Friday 7th December
Christmas has begun in Rabbits class! We have recently decorated our role play and are continuing to do so throughout the next 2 weeks to get into the Christmas spirit. We have enjoyed making gingerbread men in class and decorating them but the best part was eating them! We used so many skills when we made the gingerbread men, measuring, following instructions, listening and finally our creative skills when decorating them. We then wrote up our instructions so we can remember how to make them if we decide to do it again. In Maths we have been focusing on time, ordering events and seeing how many times we can complete an activity in a minute. We have enjoyed giving ourselves challenges and seeing how quick we can do them in class. I wonder if you can time your family at home to see how long it takes them to do some challenges.
Friday 30th November
We have been busy innovating our Australian stories this week. We have been learning with money this week (keep hold of your change parents), focusing on recognition of coins and notes and their value. It has been great fun playing shop keepers and challenging ourselves on purple mash too. In Computing, we have been programming the bee bots which is quite tricky.
Sienna B "The bee bot app, it's a bit tricky but good too!"
Harry and Finnley "It made a square!"
Emilia "I copied the pattern."
Take a look at the pictures and videos to see what we got up to.
Friday 23rd November
We had a surprise parcel left in class this week, we had to play pass the parcel to find out what was the prize... it was our new class story! 'Kira the Koala'. We have been practising the new story using 'Talk for Writing' where we draw the story map and add actions to help with recall. We have also been noting down key words and phrases to help with story telling in our writing journals. Miss Rule has introduced a new incentive to encourage us to use our best writing, if we do we may get to use one of Miss Rule's fancy gel pens in our writing journals! In Maths we have been focusing on length and height, comparing different objects and measuring them using cubes and other objects. We have also completed our pointillism artwork and are amazed by how affective it is! We have also been learning a poem during guided reading and performed them for the rest of the class. Finally we have begun recording the weather for Verwood (UK) and Canberra (Australia) with a little help from Siri (iPads).
Friday 16th November
Crikey, the Rabbits have got stuck into their new topic 'Home and Away'. We have explored some of the Australian animals through video (Crikey! It's the Irwins) and also in Art with some aboriginal dot pictures 'Pointillism'. We have been looking at instructions in Literacy and Maths, using the language of time (first, then, next, after, finally) to sequence pictures, months of the year and days of the week. We even had enough time to follow some instructions and make a jam or butter sandwich, mmmm! We will continue our topic next week with a new class story as well as looking at maps in Geography.
Friday 9th November
A brilliant week in Rabbits class this week. We have been innovating 'Baby Bear and the Bee' and have written some fantastic stories. In Maths, we have been adding 1 more and 1 less to given numbers and have used concrete objects as well as pictures to support our learning. We have continued to explore the seasons in Science and Computing and have begun using the new purple mash software to help with this. In RE we have looked at Trinity's version of 'The Lord's Prayer' and discussed the meaning of the words. Take a look at the photos below to see what we have been doing.
Friday 2nd November
Strange things have been happening this week in Rabbits class. We had some visitors who introduced out new story 'Baby Bear and the Bee'. We have been learning to recite the story with actions and created a story map to help us. Some of us even enjoyed dressing up as bears or bees (even the adults had a go). Please assist your child with remembering the story, I have put the story map and story on our class information page to help. In Maths, we have been busy working out subtraction number sentences with numicon and using these facts to solve some word problems. We even went 'Around the World', solving problems for each planet using our number facts (addition and subtraction). We have enjoyed making firework artwork in preparation for Bonfire night. If you are seeing a firework display enjoy and please be safe.
Friday 19th October
Rabbits have had a brilliant first term back at school. This week we have been writing up our poems, focusing on presentation and handwriting. We were also lucky enough to have the Owls visit us to perform their play scripts. In Maths we have been exploring more about place value and number, looking at the language used to compare number and amounts. E.g. less than, more than, greater than, fewer than and equals. In Art we drew some brilliant skeletons to finish off our Marvellous Me topic. And we have been thinking about prayers in R.E and writing our own, trying to link them to the parable 'The Prodigal Son'. We have also been working on our turn taking skills and working as a team in PSHE. We have begun to look at the History of Verwood and have made some fact file pages, this will be continued in next term's topic too. I wonder if your child can remember any of the interesting facts about Verwood?
Friday 12th October
Another super week in Rabbits class. Lots of creative ideas flowing in Literacy for poetry. In Maths, we have been looking at 3D shapes and designed our plans for our junk modelling bodies. We had so much fun making our junk modelling bodies and cannot wait to bring them home next week. In Science we got to do a taste experiment to see if we could spot which porridge was sweet, salty, fruity or plain. Have a look at the pictures below, do you think we liked all of them?
Friday 5th October
We have had another super week in Rabbits class. This week we have been innovating the story 'The Magic Porridge Pot', we have had some creative ideas shared including: jelly pots, pasta pots, lego pots and dragon pots. We have been exploring 2D shapes, recalling their names and comparing and investigating them based on their features. We have finished our fabulous self-portraits in Art and carried out a smell investigation in Science. We have voted for our new class councillors, well done to Mason and Emilia for getting chosen and thank you to Finnley and Abigail for being tough competition. All candidates gave brilliant reasons as to why the class should choose them to be on the school council. We finished off our week with a disco (marble treat) where the children got to show everyone their amazing dance skills. We were able to take a break to have some extra snack or fruit salad before we enjoyed our Friday golden time.
Friday 28th September
We have enjoyed learning a new story in Literacy this week 'The Magic Porridge Pot'. See the class letters and information page for a copy of the story and the videos below for most parts of the story. I wonder if your child can remember the part that is missing? In Maths, we have been looking at teen numbers (11-19) and understanding more about place value, we have also started looking at subtraction. We have enjoyed learning more about our senses in Science. We have also been thinking more about our bodies in Art for self portraits and enjoyed playing percussion instruments in Music to accompany each part of our body in the song 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes.'
Friday 21st September
Wow! What a busy week we have had in Rabbits! In Literacy, we have been writing facts about ourselves from when we were a baby to now. In Maths, we have been ordering objects by length or height and creating adding stories using objects and pictures. In PE, we have been practising our bunny hops and using our numicon shapes to help get in to groups. We had our first Music lesson which involved finding and recording different sounds around the school grounds. We really enjoyed exploring the outside music station! So much learning has been going on, I wonder what was your child's favourite lesson this week and why?
Friday 14th September
Another fantastic week in Rabbits. We have come to the end of our mini topic about rabbits. We enjoyed sharing our fact booklets and arts and crafts in worship today too. Now that we have settled in we have started some exciting lessons like science and history and will be venturing into our new topic of Marvellous Me! To finish off our week we had an amazing surprise, it was an Alice in Wonderland production!
Friday 7th September
Welcome back! We have had a lovely week settling into our new class and routines. We have started our mini topic of Rabbits, learning fun facts and doing lots of arts and crafts. Ask your child what they liked doing the most. Take a look at the photos to see what we have been up to.