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Bumblebees (2 and a half years old to 3 and a half years old)

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Busy little Bumblebees…

When the children are aged 2 and a half to 3 and a half years old, they spend time in our light, bright, spacious Bumblebee room with its stimulating colours and exciting areas of learning. The Bumblebees have 2 groups that play together in the room. The 2-and-a-half-year-old children are known as the Bumblebees and they are led by our Second in Charge and then we have the Pre-School Bumblebees that are led by our Room Leader. As well as malleable play, construction, role play and craft areas, there are also both maths and literacy areas and a quiet area for stories and resting. The children enjoy our daily Yoga sessions which gets them moving and helps them to focus. In the Bumblebees room the staff observe the children across all areas of Development which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

The room has its own bathroom which is well equipped for the different stages of the children’s toilet training, including nappy changing facilities.
Physical development plays a strong role in the children’s progression and the children can free flow between the secure garden and the room as they take part in both child initiated and adult initiated planned activities. We encourage the children to problem solve and explore their emotions using a range of resources such as books and puppets.

The children are encouraged to become more self-reliant and can help serve their own meals, as well as take part in self-registration each day. The children begin to explore letters sounds and some start writing some of the letters of their name. This all starts to prepare them for the exciting journey into our pre-school room.