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The Hive

Bye Street

Ledbury

Herefordshire

HR8 2AG

 

 

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 

 

Autumn at Busy Bees

We love the Autumn season at Busy Bees as it provides so many wonderful opportunities for learning.  Since the beginning of the term, we've been using our senses to think about Autumn - what can we see happening?  Why are the leaves falling from the trees?  What colours can we see?  Can we find a big leaf and a small leaf?

 

We have enjoyed many activities, indoors and outdoors which have really sparked the children's imagination and curiosity.  Particular favourites have been:

 

* going for walks, recording our findings with the iPad

* exploring patterns of leaves and bark by having a go at rubbings

* making apple crumble and hedgehog bread

* exploring the insides of pumpkins and counting seeds

* sorting and counting Autumn objects including conkers, pine cones, sycamore seeds and leaves

* making collages using items found in the Forest School area

* making telescopes and going on a squirrel hunt

 

 

This half term, we'll continue to explore Autumn and the resources it offers us.  The trees at Busy Bees and around the area continue to change colour and lose their leaves so we'll be going on plenty of walks to investigate.  We'll also be thinking about Bonfire Night, using this as inspiration for our learning.  Some of the things we'll be doing include:

 

* making firework patterns to extend our mark making skills - spots, swirls, lines, zig zags, circles etc.

* making voice sounds - wheee, whizz, bang, pop, fizz, crackle etc.

* using instruments to accompany firework music, tapping out and following rhythms

* thinking about firework safety with a visit from the Police Community Support Officers on Wednesday afternoon

* exploring shapes as we use them to create rockets and fireworks

* using boxes to construct rockets and spaceships

* pretending to be fireworks - jumping, swinging our arms around, kicking our legs, shaking our bodies.  Great for developing gross motor skills ready for writing

* large scale mark making