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Welcome to our new blog!  We hope to share all the wonderful things we are learning about in the Resource Base.

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Our Class teachers are Mr P. Mould and Mrs M. Watts.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs K. Bowyer, Ms N. Derrick, Mrs M. Walker, Ms S. Kearl, Mrs S. Mould, Miss M. New and Mrs S. Lloyd.

YR Curriculum Map 2021-22    Y1 Curriculum Map 2022-23

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  • Saturday 3 December 2022 Friday 2nd December It has been another busy week in Bumblebees. Our Reception/Year One children have been learning the story 'Little Red Riding Hood'. They made sandwiches for Grandma and used props to retell the story.
  • Saturday 26 November 2022 Friday 25th November Our Reception/Year One children have been recapping the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' this week. They have used Makaton signs to help retell the story and have enjoyed exploring porridge playdough.
  • Sunday 20 November 2022 Friday 18th November This week has seen the end of the Thomas Gainsborough topic for our Year 2 children. They consolidated all the skills they have been taught over the past three weeks and painted their own portraits. They had to follow the rules carefully, then mix the colours using the powder paint to make the right skin tone. There are some lovely photos on Fireflies class page so please do take a look.
  • Sunday 13 November 2022 RB trips for Bees The Bees went on their topic based trips on Thursday 10th November. Year R to Moors Valley, Year 1 to the SS Great Britain and Year 2 to the Holbourne Museum in Bath. A great time was had by all the children with lots of new learning and extra consolidation of the topic. The children should be really proud of themselves as they were really good role models for Westbury Infants School. Thank you to all the adults that accompanied the children on this super day out.
  • Sunday 6 November 2022 Friday 4th November What a busy first week! Our Reception/Year One group have been thinking about the festival of Diwali and Bonfire Night. They have made Rangoli patterns and have used different media to create different firework effects. We have looked at both the colours and the sounds of fireworks and have moved like fireworks using colourful ribbons.
  • Saturday 15 October 2022 Friday 14th October Our Reception/Year One group started the week by sharing the story 'Funny bones' by Janet and Allen Ahlberg. They then drew around each other and talked about the different parts of their bodies. They looked for bones hidden in jelly and used the bones to build their own skeletons. They also looked at animal skeletons and had a go at making some of their own skeleton pictures using playdough and pasta shapes.
  • Sunday 9 October 2022 Friday 7th October This week marked the first school trips of the year. The children all had a lovely time on Wednesday even though they did get a little wet and soggy!
  • Saturday 1 October 2022 Friday 30th September In our Reception/Year One group, the children have been learning about people who help us. They have learned about the roles of shop assistants, firefighters, dentists and builders and had fun operating the till at the shop, using the water spray bottles to put out the 'fire', cleaning the dirty teeth with toothbrushes and toothpaste and building with a variety of different materials. In attention bucket, the children have been mixing foamy colours and using this to paint with and they have also explored different feelings. In Maths, they have been learning about the number two.
  • Sunday 25 September 2022 Friday 23rd September The Bumblebees have been working really hard this week in their RWI and the grown ups have been so proud of the way they are settling into the routines and trying really hard to learn their sounds to help them read and write.
  • Saturday 17 September 2022 Friday 16th September It has been another busy week in Bumblebees!
  • Saturday 10 September 2022 Friday 9th September Welcome back to our returning families and a warm welcome to those of you who are new to the school! We are all very proud of how well the children have settled back into the routine of school life and are looking forward to another busy and exciting year.
  • Friday 15 July 2022 Friday 15th July What a fabulous time we had at our water fight today! It was great to see the children having fun and laughing after working so hard all year. What a treat for a hot day!
  • Saturday 9 July 2022 Friday 8th July The Bees have been artists this week! The Year 1 children have been learning about Andy Warhol. They have tried printing with leaves and have created their own designs ready for screen printing next week. Year 2 have also been busy learning about printing and havedesigned their ownAdinkra symbols which they will carve into potatoesand use as a tool for printing.
  • Friday 1 July 2022 Friday 1st July Today, the children had lots of fun participating in our sponsored colour run. They came to school dressed in their brightest colours and ran ten times (1 mile) around the trim trail. We were all really proud of how resilient they were as they kept going even when they felt really tired. Well done Bees - you were all brilliant!
  • Sunday 26 June 2022 Friday 24th June It has been another busy week in Bumblebees Class. On Wednesday, our Year One children took the train to Warminster park. They had a great time lookingfor human and physical features in the environment and they then drew these onto a map. After lunch they had great fun playing in the splash park!
  • Saturday 18 June 2022 Friday 17th June It has been a busy week with our Reception and Year 2 children both going on their school trips.
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 Friday 10th June On Wednesday, our Year 2 children visited Longleat for the day sponsored by Kids Out. They joined children from other Resource Bases and Special Schools within the local area and took part in a wide range of activities from a boat and train ride, a visit to the safari park, rides on the carousel, a Punch and Judy show and even got to feed the parakeets and sea lions. It was a fantastic day!
  • Saturday 21 May 2022 Friday 20th May Our Year One children havebeen amazing designers in DT this week. They have been learning all about different leavers and joints. Based around the Queen's jubilee, the children used a hinge joint to make the gates of Buckingham Palace, a slider jointto move a picture of the Queen around and a pivot jointto makethe Queen's favourite dog, a Corgi, move its legs.
  • Sunday 15 May 2022 Friday 13th May Our Reception children have been busy being superheroes this week after reading the story 'Supertato'. They made capes and masks and then had to use their super powers to solve problems. They also had fun making their own 'super vegetables'; adding googly eyes, capes and masks to vegetable of their choice.
  • Friday 6 May 2022 Friday 6th May It has been another busy week in Bees. Our Year Two children have continued to learn about the fossil hunter, Mary Anning. They were great historians, looking for clues in various sources (photos, drawings, story books, museum artefacts etc) and matching them to some given statements.
  • Friday 6 May 2022 Friday 6th May It has been another busy week in Bees. Our Year Two children have continued to learn about the fossil hunter, Mary Anning. They were great historians, looking for clues in various sources (photos, drawings, story books, museum artefacts etc) and matching them to some given statements.
  • Friday 6 May 2022 Friday 6th May It has been another busy week in Bees. Our Year Two children have continued to learn about the fossil hunter, Mary Anning. They were great historians, looking for clues in various sources (photos, drawings, story books, museum artefacts etc) and matching them to some given statements.
  • Tuesday 3 May 2022 Friday 29th April Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Easter break. As always, the children have been busy in Bees this week. Our Reception children have been exploring the work from the artist Tom Yendall.He is a painter who uses his mouth and feet to paint. They used different natural materials to paint with such as twigs and leaves and then made faces with natural materials in our sensory garden.
  • Saturday 2 April 2022 Friday 1st April Our Year 2 childrenhave been artists this week and had a lovely time learning about sculptures and looking at the work of the famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth. They began by practicing the technique of moulding to create a tree by scrunching and rolling paper to make thetrunkand branches and then covered it in tape to make it waterproof.They thentook strips of Mod Roc, dippedin water and moulded it aroundtheir structures. The following daytheydesignedtheir landscape, drawing ontheir previous visit to the white horse for inspiration and then they createdtheir own version of a hilly landscape. It was a bit messy but they all had lots of fun!
  • Friday 25 March 2022 Friday 25th March Another busy week in the Bees class, hope you enjoy looking at the photos below.
  • Sunday 13 March 2022 Friday 11th March Another week has flown by! The children in Reception have been busy learning the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. They have talked about where bread comes from, how it is made and they have also madebread or sandwiches.
  • Sunday 6 March 2022 Friday 4th March What a busy week! On Wednesday (and Friday) some of our Reception children went toCaen Hill Countryside Centre. The children had great fun pretending to be farmers and got to feed the different animals. They had the opportunity to hold baby lambs and got to see an emu’s egg which the farm will help to hatch.. It was a great day out and a great start totheir topic of 'All creatures great and small'.
  • Saturday 12 February 2022 Friday 11th February This week our Year One children have been busy baking. They have made English scones, Scottish Shortbread and Northern Ireland's Soda Bread. Theyused their mixing, crumbling, rolling and cutting skills to make these delicious foods from around the UK and then they wrote evaluations based on how they looked, smelt, felt and tasted. The Shortbread was definitely very popular!
  • Sunday 6 February 2022 Friday 4th February In Year One this week, the children have been continuing their learning about the four countries of the UK. They listened to the legend of Finn McCool and his importance in The Giants Causewayand then made their own characters to help them retell the legend. They have also been busy in maths, using their skills in counting on and adding to work out their number bonds to 10.
  • Sunday 30 January 2022 Friday 28th January What a busy week we've had! The Reception children have been learning about weight and capacity in Maths. They have compared weights by direct comparison and have used the language of heavier and lighter. They have also looked at full and empty and explored the capacity of different containers. As part of their current topic, the children have enjoyed a welly walk around the school.
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