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.
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 🏆
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 – email@example.com.
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.
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.