Busy Bees 2020 - 2021

Mrs Kennedy

Miss Sanderson

Welcome to Busy Bees class! Within the reception year we work on the Early Years curriculum following Development Matters. Our curriculum is play based around topic areas. 

In the morning we do focused group activities based around English and Maths.Our continuous provision facilitates all our learning in all areas of the Early Years curriculum.

We evidence the children's learning through Tapestry, an online learning journal. At the beginning of the year parents are sent an activation email to allow them to access this information. Please contact Mrs Kennedy to resend activation links.

Please see our classroom information file for more information about snack, PE, home activities etc.

We have an open door policy so please do not hesitate to talk to any of us in the Early Years team. 




PE days- Tuesday

Homework is sent out on the Busy Bee blog on Monday

Books are changed on Monday and collected on a Friday.


Useful websites




www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games (3-5 years)





When the children bring home reading books, initially use the pictures to talk about what is happening in the story. This talk is essential for developing story language, vocabulary and story structure. Encourage the children to identify and say the letter sounds. Parents should repeat the sounds quickly to help your child blend and say the word. Books are changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please share these books at least three times a week and sign the reading diary. Books will not be changed unless the diary is signed. School expectation is for children to read at least three times a week. Children who read this number of times or more are rewarded half termly.


Letter/Word Cards/Spellings

Children will be bringing home letter and word cards to read and then write. Please practise these as regularly as possible (at least 3 times a week like the reading books) and sign the reading diary when they have been done.


Home Activities

Three home activities (homework) are set on the class blog on a Monday. These support the learning we are doing in maths, reading/writing and in our topic. Achievements may be celebrated on the school facebook, on the pupil area of the website or on the Tapestry learning journal. These activities will be checked and commented on electronically during the week they are set as they are completed. A reward is given each half term for those who complete a weekly task on time.

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