm! I wonder what we will find next time...

We have been learning to recognise our name this week and matched our name to the portraits we made using natural resources. Can you guess who these are portraits are of?

We loved our first session with Jacob from the Giants ... we will have sessions every Monday! Today we learnt to listen and practised balancing beanbags in different positions.

Save the dates ... 

 

Evidence Me  set up ...

 

  
 

You may have received an email to set up and account. Here is the link mentioned above ...

 

http://help.evidence.me/evidence-me-help-for-parents/

 

Any problems speak to a class teacher. 

We are back! 

 

What a great first day we have had! We love this week getting all our new Bees in! Keep coming back to the photo reel below to see some photos from our first week! You should have an email from Evidence Me please activate this account, download the app and this means you can get regular updates on your child in school. For help this please come and speak to a member of our team. 

 

Also two other asks ...

 

- If anyone has any box modelling please bring it in. 

 

- If anyone has any pre-loved children's magazines we would love some to share with our friends in the reading area. 

 

Remember if you need anything come and speak to us! I am so excited for this first week of our new adventure! 

It is September!!!! YAY! 
 

We have been busy getting the classroom ready for our lovely new Bees and we are very excited to meet you and show you round. Have a sneak peak of what our classroom looks like. We can’t wait to see you in just a couple of days! We hope you have had a great summer! 
 

On your child’s first day / afternoon session make sure you collect a little pack from us including important information and a little treat for you! Don’t miss out! 
 

 

 

A sneak peak inside our classroom ...

Welcome ...

 

It is nearly September and time for you to begin your journey with us at Berry Brow. In such uncertain times please can you make sure the school office has your correct contact details so we can keep you up to date on our plans as and when they change. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new families into our Berry Brow family. See you in September. 

 

50 things to do before you are 5 in Kirklees ...


Welcome to Bee's ... over the next couple of weeks we are excited to meet all our new starters to Berry Brow. If you are looking for something to do before you start, download this app to see some fantastic things to do locally! 

To download the app go to ... http://kirklees.50thingstodo.org

Remember to keep us updated on what you get up to, we would love to hear all about it! Here is more information ...

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