The Bumblebee class is a mixed Reception/Year 1 class.
Staff recognise early childhood as a very important stage of life with its own particular needs, and our aim is to give young children the best possible start to their school life. Our curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of children across the age group.
We use the Letters and Sounds Teaching Programme to teach Phonics, using the Jolly Phonics multi-sensory approach and the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme.
Learning in the Bumblebees class is never dull! We learn through practical, hands-on experiences and enjoy exploring the environment around us.
The school OFSTED report (2016) states that, in the Foundation Stage:
'Good-quality and interesting resources are used to help children make good progress and enjoy their learning.'
'The early years classroom has a very positive and happy atmosphere where children are valued'