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Leiston Primary School

Bumblebee - Miss Kinrade/Mrs Kindred

Welcome to Bumblebee Class!

Welcome to Bumblebee Class' webpage. Here you will find information about the school week and what we are learning, as well as links to useful websites and tips to support your child's learning at home. We firmly believe that children make the best progress when we work in partnership with you, so please feel free to contact us with any questions. 


Bumblebee Class is taught by Miss Kinrade (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon) and Mrs Kindred (Wednesday morning, Thursday and Friday). Ms Wright is the teacher in Butterfly Class. We are supported by four fabulous teaching assistants - Miss Golding, Mrs Hawkins, Miss Beesley and Miss Bell. Your child will have the opportunity to work with all the team, who will lead activities and support them throughout the day. 

Key information about the school week:

The school day begins at 8.50am and finishes at 3.15pm. Teachers will be available before and after school, so please approach us or email with any questions or concerns. Appointments can be made if a longer discussion is required. Please support us by arriving punctually and encouraging your child to come into school independently. 



Your child will have one PE session a week on Tuesday. They will need to come to school in full kit. Long hair should be tied up and earrings removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own belongings and to be as independent as possible. Please support your child by ensuring that all of their clothing is clearly labelled and by practising the skills at home (for example, buttons, zips and laces).  


Personal belongings

Please ensure that your child has a clearly labelled water bottle. There is no need to pack a snack for your child - we provide both a fruit or veg snack and milk. Your child will have free flow access to the outdoor area so we ask that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather (coats in the winter and hats and sun cream in the summer). We also ask that your child leaves any toys at home. Please ensure that all belongings are clearly labelled so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child. 




We will provide a  healthy snack in the morning (either fruit or vegetables) and offer the children milk in the afternoon.  We appreciate your support in providing the children with water in their bottles and talk to them about the importance of making healthy choices with our diet.  Having water in their bottles also means we are able to refill bottles during the day.


Teeth brushing

This term we will begin our teeth-brushing programme in class.  We will discuss the importance of good oral hygiene and a balanced healthy diet and children will be supervised to brush their teeth everyday for 2 minutes after lunch.

Spring Term


Our topic this half term is “I wonder what tales I can tell?” We will be exploring  traditional Nursery rhymes and traditional tales and using these as a starting point for our learning adventure. 


We will continue with our daily phonics reviewing the letters and sounds we know and learning new digraphs (sh,ch,th,ng,ai,ee,igh,oa,oo,ar,or,ur,oy,ear,air). 


In maths we will be looking at recognising and ordering numbers to 10, counting to 20 and beyond, adding and subtracting numbers, talking about 3D shapes, weight, capacity, length and money.


As part of our 'Understanding the World' we will think about healthy and unhealthy food and what we need to grow.  We'll learn about the wonderful world of birds take part in 'The Big Bird Watch'.


We are very excited about all of the learning we will do this term!  


Key dates this term: 

Friday February 9th at 2:45 (please come to school office) You are invited to come and share favourite books with the children.


Wednesday 14th February: 'wear what you love' day


Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February: HALF TERM


Wednesday 13th March  at 2.30 (please come to the school office) You are invited to our celebration of learning in class.


Friday 22nd March: Non-uniform for chocolate donations for Easter hampers


Monday 25th March: Easter Hamper Draw


Thursday 28th March: Last day of term


Monday 15th April: School reopens after the Easter Holidays