Why should our school adopt The Bumbles of Honeywood programme?
The resources are fully funded and will support teachers in delivering engaging and exciting activities which hit a variety of learning areas within the curriculum. You’ll also benefit from an introduction session and 3 in-class activities covering a theme of your choice (approx. 45mins each). Whatever your learning timetable, the resources are flexible enough to be integrated on an ad hoc basis, or as part of a more structured programme week by week.
Who has developed the resources?
The resources have been developed by experienced learning professionals and enterprise leaders to ensure a good balance of curriculum demands and future skills requirements. The resources were piloted with 15 primary schools prior to rolling out our Corporate Partnerships programme.
Do the resources link with the curriculum?
We have made appropriate linkages to areas of learning as well as the Four Purposes of the new Curriculum for Wales, so teachers can identify the most suitable resources to satisfy their learning outcomes. The resources can be searched via storybook, skill and areas of learning as well as a number of other categories.
Can the resources be modified to suit the abilities of my class?
Yes. Each lesson plan will include recommendations for those of mixed abilities so you can adapt depending on the needs of your class.
Who delivers the activity sessions?
We employ education professionals to deliver the activity sessions – all of whom have experience of working in a classroom environment and are fully trained to deliver The Bumbles of Honeywood programme. All staff are registered with EWC and have up to date DBS checks.
How many pupils can take part in the activity sessions?
The activity sessions have been designed for approx. 30 pupils.
Can the sessions be delivered online?
Yes, there are a selection of activities that can be hosted online. We also host regular drop-in sessions online for teachers who wish to familiarise themselves with the programme, ask questions or share ideas with The Bumbles of Honeywood primary school community.
Can I purchase additional resources such as bookmarks, seeds, honey jars, wristbands?
Yes. We provide enough for up to 30 pupils but supplementary resources can be purchased at cost to roll the programme out to other classes.
Are there any limitations to using our corporate partner?
The partnerships created are all unique. This is an opportunity to connect with a business who has an interest in developing the skill and futures of young people so we hope that the engagement will go beyond The Bumbles of Honeywood programme. It is of course, up to you how you involve them in anything beyond our engagement but we do hope you’ll have added value from the partnership.
How many other schools are involved?
We are now working with more than 130 primary schools across the UK. This number is growing on a weekly basis.
Are the resources available in any other language?
All resources have been produced bilingually so that Welsh medium schools can benefit from the programme at the same time as English language primary schools. We will be exploring the translation of The Bumbles of Honeywood programme into other languages in the very near future.
Can I refer another school or teacher?
Yes, we encourage the schools and teachers we work with to refer The Bumbles of Honeywood programme to their friends and peers. Introductions made that result in us bringing onboard a new school will earn the referrer a selection of additional programme resources by way of a reward for their own school.