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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.