Busy Bees 2021 - 2022

Mrs Kennedy

Miss Sanderson

Welcome to Busy Bees class! Within the reception year we work on the Early Years curriculum (2021) stautory and non-statutory guidance. Our curriculum is play based and bespoke to the needs and interests of our children. 

Teaching and learning of the prime areas, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language are an integral part of our curriulum. These are taught and developed through everything we do within our play based curriculum, through our interactions with each other, as well as focused activites.  In the morning we do focused group activities based around comminucation and language, reading, writing and mathematical understanding.Our continuous provision facilitates all our learning in all areas of the Early Years curriculum.

In Busy Bees we value interactions and communication with parents. We have an open door policy and parents can discuss their child with a member of the EYFS staff anytime throughout the year at a mutual convienient time. Parents are invited to parent meetings twice a year and receive two written reports summarising their child's progress. Tapestry Learning Journal is also used as a means of communication with parents and giving a snapshot of their child's learning within class throughout the week. Parents can also email directly Mrs Kennedy on n.kennedy@st-aidans-pri.lancs.sch.uk any questions or queries and she will endevour to respond as sson as possible.

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

PE days- Monday  Tots on tyres Wednesday (Spring Term)

Homework is sent out on the pupil area on Friday to be completed by the following Thursday

Books are collected on Thursday to be changed and sent out on Friday

Useful websites

Jolly Phonics phase 2 song and actions




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





When the children bring home reading books, initially we use the pictures to talk about what is happening in the story. This talk is essential for developing story language, vocabulary and story structure. When they bring home word books, 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. Two or three books are sent on Friday to be read over the week. 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

An overview of your child's learning will be sent weekly and three home activities (homework) are set on the pupil area on a Friday. 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. 

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