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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences

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Dear Bumblebee Parents and Carers We are now discontinuing the publishing of the weekly learning experiences. The experiences we have published to date have been compiled by looking at the children’s individual interests and then creatively incorporating them into the group Learning Experiences. This has meant that the home learning has therefore been generic and not child specific. We feel we can do better than this …. We will now be publishing individual next steps and home learning on...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 20th February 2017

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With the weather turning colder and the frosty mornings, it’s time to explore ice in the warmth of the indoors.  We are about to have a lot of fun as we make marks with coloured ice lollies.  Explore the texture of ice as it changes from crunchy to slushy and discover hidden treasures within the ice cubes.  Let the investigation begin.  Who knows if we’re lucky we may be able to explore some snow too! Keeping the water feature going welcome to our underwater rock pool, where we will be able to...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 13th February 2017

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Our babies have loved exploring the texture of cornflour and enjoying it trickle and drop from their fingers. This week we will be taking it further as we bring textures into other features of our play.  Look out for the natural materials and resources such as melons, grapefruits, oranges and lemons to roll.  Let’s explore materials as we add small people, animals and cars to the equation, to encourage language and imagination.  We will be able to touch, feel and play peek-a-boo as we drape,...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 6th February 2017

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From looking after and caring for our pets, this week we are taking it a little more seriously as they start to feel poorly and get into scrapes as they play.  What will we do?  Become vets of course.  Watch us as we investigate our medical bags and take temperatures, give injections and bandage their injuries. After a rest, they’ll be back to normal in no time! In our small world area, we’ll be popping down to the station to see all the engines standing in a row.  Will we be able to put them...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 30th January 2017

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We are going to be exploring the story of the Hungry Caterpillar as we discover colours, fruits and numbers.  I wonder what they will taste like?  Will we be able to put all the apples together?  How about the bananas and the strawberries?  Taking this interest a little further we will be getting really small as we discover the world of mini beasts. What will you find finding under the leaf?  What’s that crawling along the log?  Who knows when we’re outside maybe we will be able to hunt for...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 23rd January 2017

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Our filling and emptying will be taking place in the malleable area this week as we use different sized pots and spoons to manipulate coloured rice.  How will it feel against our hands and what sound will it make as it hits the tray?  Will you know when your pot is full? Back in the construction area we will be still looking at filling but also ways to transport as we introduce a simple pulley system, wheelbarrows and dumper trucks to the equation.  Will the builders get their bricks on time?...

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