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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Rabbits - Nursery

Spring 1

Rabbits are going on a bear hunt!

 

 

Curriculum coverage

All activities are cross curricular and linked into our EYFS curriculum. Below is a taster of all the wonderful things rabbits will be getting up to this half term.

 

We're going on a bear hunt

  • Make bear masks using a range of materials.
  • Sing songs and rhymes about bears.
  • Outdoor bear hunt.
  • Research to find out about different kinds of bears to create a fact book.
  • Use different food types to make a bear face.
  • Explore positional and descriptive vocabulary.
  • Recall the story using stick puppets and role play.
  • Talk for writing.
  • Link numerals, amounts, subitising using concrete materials .
  • Looking at bears and their habitats
  • Celebrate the end of our topic with a teddy bears picnic.
  • Celebrating Shrove Tuesday and Chinese New Year.

 

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Forest School - Update

Rabbits will now do forest school on a Thursday afternoon with Miss Botrill. They need their forest school clothes in school on the day. Ideally puddle suits, wellies and weather appropriate clothing. 

 

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.

Welcome to Autumn 2!

 

In our topics this term, we will continue to read lots of lovely books, including: The Festival of Diwali, The Nativity Story and Stickman.

 

We will also be focusing on how to stay safe on Bonfire Night; why do animals hibernate?; Remembrance and Children in Need.

 

Our Talk 4 Writing focus is 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'.

 

PSHE - Celebrating Difference (similarity and difference and Anti-bullying Week).

PD (including health) - Real Foundations (as part of Real PE); food tasting and team games.

Literacy - Firework Safety posters; writing letters to Santa; Nursery Rhyme Week; soup recipes.

Maths - Ordering according to size; all about numbers.

Understanding the World - Autumn scavenger hunt; Harvest festival; Arctic animals; exploring pumpkins; rain clouds and Diwali.

EAD - Firework art; Diwali role play; Diwali lamps; Mehndi patterns; Nativity performance; pumpkin soup; poppy biscuits (Remembrance Day).

 

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Our Talk for Writing focus for this half term is 'The Little Red Hen'. Within this topic, we will be:

 

  • Making bread
  • Using role play to re-create the story
  • Counting farm animals
  • Matching numerals to quantities using cereals
  • Creating a story map using the Talk for Writing focus
  • Talking about kindness and helping others as part of our PSHCE
  • Visit from Adventure Farm

Our fiction booklist for this half term:

  • The Rainbow Fish
  • When Jelly had a Wobble
  • Lost and Found

 

Our non-fiction texts for this half term:

  • Families, Feelings and Me
  • Harvest Festival

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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