The Busy Bees offers a nurture provision for children in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. All of the work we do is based around The Six Principles of Nurture, which are:
1. Children's learning is understood developmentally
2. The classroom offers a safe base
3. The importance of nurture for the development of well-being
4. Language is a vital means of communication
5. All behaviour is communication
6. The importance of transition in children's live
(Nurture UK, 2020)
By following these principles, all the work we do is challenging but individualised to the needs of each child. We work on individual and group targets and develop skills through a range of activities that are based around a specific book. For this term (Spring 2) the book we are using is called Giraffe Problems by Jory John and is focussed on friendship, self-confidence and resilience.
During this time of uncertainty and school closures Miss Townley and I would love to support your children and your family. We have therefor compiled a list of activities, resources and useful websites for you to access and use during this time. We hope you enjoy these shared learning opportunities with your children and as a family.
Hello you lovely Busy Bees.
We hope you had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the delicious treats!
So we are now into Summer 1 Term, we have a new book to look at and discuss.
The book we will look at this term is The Little Tree by Loren Long.
We hope you enjoy this story and learn some lessons from it. I'm sure you will all see, how change can be hard to accept but when we do embrace it, joy can be found. Little Tree felt sad and alone during a time of change but when he learnt to accept change, he began to grow and flourish. We find ourselves in a time of change and some of you might find this hard but try to find your joy during this time.There is definitely some to be found! All of the things you hold dear about school, will still be there when you return and we look forward to hearing about all the joy you found and experienced during this time.
Remember you are all amazing and cannot just find joy but share it to!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Miss Polyak and Miss Townley
As we are into Summer 2 term and our final term, it is time to change our book. This term we will be looking at the book Oh, the Places You'll go by Dr Seuss. This rhythmical story discusses how transitions can be daunting but also exciting. As we begin to think about next year and reflect upon this one, it is important to consider all the aspects that change brings and the feelings it evokes. We hope you enjoy this story and can think about your personal journey and what next year will mean for you.
Life is one big adventure, filled with experiences. Some of these experiences may seem overwhelming and come as an unwanted change but try to take comfort in the fact that they are inevitable and are happening because you are ready for this change, embrace it and fly high. There is so many people you can share your thoughts and feelings with, so please reach out if you are feeling overwhelmed or want to share your excitement! Whatever you are feeling, we believe in you, you have got this!
See you all soon, Miss Polyak and Miss Townley
Please click on the attachments below to access activities and links to online learning and don't forget to check Purple Mash for other Busy Bee Activities.
We wish you well and hope to see you soon.