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Honeybee - RECEPTION

Welcome to Honeybee Class Page!

Meet the team: 

Ms Lawrence
Class Teacher, RWI and Early Reading Leader 
Miss Winkworth
Teaching Assistant
Miss Grant
Teaching Assistant









Summer Half Term 2


The children have had a fantastic half term, learning lots about growing. We loved watching the caterpillars make their cocoons and change into beautiful butterflies. It was fun guessing which people the baby photos were – the children were very good at spotting their friends!

This half term, the children will be looking at our theme – ‘Imagine That!’ This will focus on lots of the children’s interests and using our imagination to create stories!  We will start by exploring dinosaurs and looking at what happened to them, local places we can find fossils and thinking about what history means and the past. We will explore using our imagination, using hooks such as pirates, space, fairies, superheroes, dragons – we know the children will have many great ideas!

We will be celebrating all the amazing things the children have achieved this year – we are very proud of them all!

Key books for Summer 2:

These will be used to promote a love of reading, encourage new vocabulary, discussion about what makes them unique, and an exciting hook, which will engage children in new learning and different activities.

  • Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs
  • Mary Anning – little people, big dreams
  • Whatever next
  • The night pirates 
  • Super Worm
  • You Choose

Please see the Curriculum Newsletter at the bottom of the page, for more information about what we will be doing this half term! 


Summer Half Term 1

The children have continued to WOW us and it has been a pleasure watching them grow! We will definitely be making the most of this term together and doing lots of exciting and fun activities with the children! We are really looking forward to welcoming many of you into the classrooms with the children (Ladybird Class Wednesday 4th, Honeybee Class Thursday 5th – please speak to your class teacher for further information).

The children have learned lots about different animals, focusing in particular on the habitats they live in. They enjoyed learning about different places around the world as part of this. The children really enjoyed retelling different stories and making maps using a key.

This half term, the children will be looking at our theme – ’Growing and life cycles!’ This will focus on us thinking about how we have all grown and changed. We will then be exploring things such as what a plant needs to grow and the life cycle of a caterpillar/butterfly—making sure the children have lots of hands on experiences to help support learning! The children will look at lots of brilliant stories and books alongside this.

Please see the Curriculum Newsletter at the bottom of the page, for more information about what we will be doing this half term! 



Spring Half Term 2

It has been a great half term, the children have wowed us with their learning and have really been engaged and excited to learn about different people who help us.

The children really enjoyed our theme ‘Superheroes!’ The children shared experiences they have had at the doctors, dentists or vets. We looked at space travel and made a timeline of significant events that have happened. Unfortunately, the visit to the school from the fire service could not go ahead, where the children were due to learn about how to stay safe in the home and find out about a fire engine. We have rebooked this experience for after the half term, and we will keep you posted about this.

This half term, the children will be looking at our theme – Animals! We will be starting by going on a pretend safari trip, looking at wild animals and their habitats. This will be followed by a lion hunt, looking at tadpoles, farm animals and insects. 

Please see the bottom of the page for a copy of the EYFS Curriculum Letter for this half term. 



Spring 2022

Wow! What a fantastic first term the children had. We are very proud of them all! Thank you for all of your ongoing support. We hope you all had a wonderful break with your family.

The children really enjoyed our theme ‘Changes All Around’. They enjoyed exploring the school grounds and reading all about Percy the Park Keeper! We have looked at how the environment changes around us and have enjoyed sharing different celebrations.

This half term, the children will be looking at our theme – Superheroes! We will look people who help us and think about how we can keep ourselves healthy and safe. We will also look at people who have done some amazing things and learn all about them! We are planning to have visitors into the school and to help engage the children in their learning, lots of hands on and real life experiences. We are keeping our fingers crossed we will be able to have the fire service into visit, the school nurse and take a trip to our local library. If you would like to come in and speak to the children (guidance permitting), please do speak to your child’s class teacher! We would love to have you in!

Please see the bottom of the page for a copy of the EYFS Curriculum Letter for the Spring Term. 

Well done to the children for a fantastic start to school life - we are so proud of the way they have settled in and shown such a love for school already! The children have loved meeting Fred the Frog and our crocodile down by the lake who introduces our sounds every day! We have nearly learnt all of our set 1 sounds and we have started looking at special friends such as the sound 'sh'. Watch our sound videos on the side tab, to see a video example of what the children have done! 


We are looking forward to another half-term of learning and we will be starting off with a focus on the Diwali festival and fireworks night. The children will also be meeting Percy the park keeper this term as we focus on the seasonal changes around us. We will be venturing on a welly walk and the children will be using their known sounds to write about our findings!


We will be sending tag words, picture books and ditty sheets home on Friday 12th November and swapping them every Friday from this date. However, in the meantime, please do send your child's green reading folder to school as much as possible as we will also be swapping their love to read book at the library weekly. We also love to look at their at home reading record and discuss their favourite things to read with them. 


The children have also loved being active in the classroom and taking part in GoNoodles from We wanted to share these with you and the following clips have proved very popular! 




Hello lovely Honeybees! We are so excited to welcome you and start our learning journey together this September! We are going to have lots of fun throughout the year and we will all be cheering you on every step of the way. We believe a happy, settled Honeybee learns best and it will be our top priority to keep everyone happy, safe and part of our team! Please use this webpage to check for updates, news and upcoming events. See you very soon!




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