Bethersden Primary School

Bumblebee Class

Welcome to the Bumblebee Class webpage 2023-2024!

Welcome children and families to our home page. The new academic year has begun and we have lots of exciting playing and learning opportunities ahead of us.

Class team

Class Teacher: Miss H Young
Learning Support: Mrs L Davis

Our Learning

As a school, we follow the Cornerstones Curriculum. Each ‘short’ term (so 6 times a year) the topics change. There is always one main theme followed by a companion project.

Our Cornerstones theme this term is ‘Lets Explore’ where our children will learn about the environments that they share with others, including their homes, school and places in the local community. In addition our Cornerstones companion project is ‘Build It Up’ where our children will learn about structures and materials and be given the opportunity to work in groups to create collaborative structures.

Our Timetable

Read Write Inc

In reception at Bethersden our children develop their phonetic knowledge through the popular phonics scheme Read Write Inc (RWI). Our children will begin their phonics journey by learning their set 1 sounds this includes learning to say, identify and write them. As we learn these sounds we also begin blending the sounds together to read simple words with the help of our Read Write Inc companion Fred the frog.

Power Maths

In PowerMaths this term we will be building strong mathematical foundations deepening our understanding of numbers from 1 to 5 and securing our knowledge of both 2D and 3D shapes. In Bumblebee Class we value the importance of both adult led maths lessons but also exploring mathematics in the environment so we also ensure all new and previous taught mathematics in available in the children’s provision as they play. 

How can you help your reception child?

  • Engage with all home learning activities including reading, Spelling Shed and your home learning task. 
  • Spend time with your child on Tapestry talking about your child’s learning that has been captured to celebrate their successes and achievements. 
  • Ensure your child sleeps well and has a healthy breakfast to prepare them for the school day. 
  • Please provide appropriate clothing for outdoor learning, we will not let the weather stop us!

Contact us

In Bumblebee Class we have an open door policy. We are always available after school if you need a quick catch up. If you need a longer or more private meeting, please book this through the office and we will be happy to accommodate.

If you have a non-urgent message for the team you could email the families email on the address below. This is checked regularly and the message will forwarded to the class team.

We cannot wait for our learning journey to begin.

Very best wishes,

Miss Young and Mrs Davis (Your EYFS Team)