Busy Buzzy Bumblebees!

It has been a hive of activity in bumblebees’ class this week. We have used up a lot of energy in our two p.e sessions, dancing to some disco music, playing on the swings and using the equipment.

We have had so much fun in our cooking lesson. We made lots of mess, oops! 😂 We really liked seeing what would happen if we blew the flour around. We enjoyed the feel of the ingredients with our fingers.

We used shaving foam to mark-make. Look at Morgan’s caterpillar, it’s brilliant!

We made the most out of the sunshine and played with the equipment in the playground.

Finally on Friday we had a lovely relaxed massage session.

Have a lovely weekend, bumblebees! Xx

Bumbling Around 🐝🐝🐝

Hello everyone

Another week gone by! The Bumblebees have settled so well into their slightly different school day. We have painted our diva lamps which we made last week, and we hope you like them. They looked great lit up with tea lights (battery operated).

We also continued to listen to our story ‘Stick Man’, and afterwards made our own, using painted lollipops sticks and split pins. Some of us also participated in role play, making our stick men ‘fall’ into the water, as he does in the story. (The Stickman, Julia Donaldson – you can find it on YouTube).

We hope you are having a good weekend.

Best wishes,
Bumblebees Team 🐝

Happy Diwali!

What a busy week the Bumblebees have had! We have listened to the story “Stick Man” and everybody had a go at making their own little Stick Man with lollipop sticks and google eyes. We have used all our senses to explores sticks, leaves and plants.

This Saturday is the beginning of the Diwali festival, so we have made our own Rangoli patterns with coloured rice.

We also made some salt dough and shaped it into diva like lamps. They should dry over the weekend, so next week we can paint them and put in our (battery operated) candles. Did you Diwali honours the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The lights and lamps are said to help Lakshmi find her way into peoples’ homes bringing prosperity.

Finally, we made our own sensory bottles. We carefully poured oil and water into bottles, then chose our favourite colour food colouring to put in. Some of us chose glitter too! They were very pretty and we enjoyed shaking them to mix all the colours together.

Have a fantastic weekend, Bumblebees. Make sure you look out of your windows at the fireworks, maybe you will even be celebrating Diwali yourselves. If you do, please send us some photos so we can celebrate together Monday.

Welcome back Bumble Bees!

It has been great to have Bumblebees back in school! We have had a busy week working on our autumn work, bonfire night and Remembrance work. Here are a few photos of our week.
we have had music sessions with Bev, where we have made fireworks sounds with our voices and instruments.

Pumpkin fun

We hope that some of you have had an opportunity to explore pumpkins, which are in season at the moment. Of course they are often seen, carved and lit, for Hallowe’en decorations. Some of you may have had a go at this, like Gabriel (see photos). Pumpkins are however, a brilliant vegetable suitable for including in soups or stews. We hope you may have tried some (see recipes).

We hope everyone has had a lovely half term!

Bumblebees Update

It has been great to speak to parents this week and hear all about your time at home.

Gabriel has painted a pumpkin picture, well done Gabriel!

Harrison has carved a pumpkin and really enjoyed it. He has also made spider masks and dressed up as skeletons. He has also enjoyed playing with sensory light up toys and instruments this week and also listening to nursery rhymes on his tablet.

We look forward to receiving more updates and photos from the rest of our Bumblebees!

Take care and stay safe!

Bumblebees Team

Home Learning

Hello Bumblebees,

We hope you are well, I hope you are coping with the sudden changes and are not too upset that you can’t come to school this week. We’ve added some activities above to the home learning ideas if you want to try any.

We could share some pictures of what we have been doing next week. We know you don’t always want to do school activities at home so don’t worry if you don’t want to do our suggestions…just send us a few pictures to say hello! postbox@oakwood.walsall.sch.uk

We have been reading We’re going on a Bear Hunt, here are the videos we have been using in class.

Thank you to Hedgehogs for these wonderful ideas! I think bumblebees will like them too.

Don’t forget to let us know if anything changes or if you need anything.

Take care and stay safe everyone. We can’t wait for us to come back together on the 2nd November!

Bumblebees Team

The importance of role play

Hello everyone!

Bumblebees class have been spending some time this week using role play resources. These include the kitchen and play food, cars, dolls, and sometimes children use real items such as the dustpan and brush, and washing toys in the sink. As well as being enjoyable, it is important for children to act out real life situations, and for adults to join in if this is requested. We hope that you have examples of this at home, too. You are always welcome to send in your photographs to be included in our blogs.

The Buzzy Bees 🐝

Hello! All of our Bumblebees have now started school. We have been getting to know each other, learning some of the routines and our new classrooms. Of course, things are slightly different during these times of the pandemic, but the Bumblebee adults are very proud of how the little bees are adapting, and enjoying their days in school.

Here are a few photographs for you to enjoy.

We have been practising lots of different skills to help fine motor development, using tweezers, glue sticks and collage materials. When some of our displays are completed we will publish them for you to see.

Weekend news is always appreciated, and you can send photographs in to postbox@oakwood.walsall.sch.uk for inclusion in the weekly blogs.

Have a great weekend! 🌞🌞🌞🌞

Welcome back!

Welcome back Bumblebees! What a wonderful first week we have had in our new classrooms!

We are all so pleased with how well the children have settled back in and we have started to have so much fun already. This week we have been getting to know one another and have had fun exploring activities across our two rooms.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to see you on Monday!