Rabbit Class

Welcome to the Rabbits class

Meet the team

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You can email Mrs Booth or Mrs Deacon with questions and news on rabbits@tuellane.calderdale.sch.uk

Our classroom is light, bright and full of interesting areas to explore

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Our routines

Reading Books

We change reading books every Thursday. Children bring home one book that is closely linked to the phonics sounds that they have been learning for them to read to you, and one book of their choice. The free choice book may be fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Please share this book with your child, enjoy discussing what happens in it, discussing the meanings of any unfamiliar words, making  predictions and looking at the illustrations. Both books should be read several times to support your child with their fluency and confidence in phonics, and to allow them to learn new vocabulary with the shared book.

If you wish to change your child’s books more frequently, please let us know.

Please write in your child’s reading record at least once a week.

PE days

We have PE sessions twice a week. On a Tuesday afternoon, we enjoy a session with Mrs Booth planned using our Real PE scheme. We practice our fundamental movement skills such as balancing and ball skills using a variety of themes such as the circus, and trains. On Wednesday mornings, our sports coach, Matt, works on a range of different skills and sports over the year, including team games, archery and athletics.

Please ensure that your child has a named pair of shorts, t-shirt and pumps in a PE bag on their peg every day. We will send these home at the end of each half term to be washed.

Name Writing

Becoming confident at writing our names with correct letter formation is one of the most important first steps on our journey to becoming writers. In Rabbits, children work on writing their names every morning as soon as they come into school until they are confident with both their first and last names. We will send home a copy of your child’s name card and a pen, and ask you to support your child by practising at home too.

Target Tracker

Much of the children’s learning in Rabbits class is through them accessing areas of continuous provision within the classroom, including construction, reading and small world areas. Our staff observe the children closely and talk to the children whilst they play, to support them to make progress across the different areas of learning. The children also take part in whole class and small group adult guided activities each day. We use an app called Target Tracker to note key learning moments and ensure that each child is making good progress in their learning. You are able to access your child’s learning journey at home using a secure link that Target Tracker send through to you. Please let us know if you would like to access your child’s observations at home and have not yet filled out the form to do so.

Click here to find out about our topics for the year

Curriculum-Themes-2021

 

Our favourite links and ideas

Phonics and Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc

A useful video which demonstrates how to pronounce phonics sounds correctly.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

Lots of super phonics games here! Remember to check with one of the teachers to see whether your child is working within Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 or Phase 5.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

Lots of stories to watch with your favourite characters. Remember to talk with your child about what is happening in the videos.

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Lots of activities to really get your child thinking about number and maths.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Lots of counting games to play online. We especially like Teddy Numbers and Ladybird Spots

Other

https://www.50thingstodo.org/

Check out the ’50 things to do before you are 5’ website and download the app. All the activities are low or no-cost experiences to support your child’s social, emotional, physical and early language development.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

Tiny Happy People is a great website for ideas to develop your child’s communication skills. Explore the activities and play ideas to support your child’s early development.

http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=seasons&name=Seasons%20and%20festivals&col=F3859B

Find out about different seasons and festivals with a wide range of different activities.