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Check in everyday to see what Bumble Bear has been up to during his home schooling.

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Bumble News – Thursday 7th May


Another very busy and exciting day for Bumble.  After hours of playing to improve his skills over the last few weeks or so, Bumble finally earnt his silver trophy on Mario Kart!  A great way to start the day.  He completed the work set by Mrs Pearson, followed by colouring a VE Day picture.  This was followed by our Google Meeting and he loved seeing those of you who were able to join the call.  Just before lunch there was time for a little maths money work.  

After lunch and phonics play, he did some writing.  He had a go at rhyming couplets. (rhyming couplet is a pair of successive lines in a poem, where the final words of each line rhyme with one another).  It was rather tricky but he enjoyed the challenge.  Then he put some finishing touches on a painting he has been working on during lockdown.  To end his day, he headed out for a woodland walk and hid the rocks he painted for others to find and enjoy! 


Bumble News – Wednesday 6th May


Bumble has had another really busy day.  On his walk in the woods this morning he spotted a lot of hidden, painted rocks so on his return he wanted to paint some to hide on his next walk for people to enjoy.  After this he did Mrs Pearsons work.  Just before lunch there was a bit of time left for a domino maths game with Croc.  They really enjoyed it…the instructions are on the photo if you want to try it out!

After lunch Bumble had a chance to play out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and his trampoline.  He even helped to do a bit of weeding!  Finally his ‘school’ day ended with a bit of sewing….although he tried his best, he needs a few lessons from Mrs B!


Bumble News - Tuesday 5th May


What a Busy day Bumble has had!  The beautiful sunshine meant a lovely long walk to start the day followed by completing Mrs Pearsons task.  He then had time for a maths game before lunch.  He had to work out if the sums given were correct or not.  

In the afternoon he wrote a few riddles and played football.  He then spent time out in the garden enjoying the sunshine.  

Bumble News - Monday 4th May

Bumble woke up feeling rather sleepy. After breakfast and a bit of time watching TV, he was ready for the day ahead.  He enjoyed Just Dance to start his school day.  Like you do, Bumble choose to rest after his dancing in a cardboard box a delivery arrived it at the weekend!  It reminded him of the story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.”  Inspired by his box, he created a 3D story map and enjoyed retelling the story to everyone!  

Before lunch he completed the work set by Mrs Pearson he spent ages watching the jellyfish. Did you know jellyfish don’t have brains!  

After lunch he did some reading on Bug Club and played tricky word noughts and crosses.  A great game for siblings too as they can use their own words.  Then it was time to play in his box again…or should I say cave!



Bumble Challenge

Why not create your own story map of a story you know well.  Don’t forget to send any pictures to Bumble so he can see what you have been doing.


Bumble News - Friday 1st May


Bumble woke up super excited as he was looking forward to the virtual meetings at lunchtime.  He started off doing Mr Sinclair’s challenge… he clearly has some work to do as it took him 1 min 54 sec! Check out his video challenge on our Google Classroom stream and see how you get on.  After this he did the maths task set by Mrs Pearson followed by creating his own robot using different shapes and labelling his picture to say what he had used.  He was to tired to colour it in but might finish it over the weekend.  Next he read a Lego book – hoping to get some ideas for his next building session!  

Finally, lunchtime arrived and he loved seeing you on our virtual meeting.  It was sad some of you couldn’t join, hopefully we will see you on the next one.  Following this Bumble helped make lunch.  He did some handwriting practise and phonic play to end another week of home schooling.


Bumble Challenge


Draw a shape picture and label how many of each shape you have used to create it. Don’t forget to send it to Bumble, he would love to see it.

Amazing Home Learning

Bumble News - Thursday 30th April


After breakfast Bumble did a bit of yoga to get the day started.  He then completed the work set by Mrs Pearson.  He was amazed to discover that the Royal family visit Kew Gardens.  After this he competed a maths challenge, where he had to draw the number he rolled in different ways.  (Sounds complicated…but check out the photos the children are used to such an activity!). 

After lunch he went through his phonics sounds and he read on Bug Club.  After all is hard work, he was rewarded with a little extra time than usual on to play Mario Kart.  He has been inspired by a class member to practise so he earns a trophy on the game…so far his effort has not been reward – but I’m sure it soon will!


Bumble Challenge

Have a go at rolling a dice to create a 2 digit number – then draw the number in different ways. You may even teach your grown up how to do it! 

If you have any photos for our “Sharing Slide Show” tomorrow don’t forget to send them to Bumble (with consent).  He can’t wait to see what everyone has been doing this week.


Bumble News – Wednesday 29th April


Today Bumble started his day with Joe Wicks – he actually found it quite tiring so needed a long rest and a snack afterwards! He then settled down to write his animal story for Mrs Pearson.  His story was about Prickle the hedgehog who’s spikes kept hurting his friends.  After writing there was enough time to go on Doodle Maths and Spelling Shed before lunch.


After lunch he did some spelling work based on suffixes.  He was given different suffixes and had to think of words they could be added to.  He also had time to play Uno – one of his favourite games.  Finally, he dug out his paper aeroplane book and has begun folding.  Watch out for flying planes everyone!


Bumble Challenge


Why not have a go at thinking of words with the following suffixes.

est  -   biggest

ed   -   chatted

er    -   ruder

List as many as you can think of and write one of each in a sentence.

Bumble News – Tuesday 28th April


Bumble started his morning with Cosmic Yoga followed by the comprehension set by Mrs Pearson.  He then did some phonics work with the different ways the ‘i’ sound can be written.  

After a yummy lunch and a bit of TV Bumble did some maths work.  Thinking about symmetry.  He was given items in the house (in 2s) and had to put them down symmetrically.  He loved doing this and went on to do some in his book using stickers.  He the spent time reading with his teddies.  He did spend lots of time looking out the window wondering where the sunshine has gone! 



Bumble Challenge

Perhaps you know where the sunshine has gone? Could you write and let Bumble know….has it gone on holiday, did it get eaten by an alien? He thinks it got to warm so has gone to visit the planet Neptune to cool down a bit!  He would love to hear what you think.

Bumble News - Monday 27th April


After breakfast Bumble did a bit of morning exercise.  He opted for Just Dance. He then checked to see what Mrs Pearson set for the day.  He enjoyed writing about a giraffe.  Following this he created a paper giraffe ( ) which he really enjoyed although he needed a bit of help with cutting out!  After a break from work and a well earnt snack he did a sound hunt challenge.  He was given a letter and had to list as many things he could, in the house, that started with that sound.  

After lunch he did some simple number work.  He had some sums in his book he had to work out.  Then he went on Spelling Shed and Doodle maths for a while. 


Bumble Challenge

Why not do your own sound hunt.  You could use the starting letter of your name and see how many things you can think of, in your house, that start with the letter.  

Make sure to send Bumble anything you have been up to  If you are happy for any work sent to be shared on our class web page please email your consent

Bumble News – Friday 23rd April


Bumble’s day began with circuits in the garden, a bounce on the trampoline followed by a quick rest in the sunshine.  He then settled down to odd and even maths set by Mrs Pearson.  Following this he did an odd and even game on Topmarks.

Following a snack he did some phonics work thinking about the different ways to write the ‘long i’  sound. He thought of different words for each and used them in a sentence.

After lunch he did an alphabet drawing challenging. He had to draw something for each letter.  He really enjoyed this activity!  The ‘school’ day ended with some playing in the garden and fairy den building.


Bumble Challenge

See if you can draw a picture for each letter of the alphabet.  Don’t forget to send Bumble he really loves to see all your amazing work.

Sharing Slide Shows


We plan to share every Friday so don’t forget to email Bumble so we can celebrate your learning together.  

Parents please make sure – if you haven’t already done so we are given consent to share any image you email 

Amazing Home Learning

Bumble News – Thursday 23rd April


Bumble’s day began by watching Tom and Jerry and some yummy toast. After a bit of persuading the TV was off and he was ready to start his ‘school’ day!  It began with a bit of football in the garden and circuits. His favourite station was throwing and catching. He was able to throw really high although if you try this at home be careful not throw it over the fence like Bumble did!  It was then time to check what Mrs Pearson had set for today. Bumble was delighted as it looked like a fun day outside in the sunshine. After watching the video he went out to explore what plants he could find.

After lunch he did some nature art using leaves, plants and twigs he found in the garden.  He then did a bit more science – an investigation into whether objects “Sink or Float.”  He made a chart in his book and had to make a prediction first before placing the objects into the water.


Bumble Challenge

Why not do your own “Sink or Float” experiment.  Remember to predict what you think before you find out!  You could also have a go at some nature art.  Bumble would love to see how you get one, email him at:  

If you are happy for any work sent to be shared on our class web page please email your consent if you have not already done so.



Bumble News - Wednesday 22nd April


Bumble woke up a little sleepy today but remembered about a great piece of work that was shared with him yesterday that he wanted to do today.  It was a Bitesize activity based on The Magic Faraway Tree (one of Mrs Burrows favourite books!) After breakfast and a little TV he started his work.  First, he watched a video clip and then wrote a diary entry about climbing the tree and seeing a magical land at the top.  He really enjoyed writing today.  

After concentrating for so long he needed a bit of fresh air so bounced on the trampoline till he was exhausted.  Then of course he needed a snack!

After that he logged on to check the google work set and which he completed and returned.

In the afternoon Bumble created some bird finger puppets which were really easy and fun to do. The instructions can be found here in case you want to have a go.

He ended the school day with a little online learning, Doodle Maths, Spelling Shed and Bug Club.  



Bumble Challenge

Have a look at the clip below and write your own diary entry.  The clip gives lots of ideas to support your writing.

Don’t forget to send Bumble your work, he loves to see what you have been up to as he is missing everyone lots and lots!



 Bumble News – Tuesday 21st April


Bumble started the day with Joe Wicks.  If any grown-ups joined in walking might be tricky tomorrow! After a little rest he logged on to see what work Mrs Pearson had set, which he happily completed.  He then drew a dog he called Spot, using a step by step tutorial and wrote about it. He did three sentences describing what Spot is like.  He enjoyed the drawing more than the writing!  It was then time for a walk.  It was a beautiful day but a bit chilly in the wind.  He enjoyed climbing a tree in the woods and was impressed how high he managed to get.  

After Lunch he coloured a poster to pop in a window by the front door…thanking all the postal workers for delivering in these strange times.  He hopes it might cheer them up a bit. He did some phonics on Phonics Play as well as Doodle Maths.  Finally, he did some reading with some of his teddies.


Bumble Challenge

Create a poster for your door/window to let the postal workers know what a great job they are doing.  You can email a photo of your poster Bumble. He would love to see it:  If you are happy for any work sent to be shared on our class web page please email your consent if you have not already done so.



Bumble News - Monday 20th April


Bumble started his morning with scrambled eggs that he helped make.  He then did Just Dance as a bit of exercise before checking Google Classroom to see what todays work was.  After doing his sentences he spent some time learning a bit about whales and created a fact page all about them.  After that he went out for a walk and enjoyed collecting daisies.  After lunch he used his daisies to do some maths...which he really enjoyed.  He put them in arrays and labelled them and used them to help solve some adding sums he was challenged with.  This was followed by some phonics work.  He went on Phonics Play and enjoyed the buried treasure game.  He really enjoyed his first day back at school and hopes you have too.


Bumble Challenge

Have a go at creating a fact page about an animal you really like.  You can send your work to show Bumble  If you are happy for any work sent to be shared on our class web page please email your consent. 

Bumble Update - Monday 20th April


Bumble has been delighted to receive emails and photos showing him what everyone has been up to and what Home Learning looks like for everyone in Toucans.  Some parents have kindly consented to their pictures being shared on our web page.  Below are just a few of the wonderful images sent to Bumble.  Remember if you are happy for your photos to be added, please email Bumble stating your consent.    It would be lovely to share all the amazing work he has received.   

Amazing Home Learning

Bumble Update - Sunday 19th April


Hope you have all had a wonderful Easter and had a chance to relax a little bit ready for the Summer Term ahead.  Bumble has eaten way too much chocolate, spent time in the garden and played with his toys.  His favourite part of the holidays had been sleeping in and having a couple of pyjama days! 

Tomorrow it’s back to ‘school’ and he, like you, will be checking Google Classroom in the morning to see what Mrs Pearson has set for the day.  

Cress Diary

Look what has happened to the cress seeds!

Can you see the leaves and stems?

Can you spot any roots?

Thursday 2nd April


Bumble woke up a little grumpy today…. but a yummy breakfast and some exercise helped changed his mood! (Think he is ready for the Easter break!) After a little TV he started work on some English – incorporating Geography. He did the challenge sticker about a country.  First had had to decide which country, he studied an atlas and went on google earth to help him make up his mind.  He went for Botswana and created a wonderful fact sheet.  He really enjoyed this activity and recommends this sticker if you haven’t done it yet!  Did you know that Botswana is the best place to see meerkats in the wild.  

After a snack and quick break Bumble had a go at drawing arrays for maths.  He needed a little reminder to say ‘groups of’ when he read the ‘x’ sign, so that it was easier for him to draw the arrays in his book. 

eg: 2x4 – two groups of four

In the afternoon he spent a little time finishing off his fact sheet about Botswana by adding pictures to match his facts.  He then whizzed through his phonics flash cards. The day ending with a bit of craft time.  Seeing as its nearly the Easter holidays Bumble got creative with some Easter crafts.


Bumble’s Daily Challenge: Easter Crafts


Have a go at creating some Easter crafts of your own. If you are happy for your creations to go on the website please send Bumble your photos.  In order for it to be uploaded on the website you must state in your email that you are happy for it to be placed online. Bumble would love to see what you can create.

Wednesday 1st April 


As it was cold this morning Bumble opted to do Cosmic Yoga to start the day.  This was followed by some maths.  He started off with Doodle Maths followed by the challenge sticker about making 20.

After a snack and a break, it was time to settle down to some English.  In his book Bumble decided he wanted to do an alphabet challenge.  He thought of 3 nouns for every letter of the alphabet. With a bit of time left before lunch Bumble read quietly to himself. He then got quizzed on the article he had read.  

After lunch he went on Phonics Play and did the car speed trails (phase 5 sounds).  To end the day he did a science challenge label where he had to draw and label a flower.  He researched all about what flowers and plants need to grow. He wrote down in his book all the things he found out. 

Don’t forget you could take a photo of your work and email Bumble, so he can see what you have been up to. He has received some lovely photos and is really impressed with the hard work everyone is doing at home.  Keep up the good work.



Bumble’s Daily Challenge: See if you can think of a noun for each letter of the alphabet.

Bumble - Tuesday 31thMarch 


Sticking to the timetable the day started with some exercise. Bumble is really enjoying this part of the day.  Then it was time for maths.  He wasn’t feeling up to writing, so rather than battling we had a hands on maths session all about shape.  Bumble was given the name of a shape and he had to go searching the house for 5 things that shape.  Before he was told the next shape, he had to go put all the items back! Take a look at the photos can you name all the shapes he had to hunt for?

After a break and a snack Bumble did an English sticker challenge – about verbs.  He couldn’t think of one for x – if you do please let him know!  He then read some of his books to himself quietly.

After lunch it was phonics time and he thought about the ‘or ’ sound spelt ‘aw’ or ‘au’.  For the rest of the day he enjoyed some time to play.  He did a puzzle, played Lego and watched a bit of TV.


Bumble’s Daily Challenge: Shape Hunt

Why not try a shape hunt in your home? Try find items of the following shapes; sphere, cylinder, cuboid, and cube.



Bumble - Monday 30thMarch 


Bumble is looking forward to another week of home school! This week a little more structure has been put in place for Bumble.  His timetable is in the photos if you need some help structuring your days!  


After breakfast Bumble went out into the garden for some fresh air…. It was freezing!!  He enjoyed bouncing on the trampoline and running around to warm up.  Next, he settled down to some maths.  He started off with a maths challenge sticker.  He thought hard about all the ways he could make £1 and £2. He picked this sticker as he received an email, with a photo from someone who had given this a go and Bumble thought it looked fun!  I think having the ‘Tuck Shop’ up and running also really helped with this challenge! He then completed some sums that were written into his book…finding the missing number.  He wrote some sums for his grown up have a go at… he liked marking their work and explaining where they had gone wrong!


Following a snack and a short break Bumble settled down to some English.  He read aloud to an adult then completed a challenge sticker and wrote a story about space.  


After lunch and a break Bumble played Obb and Bob on Phonics Play.  In the afternoon he opted for French…Miss Linnert would be proud…he remembered his colours and animals. 


Bumble’s Daily Challenge: French colours and animals


In your book have a go at drawing, colouring and labelling your own animals in French.

Cress Diary

Mrs Pearson put the cress seeds on the windowsill in the sunshine and watered them everyday.

What has happened to them?

Which parts can you see starting to grow?

Bumble – Weekend News


Bumble has had a very chilled out weekend.  He has had a chance to play with some of his toys, watch TV, and amongst other things gone on the x-box.  He coloured in rainbows for his window so that children out walking could spot them.  He dressed up and helped cook dinner.  His most enjoyable activity was a great big bubble bath! 


Hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  Perhaps your writing activity for Monday could be your weekend news! Just like we normally do on a Monday morning.  You could take a photo of your work and email Bumble, so he can see what you have been up to. 


Bumble - Friday 27thMarch


Joe Wicks PE lesson online started the day.  Bumble was feeling quite sleepy but a bit of exercise refreshed him!  Think he was a bit sleepy because she stayed up late to clap for all the amazing NHS staff last night!  First Bumble decide to do the challenge sticker about his favourite game or sport. His handwriting was beautiful and he hopes his work in his book might earn him his pen license.  He then played snap with Basil Bear!  Despite not winning he was still happy to play.  

After lunch Basil and Bumble made some cupcakes.  They then enjoyed watching Alphablocks and doing some colouring together.  They went out in the garden and did some measuring, the longest leaf they found was 18cm.  Why not see if you can find in a longer leaf your garden?  At the end of the ‘school’ day they did some Cosmic Kids Yoga – Pokemon which you can find on YouTube.

Enjoy the weekend and check back on Monday to see what Bumble gets up to. Don’t forget you can email Bumble,   to let him know what you have been doing.  He was emailed some lovely artwork today.


Bumble’s Daily Challenge: Dream Cupcake


In your book draw your dream cupcake.  Can you write a few sentences describing what is in it. Bumble would definitely include strawberries!

Bumble - Thursday 26th March


After a long walk in the sunshine Bumble settled down to do a challenge sticker all about days of the weeks and months of the year. He also drew pictures of each season.  Maths time next and he used his number cards and made an additional card for the greater than / less than symbol (< >).  He then played a game.  He had to choose 2 numbers, then place the symbol correctly between them. He found saying the number sentence quite tricky!  

In the afternoon he read on Bug Club and treated everyone to some piano playing and singing! After a short performance he was asked to stop and get on with some handwriting.  He wrote a line of each letter of the alphabet. Why not have a go at this tomorrow? After that he did a phonics challenge sticker.  Finally, he did an emoji nursery rhyme quiz…which is in the photos below.  How many can you guess? 


Don’t forget to email Bumble   so that he can see what you have been up to. He was delighted so see some amazing work today including a music video and an internet safety poster.  Keep up the good work everyone!


Bumble’s Daily Challenge:More than / Less than


In your book could you write some more than or less than number setences.  For an extra challenge these could be sums 


eg.  4 + 7 < 15 - 2

Bumble - Wednesday 25thMarch


The morning started with Just Dance – his favourite dance was Eye of the Tiger!  He then completed the verb challenge sticker followed by some phonics work.  He went searching for different items starting with the sound ‘P’. Bumble then thought of names starting with ‘P’ and verbs, just like we did at school last week! He then used one of each ‘P’ word to create his own sentences to make a silly tongue twister poem.  

After lunch he read to a grown up and went on Doodle Maths and Spelling Shed. There was even time in the day to start some Easter cards ready to post to family.  Why don’t you do make some cards tomorrow?

Don’t forget to email Bumble,   so that he can see what you have been up to.


Bumble’s Daily Challenge: Sound hunt and poem


Choose a letter and create your own silly tongue twister poem in your book. For an extra challenge you could draw a picture.


Cress Diary

Mrs Pearson scattered some cress seeds onto a piece of wet kitchen towel to see if they would grow.

What do you think will happen?

What else will the seeds need to help them grow?

Where would be a good place to put them?

Bumble - Tuesday 24th March


The day started with a nice long walk and fresh air. Bumble enjoyed playing hide and seek! He then spent a bit of time reading some of his favourite books with a snack.  However, after snacking non-stop yesterday a new ‘Tuck Shop’ system is now in place…. a great opportunity to get maths into the day!  Bumble has been getting used to the different coins and has had to think hard about what to spend his £1 on.  Plus, with a Tuck Shop, we might still have food left by Friday!  In the afternoon Bumble did a maths challenge sticker, writing his numbers from 1 - 100.  He also made himself some number cards and was challenged to sort them in different ways.  Check back tomorrow to see what Bumble gets up to. You can email Bumble,  so that he can see what you have been up to.


Bumble’s Daily Challenge: Tuck Shop Challenge


In your book write a list of what you would spend your £1 on. Bumble spent 90p what do you think he bought?  

For an extra challenge draw a picture of each item.


Bumble - Monday 23rdMarch


It’s Bumbles first day of being home schooled.  The day started with PE, thanks to YouTube and Joe Wickes who is doing daily PE lessons.  This was followed by decorating his book and writing an acrostic poem all about himself.  After lunch, he spent time reading on Bug Club and a doing a bit of Doodle Maths.  He hopes you have all enjoyed your first day at home too. Check back tomorrow to see what Bumble gets up to.

Welcome to the Toucan Class Web Page


Welcome to the Toucan Class web page. Through clicking on the tabs below you will find a copy of our latest curriculum guide so that you know what your child is learning about this term, a handy reminder of what your child needs for each day so that you can help them to be as prepared as they can be and a Home Learning tab for you to know what learning is expected to be carried out at home.


The class team this year are Mrs Burrows, Mrs Adams and Mrs Burningham. Each morning as you drop your child off at the rear door to the school, a member of staff will be on the door to briefly answer any general questions you have or to pass a message on to the class team for them to either discuss the issue with you at the end of the school day or make a mutually convenient appointment for a longer discussion if needed. 


We will be taking part in a wide variety of learning activities throughout the school year and we will do our very best to add photos and write-ups of all of these wonderful experiences below so that you can enjoy sharing in your child's learning...

DT Mazes

In DT the children have enjoyed creating their own transport maze.  First, they had to come up with 3 different designs they could use.  They had some wonderful ideas, such as a spaceship travelling to the moon, a ship sailing to a desert island and a bus travelling to school.  Next, they had to choose which idea they wanted to make.  Finally, we made the maze and with the power of magnets were able to play with them! The children also had to evaluate their final product. Giving their final product a score out of 10 and suggesting ways in which it could be improved.

Remembrance Day Art

Circus Day

We had a great Circus Day.  It started with creating bow ties to wear with our tie dye t-shirts we had made earlier in the term. Then we were treated to balloon modelling.  The afternoon finished with us getting to share, with our parents, our circus skills and music we have been learning this term. We even had popcorn!

Read on to find out more about our amazing learning experiences this year...
We were very lucky to have Mr Gibson from Affinity Water to visit. We learnt how the water cycle works, where tap water comes from, what we should flush down the toilet and how we can save water. We had great fun!

Wonderful Water Workshop