Welcome to Rabbit Class
Our Teacher is Mrs Ashdown, and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Nobili.
We start each morning with handwriting practice followed by Phonics and then English. After break we have our Maths lesson. In the afternoon we like to begin with some Maths Fluency followed by our Topic work.
Water bottles should be brought in every day. KS1 are entitled to a school-provided snack, but you can also bring your own in.
In the autumn term, we learn more about our local area and significant people who have made a positive impact on the world. This includes finding out information from a range of sources, including books and the Internet.
In the spring term, we learn about the wider world including locating places on maps and using an atlas. In science, we find out about the properties of different materials; whilst in DT, we learn to follow recipes to create a healthy meal.
In the summer term, the children learning more about the natural world including finding out about animals and what they eat. In our history lessons, we will finding out about the lives of kings and queens from the past.
In the summer we will ask for children to bring in sun hats and suncream to be worn every day.
Other learning experiences
Please look out for letters about educational visits, reading cafes and parent workshops; and other school events.
We expect every member of Rabbit class to follow our school rules: Calm, Respectful and Safe. We earn Shining Stars for being outstanding during our day, these can be awarded for brilliant behaviour or super work. Once we reach our class target for the term we receive our class reward. In the past we have had movie afternoons, PJ days, water fights and extra playtime.
Children can come to school in their PE kit on their PE days. At the start of each term we will send home a letter to let you know which days these are.
As a reminder, please make sure that your child does not wear any jewellery for PE, including ear studs – national guidance has been updated to state that we are no longer allowed to tape ears for PE; so these need to be removed on PE days otherwise your child will not be allowed to participate in the practical tasks.
We send home handwriting practice and spelling sheets every Friday to be completed for the next week. After they have been seen by the teacher, we send these back home so that children can practise the spellings.
Please read to a member of your household for at least 10 minutes a day and practise your sounds. (These can be found in the reading journal and at the front of their reading books.)
In Rabbit class we use our iPads on a daily basis to practice our Maths and English skills. You can continue this at home using the following websites:
Teach Your Little Monster: https://www.teachyourmonster.org/account/play
TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth
Note – Children will have logins to Teach your Little Monster, TT Rockstars and Google Classroom stuck in their Reading Journals.