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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Welcome to Bumblebees Class!

Ms Johns and Mrs Barbour


Bumblebee Class with Mrs. Johns and Mrs Jobin-Barbour.


The children in Bumblebees have been working extremely hard already this academic year and have made excellent progress over the Autumn term. They always try their hardest and enjoy explaining their learning. They have grown in independence and are becoming reflective learners – keen to improve their learning. The children in Bumblebees work as a team, being very supportive to their peers and ready with praise and encouragement for each other.

Our topic this coming term is ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and our focus question is ‘Where in the world am I?’ In Science, we will be learning about materials and their properties and as part of our History, Bumblebees will be learning about Christopher Columbus and his travels over the coming term. They will build on their learning from the previous term, where they found out about the four countries that build up the UK, by comparing the UK to a non-European country. They will find out about the work of a variety of well-known artists as well as finding out about Native American art. Bumblebees will also learn some songs from around the world.


In English, they will continue to work on successfully applying their phonetic knowledge - they are very impressive and can currently say nearly 90 speed sounds in one minute. Bumblebees will be learning about a variety of genres of texts, including narratives, non-chronological reports, instructions and poetry. The children will continue to practice improving their handwriting and applying their non-negotiables to their writing - such as capital letters and full stops.


In Maths, they have become very good at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and have started to use Times Tables Rockstars to look at knowing and recalling their tables. We will continue our work in number and place value and undertake practical work in measure. The children are becoming proficient in deepening their understanding through problem solving and reasoning tasks and are growing in confidence when articulating their understanding.

We look forward to another hardworking and productive term.