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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Rabbits Nursery

Welcome to our nursery class. We are called the Rabbit Class and we are based in the Rabbit Warren.  We are a little cosy and friendly team. Our nursery lead is Mrs Bollington.

Parent Information

 

What can you see in summer? What can you smell? Explore these questions and more in this project about summer, the changes that happen in the natural world and things people do during the summer months.

Possible lines of enquiry include:
• weather and the seasons
• changes in the natural world
• holidays and leisure
• staying safe in the Sun

Here are some useful words that we will be using in our topic:

 

Parent information

 

In the Dangerous Dinosaurs project, your child will find out about prehistoric animals that lived on Earth. They will learn facts about dinosaurs and discover how big some of these giant creatures were. They will learn about the difference between carnivores and herbivores. They will also find out about the animals that lived after the dinosaurs and which modern-day animals have prehistoric relatives.

Supporting your child at home

  • Go onto the Natural History Museum website and look at interesting facts about dinosaurs together.
  • Go to the CBeebies Dinosaurs website and explore the games and videos together.
  • Look up interesting dinosaur facts to share with the class.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.
Maths Number; Numerical patterns
PD Gross motor skills; Fine motor skills
PSED Self-regulation; Managing self; Building relationships
World People, culture and communities; The natural world
Exp A&D Creating with materials; Being imaginative and expressive
CL Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking
Literacy Comprehension; Word reading; Writing
Memorable experience Museum visit
Innovate challenge Designing a dinosaur

As part of the ‘Light of Hope’ project, the Rabbit class have really enjoyed making their own tea-lights out of clay and decorating them with sparkles and glittery paint!!

Parent Inforamtion

Incy wincy spider climbed up the waterspout! Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? It’s time to find out more about minibeasts and their habitats.

Magnifying glasses clutched firmly in hands, we’ll look under logs, leaves and stones for creatures that wriggle, crawl or fly. We’ll find out about minibeast habitats, features and colours, and compare them. We will look at how snails move. Can we move like that too? We’ll also move like ants, working together to collect and carry objects to move and rebuild a structure, piece by piece. In our literacy sessions, we’ll use sequential vocabulary to retell stories, and write a story from the perspective of a spider. In our mathematics sessions, we’ll predict and count ladybird spots and compare the lengths of caterpillars made from cubes, counters and beads. Getting creative, we’ll make ladybirds using natural resources.

Help your child prepare for their project
Can you find out what countries they came from? You could also try worm charming in your garden. Put a large hoop on an area of earth, water the area with a watering can, and tap your fingers lightly on the ground. Can you entice any worms to the surface? Alternatively, read minibeast-themed stories together, such as Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird, to find out more about these incredible creatures.

Recommended text

Book

Author

Messy Pig

Jane Wolfe

Superworm

Julia Donaldson

What the Ladybird Heard

Julia Donaldson

Lift and Look: Garden

Bloomsbury

Flowers: Usborne Young Beginners

Emily Bone

Mad About Minibeasts!

Giles Andreae

Diary of a Spider

Doreen Cronin

Aaaarrgghh, Spider!

Lydia Monks

Fluttering Minibeast Adventures

Jess French

Snail Trail

Ruth Brown

Over in the Meadow

Jill McDonald

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

Eric Carle

Caterpillars: Creepy Crawlies

Rebecca Rissman

The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle

Garden Sounds

Sam Taplin

Cora Caterpillar

Barry & Emma Tranter

The Very Greedy Bee

Steve Smallman

Ten Little Ladybugs

Melanie Gerth

Ben Plants a Butterfly Garden

Kate Petty

 

Rabbits have LOVED another lesson of Real Foundations PE. Today, they were cats!

As part of our harvest topic, the Rabbits made some amazing scarecrows this week for their home-learning challenge. Don’t they look fantastic ?

The Rabbit class made their own hand-puppets for #GlobalHandwashingDay2020. We discussed germs and the importance of hand washing and created and named each hand to represent a clean character (hero) and a hand with germs (villain).

Friends are the family you choose! Do you want to be friends? Would you like to play with me? It’s time to find out more about friendship, being kind and working together.

 

We’ll talk about friendship, being kind and helpful and the things we like. 

 

In our mathematics lessons, we’ll share objects out fairly, and compare hand and foot sizes with our friends.

 

Getting creative, we’ll use a gathering drum to tap out rhythms together, and paint our palms to make beautiful patterns to cut out and hang on a class friendship tree.

 

Our favourite song is The Gingerbread Man Song. Follow the link below to join in with your child!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65dEHYsxTGc

Recommended Reading List

Water Bottles

Water bottles should be in school each day, and should contain only plain/still water. Flavoured water and squash is not allowed in school. Some children can be reluctant at first to drink plain water, but we often find that when their class mates are doing it, they'll do it too! We also have lots of ways to encourage children to drink 'school water', so we ask for your support with this. Any worries or concerns, don't hesitate to speak to me. 

 

Snacks

Children are provided with a  fruit snack each morning, along with their 'free' milk drink.

Toast is available to purchase, for an additional morning snack. This costs £1 per week, payable on Parent Pay. 

 

Reading Books.

Children are issued with school reading books and a reading record book. Books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays, but please send them in each day to school as we try and read as often as we can.

At Walton, we use Rainbow Readers as a reading reward scheme, to support with reading at home. Reading is such a vital skill for life, and one that is essential for accessing the curriculum further up the school. We are a book loving school, and really hope are children will become passionate and avid readers too! Each time your child reads 25 times at home, they get a different coloured badge. 200 reads gives the children a highly coveted gold badge. We count a maximum of 7 home reads each week - so, even though you may read more often, you only need to do a daily summary in the record book. 

We ask that children are read with at least 5 times a week at home, but ideally each day. This can take many forms and doesn't need to always be 'school books' - books from home, magazines, e-readers, audiobooks, even cookery books all make interesting ways to access a wide range of vocabulary. If your child is a reluctant reader at home, do let us know - we have lots of strategies to support with this. 

Forest School

On a Friday afternoon, Mrs Toft does Forest School with the Rabbit class. On a Friday, the children should come to school in their forest clothes. These should be warm clothes with long sleeves and trousers. Footwear should be suitable e.g. wellies and they should bring a waterproof in case the weather turns.

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