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For Parents and Carers

A Day at Busy Bees


Our school day is broken into two sessions. Both sessions follow a similar format with a mixture of free-flow learning and adult-lead sessions.

In the morning, on arrival your child will ‘sign-in’.  This usually entails adding their name to our registration wall.  Once all the children are settled, our morning begins with a DEAR session (Drop Everything And Read) where we share our book of the week.


The session progresses with adult-lead group time where we will choose a ‘special helper’ for the session.  This child has some extra tasks during the session for which they are responsible – we introduce children to the concepts of independence and responsibility.

Our 3 year olds have daily 10 - 15 minute maths input sessions plus phonics with their key worker. Alongside this, we have an adult lead activity based around one of the seven areas of learning.  Between these sessions, the children can choose their own learning and play opportunities both indoors and outdoors.

IMG_1907Everyone stops half-way through the session to enjoy their snack together.

There will be further free-flow learning throughout the session culminating with a story or musical activity before heading home or having lunch.

Our afternoon session starts with a little recap and welcome, leading into focussed activities such as visiting our library, music and movement or outdoor learning.

Synergy Trust Schools

About Synergy Schools

Synergy Schools is a federation of primary schools in the north of North Yorkshire. The federation was formed in September 2018 after the 2017-18 academic year, when Brompton-on-Swale and Crakehall CE Primary Schools successfully shared senior leadership capacity.