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Bumblebee Class

Our Bumblebee class is a mixed class of year 3 and 4. This class is taught by Mr Leeming.


In Year Three and Four at Corfe Castle Primary School, we want to create the opportunity for all children to immerse themselves fully into Key Stage Two and the exciting challenges that it will bring.


After successfully transitioning into Key Stage Two, our pupils can now understand their role as independent learners within school. We reasonably expect them to master key skills such as: organisation, time management and to continue the commitment and motivation towards learning and developing as children.


Our curriculum is topic-based, creative and fun and inspired by children’s ideas. There are opportunities for all types of learners to engage in learning. Children enjoy working in groups, pairs and as individuals and celebrating their learning with each other and around school by displaying and sharing their work. Current learning is displayed on the learning walls, which the children are encouraged to add to and to return to if they need some help. The children are confident to try new learning styles and experiences and instinctively reflect on their own learning. As a school we celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not afraid to make mistakes.

Reading is a very important skill that has a high priority in Bumblebee Class; the children read independently every day and usually read to an adult during the week. Some children are reading using our school’s reading scheme books and others are “free readers”, choosing their own reading books from the new selection of popular books chosen specifically for our class, these will be displayed in a Reading Trunk in the classroom or students may bring in a book in from home. Reading skills are taught weekly in Guided reading sessions with the teacher, with specific learning focuses. Children who require extra support with their reading receive extra support from our skilled Teaching assistants.


Home Learning in Bumblebee Class

Homework is set every week linked to learning in class. Each half-term children, are encouraged to create a topic project (Project X) which can take any form (PowerPoint, poster, model, etc.).


Our Expectations for Home Learning in Bumblebee Class

Recommended minimum time to spend on home learning – 10-20 minutes reading per day PLUS 1 hour per week on other identified home learning.

The content and rigour of our Year Three and Year Four curriculum raises expectations and inspires our pupils to achieve the very best they can. However, central to academic achievements is our ethos at Corfe Castle CE Primary School of, ‘Nurture, Inspire, and Achieve’. We aim for your child to mature emotionally and socially and feel confident but, above all, enjoy their time in Year Three and Year Four.