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Friday 19th January



Rabbits have worked extremely hard this week, linking their learning across the curriculum and showing great enthusiasm! In Literacy we were practising spelling the days of the week and using suffixes (-ed and -ing). We used our suffix and spelling knowledge to describe our own superheroes. In Maths we have been focusing on time, ordering the days of the week and sequencing our timetables. We then went on to time ourselves during mini activities. The children have enjoyed using the different equipment to measure time. See if you can set your own challenges at home and how long they take!


Don't forget, school trip to Verwood Police Station on Monday. Please make sure children are prepared for any type of weather as we are walking. Thanks Miss Rule

Friday 12th January


Rabbits have been learning all about firefighters this week in Topic and Literacy. We can't wait to find out more facts about different rescuers! In Maths we have continued to look at money adding different coins to make totals and some even working out how much change they would be given. In Science we have been focusing on weather. This week we looked at thermometers and were experimenting with hot and cold items and observing the changes on the thermometers. The Rabbits have been asked to keep checking their rain gauge and to keep a record of the weather for next week too. To finish off our busy week the Rabbits chilled out with an afternoon teddy bear picnic which was great fun!



Friday 5th January


Welcome back and a Happy New Year!


Rabbits have been detectives this week solving the Rabbit Robber mystery. They used their detective skills to solve problems to gain clues that led them to where the teddies were hidden. Luckily we also found some CCTV so we were able to catch the Rabbit Robber (Mrs Newnham). After a busy day of police work we were all thrilled to have our teddies back and accepted Mrs Newnham's apology. This has led to some super discussion, problem solving and report writing. We have now started our new topic and are excited to learn more about the different types of rescuers!



Quick note:

Thank you for your generous presents and cards for Christmas, I hope you all had a lovely time with family and friends.



Friday 15th December


Rabbits have had an amazing last week of term! We have been busy 'elfing about' making hats, cards and letters! We all enjoyed party day and our visit from Father Christmas! I hope you all enjoy the Christmas period and try to relax. Please bring the children back safely at the start of term.

Friday 8th December


We have had a fun week learning how to make gingerbread people. We thoroughly enjoyed making them and have written some brilliant instructions to remind us how to make them for another time! In Maths we have been measuring length to save the princess from the tower and to find her quickest escape over the river! We have also been practising our song ready for the Christmas performances next week. Have a wonderful and rested weekend as next week Rabbits will be getting into the Christmas spirit with: arts and crafts, Party Day and the church visit!

Friday 1st December


The countdown has begun to Christmas! Rabbits got to open the first door of the class advent calendar today which was very exciting! 

In Science this week we were recording the weather for Australia and the UK. It was too far for us to go to Australia to find out the weather so instead we asked Siri on the iPad! In Maths we have been looking at number and place value and managed to make a loop of answers and questions for 1 more and 1 less. And in Literacy we got to use the Mighty Writer! We were making silly sentences and trying to remember to include capital letters, full stops and the days of the week. See if your child can explain what the might writer is and how it helps us with our sentence construction.  


Quick note:

  • Rabbits will be baking on Wednesday 6th December so if there are any queries please let myself or another TA know.
  • Rabbits would like helpers to walk to church on the morning of Friday 15th (please let a member of staff know if you can help)
  • Rabbits would like helpers to go through reading and any odd jobs, so if you have any spare time and are able to help us please speak to a member of staff
  • Reading books will be collected in on Monday, please send any spare books in so we can reband them. This will mean that children are unable to choose new books at the moment but continue to read with books at home or borrowed from the local library.


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Friday 24th November


Rabbits have been practising their pre-cursive writing in class and trying to remember it for all of their writing. They have written some amazing Australian animal stories after being inspired by the 'Kira the Koala' story. In Maths Rabbits have been creating subtraction stories and trying to apply their number knowledge to the part-part whole model. We have finished off our aboriginal art which will be on display in the school, see if you can spot it when you come for parent consultations.

Friday 17th November


Rabbits have been creative this week, making aboriginal dot pictures and colour mixing in art. They have also been using their drama skills to retell the story of "The Good Samaritan" in Literacy. During maths Rabbits have been challenging themselves to find all the different number combinations up to 20 using the part-part whole model. For example 7 can be broken into 1 and 6, 2 and 5, 3 and 4, 7 and 0. Ask your child if they can remember any of the number facts they learnt in Maths.


Rabbits would love to read to more adults, if there are any people that can spare some time to do this please let myself or another member of staff know. Thanks Miss Rule

Friday 10th November


We have had some unusual visitors in Rabbits class this week, crocodiles and robots! The crocodiles have helped us during Maths where we have been comparing two numbers and ordering numbers. We like to think that the crocodile likes to eat the bigger or 'greater' numbers.

The robots visited us during Literacy to help us with instructions. We had two jobs to do, the first was to give instructions to the robots in their language 'coding'. The second job was to change the robot language (code) to human language (sentences). Miss Rule was amazed at how brilliant the Rabbits were at using their computer and language skills for these tasks! See if your child can remember some of the rules about coding!



Friday 3rd November


Home and Away is our new topic and the Rabbits have begun sharing the facts they already know and learning new ones. We have been counting in steps of 2s, 5s and 10s in Maths which is tricky but the Numicon shapes have helped us. We enjoyed making our own firework pictures in Art and have began our ICT lessons. Our first job was to log on to the computers and develop our mouse skills using the whiteboard (paint) software! Remember to go onto Mathletics to earn points and develop those Maths and ICT skills!

Friday 20th October


What a fantastic end to our week! We enjoyed getting into our PJs to watch 'Finding Dory' for our marble treat. Earlier on in the week we wrote our own senses poems based on an autumn day. We continued to explore measurement in Maths, this time focusing on capacity and days of the week. And in Science we finished our last sense- taste and all Rabbits participated in a simple taste test. Unfortunately we didn't like all the tastes that were on offer. However, we did capture these moments on camera and enjoyed looking back and discussing ur likes and dislikes.


We are still asking for volunteers to come in during the week and help with readers and odd jobs. If you could spare some of your own time this would be greatly appreciated! Enjoy your half term and I look forward to seeing you all in a weeks time.

Friday 13th October


This week we have been measuring height, length and weight and comparing 2 or more objects using our mathematical vocabulary. We have been practicing reading our sight words and spotting rhyming words in poems. We even managed to rehearse and perform parts of The senses poem (see the videos below). We enjoyed our junk modelling afternoon and some of the bodies made spent the night at Trinity hospital to be fixed. See if your child can remember the names of the different shapes they used on their bodies.


If any parents/carers are able to help us in class during any part of the week that will greatly appreciated. Please let Miss Rule or another member of staff know.


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Friday 6th October


Rabbits have been busy exploring 3D shapes in class this week and hunting for examples of real life 3D shapes around the school. In Literacy Rabbits have adapted the story 'The Magic Porridge Pot' to make it their own and will be writing it next week for their Wow write! Ask your child what their magic pot will cook  and who their main character will be. We have been using the gym apparatus in PE and exploring the different ways in which we can travel on them. And we finished our week with our school council election, well done Natalie and Sebastian! We are looking forward to creating our junk modelling bodies this coming Thursday and welcome parents and carers in to join us at 2pm!


Quick note: we will be carrying out a taste test in school for science, if you have any concerns please come and speak to myself or a TA. I will try speak to the parents of children who have allergies just to check.

Friday 29th September


Another fun filled week in Rabbits class! We have been looking at 2D shapes in maths, finding shapes in our environment and sorting them into groups. We have continued to look at our senses in science focusing on our sense of hearing this week. And Trinity Hospital has opened for all our medical needs in the Rabbits' role play.

We have been listening to different styles of music in Art and drawing lines to match the rhythm and mood, see if you can work out which lines go with each style of song.

Olivia P "It makes me feel sleepy because it's a nice, gentle song."

Adam "This music is sleepy so I have done curly lines for snuggly time."

Sebastian "I want red, it's a boogie dance and makes me feel cool."

Evie "This music is soft so my line is straight."

Olivia B "This makes me feel of life so I have lots of different lines."


Quick message: There is choice on Mathletics to use the new/old style, I am updating the new style as this will eventually replace the older version. If you can try to use the new one. In addition to this, I am unable to print off certificates at school, please try to print them off at home. Any concerns just let me know. RR

Friday 22nd September


Rabbits have started their new topic Marvellous Me! We have been sharing facts about ourselves and writing them in our mini fact books. We have also started to look at our senses in Science, focusing on our sense of sight this week. In maths we have been developing our number skills and practising our recall of number bond facts to 10 and 20. In Art we have been finishing our self portraits using watercolours and learning how to mix colours carefully. See if your child can remember what colours can be made by mixing other colours.


Quick note regarding spellings- Unfortunately I can not give out test scores each week. However, your child may be able remember (write a note), if not you will be able to see their spellings in their books when we have an open afternoon/parents evening.

Friday 8th September


Welcome back! We have had a lovely start to the year despite the weather. The new Rabbits have settled in well, learning their new routines and taking on class jobs to keep us organised and tidy. We have enjoyed learning facts about rabbits during topic time and creating our own rabbits during art time. They even hopped over to Peter Rabbit's burrow in our role play! We have been writing up all our rabbit facts in English and practising counting in Maths. I wonder if your child could tell you any rabbit facts?


Just to let you know PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays so please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school and that everything is clearly named. Also a reminder that the Year 1 class meeting will take place on Thursday 14th September at 2:30pm.

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