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Opening Times

Breakfast Club: 7:30am-9am

Busy Bees Preschool: 9am-3pm

After School Club: 3pm-6pm


Spaces now available!




Diary Dates

Autumn Term  2017:

First day:  Tuesday 5th September

Half term:  Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October

Last day:   Friday 15th December


Spring Term 2018:

First day:   Wednesday 3rd January 

Half Term: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February

Last day: Thursday 29th March


Summer Term 2018:

First day:  Monday 16th April 

May Bank holiday: Monday 7th May 

Half term:  Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 

Term ends: Friday 20th July 




The butterfly group at Busy Bees is made up of the children who are due to move on to the reception class at school in September. This group take part in a fun and fast paced phonics session once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

We concentrate on one sound per week and as the weeks continue we revisit the previous sounds learnt to broaden their development. By using a lot of praise, modelling by Bev who leads the sessions, and encouragement to participate, the children learn to sound the letter, air write and distinguish between the letter shapes.

Fred the frog is a soft toy that is introduced at the start of the program. The children are asked to help Fred to learn his sounds. Bev models the sound and the children repeat. After practising air writing we use the writing phrase for each sound in order to begin to form the letters on a white board.

Fred has a pot of items that start with the sound of the week. He spells the items out using “Fred talk” (phonics) and the children begin to blend the sounds to predict what the item may be eg . c-a-t is cat

To finish the session, Bev shuffles the cards of previous sounds learnt and as she shows them, the children sound each letter and when they recognise the letter of the week they place their hands on their heads - by doing this we are continuing to remember the other sounds as well as the important “sound of the week”.


In order to help the children with learning the sounds, we encourage parents to help their child think of something to bring in beginning with the particular sound we are focusing on.  Not only does the child feel special as they are bringing something in to show, it also helps them and the other children as they are exposed to lots of items beginning with the sound.  


If at any time, you would like more information on Read Write Inc and the way phonics are taught at Busy Bees, please speak to Bev or Emma who will give you more information.


You may find this website useful:


Please visit this website to hear how we say the sounds at Busy Bees:  It really helps your child with their understanding of the sounds if we all say the sounds in the correct way.