Jack and the Beanstalk

Welcome back to all our Bumblebees! We hope you had a lovely half term break.

What a lovely week it has been! We’ve been enjoying the sunshine, as well as settling our bumblebees back in to their own school routines and structures.

Our story focus of this half term is: Jack and the Beanstalk.

Below are some activities you may wish to try at home to keep your little ones occupied, build on their skills & communication, and also keep their curiosity in check.

Happy Exploring!

The Bumblebees Team x

Welcome Cal!

Bumblebees are very pleased to share in the excitement of Gabriel’s family, with the arrival of Gabriel’s support dog, Cal. As you can see, they look very happy together, and we wish them a long and happy partnership.
The charity who have provided Cal as well as training for Mum and Gabriel, is Support Dogs, (www.support dogs.org.uk), who have links to Assistance Dogs UK . We shall enjoy following Gabriel’s and Cal’s story.

Summer Fest 21′

As part of our Summer Celebrations, the school signed up for Summer Fest 21. Each class got to choose their favourite song and create their very own music video!

Bumblebees chose ‘The Ants Go Marching One By One‘. This is one of our favourites. It is the warm up to our PE and Movement sessions, and our little ones love counting the Ants. So this song was a winner for us.

Off the Bumblebees went. We marched, played music, did some counting and even some art work to support our favourite song. Put it all together and here it is!

Ladies & Gentlemen may we introduce to you…. ‘The Ants Go Marching’ by The Bumblebees Class. Enjoy!

Your little ones did an amazing job!! Well done Team Bumblebees. Fingers crossed we win 🏆

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend. Even though it’s only been a 4 day week, our little Bumblebees have been very busy exploring our story ‘ The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

They have enjoyed creating caterpillars out of food, although I think we did more eating than creating! 🙂

We’ve also enjoyed playing instruments to our favourite caterpillar song and exploring key storybook resources.

It has been a wonderful week, filled with new experiences, consolidating knowledge and building on our skills. Well done Bumblebees!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

The Bumblebees Team x

Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a lovely Easter Break! Our little Bumblebees have settled back in to the school routine really well.

This half term we are focusing our skills around the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘.

Our Bumblebees have already been very busy counting Caterpillars, food tasting, working on their pencil control and have even been role-playing aspects of the story through our sensory story bag figures.

***As well as exploring the story, we’ve been busy building our Gross Motor skills, by using the climbing frame within Physical Development sessions and the Bikes during outdoor play.

Our Bumblebees really are enjoying exploring ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘ story, but they are also enjoying listening to related Caterpillar songs. Enjoy!

***We know how much you love to develop your Child’s skills at home. Below are some activities you may wish to try together linked to our topic. Have fun!

*** Don’t forget to keep sending in pictures of all the wonderful things you are doing at home. These don’t have to be linked to the current topic. We just love to see what our Bumblebees have been getting up to – postbox@oakwood.walsall.sch.uk.

Have a lovely weekend!

Bumblebees Team x

Summer’s here!


Hi everyone!

We hope all our Bumblebee families are having a great time at home. Our ever changing weather certainly keeps us on our toes, but we have had plenty of sunshine so hopefully you have been able to get out, and perhaps meet up with family members in gardens and parks.

The Bumblebees’ team are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our Summer term topic, which is “Flowers and Insects”. There will be an abundance of creativity in this topic, sourced from sensory, imaginative and art resources. We will of course continue to work on communication, physical and personal independence targets.

Our first text will be ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. There are quite a few resources available online. We are going to show the children the story and there are also songs relating to the book, or just caterpillars. You might like to have a look at these and enjoy them with your child.

See you soon

Bumblebees Team 🐝🐝🐝

Happy Easter!

From the whole Bumblebees Team, we want to wish you all a lovely Easter!


We’ve had such fun over the last few weeks, enjoying lots of Easter arts & crafts, sensory play and even making Easter nests.

Below are some of the things we’ve been getting up to in the Bumblebees Bubble.


We’ve also enjoyed listening to lots of Easter songs and Rhymes, below are a few of our favourites.

We hope you all have a lovely, safe Easter break, filled with lots of time with loved ones.

See you in the Summer Term.

The Bumblebees Team x

Easter Is Nearly Here…

Happy Easter Everyone! - Newquay

With only 2 weeks until Easter, preparations have began within the Bumblebees Class. We’ve started listening to our favourite Easter songs, learning all about the letter ‘E’, as part of our Phonics sessions and also started some Easter Sensory Arts & Crafts.

All our Bumblebees are having so much fun, we thought you may want to join in at home as well. Below are some ways you can bring Easter to life through your child’s senses.

Some of our Bumblebees are really developing their fine motor and cutting skills. So, how about practicing at home through this ‘Create Your Own Bunny’ activity.

Our little Bumblebees are getting very skilled at matching objects, understanding the words ‘same‘ & ‘different‘.

You could try this at home using our Easter Egg matching cards?

Here are some of our favourite Easter Songs, as well as our Letter Sound ‘E’. Enjoy!

Letter Sound ‘E’ – we have visuals of the letter displayed whilst listening to this song. It nice to see the children look at the letter and sometimes pick it up whilst watching the song.

The Bumblebees Team x

Mothering Sunday

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Hello to all our Bumblebee mums. The whole Bumblebees team want to wish you all a lovely Mothering Sunday.

We have been busy celebrating the day in school through Art, Music, Sensory Play & Cooking.

Below are some activities you may wish to enjoy together, over the weekend, to really celebrate you & your wonderful children.


Fancy cooking with your little ones this weekend? Maybe you could practice their pouring, mixing and waiting skills through baking and decorating.


How about practicing their hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills, through colouring or marking making together?


You may even wish to create a sensory tray for your little one, filled with…

  • Red/Pink Coloured Pasta
  • Red/Pink Coloured Rice
  • Ice Cubes (Heart shaped if you have a mould)
  • Red/Pink Pom Poms
  • Cupcake Cases
  • Shredded Pink/Red Tissue Paper
  • Water
  • Sand
  • Water Beads
Valentines Day Sensory Bin - Fork and Beans

After your busy day with your Bumblebee, why not sit back and watch some of our favourite Mother’s Day Songs together.

We hope you all have a lovely Mother’s Day. Enjoy the special day together.

Mummy Poems

What a ‘Buzz’ing Week

Wow! What an amazing ‘World Book Week’ at Oakwood. Our little Bumblebees were incredible and very busy taking part in many activities based on ‘Toy Story’.

From Alien jelly sensory play to practicing our cutting skills making a Slinky Dog; we’ve been busy exploring our senses and developing our life skills. Not forgetting our ‘dressing up’ day!

We all had so much fun and below is a snapshot of some of the things we got up to…

Our Bumblebees also enjoyed taking some time out and watching some of our favourite themed videos, especially Bev’s counting song. Click below to watch

Can you sign ‘Toy Story’?

Makaton Signs of the Week - 16/12/19
West Mains School, East Kilbride - News

Well done to our Bumblebees at home for also taking part in some of the activities and thank you to all parents for your continuing support.

We look forward to welcoming back all our Bumblebees this week for more fun, laughter and learning.

Take care and stay safe.

Bumblebees Team x