Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

Welcome to Honey Bees – Reception 


Welcome to Honey Bees. We have a very supportive and fun crew of adults in Honey Bees; consisting of Mrs Evans-Cook (Teacher), Mrs Perkins (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Pearson (Teaching Assistant).

Summer Term 2021

A Dragon Quest

 This term we are becoming Knights and  Princesses who have a special quest. This will entail lots of imagination and lots of fun! Let The Quest Begin!


 This term has already begun with awe and wonder! We went out to play in our outside area and we could not believe what we had found! A gigantic golden egg!

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The children were so excited that they wrote LOTS of letters to ask what was in the egg, when it was going to hatch and how they were going to take care of it!

We received a letter back and YES, it was a dragon egg!!! We then asked more questions and drew what we thought the baby dragon would look like. We have continued to learn about how to make our descriptions more exciting by adding adjectives.

In Maths, we have been learning about odd and even numbers and have enjoyed lots of activities to aid our learning. We are now learning about doubling and halving.

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 It was with great excitement this week that the egg finally hatched! The children have been busy writing about what they think the dragon should be named, their favourite food and lots more. We are working hard on the presentation of our work and using the correct punctuation and finger spaces too.

In Maths, this term we have been learning to add, subtract, double, halve, shapes and have been busy measuring too!

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In Art and D.T. we have designed castles and then made them using a range of materials. We have then adapted them as required. We have really enjoyed this!

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See below for some of the activities and learning that we had fun completing in the Spring term:)

To start the Spring term off, we have been looking at the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 

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We are learning how a story is structured and we have been sequencing the events that happened into the correct order. We envisaged what we would wish for if we had a magic bean and the children put their wishes into the magic box. This was linked into science where we had a phone call from THE GIANT asking us to grow a very tall plant so he could climb it and get back to his castle! We looked at what a plant needs to grow and planted our own beans using a range of different variables and following instructions.  


We have continued learning about traditional tales and this week we have been learning about 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have talked about our favourite character, drawn them and labelled our picture too. We had a visit from the BIG BAD WOLF and we talked to him about how to be a good friend. We wrote party invites and baked cakes for the tea party.


The Big Bad Wolf LOVED our cakes and was VERY well behaved. He said sorry and promised to be a good friend from now on!


This week we have been learning about the story 'The Three Billy goats Gruff'.


Lenni Roses Wanted PosterMarthas trollMacies houseOlivers bridge


We have been learning about our family. We have drawn our family trees and we made our own family out of cardboard tubes and a range of materials.



Last term we covered all of Phase 2 Letters and Sounds and all of the chidren thorougly enjoyed a range of activities to aid their learning and are now getting more confident at blending and segmenting to read and write. We are now starting to learn a new digraph each week (Phase 3). 

Please continue to practice daily the inital sound key rings (remember to learn their names too) and tricky words too. As soon as you know your current tricky words, please let us know and we will send home the next set!


 Links below to practice the letter sound and names - sing along and learn!

Letter sounds and names -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ

Phase 2 tricky words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phase 3 tricky words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Phase 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4


Last term we learnt to recognise numbers 0 - 20, to count accurately, sequence numbers, sort objects in a variety of ways, say more than and less than a given number and addition and subtraction too. We love to learn through a variety of interactive and multi sensory ways!

This term we will be learning positional language, numberbonds, 2d and 3d shapes and measuring time too.




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Website Week 1 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 830.46 KB 80 Download Preview
Topic Web Spring 2021 436.74 KB 36 Download Preview
Week 2 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 2.34 MB 82 Download Preview
Traditional Tales English 80.50 KB 32 Download Preview
Week 3 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 10.23 MB 81 Download Preview
Traditional Tales Maths 118.38 KB 32 Download Preview
Week 4 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 3.67 MB 65 Download Preview
Traditional Tales Science 55.40 KB 28 Download Preview
Week 5 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 9.30 MB 76 Download Preview
Week 6 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 1.06 MB 61 Download Preview
Traditional Tales Art 215.74 KB 25 Download Preview
Week 7 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 3.43 MB 32 Download Preview
Traditional Tales - Computing 62.19 KB 33 Download Preview
Week 8 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 11.39 MB 61 Download Preview
Traditional Tales - History 54.55 KB 20 Download Preview
Week 9 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 3.11 MB 24 Download Preview
FS - Everyone! - Planning doc 336.44 KB 23 Download Preview
Week 10 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 2.48 MB 24 Download Preview
Traditional Tales - Music 55.35 KB 19 Download Preview
Week 11 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 1.75 MB 10 Download Preview
Traditional Tales - P.E. 54.64 KB 17 Download Preview
Week 12 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable 9.72 MB 20 Download Preview
Traditional Tales - PSHE 55.25 KB 19 Download Preview
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Honey Bees Home Learning Plan Spring Traditional Tales 173.57 KB 38 Download Preview