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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.

 

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. 

 

📚🖍 If you are self isolating and your bubble is not closed 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/

Parent Consultations ...

 

Thank you for your time today for parents meetings to discuss your AMAZING children! It was so lovely to speak to you and share all the success' of this year. Below are some documents I said about to support phonics and remember to click on different pages above for activities, games and videos to support at home. You know where we are if you want any more support. 

 

Thank you for your continued support. Miss Burke 

In woodland walk today we improved our fine motor skills by making our very own pirate swords with just string and sticks and of course enjoyed a bit of role play! What a great afternoon!

Welcome Back Pirates! 

 

We have had a super start to Summer term! We are beginning a pirate adventure and we are talking about adventures we have been on both local and afar! I have loved listening to all your children's memories of your adventures. 

 

If you have been on a holiday, adventures, trip your child would like to share with the class please draw a picture, gather photos and write about it with them at home and bring to School and they can share with the class. 

 

Also, don't forget to book parents evening for Monday 19th April - phone calls throughout the morning. 

 

Look at these brilliant photos below ...

Our Pirate Adventure - exploring, map writing, building, designing ... we have been busy!

Look who visited ...HAPPY EASTER!

 

Have a fantastic Easter holidays ... check out your Evidence Me for a little Easter challenge ready for our next topic. See you on 12th April ... I hope the Easter bunny visits again! 

 

What a busy week we have had ...

 

It is hard to believe we have only been back 3 weeks but we have done so much! This week we have baked, learnt about instructions, practised writing, practised our numbers and made new friends. We enjoyed video calling with Castle Hill School to make a link and having a sing song. We also received our awards from a workshop we did back in December. What a super achievement. We are proud of you!

 

Scooter Disco - it was so much fun!

Where do minbeasts live? - look at photos from our woodland walk today!

We are artists ... 

 

We have been learning about Giuseppe Arcimboldo and created our own art in his style. What do you think?

 

We are SO pleased to be back! It’s been all about friends, catching up with each other, writing and bugs!

We are so EXCITED for back to school on Monday 8th March! See you soon!

You have all been INCREDIBLE over the last few weeks and made me a very proud teacher ... your dojo point reward will be ready for your return on Monday. 

   

Some photos from our final week of home learning! We are so excited to see you next week!

Some photos of our learning for Spring 2, week 1! You are doing amazing Bees! Keep it up!

Few helpful links to get you started, click on the titles below ...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Talk for Writing 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Story 

The words you need for learning the story ...

Welcome Back ... New Term ... New Story 

 

This half term we start off online and we don’t yet know how the term will end but what we do know is we will be AMAZING wherever we learn! Here is our story for this half term, remember to log into Evidence Me everyday, send your work and keep checking back to the class page to see what everyone’s been up to. Remember if you need to contact me (Miss Burke) you can email on our class email bees@berrybrow.co.uk

 

I cannot wait to hear from you this week! We would love to hear about your half term 😊

 

It is Half Term ... we made it! You are all STARS OF THE TERM!

 

There will be no home learning learning next week as we all need a rest and deserve one! See below a certificate for everyone in your house sharing how proud we are of ALL our Bees. Also see some suggested ideas to help you rest, relax and most importantly enjoy your half term break while following government guidelines. See you back on Evidence Me, Monday 22nd February for our new text 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. 

 

  

 

 

Great stuff from week 6 ... it’s all too good not to share! We will keep adding throughout the week 😀

Week 5 home learning and you still put in 100% ... these photos just show how amazing you are! Who can you spot? We miss you all but keep making us proud!

You make us proud everyday ... and we miss you!! 

 

We are 4 weeks into remote learning and here are just a few of the things coming in that made me smile! You are all doing amazing and we are VERY proud of you! Keep up the super work!

Phonics Sounds .... 

 

This week and next we are doing a lot of work to consolidate our phonics learning and help us become confident readers and writers. Here are some videos to help you remember the sounds (they might help you grown up's) and you will need these EVERYDAY next week for our phonics! Happy Reading! 

Phase 2 Phonic Sound Help with Pronunciation

This may help with the pronunciation of Phase 2 phonic sounds

Phonics Phase 3 Sounds for Pronunciation

I hope this video will help you with the pronunciation of the phase 3 sounds.

Our changed story ...

 

We are working on the innovation stage in our talk for writing. The children in school edited the story map for us. Use this to help you re-tell the story. I would love to see videos of you telling 'Jack and the Sunflower'. Have fun! 

 

Well done! 

 

We are so proud of all our Bees this week and grown up's you are doing an AMAZING job at home! Thank you for your support and a massive well done! Two little things to remind you of ... 

 

1. Remember dojo points are awarded for home learning! 

2. We would love it if we could hear from every single family at least once in a day ... no task is too small to send us. If we hear from you it knows we know you are safe, well and happy! Please do keep in contact with us daily in these difficult times. This can be via Evidence Me or our class email bees@berrybrow.co.uk 

 

Thank you! Have a lovely weekend and we will see you for another week of learning next week! 

 

 

 

Well Bees you have made me smile this week with your BRILLIANT AMAZING FANTASTIC learning at both home and school! We are so proud of you :)

Talk for Writing - Remember to practise our story daily! If you need help with actions and words join in here with me ... You will be able to see this better by logging into your Evidence Me account.

 

'Jack and the Beanstalk by Miss Burke

 

Home Learning - Week 3 

 

Well done on another AMAZING week of learning despite the current challenges. Your hard work, determination and smiles bring a smile to my face. Below find some important and exciting information for next week and below that look at just a few of the amazing things going on this last week! Have a great weekend! Miss Burke smiley

 

 

Week 2 - Photos of some of the AMAZING learning going on! We are proud of all our Bees! Keep up the super work!

Our Talk for Writing Story .... 

 

This half term we will be learning Jack and the Beanstalk. Here is an example of a story map and the attached document below shares the version of the story we learn in school, and we encourage you to do this daily, add actions and sounds. So, hopefully your child will know the story from memory before half term! Once you know it you can start changing bits and having fun making up your own stores. This will also feed into some of our daily tasks. Have fun! 

 

Home Learning in Bees ... 

 

It has been lovely to see so much home learning this week. Here are some reminders of where you find home learning and other activities. Also some information on next week. Miss Lambert will be setting and marking your work and I will be in school. Show Miss Lambert how great we are! Have a lovely weekend! 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning - Week 1

 

It has been lovely to see so much home learning going on at home, it is a pleasure to look at your work and see your happy faces! We have got off to a great start with our new book 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and I look forward to seeing more work over this half term! Remember if you ever need any help or to speak to someone please email to bees@berrybrow.co.uk. 

 

Scroll through the pictures to see a few highlights ... there were too many to share all! Thank you for all your hardwork ... You are all AMAZING (chilldren and grown up's) 

Our week ...

Welcome Back Bees - Spring 1

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I am so sad we cannot sit on the carpet and discuss what Santa left you and all the things you did in the holidays. But we need to stay home, to keep us all safe so we are learning from home this half term! Key things you need to know ...

 

Evidence Me - 4 learning tasks will be update to Evidence Me each day, the expectation is all of these are completed and something for each task is sent in via Evidence Me by adding a new observation. 
 

Purple Mash - make sure you have your login as some tasks might be on here! 
 

None of the tasks sent via Evidence Me will require you to print activities they can all be done on plain paper and with pens and pencils. Sometimes documents may be attached to give you an idea of what you could do. But all you require is a device with Evidence Me on, something to watch videos on, take photos with and pens and paper and creative resources! If any of these are an issue for you please get in contact with me on bees@berrybrow.co.uk and I will be in contact to see how we can help! 
 

Below is some key information to help you out as you get started. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions! No question is too small! 
 

I look forward to seeing all your happy faces as you send your observations on Evidence Me. Stay home, stay safe and keep smiling (and learning lots - I know you will do) ☺️
 

 

 

 

A Christmas Challenge ... have a fun and relaxed two weeks! 

 

Woodland walk with singing, stories and hot chocolate!

Party Day in Bees

 

We have had the best day ever! Parting, talking to Santa, Christmas dinner, games ... it’s just been great! Look at our fabulous photos ...

 

The Theatre

 

Today we enjoyed a trip to the theatre. We may have not physically been able to go but we did turn bees into our very own theatre. We sang, we laughed, we chanted ... it was amazing!!

 

Our Nativity 2020 ...

 

Well that was a first for us at Berry Brow a nativity with a very limited audience but WOW they did AMAZING!!! We hope you have enjoyed watching at home through your secure link. Let us know if you have not seen it. You should all be very proud grown ups this evening!!! A massive well done Bees ... you have made some very happy teachers this evening too 😊😊😊
 

Important Christmas Dates ...

 

It is coming up to that time of parties and festive fun! Please see some important dates below to keep you in the loop ...

 

A Christmas invitation and gift ... 

 

Today we have been artists outside .... look at our work!

Today we enjoyed a live workshop with the illustrator Nick Sharratt. Look at our fabulous work we did in the session. If you want to try again at home go on the link below. Can you tell someone at home what an illustrator is?

Library Adventures Live! With Nick Sharratt and Katrina Charman

Pirates, Boats, Whales and Buses!!! Join award winning illustrator/author Nick Sharratt for a storytime and fun-filled draw-along based around his and Katrin...

Christmas is coming ... 

 

A little task to keep you busy this long weekend, cheer you up in the rain and to help your child prepare for our Christmas play. Have fun! 

 

We have enjoyed making faces on our woodland walk ... look at our fabulous work!

Anti Bullying week

 

We have been thinking about what a kind friend is and working together to create an outline of a friend and write words in describing a good friend ...

 

 

Remembrance Day 2020 ...

 

We have been learning about why we wear poppies and heroes from the past and heroes today helping us right now! We have made our own poppies and cards to say thank you! Look at our amazing writing, drawing and cutting skills! Watch the video and assembly below to see what we have done in school .., 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireworks - boom, whooosh, bang

 

Nursery and reception have worked together to create these beautiful art pieces! Aren’t they great ...

 

 

We had to become investigators on day 1 to find out who our un-invited visitor was ...

 

Down to the great teamwork we found out it was the Gruffalo. We have also enjoyed re-telling our new story in our Gruffalo woods. We worked as a team to build this fabulous new role play ...

 


 

Autumn 2 - Welcome back! 

 

We hope you had a well earned rest! Here are a few challenges to get you going with our new talk for writing story. Also watch the video on this link 'Jessie and Friends' as this week in school we are learning all about e-safety and how to keep safe online. Grown up's there is lots of really helpful information on this site to help you keep young children safe online especially when we are living in times where we are surrounded by modern technology to keep in contact we loved ones and home learning. 

 

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 ...

 

The Big Roaring Dinosaur by Bees! We have changed the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ in out talk for writing and here it is for you! We bet you have never heard this story before ... and aren’t we great story tellers! Can you believe we have only been in school a few weeks! WOW! All the adults are so proud!

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Today has been all about shapes ... shapes are everywhere! Can you spot any shapes in your house?

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
 

  

This afternoon was all about Autumn potions, jumping in puddles and making new friends!

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. 
 


 

We love Thursday afternoons in Bees and our woodland walk ... today we thought about Autumn, leaves and printing.

Evidence Me

 


 

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 😊

A little challenge for home ... remember you an send us work via EvudenceMe

We have had fun outside this afternoon ... we practised using our fine and gross motor skills ...

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 bees@berrybrow.co.uk

 

Another challenge to have a go at home especially if you are still waiting to join us full time ... 

 

Our first outdoor session in Bees ... look at our fabulous outdoor artwork! Remember we will be outside every Thursday so please come prepared and leave some wellies in school.

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) ...

 

Match the sounds

 

Sound Starters

 

Welcome to the Zoo

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

 

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 smiley Miss Burke smiley

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 for September. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new families into our Berry Brow family. 
 


 

Your classroom ... the ‘new’ Bees

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We have been busy getting school ready for you to begin with us in September. Have a look at this video to see what both the indoor and outdoor space will look like. We cannot wait for you to start, it is going to be great. See you soon!

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 ...

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