Rabbits Class Blog

Rabbits Class Blog

Below are some key pieces of information for parents:

1) PE Days for Rabbits class are Wednesday's and Friday's - please ensure that your child is sent in with their PE kit every week so that they are able to join in with our PE sessions.

2) Reading logs are checked on a weekly basis so please ensure that when you are reading with your child at home you record how they are getting on in the log - the children will be coming home with their banded books next week. At the moment the banded books given out correlate to the child's phonics level and book they were reading at the end of the last academic year.

3) It is important that children come into school with a water bottle each day. These are then made accessible to them as and when they need a drink. It is extremely important that we keep hydrated! Can all water bottles that come into school be labelled with your child's name on.

4) Tuck shop: tuck shop is open Tuesday-Friday every week. If your child would like to purchase something from the trolley then please ensure they have the correct change.

Update for week beginning 12/9/22

Thank you to all parents/carers who attending our 'Meet the teacher' evening on Tuesday. It was wonderful to be able to meet you and provide an informative session regarding the runnings of Rabbits class. For those of you who I missed or couldn't attend a link to download the evenings powerpoint is below - please do have a look and if you have any further questions then do not hesitate to get in contact with me. There are also Transition from Reception to Y1 documents in front of the main office in school if you would like any further information or pointers!


This week Rabbits class have been reenacting our version of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' by becoming the troll in our story. The children used the character description (middle) part of our story to take on the role as the troll and spoke to Miss Cox all about what they looked like and what they enjoyed hunting and eating! Our favourite phrase is: WHO'S THAT TRIP TRAPPING OVER MY BRIDGE?

The children also became very busy throughout the week in the construction areas where Miss Cox set them a challenge to create the best troll bridge they could. We had some fantastic contenders. 

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As part of our writing unit Miss Cox also set up a 'retell the story with pictures' adult led activity in the writing area and we even carried out some work showing our amazing sentence building skills:

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In maths this week we have continued our learning of place value and number by representing objects with counters and numbers and counting forwards and back from any number between 1-10. For their adult-led activity in the classroom the children had to roll dice and the number it landed on they then had to count forwards and back from. The children also enjoyed creating their own number track to 10.

In computing this week the children reviewed the word 'technology' - which means something someone has made. They also discovered the different parts of a desktop computer and laptop, looked at the similarities and differences and labelled a school laptop themselves! Amazing job! 

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Well done for another fantastic week Rabbits - I can't wait to see what the new week brings next week :-)

Update for week beginning 5/9/22

Welcome all to a new academic year and beginning of Rabbits 22/23 class blog!

We have had a wonderful first week back at school - the children have settled in extremely well and are getting used to their new routine and curriculum expectations. As i'm sure you are all aware, from how tired the children are, there is a big step up to Year 1 - I look forward to sharing more about this with you when we meet on Tuesday 13th afterschool for our meet the teacher evening!

This week the children have been exploring their new classroom envrionment - getting used to their surroundings and the activities put out for them to enhance and inspire new learning. 

The children have delved deep into their new Unit for writing: 'The Troll and the Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We are learning how to write a character description - with a focus on how to write a sentence correctly using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, fred talk and fred fingers and making sure that the sentence makes sense. In order to write a character description to the best of your ability the children have started learning about adjectives in their reading lesson to encourage use of these in writing. These will also be taught across our writing lessons next week to secure knowledge and see what the children have remembered.

In maths the children have began their learning of place value within 10. We have sorted objects, counted objects and had our first arithmetic (addition within 5) lesson on Friday with Mrs Parker. The children have also enjoyed their continued learning of Maths Mastery lessons - carrying on from the knowledge built within Reception. This week has been focused on looking at a Rekenrek and discussing how we use them to discover numbers to 5. The children have also shared knowledge with me of how the number 5 can be split into 2 smaller numbers. I was very impressed with their understanding of this. 

If you would like to have a go at using a rekenrek at home to support our learning in school then please follow the link for a virtual example: https://toytheater.com/rekenrek/

The children have also been learning a fun song about the days of the week. We have sung this most mornings and have updated our class calendar with our knowledge of this. They have also been trying extremely hard to follow our classroom rules which have been set up and agreed on by the children. It is important that the children are aware of these and strive to follow them each and everyday. Therefore, please do look out for a copy of these on the class blog soon so that you can share them together at home.

I look forward to another week of fun, excitement and fantastic learning next week! Well done Rabbits :-)

Important note: There will be uploaded pictures on the class blog of what the children have been getting up to each week so please do keep your eyes peeled!


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