Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

Welcome to Honeybees – Reception 

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Welcome to Honey Bees. All of the children have settled into school routine so well and we cannot believe that we have already completed the Autumn term!  We have a very supportive and fun crew of adults in Honey Bees; consisting of Mrs Evans-Cook (Teacher), Mrs Perkins (Teaching Assistant), Miss Williamson (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Pearson (Teaching Assistant).

This term we are learning 'Traditional Tales' and we are finding out what a traditional tale is and exploring a wide range of stories. A traditional tale is a story that’s been told and repeated for many years. As a result, the story becomes a common tale which is known by everyone. Traditional stories are also called ‘fairy stories‘ or ‘fairy tales. ‘

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

Jack and the Beanstalk

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.  

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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 we hope he will come this Friday so we can eat the cakes that we have baked for him.

HISTORY

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.017

Phonics

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!

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 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

Maths

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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Forest School

 Every week we enjoy focusing our activites on a new book. One week we learnt about 'Stick Man' and enjoyed finding sticks and making him and his family too!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06t09rk/stick-man

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Another week, we watched 'Room on the Broom'and discussed spells and if we could make a wish, what would it be? We then made our own wands using a range of resources! 

P.E.

We have been learning to travel in lots of different ways and we are also learning ball skills. We are thoroughly enjoying using the new Village Hall!

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Home Learning Planning

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Week 2 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable

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Week 3 Spring Honey Bees Home Learning Weekly Timetable

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Honey Bees Resources 

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CVC word activity workbook

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Letter formation handwriting practice

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Number formation activity

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Walk by numbers

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Letters-and-Sounds-Phase-2- 3 Powerpoint

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'ai' pictures

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Party invite template

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Types of houses powerpoint

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Jack and the Beanstalk Plants Comparative test (1)

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My very careful observations activity sheet PDF (1)

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Cupcake Instructions

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Sequencing the Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Wanted Posters

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