Welcome to Bees
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 supported by Ms Brook, Miss Hutchinson and sometime Miss Callaghan.
We visit the library weekly, don't forget to bring your book bag everyday.
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
Don't forget to write names in ALL clothes.
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.
Happy Half Term and we are proud!
Well ... what can I say other than we are SO PROUD of all our bees!!! It has been one very different term for your first term in school but you have been AMAZING!!! I cannot believe we have only been a class for less than 7 weeks ... I know we are going to have a great year and so excited to see what the next term brings us. Grown up’s a massive thank you for your support and getting stuck in with school even when we cannot be together in person. Remember as always please get it contact with us if we can help at all. Here is a nice little challenge to keep you busy over half term ...
Look at our tasty pumpkin soup ...
Proud writers ....
Today the children were so proud of their drawings, marks and writing! They all had a super ‘give it a go’ attitude which made me proud! Have a go at this challenge at home and bring pictures to share with us in class or on Evidence Me.
Please check you can access your purple mash and Evidence me logins at home ...these will be important this year with us sending less paper home and ensuring we are COVID safe. Next week your parents evening information will be sent via Evidence Me on Wednesday and you should have already received photos of your child at school.
If you finish your reading book log on to Purple Mash with your login and explore serial mash books.
If you have issues please contact me via the school office. Thanks. Miss Burke
Crack the Code
Remember to check out our Crack the Code videos as unfortunately we cannot invite you into school yet this year. Click in the link below ...
Teamwork and Toast
Bees are fabulous at working together and so many lovely friendships are being made. These photos show it all ... at home ask your child about their day. Today we enjoyed making toast ... we were so safe and careful and enjoyed our crunchy treat.
Hopefully by now you should of had an email asking you to join Evidence Me. This is a great app (you can download for FREE) which allows you to see what your child has done at school and for you to share the fabulous things you are doing at home, which we love to see. It always brightens up my day.
This will also be our main source of contact in the event of a closed bubble / lockdown. More information is on this link ... http://help.evidence.me/evidence-me-help-for-parents/
Any problems or questions or if you have received your invite please contact Miss Burke via the office. I am happy to help 😊
Another week in Bees ...
Each week in Bees keeps getting better and better .... what good things have happened this week?
- We made new friends.
- We listened for sounds and made instruments.
- We told stories.
- We have learnt a lot!
You should be proud of your little Bee ... they have been amazing!
Learning at home ...
Remember to check your inboxes for a link to receive your child’s observations on the app EvidenceMe ... any problems let me know.
Remember to sign your child’s reading log when they have read at home.
We love to celebrate with you and your child in a Bees 🐝 ... So please share fabulous learning, activities and fun from home with us either by ...
- creating an observation on EvidenceMe
- sending an email to email@example.com
Another challenge to have a go at home especially if you are still waiting to join us full time ...
What do we get up to at school ...
I am loving being back at school ... we have loved meeting more new Bees for the first time and lots of other firsts. Here are a few of the things we have been up to ...
Phonics Phase 1 games ...
This week we are exploring sounds ... what sounds can we hear? what sound does a pig make? At home you could continue to explore sounds by listening for them while out and about. You could also have a go at these games below on a computer or tablet (click on the link below) ...
At home practise using your listening ears just like you do so well in school! We would love to see / hear about what you have been up to.
This weeks learning ...
It has been great to finally meet all of our Bees last week and I cannot wait for us to be a full class in a couple of weeks. During your time at home here are some ideas of things you could be doing and we would love you to share with us when you come to visit school.
Remember to regularly check our class page (this page) for information, updates and to know about what fun we have been up to.
Transition this week ...
- Children attending mornings will also stay for lunch, pick up will be 12.15pm.
- Children invited for 'Stay and Play' sessions we are encouraging parents to come in, settle and then head off and leave them to have lots of fun with us for an hour (It might be your first hour alone in a long time) Any questions, call me (Miss Burke) on the office number.
Evidence Me ...
You should have now received and email asking you to accept a request to join Evidence Me and this is so we can partnership with you and share your child's fabulous learning and you can share with us from home too. Let me know if you have not had an invitation :)
Things you will need in Bees ...
Thank you for all your support this week with morning sessions, stay and plays ... it has been a GREAT week. Today we have visited the library and we will do this every Friday and you will be able to borrow a new book each week.
Please remember to ...
- Name ALL clothes.
- Bring a coat and wellies - we love being outside and it is cold!
- Bring a named water bottle.
- Bring your reading bag EVERYDAY.
See you next week for lots more fun!! Remember to check bags daily for letters and new books ...
It was good to finally meet you all 😊
Wow what a FABULOUS first day at Berry Brow. A massive well done to the children who began back this morning you settled in brilliantly.
Then this afternoon what a WONDERFUL afternoon it was ... meeting our new families it has been such a wait but thank you for coming down to school this afternoon and complying with all our new regulations to keep you and your family safe but it was fantastic to finally meet our new children and grown ups. We cannot wait for you to join us for your ‘stay and play’ sessions over the next couple of weeks. I think we are going to have a great gear!
During this first week / stay and play session - please remember to bring ...
- Your reading bag everyday.
- Wellies (in a named bag) and a coat everyday as we will be having lots of fun outside.
- A named water bottle - this will come home everyday to be washed and re-filled.
Before you put on your new school uniform please remember to put names in EVERYTHING.
We cannot wait to see some of you on Tuesday and begin to meet the rest of you and your grown ups at our stay and play sessions.
Remember you are invited to come and meet our Bees team on Tuesday 7th at 2pm in the playground.
See you soon Miss Burke
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 for September. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new families into our Berry Brow family.
50 things to do before you are 5 in Kirklees ...
Welcome to Bee's ... over the next couple of months 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 ...