We have 4 groups and each group can have up to 13 members per session. Please click on a group below for more information:
The Bee's are enjoying the story of 'Handa's Suprise'.
Handa is a little girl who lives with her family in a small villiage, in Africa.
We thought about how her family; dress, the food they eat, how they cook and wash their clothes.
The bees had a go at handwashing some clothes. They scrubbed and squeezed the clothes to make them clean then carefully pegged them out on the washing line to dry. It was hard work! But lots of fun too!
Welcome back to school , and the start of a new year. A big welcome to all the new Butterflies . We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year in school.
It has been nice to see the group beginning to make new friends and enjoying the activities together. Paint is always a favourite, especially when you can use your hands to mix the colours, and experiment with. So many new activities to try and very pleasing when you have managed to build the tower just like you wanted!
Julia's Mummy offered to come and read a story in Portugese. There were lots of different animals in the story and the children joined in making the sound of each animal and they even learnt some animal names in Portugese. We had lots of fun!
We have a new mud kitchen in our Outside Learning Area. Whilst we are cooking up a treat, all sorts of learning is taking place. Here some of the Ladybirds are developing their social skills- working together, chatting, sharing- as well as taking on a role in their play. They are also developing their physical skills- mixing, stirring, spooning and pouring their ingredients, and exploring textures and capacity at the same time. Chocolate milkshake anyone?!
We use named badges for the children to encourage a group identity. The badges will be on the bench in the cloakroom at the start of a session to put on once a child has hung their coat on their peg. Usually the Bees and the Ladybirds work together in the same room as do the Dragonflies and the Butterflies.
To ensure that children become familiar with all that is on offer at the school their base moves each week: week one the Bees and Ladybirds are in the Long Room with the Butterflies and Dragonflies in the Garden Room and week two Bees and Ladybirds are in the Garden Room with the Butterflies and Dragonflies in the Long Room: to make it easier we put the symbols up outside the doors.