Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy

Inspire and Aspire

 Welcome to Busy Bees class ....a hive of activity where we are buzzing with enjoyment and a willingness to learn. 


                      The School Day 


                Registration - 8.55am

                Assembly -  9.10am

                English - 9:30am

                First Break - 10.30am

                Maths - 10.45am

                Phonics - 11.45am

                Lunch - 12.15pm

                ERIC - 1.pm

   Topic/Foundation Stage Subjects - 1.30

                Second Break - 2.30pm

                Topic/Foundation Stage Subjects- 2.45pm

                End of day - 3.30pm


On Monday 18th March, we went on an adventurous woodland welly walk to Burntstump Park to explore a woodland environment. We observed different creatures, plants and habitats on the ground and in the trees. 

On Thursday 31st January 2019, we went on a weather walk around our beautiful school grounds to see what we could observe, during this winter season. The weather did not disappoint us! Please see the pictures below of the wonderous and spellbinding sights that we captured as part of our weather topic. The children labelled some expanded noun phrases around these pictures for our weather topic display. Marvellous!

Dear Parents/ Carers,


Welcome back to the new school year! We hope everyone has had a lovely break and has started to get back into the school routine. This Autumn Term our mornings will once more start with a soft start from 8:45am where you can bring your child into class. Below are a few useful reminders.



Reading continues to be our school focus therefore it would be helpful if you could make this a priority with your child/children. Sharing books together is just as important as reading aloud because it models good practice. Ask questions like: What has happened? What do you think will happen next? Can they show you a full stop, capital letter, speech mark or exclamation mark? Three school reading books are given to every child. These are changed on a regular basis. Please feel free to change reading books in a morning if you bring your child into school during soft start. Remember to return your reading table, listing three books that you have read from different genres.


Physical Education

PE is taking place on a Thursday morning. Children will need their PE kits in school from Monday to Friday as sometimes we may have extra sessions. A reminder that PE kit should be black shorts with a white polo shirt and some suitable PE plimsolls/trainers. All items need to be labelled and in a separate bag so that it can be left in school. Long hair must be tied back, no jewellery to be worn and written permission needs to be provided for your child to wear their glasses as outlined in our Health and Safety Policy.



Each half term we will send out a topic themed homework. This will consist of three challenges, of which your child needs to complete at least two. In addition, a piece of English and Maths homework will be sent home on alternative weeks. This will go home on a Friday and will be due back the following Thursday. Mathletics will be occasionally set for the maths homework. When the children log online there will be a task to complete before they can select the maths games. Any certificates achieved will be presented in Friday’s Achievement Assembly. We will be sending weekly spellings home to practise which are related to the phonics work and key words we cover that week.


Water and Milk

If you wish your child to continue to have milk then please ensure you have registered and paid on the Cool Milk website (www.coolmilk.com). Please send your child with a water bottle clearly labelled with their name.


We love to hear what is happening at home. Diaries are checked regularly for any notes. If you need to contact us urgently then please call the school office, see us directly or ask your child to hand us their diary at the start of the day.


Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs Draper and Mrs Glover


Busy Bees Teachers

On Wednesday we went to White Post Farm. This has been part of our topic on animals. We had a fabulous time.

Today the Fire Engine and four fire-fighters have been to visit us! Wow, we have learnt so much about Fire-Fighters. We have learnt about the badge on the uniform, what smoke detectors sound like, what fire-fighters do, how to contact them and what to do if we are on fire  . . . yes . . . STOP! DROP and ROLL! #

We had a look around the fire engine and all the different compartments. Then they had a call and left with the blue lights and sirens - So exciting!