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Reception and Year 1 -Bumble Bee class

In Bumble Bee Class, our topic this term has been ‘Wilderness Explorers’. We received our own Wilderness Explorer Handbooks, where we had to earn badges for completing a number of tasks. These tasks were based both on things we’ve learnt this academic year, and things we’ve been learning about this half term (including lots of exciting facts about minibeasts!).  

Our key texts this term have been ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Benjamin Zephaniah’s Nature Trail’. We’ve loved acting out and performing these stories through the story basket and using props. We created a class video of ‘The Nature Trail’, exploring the beauty of nature in our school environment.

We have revisited all of our topics from this year; acting out Supertato from our  ‘Superheroes’ topic, revisiting some of the places that Gingy visited in our ‘Once Upon a Time’ topic, keeping a weather diary, making a dinosaur skeleton and writing a letter to the king.

We have had the chance to explore lots of exciting topics – one of our favourites was healthy eating! With Mrs Triggs and Miss Whelband, we talked about fruit and vegetables, and designed and made our own fruit kebab! We loved them so much we all went back for seconds!


Our Science this term has been completed through our outdoor learning lessons. We have been learning summer and animals in our surrounding environment. Edward’s mum, Emma, is a vet, and she came to tell us all about many of the minibeasts and birds that can be seen on our school field.


In maths, Year 1 have worked hard to master telling the time to the hour and to the half hour!

We have made a wormery, and enjoyed watching the worms break down the leaves. We have also learnt all about the life cycle of a frog, and enjoyed playing with pretend frogspawn! We have even planted a magic bean this term!


We finished this term with our very own ‘mini camp out’. We celebrated our achievements this year, listened to our favourite songs, toasted and ate marshmallows, drank hot chocolate and had a great time with our friends.

Bumble Bee Class 22-23, you’ve been amazing!