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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 

 

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Summer Holiday Club

 Preschool has now closed for the Summer and will reopen for term time sessions on Wednesday 3rd September.  Until then, our Summer Holiday Club will be open every day from 7:45am - 6pm and will be managed by Vicki.  Please contact her on the numbers opposite if you would like to book sessions.  You can find a link to our Holiday Club programme below.

Goodbye!

 

We would like to say 'Goodbye' and 'Good Luck' to all of our little Bees who left us this week to start their new adventures.  Some of you we'll be welcoming back for another action packed year on Wednesday 3rd September.  Until then, have a wonderful Summer.

A Year of Preschool Memories - 2013/14

 We really have had such a wonderful year at Busy Bees.  Thanks for this must go to the children who make going to work such a pleasure - helping them to learn and progress is so rewarding but it is only when you look back on the year that you appreciate how far they've come.  Thanks must also go to the parents who continue to support us - from attending our Stay and Play sessions, supporting our fundraising efforts, contributing to Learning Journeys or even liking a Facebook post.

Transport Survey and Park Visit

 We have recently been thinking about transport which has developed from the children's interests.  These are some of the things we have been doing:

 

* Using junk modelling resources to construct vehicles

* Thinking about how we travel to Busy Bees and using a tally chart to record the results

* Counting and sorting vehicles

* Constructing and racing boats across the paddling pool

* Making and flying paper aeroplanes.  We measured how far they travelled.

* Using the internet to research travel in different countries

* Using a range of materials to construct and role play on a large scale - there were lots of very large boxes involved!

* Singing transport related songs such as The Wheels on the Bus, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Bumping Up and Down on a Big Red Tractor, Down at the Station and Row, Row, Row Your Boat

 

To extend the children's interests further and to reiterate the road safety message which followed on from a visit by PCSO Alexander, we decided to take the children on a transport walk.  We went for a short walk to the bridge near to the park where we recorded the traffic we could see on the road.

We walked sensibly to the bridge near the park.  All of the children held on to the rope, showing awareness of the danger of the roads.

 

Newsletter

 Please click on the link below to view our most recent newsletter.  The next, and final one for this school year, will be out on Friday 11th July

Online Learning Journeys

We have some very exciting news to share with you.  From the start of the Autumn term, we will be changing the way we use Learning Journeys at Busy Bees.  The feedback from parents and carers regarding our Learning Journeys has been fantastic – thank you!  However, we are always seeking to improve on how we do things and therefore, from September, all children will have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, videos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.&nbsp

Toddle Waddle

On Friday 27th June, we took part in a Toddle Waddle in aid of Barnado's.  We were very pleased to see parents join us for the event.

To begin with, Jodie led a circle time explaining to the children what we were going to do so that all of the children were prepared.  

We spent time getting ready with our coats and wellies as it had been a very rainy morning.....then off we set for our walk around the school grounds.

There were lots of things to see and hear which the children happily chatted about.  We hope you enjoy looking at some photos of the morning:

 

 

Transport: Boats

 This week, we are following children's interests by focusing on 'Transport'.  This has stemmed from pirate ships and the police car visit last week plus the children thinking about going on holiday and how they are going to get there.

The children have been playing with toy boats in the water tray, making boats and ships from large cardboard boxes and drawing boats at the mark making table.  To extend this further, this morning we have made boats using junk modelling materials which we floated in the paddling pool outside.  

Visit from Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) David Alexander

 This morning, we were delighted to welcome PCSO David Alexander to Busy Bees.  The children listened intently as PCSO David Alexander introduced himself, talked about his role and that of the Police force.  We thought about what other vehicles are used by the Police, other than a car.

"Helicopter" - Charlie, aged 4

"Horses" - Rosie, aged 3

 

Walk to the Park and Swimming Pool

This morning, we took a group of children for a walk to Ledbury Swimming Pool.  This extends the children's interests and experiences from last Friday morning when two Lifeguards from the Pool came to visit us at Busy Bees.  The children were very sensible, knowing they would need to wear their sun hat as it was "a very warm day."  

On the way to the Pool, we crossed several roads which prompted us to think about road safety.  We stopped, looked and listened before deciding that it was safe to cross.