Welcome to Bluebells class page!
In our Early Years class we have lots of adults to play, encourage and teach the children. The class teacher is Mrs Beedham, Mrs Noble (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) has visited children at many different nurseries in the summer term, Mrs Campbell works afternoons in Bluebells and Mrs Potts works every morning and two afternoons in Bluebells. We are also lucky to have Mrs Silby and Mrs McGlinchey to support us at different times of the week.
In Bluebells the children learn through play and we incorporate the children's interests into their learning. Our main goal is for the children to be happy and feel secure in their new environment. This half term we concentrate on getting to know our new children and their families. The children will quickly make friends and become used to their new routines.
We had a fantastic day at Sledmere Estate. The children and staff did not stop laughing as they fought against the wind and rain to enjoy the wonders at Sledmere! The children started the day by going on a deer safari where we met the baby fawns and stroked them. The children enjoyed travelling on the trailers to see the rest of the farm animals. They climbed on the tractors and found out about the barley and wheat grown at the farm. The children felt the wool, fresh from the sheep and learnt what it is used to make.
After the children had eaten their picnic inside the playroom, they went to explore the fantastic play area in the rain. They enjoyed the swings, tractor, the castle and, of course, the rope swing! We went on to meet the rest of the farm animals and had a really good conversation with the sheep (don't ask!). The pigs made us laugh with their toiletry habits and we went to meet the horses. Anna showed us how to measure the horses with our hands.
Overall a fantastic day, we thought the children would definitely sleep on the journey home but they were too excited and could not stop chatting about their fun day.
A big thank you to James and Richard at Sledmere for making our day informative and fun. A great big thank you to Anna Hare from the Country Trust organisation for offering us the opportunity in the first place.
We went for a lovely windy walk on Tuesday. We created our own colour tracks so that we knew the way back! The children had a treasure hunt and had to find 5 twigs, 4 items that fit on their hand, 3 items that looked the same, 2 pebbles that are the same size and 1 object that could not be moved.
Faith said that she had enjoyed drawing the arrows and she found the big rock that couldn't be moved. Michael remembered seeing lots of leaves and pebbles that were the same size. Martha said that she felt very excited to go on the trip and she is looking forward to next week.
Next week a literacy focus so watch this space!