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Bumblebee Class

Mrs Prevett, Mrs Birks and Mrs Jobin-Barbor 


Welcome back for the Summer Term Bumblebees! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. Bumblebees is taught by Mrs Prevett with support from the amazing Mrs Jobin-Barbour and Mrs Birks. We are also lucky to have an Exeter University PGCE student with us all term, Miss Norville.  


In English, children will continue to have daily phonics sessions which will support them in their reading, spelling and writing. They will continue to practise and develop neat letter formation. Through our English lessons, we will explore a range of writing genres. Children will be taught to write narratives, letters, character descriptions and much more. We will be focusing on a range of high-quality books, starting off with ‘The Dot’ by Peter H Reynolds. Children will be taught the Year 1 grammar objectives, including punctuating sentences and joining clauses with ‘and’. We will also focus on spelling rules and plurals. In Guided Reading sessions, children will have the chance to develop and discuss their understanding of a range of texts. 


In Maths, we will focus on consolidating our understanding of place value, as well as addition and subtraction. We will also learn about telling the time, fractions, multiplication and division. There will be daily practise of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to support children in their timetables in Year 2. 


In Science this term, we will be learning all about Plants. We will be look at a variety of common garden plants as well as their basic structure.  


We will do History in the first half term. Our Enquiry question will be: Who was more significant Christopher Columbus or Neil Armstrong? Children will be comparing these significant individuals. After half term, we will focus on Geography, naming the seven continents and five oceans.  


Children will also have RE, PSHE, PE, Art, DT, Computing and Music lessons throughout the term. PE is on a Thursday.  

We look forward to another fantastic term! 

Mrs Prevett