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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 teachers are Miss Burke, Mr Brazil (Monday - Thursday) and Mrs Ricketts (Thursday - Friday)  supported by Miss Brook and Miss Hutchinson.

 

Class Reminders:

 

smiley We visit the library on Thursdays, don't forget your book bag.

 

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 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. 

 

Our very own beanstalks ...

 

Today I have loved working in the science area with the Bees children. We have planted our own beans. We talked about how to look after them. We are now just waiting to see what happens, we can’t wait (some of us came to check our seeds every 5 minutes after we planted them) At home see if you can find any plants in your house or garden and discuss with a grown up how you look after them. We have made a handy set of instructions to help you plant seeds at home. Have fun! 

 

Today Elephants and Giraffes enjoyed Boccia with Mr Fox ... we practised our aiming skills. Zebras and kangaroos are looking forward to their turn tomorrow.

Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you back to school tomorrow morning!

We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your two weeks off. We hope you are ready to get stuck back into learning again this next term. Look at this picture below ... 

 


What story do you think we could be doing?  You can find out more tomorrow with the jobs we will be doing. See you in the morning Bees :) 

Spring 1 - What we will be doing in Bees

Party ... Fun ... Father Christmas ... Presents ... Food ... Dancing ...

 

If you are wondering why we are so tired this evening the list above is just a few of the things we have been up to ... we had a FABULOUS party day in Bees. The children looked amazing and our special visitor cheered us all up! Your children have been a credit to you today during party day so well behaved with beautiful manners ... you should be super proud of them all! 

 

Christmas Fun next week ... 

 

1 week till Christmas ... this week we will be doing lots of fun Christmas learning in class as well as ... 

 

Christmas Dinner day on Tuesday! 

 

Party day on Wednesday (information below ...) 

 

 

A busy and fun week ahead of us preparing for Christmas at Berry Brow!

 

Remember grown ups to join us for carols at 8.45 on Friday 20th December (Last day of term). 

 

The Gruffalo Nativity 

 

WOW WOW WOW!! We are amazingly proud of all of Bees ... what a fabulous performance ... we have never had an audience so BIG! We didn’t only fill the hall ... we filled the corridor! You were all superstars 🤩 and most certainly got us in the Christmas spirit! A massive well done to you all ☺️

 

Gruffalo Crumble!!!!! Yum yum yum ...

 

Today we have baked, we followed a recipe to make our own Gruffalo Crumble! After finding out we won a whole class treat for our attendance this term ... the adults thought we deserved our own Gruffalo Crumble with a sneaky film of the stick man as a reward!! What a great Friday treat Bee’s! Keep coming to school and let’s try and get the ‘Arrive on Ti me Treat’ again at Easter! Look at the fun we had ... we have included the recipe so you can make it at home!

 

Look at us during bikeability this week ...

Thanksgiving 

 

Thank you Lucy for sharing with us all about Thanksgiving today, a celebration they celebrate at home. We love to hear all about what you do at home. 

 

Today we met an Author!!!

 

A massive thank you to Jim and Louise from read bookshop for coming to work with us today, we had. A great time! Why not go and check our the book shop for yourself. 

 

Blue Zebra Muscles (Our Band Name)

 

We had great fun today creating music, creating a band and enjoying singing. Have a look at us in action and grown ups check out book bags for a letter tonight. 

 

Listen to us ... We Will ... We Will ROCK YOU ...

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What a great morning in Early Years! We learnt lots ... we were amazed ... we were brave ... we loved the owls! Have a look at the videos and photos below ...

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Look how low it flew ...

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The flying Barn Owl ....

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Remembrance Day in Bees ...

 

All of Bees were amazing during our minutes silence on Monday to remember people who have helped us. Can you remember why we wear a poppy? Tell a grown up at home ...

 

Listen to these two re-tell some of our story ... who can you re-tell it to at home?

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Our Bonfire night art in Bees ...

 

We have been busy exploring different materials and textures to create some fabulous art after listening and smelling the sparklers this morning. 

 

Sparklers in the rain ...

Welcome Back for Autumn 2 ... 

We hope you have had a well deserved rest this week ... ready for another term full of learning and lots of fun. This half term we will be learning all about THE GRUFFALO ...

 


 

You will see below we have attached some of the learning which will take place this half term and some activities you can do to help at home. Remember we love to see any learning or anything you make at home ... bring it in to share with us and the rest of Bees. 

Remember from tomorrow we ask that all children will be left at the door and a member of the Bees team will assist in the cloakroom if it is needed. Thank You. 

Some key dates for this half term are ... 

Wednesday 13th November - Owl Visit (details are on ParentPay) 
Friday 15th November - Children in Need 
Friday 22nd / Monday 25th November - School is closed 
Thursday 28th / Friday 29th - Bikeability Sessions (please bring warm clothes including gloves) 
Wednesday 11th December 1.30pm - Christmas Nativity 
Thursday 12th December - 10.00am - Christmas Nativity 
Wednesday 18th December - Christmas Party 


Remember to check the weekly newsletter for other upcoming dates as things will be added and changed. Also check your child's reading nag daily for information and letters sent home. Thank You. See you in the morning! 
 

Please drop us off at the door after the holidays ... Thank You!

 

Yummy, delicious, tasty bread!

 

We have been busy baking this week just like the Little Red Hen. We made some bread and talked about what it tasted like. Here is the recipe to have a go at home ...

 

Junk Modelling in Bees

 

This week we have loved learning to junk model ... we have used lots of different resources and talked about our models. This is a few of our models, come into class to see the rest ...

 

Thank you to all the grown ups who joined us for all the fun at family learning morning today! Can you spot yourself in the photos?

Busy busy in Bees and remember it is Family Learning Morning next week ..

 

Another great week in Bees. Here are a few photos but why not come and join in the fun next Tuesday at our family learning morning. You will have a great time!!

 

Today we have explored colour mixing on this wet autumnal Tuesday!!! Please remember we go out in all weather so send your child to school dressed appropriately! Look at the fun we had today ...

Can you help us build a bug hotel?

 

 

We love having Ash from Huddersfield Giants come and work with us on a Thursday. Look at us in action ...

The Little Red Hen - Talk for Writing Story

Bees are fab at re-telling our story ... get them to impress you or someone else at home by re-telling the story. Here is our story map ...

 

Crack the Code Meeting - 25/09/2019

Thank You to all the grown ups who attended our 'Crack the Code' meeting this afternoon it was great to see so many faces. Thank you for your involvement, conversations and asking us lots of questions. 

Below I have put the documents we shared this afternoon for anyone who was unable to attend and a video showing you the phonics sounds we use.

Thank you again and remember any questions you have please come and see us and remember we would love to celebrate your child's success' with you ... bring their creations, writing, mark making, building to show us! 

How we say the sounds we use in phonics ...

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Our Friday Fun! Today we have baked crispy buns and enjoyed learning outside in the sun ☀️ We enjoyed mark making. We enjoyed the water. We enjoyed driving down the hill. So much learning in such little time ...

Our Class Promise ...

 

We did a handprint to say we agree. Have a look at what we came up with as a class ...

 

We are all here ... 

 

We are so excited to have all our little bees in school full time now! It has been another busy week making new friends, learning classroom routines and just having lots of fun!! Your children have been AMAZING and we know we are going to have a great year. Below are some more photos of all our fun and the information you received on your child’s first day.

 

 

 

Week 1 in Bees ...

 

Well what a FABULOUS start we have had in Bees! We are still excited to invite more new friends to join us next week. The children have settled brilliantly, are developing lovely friendships and most importantly having lots of fun! We have been so busy we didn’t take too many photos. Here are a few snaps of our week, we will try and get some more to share next week when all of Bees are in ...

 

We are so looking forward to meeting our new little Bee's for 2019/20! You will now have your child's start date and know your transition arrangements. Please use the school website and our blog page to keep up to date. 

This half term our talk for writing story will be 'The Little Red Hen' below are the medium term plans for some of what we will cover ...

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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