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.
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).
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?
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.
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....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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...
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!
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!