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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 16th January 2017

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With our younger Bumblebees beginning too settle, we will be setting up a cosy corner with cushions, soft mats, soft bricks and books to enable relationships to be made and an opportunity for tummy time.  Let us kick those legs and stretch our bodies as we lift our head to look around or reach out for toys that we want to explore. Over in our construction area, we will be adding coloured buckets to our selection of construction bricks to fill and empty.  With colour in mind, the children will...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c 9th January 2017

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‘We’re going to the zoo!’ As the bumblebees have enjoyed exploring the different animals on the farm this week, we will now be travelling to the Jungle and Savanah Plains to find the different animals that live here. Using our green netting and leaves we will try to recreate the habitats which the animals live in, let’s hope they like it and want to stay and play with us! We will be exploring the names and sounds the animals make to help encourage the children to use their speech. What noise...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c  3rd January 2017

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Happy New Year!  With a New Year brings new children and after saying Goodbye to our older Bumblebees who have now become Caterpillars, it is time to learn all about you again. This week we will be introducing a simple role play scenario with an opportunity to explore what Mummies and Daddies do in the kitchen.  There will be the chance to make tea and share lovely dinners with our friends after cooking on our hob.  Don’t forget to wash up afterwards! For our younger babies, we will be all...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c  19th December 2016

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Christmas Day is so close that it’s time to make Christmas cookies, Mince Pies and Sausage rolls for the party.  This week the Bumblebees will be extending their role play by having the addition of sparkly play dough to make their experience of cooking more real. After enjoying the bead frames, this week we will be extending our threading on by using pipe cleaners to thread baubles to hang on the Christmas Tree.  Hopefully, with the interest of play dough, we will be making the salt dough to...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c  12th December 2016

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Tis the season to be jolly.  Tra, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,  This week the Bumblebees will be introducing, musical bells, tambourines and chimes to our shelves alongside our festive song bags of snowmen, Christmas trees, puddings, stars and much more.  I wonder what Christmas songs the children will choose to sing.  With lots of choices and plenty of song cards, the list will be endless. From the excitement of the Polar Express, we have decided to stop at the Winter Wonderland which will be...

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Bumblebee’s Learning Experiences W/c  5th December 2016

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It’s Christmas!  It’s not long to go now, and this week we will be getting into the festive spirit as we start to make and create all things seasonal.  Our malleable area will be inviting children to play in the snow as we explore a wonderful substance made from baby oil and flour.  Not only can you scoop and pour but you can also mould, so look out for our wonderful snowmen creations. In the small world, we will be bringing the Polar Express into Stepping Stones as we climb aboard, to visit...

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