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Hello Rabbits,

 

I have really enjoyed seeing you busy at work this week and have loved

your Andy Goldsworthy art, they are fantastic and so creative!

 

Well done everyone

Keep up the good work!

 

Miss Conroy

Home learning 22-26-06

Home learning 15-19th June

Home learning 8-12th June

Message from Mrs Hoiles

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Home learning 1-5 of June

Hello Rabbits,

I have really enjoyed talking to you all again this week.  

Thank you for sharing your learning. 

Keep up the super work everyone.

Have a good half term!

Miss Conroy

Home learning 18-22-05

Rabbits home learning, May 11-15th

Home learning 04-08 May

Rabbits have been very busy at home this week!

Friday 01-05-20

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Zac performing Incy, Wincy Spider!

Hello Rabbits!

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Week ending 24-04

Well done everyone! You have completed two weeks of home learning.

I have really enjoyed receiving your emails with photos of what you have been doing.

I am very impressed!  I hope you all have a good Easter. 

I look forward to starting a new topic of learning after the break.

Please send your photos of any Easter fun you have.

 

Miss Conroy

Friday 3rd of April

Friday 27th March

 

I hope you have enjoyed your home learning this week. I know it must feel strange but you have all done very well!

I have really enjoyed looking at your work and photos and reading your stories online.

Give yourselves a huge round of applause!!

Here are some photos of Rabbit's learning this week.

Friday 6th March

 

Rabbits have enjoyed their week learning about step counting and beginning to multiply in Maths using the 'groups of' method. We have been busy innovating the class story 'Beegu' to create our own alien stories! World Book Day was a massive success, so many fantastic costumes! Thank you To Mrs Kunert, who brought in books for the children to take home (please find in book bags). We have enjoyed learning a new song in Music and beginning to look at the Easter story in preperation for our class service at the end of term. 

 

Quick note:

  • Thank you from myself (Mrs Hoiles) to all the parents for helping make this year a brilliant one. It has been fantastic to have your support with your child's learning throughout the year. I will truly miss Trinity and the Rabbits but will see you all after my impending arrival. 

Friday 28th February

 

3,2,1 BLAST OFF! Rabbits have launched themselves into the new topic of 'Space Explorers'. We have been learning a new story, discussed what will be covered this half term and enjoyed our trip to space where we directed "space robots" (sphero) around lots of different planets. We also went on a lovely walk to spot any signs of Spring. We were amazed to see so many new plants starting to grow, bud and flower. Today we have enjoyed getting to know our new teacher, Miss Conroy and are excited for her to teaching us when Mrs Hoiles leaves to have her baby. Any queries, please don't hesitate to speak to any member of staff. 

 

Quick note:

  • Reading- RWInc groups will be changing next week- all RWInc reading books to be collected and new ones handed out on Monday. 
  • Book day on Thursday- fancy dress related to our new topic/book (Space/aliens)
  • Books at bedtime on Thursday evening- all welcome to join. 

Late post! 

 

Friday 14th February

 

Rabbits have had a brilliant end to their half term and 999 what's your emergency topic! We really enjoyed all our visitors and the surprise of a paramedic and a real ambulance! We also finished off our superhero theme by adding our badges to capes. We did this by upcycling an old t-shirt. We then enjoyed our marble treat of a superhero disco! Parents were then invited in for our class to share the story we learnt and the rest of our learning.

 

Thank you to all the helpers and visitors that we had over the last half term. Thank you for coming in and seeing all the amazing pieces of learning Rabbits have done too! 

Friday 7th February

 

We have been super busy making our superhero badges this week. We reminded ourselves of our designs and chose our fabric, stencils and tools for the job! We cannot wait to turn them into outstanding capes next week! We have enjoyed following a routine in dance and keeping to a beat of 8, lots of wiggles, spins and jazz hands. In Maths, we have been counting in steps of 2s, 5s and 10s. Some of us found this tricky so extra practise at home would be great. And in Literacy, we have been researching and taking notes about the real rescuers we have seen in out topic. 

 

Quick note:

  • Some children don't have t-shirts for their capes. Please bring in next week or if you have an extra spare t-shirt for another child that would be great. 

Friday 31st January

 

We have enjoyed our learning this week. Dancing and practising our ball skills in PE, thinking about friendship, peace and forgiveness in RE and learning a new song for the end of term in Music. We have been using the iPads and computers a lot this week to familiarise ourselves with keys on a key board (finger spaces, full stops and capital letters) which have helped us when writing up our newspaper reports on Grace Darling. In Maths, we have been using language linked to capacity and have been measuring carefully to solve problems and make chocolate banana milkshake...yummy! We have designed our superhero badges and can't wait to make them on Thursday in DT! And finally we had a brilliant visit from the RNLI a charity which saves lives at sea. I'm sure the children will be able to share with you some of the amazing things they learnt from Phil (RNLI volunteer). 

 

Quick note:

  • Old T-shirts (the bigger the better), to be used and cut to turn them into capes will be needed from next week. Please bring in and the children will keep them in their tray! 

Friday 24th January

 

We have had a super end to a busy week in Rabbits class. We were lucky to have a visit from the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service on Thursday morning. We learnt lots about the firefighters jobs and vehicles. We also got to squirt the hose over the carpark (and Mrs Green's car...shhhh). We then walked down to the Verwood Police Station Friday morning and met Andy, Jasmine and Glenn who told us all about the police. We even met their police dog, Finley who is training to be a sniffer dog. I wonder if your child can remember any facts about either of the emergency services we have looked at this week? 

 

Quick note:

  • Home learning, sorry it was late- we waited for a few more bottles to make rain gauges in class. If your child didn't come home with one there are instructions in their book bags for them to try at home. 
  • Reading- please continue reading with your child. Reading the same book a few times will embed the language further and helps to build confidence as well as fluency. 
  • DT- new project, designing and making superhero badges. We will complete this in class- any helpers in the afternoon (Weds/Thurs/Fri) would be appreciated. Also we may be able to turn an old t-shirt into a cape for our badges to be glued onto. The bigger the better! They would need to have a plain side to them and can be as colourful as the children would like them to be.  Donations welcome! 

Friday 17th January

 

We have been super busy mathematicians this week, using number lines and part-part whole methods to solve problems. We have been trying to develop our reasoning too which is quite tricky but perseverance is one skill we are brilliant at in Rabbits class! In Literacy, we have innovated and written up our own superhero stories. In Art this week we have begun looking at a few pieces of work by the artist Hannah Hoch (flowers and fashion show). We are going to use these pieces of art to inspire us to create our own photomontage style collages. In order for us to create amazing masterpieces we need old catalogues, newspapers and magazines to cut out and use. If you are able to bring in any of these things it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Quick note:

  • Friday- school trip- police station. School uniform and a coat, if wet weather wellies may be useful.
  • Donations- spare knickers, pants and socks please. 
  • Each child will need a small 500ml clear plastic bottle (to cut up) for Science!
  • Magazines, newspapers and old catalogues for Art. 

Friday 10th January 

 

Happy New Year! Welcome back to school, we have had a very exciting first week back. There was a mystery that the Rabbit's had to solve.... We put on our detective hats, grabbed our magnifying glasses and looked for clues. We found a present with lots of topic related goodies inside! Using our excellent problem solving skills and with lots of discussion we solved the mystery. It was Mrs Hawkins who had left a surprise for us! We have generated some questions to answer in our learning this half term and have begun learning about a real rescuer, Grace Darling. We have also learnt a new class story 'Sid To The Rescue!' Look out for more extraordinary things happening in Rabbits class....

 

Quick note:

  • RWInc- the children have wowed the grown ups with their super reading skills and some have moved up to the next colour group! If there are any old RWInc books at home please return them ASAP for the next group to use. 
  • Please take some time to look over the new topic letter, this will inform you of our learning this half term and important dates to remember! Any support or expertise that you are able to provide for our topic would be greatly appreciated! 
  • Spare pants, knickers and sock- we are short on supplies as spare clothing is not always returned. Donations are welcomed and will help us. If we do not have spare clothing and your child needs some then we will have to ring home each time. 

Friday 20th December

 

A lovely end to the term and 2019! We have enjoyed all our Christmas festivities at Trinity this week: Christmas Activity Day (marble treat), arts and crafts, performance and our church service. Have a lovely Christmas, enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as having a little rest if possible! 

 

Thank you so much for your kind gifts and cards! And I look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!

 

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time...

Friday 13th December

 

We have been very busy finishing off our topic and other pieces of learning this week. We have written instructions for making gingerbread men and really enjoyed making them on Thursday. A special thank you to the parents who were able to help, we really couldn't have done it without your help. We have finished of measuring time in Maths too. Next week we will be getting into the Christmas spirit with our marble treat day 'Christmas Activities' on Monday and other various activities during the week in between rehearsals and performances. Enjoy your weekend. 

 

Quick Note:

  • No PE Monday due to dress rehearsal
  • Change of clothes for those who haven't brought in yet. (PE bags have gone home with those who have brought in clothes. 
  • Thursday Party day
  • Friday walk to church- need helpers. 

Friday 6th December

 

Wow! December already. We have had a lovely and varied week in Rabbits class, unfortunately Mrs Hoiles ( and other staff members) were unwell and therefore we had a few new adults teach us this week. We have behaved really well and continued with our amazing learning. In Literacy and Geography we have looked at India and created fact file pages about India which we will share with year 4 soon. We have been learning the different coins and their value in Maths, as well as counting in steps. 

 

Quick Note:

  • As I was unwell and out of school this week home learning is a little later than usual. I have given a personalised home work that will be on going home learning till the end of term. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the sounds that the children need to learn and read in real and nonsense words. 
  • Monday- list of party food on the door at drop off for people to sign up for please. 
  • Thursday- cooking- gingerbread men. Please inform of any allergies (alternative ingredients needed) as well as parent helpers.
  • Next Friday- 19th December- walk to church, adult volunteers please. 

 

Friday 29th November

 

We have all enjoyed our week in Rabbits this week:

 

" I enjoyed my Maths." Megan

 

" I enjoyed playing in the role play." Mollie

 

"I have enjoyed Literacy." Zac

 

"I like music." Mia

 

" I am enjoying RWInc." Finley 

 

We have been busy writing instructions for how to make a jam sandwich and then we are planning our creative pieces of writing (free write) for next week. We have been measuring length and height and are beginning to look at money. We really enjoyed playing shop keepers in class today. 

 

Quick note:

  • Money is very tricky to grasp, please spend some time looking at the different coins you can use in the UK.
  • Reading books- groups have now switched a new book can be found in your child's book bag
  • Reflection bags are being sent from now on, please spend some time with your family to reflect on Christmas. The children will have the bag for 1 night only (apart from weekends). Remember siblings need to share the bag, they can write a joint prayer or an individual prayer if they wish and they will be shared with their classes. 

 

Friday 22nd November

 

It's Christmas Fayre day today! All of us are very excited and have worked really hard this week. We have been looking at instruction writing in Literacy and followed this up in Maths and Computing, with instructions and time words as well as sequencing to begin coding. We have also enjoyed our music lessons where we have been looking at duration (long and short sounds) and linked this back to some of our favourite Beatles songs. Enjoy your weekend. 

 

Quick note: 

  • Please bring back any spare pants/socks/clothes that have been borrowed when your child has had an accident. Unfortunately, we are running very low on our spare pants/socks as they are not being returned. Donations are welcomed too. 
  • Girls- please tie up hair, it helps with PE days but also with concentration as well as keeping any little friends (nits) at bay. I will insist on hair being tied up and have spare hairbands in class- again please return if borrowed. 
  • PE kits- spare socks as well as jogging bottoms need to be in every child's bag. See your child's diary and the notes page, if anything is missing we have written a message. 
  • Purple mash and Mymaths- Purple Mash log ins are the same from Reception right through to Year4. Mymaths log ins- written in every child's diary for convenience. 

Friday 15th November

 

We have been awesome this week! We were super sensible on Monday and enjoyed our walk to town and mixing with children from across the school to plant some bulbs, we can't wait to see them in Spring. We also learnt a lot about the History behind Remembrance day and the story of the poppy. We now know why we wear poppies, to remember the fallen and injured. We have enjoyed our Literacy, we have been innovating our class story 'Baby Bear and the Bee' and have learnt to use some interesting vocabulary (adjectives and verbs) to really keep the readers attention. In Maths, we have been practising finding one more/less and solving problems, some of us have begun working systematically.  Our favourite learning this week has to be our Art. We took inspiration from William Morris to create some leaf artwork by printing and sketching! To finish of our amazing week we have enjoyed taking it in turns in our new role play are (X factor)! 

 

Quick note: 

  • Keep up with reading and key words
  • Check Mymaths weekly for learning, some children still haven't logged on. 
  • PE- make sure children have full kit including jogging bottoms as we will go outside if the weather permits. 

Wednesday 6th November 

 

Welcome back! We have kick started our half term with a brand new topic 'YESTERDAY'. Mrs Hoiles brought in a "DJ thing, music box, suitcase. record player" (record player and some records). We learnt that our topic this half term is about a band from the past The Beatles, their music is a bit different but we enjoyed it. Our favourite Beatles song so far is 'I want to hold your hand'. We also listened to other types of music and learnt that a long time ago they used to play music from records, then they went to cassette tapes and then CDs. This amazed us as now we have iPods, alexas and the internet and can access thousands of songs very easily.  We can't wait to learn more about the history of The Beatles and where they travelled to. We will also be seeing if any famous musicians came from our local area (if you know of any, please pass it on). In Art, we learnt about an American artist Jackson Pollock. We have created some amazing artwork that will be displayed in our classroom, keep an eye out for it. 

 

Quick Note:

  • new sound booklets in book bags- keep in book bags as we learn new sounds we will date them/tick them of!
  • Remembrance day- adult helpers to walk down to the town please. 

Friday 25th October

 

It's HALF TERM HOLIDAY! The children are very excited for their holidays and really do deserve it as they have worked super hard this half term. Thank you for all of your support with junk modelling, we have some very brilliant bodies/robots. Parent consultation sheets have gone home so please check book bags. Enjoy your week, rest, play and enjoy family time. 

 

Quick Note:

  • Wednesday 6th November- Phonics morning with Rabbits- parents are invited in to learn more about the Year 1 phonics check and how we teach phonics. 
  • Monday 11th November- parent helpers will be needed to walk into town for remembrance day. If you are able to help please inform a member of staff. 
  • PE days will change to Mondays and Fridays after half term as 2 coaches will be teaching the children. 

Friday 18th October

 

We have had a great week beginning to look at rhyme and poetry in literacy. In Maths, we are using the language of greater than and less than. In Art, we continued with our topic of bodies and drew skeletons with the help from 'Mr Skeleton'. Enjoy your weekend. 

Tuesday 15th October

 

We have learnt a new poem today in class. Take a look at our videos below. 

I Can hear

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I Can see

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I Can smell

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I Can touch

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I Can taste

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Friday 11th October

 

What a lovely way to finish off our week, an animal tea party with lots of visitors! 

 

This week we have been busy exploring, naming and recognising our 3D shapes ready for our junk modelling afternoon soon. We have also been focusing on reading our sight words super speedily and spelling them too! In PE we enjoyed creating different shapes with our bodies, can you guess some of the shapes, letters and positions? 

 

Quick note:

 

  • Mymaths log-ins have been given out and home learning activities have now been set, remember to keep logging on to check what tasks the children have to complete. 
  • Collect cardboard tubes, boxes, tubs etc. ready for junk modelling on the 23rd October. 
  • Reading- please read with your child as often as possible and make sure that they are reading their RWInc books first before venturing on to different texts. Thank you. 

Friday 4th October

 

Rabbits have been super Mathematicians this week! We have been naming and recognising our 2D shapes. Some even took learning further by describing, comparing and investigating the different 2D shapes. In Literacy, we have been changing our class story to make them our own (innovation). We have also designed our healthy snacks and a few unhealthy treats for our Animal Tea Party (marble treat) next week. Can your child remember what food is healthy and what food is not? 

 

Quick note:

  • Friday 11th October- marble treat for RABBITS ONLY! Please refer to letter for guidance. List of possible donations for our tea party to go out shortly. 
  • Please read with your child every night, some children are struggling with retaining their key words and reading them by sight. It is important to read their RWInc book first before going onto their other reading book for a challenge. 

Friday 27th September

 

Rabbits have been very busy in class understanding more about place value especially for teen numbers (ten and another number). They also wowed Mrs Hoiles and Mrs Taylor with their super subtraction stories at the end of the week. In Literacy, we have been learning our new story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. I will attach the story map for those who want to practise at home. In PE, we having been exploring some of the equipment in the school hall for gymnastics. We were super sensible and really enjoyed jumping off the benches and tables. 

Friday 20th September

 

Rabbits have started their new topic of Marvellous Me! We have been busy thinking about our main topic question 'Why are humans not like tigers?' Lots of brilliant discussion came about this question: "We don't have tails." "We don't have stripes or whiskers." "We are humans, people and they are wild animals!" We will continue our discussions further next week. In Maths, we have been busy adding and creating adding stories with different objects. See if your child can create an adding story at home...

 

Quick Note:

  • Photos- will go on next week (we are experiencing internet problems)
  • Reading: I am encouraging the children to read their Read Write Inc books more so now instead of the colour band books. The Read Write Inc books are closely matched to their phonetic knowledge and therefore we can build on their skills of decoding, blending and fluency. The adults in school will only hear the children read their Read Write Inc books. The colour band books will be there as a challenge book, and will be reassessed once/twice a half term. Any questions please ask a member of staff or speak to myself at the end of the school day.

Friday 13th September

 

Another brilliant week in Rabbits class! We have been busy working on our fine motor skills to develop our handwriting and cutting skills (please work on at home). We have also finished our rabbit fact leaflets and bunny tubes. In Maths, we have been focusing on number recognition, formation and counting. We have all made a number line that will stay in our learning pouches from next week to help us with counting forwards and backwards (that's the tricky part). In Art, we are learning about mixing colours and the 3 primary colours, I wonder if your child can remember? Next week we start our new topic- Marvellous Me! Don't forget to share any fun facts (write them down) for the children to share with each other. Have a lovely sunny weekend!

 

Quick note:

  • See Rabbits' information page for timetable, parents meeting power point and more.

Friday 6th September

 

Welcome back to school! We have enjoyed starting back as Rabbits this week. We made rabbit masks that we can use in the role play (Peter Rabbit's burrow and Mr McGregor's garden). We have also begun learning about our new mini topic of rabbits and can't wait to find out more next week! We have all settled in well this week and are eager to continue our journey as Rabbits at Trinity!

 

Quick note:

  • PE- Monday and Tuesday- please make sure all kit is clearly labelled and correct and that earrings are removed.
  • Keyword tins- will be sent out next week, please cut up any words that have been sent home and practise with your child.
  • Reading books- we are slowly getting around hearing each child read, please bear with as we reassess them and their colour band.
  • Class meeting Thursday at 2:30pm, I look forward to meeting you all.
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