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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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