Happy Eid!

Hello Bumblebees! ๐Ÿ

This weekend is the Muslim festival of Eid, that celebrates the end of Ramadan. Here is a link to the CBeebies websites with some short videos showing how some people celebrate. Happy Eid everyone!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/lets-celebrate-eid

This week promises some more warm weather, so hopefully you can all go outside for fresh air and exercise. Iโ€™ve included some examples of activities that you can do in your garden, the park or even just a short walk around home.
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Some people have been painting stones, then leaving them outdoors for other people to find. What a lovely idea! Maybe you could do the same, and look for other peopleโ€™s stones while youโ€™re out.

And finally, why donโ€™t you try a bug or animal hunt? There are plenty of charts to print online, or you could just create a list or take a photo of things youโ€™ve seen. I bet youโ€™ll see lots of bumblebees!

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Whatever you do, stay safe and have lots of fun. Please take lots of photos so we can see what wonderful things youโ€™ve been up to.

Lots of love,
Janet, Cathy and Gwen xx ๐Ÿ

Celebrations and Fun!

Hello Bumblebees. The weather has been quite kind to us while we’ve been learning at home. I have some photographs of Harrison enjoying lots of outside play, including some hand print painting, which I don’t think he liked much in school. Well done Harrison and your family!You can also see some bunting which Harrison has decorated and put on the outside of his sensory shed to celebrate VE Day on 8th June. Do keep sending in photographs – it is lovely to see you all having fun and learning at the same time – just like you do in school.

Home Learning Challenge!

A lot of you have been pursuing your own interests as well as some school work. I would love to see some of these through a scrapbook, email, or video. For example, “planets” has been a popular interest. If you have made some pictures, or models, then you could send that in or wait until we get back to school. Not all of you will have made things, but you may have found a new song or object that has interested you. I am sure mummies and daddies could help to photograph and send something in. Thank you.

I am also sending everyone an email this week as promised. Don’t forget to look out for yours – I hope you like it!

Janet Cathy and Gwen

VE Day Celebrations

Hello Bumblebees,

I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. This Friday is a special bank holiday as it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, and some people are planning to celebrate at home by decorating their houses and having a picnic in the garden.

If youโ€™d like to decorate your house, Twinkl have some lovely colouring in pictures to print off, and you could make some bunting. Perhaps you could bake some cakes with your mummy and daddy and have a party at home or a picnic in the garden. Weโ€™ve had plenty of practice in school decorating biscuits and cakes and Iโ€™m sure youโ€™d all be very good at helping to make some sandwiches!

Gabriel has been busy and has already made some bunting with his little sister, and I think it looks fabulous. Well done Gabriel! He has also been on a lovely walk with his family.

Have a lovely week, Bumblebees. Donโ€™t forget to send us lots of photos of your celebrations!

Love from Janet, Cathy and Gwen xx

Transport activities

Hello Bumblebees, I hope you are still enjoying the wonderful weather.
This week I thought we could look at different forms of transport. Maybe you could count how many cars go past your window, and what colours they are. You could play outside on your bikes and scooters if you have one, or make some boats to float in your paddling pool. I have attached some pictures with some ideas for you, and you can always download some resources on twinkl (twinkle.co.uk).

Donโ€™t forget some of our favourite Barefoot Books songs on YouTube – โ€˜We all go Travelling byโ€™, โ€˜Portside Piratesโ€™ and โ€˜Up Up Upโ€™.

Thank you for sending the photos in, Iโ€™ll put some more on the blog next week. Keep them coming because we love seeing all the wonderful things that you are doing.

Love from Janet, Cathy and Gwen xx

Sensory suggestions ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿค

Hello Bumblebees and families. Once again we have had lovely sunshine ๐ŸŒž and I know that you are all trying to be very good while you are at home. Sometimes it may get difficult to know what to do. Iโ€™m sending some ideas for you to look at with your mommies and daddies, and maybe you can choose something you like. They may be a bit messy, so remember to help to tidy up afterwards (see Tidy up song by Dave Moran, YouTube). Donโ€™t forget Charanga and Makaton websites too. Have a good week and stay safe xx

Easter and Springtime at Home

Hello Bumblebees ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

I spoke to your mummies yesterday to see how you are. The lovely weather has helped everyone to enjoy outside play, some of you have made cakes ๐Ÿง or made some Easter ๐Ÿฃ pictures. Morgan has learned to use the toilet which is wonderful. I know it is hard to understand why school is closed, but you and your mummies and daddies are doing fantastically well, and Janet Cathy and Gwen would like to give you all a round of applause ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Stay safe, there are some of your photographs below, and weโ€™ll see you soon xx

Fun in the ๐ŸŒž for Bumblebees ๐Ÿ

I’ve had some lovely photographs from mummies and daddies this week, and I’m delighted that you are all enjoying lots of different things to do. There are lots of physical and sensory activities, which is great. I’ll put some more photos on next week.

Take care, have a good Easter ๐Ÿฃand I hope we’ll all be back together very soon.

Janet ๐ŸŒˆ Cathy ๐Ÿ’ and Gwen๐Ÿ 

Bumblebeesโ€™ Home Learning Blog

Hello Bumblebees ๐Ÿ and parents. I do hope that everyone is staying safe and well. Whilst you are not in school, I am going to continue blogging, as well as telephoning on Mondays to see if there is anything you need for your child. I have emailed some of you with additional work, as requested, and will check on Monday how everyone else is doing.
Donโ€™t forget the importance of outdoor learning especially with the lovely sunshine ๐ŸŒž we have had. You could set up the messier activities outside, or just observe how children explore the natural world ๐Ÿ—บ. Learning through play is essential for young children, as is lots of repetition, so donโ€™t feel you have to keep thinking of loads of different activities.

Iโ€™m going to publish a few more photos showing things you might like to try at home, and would love to receive some of your own photographs via school email (postbox@oakwood.walsall.sch.uk)

Homework challenge

We have already sown some bean and flower ๐ŸŒท seeds in school. If anyone would like to grow something in the garden please do so, and photograph any progress. Thank you,

Best wishes from Janet, Gwen and Cathy

Exploring natural materials and planting beans

Painting and bubble play can be done outside

Buzzing Book Week

We had a wonderful time last week learning new skills and new experiences during our โ€˜Showtimeโ€™ themed Book Week. Thank you so much for supporting this event and enriching your childrenโ€™s participation.