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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Rabbits - Nursery

 A very warm welcome to the Rabbit Class. Our nursery is situated within the 'Rabbit Warren' and our nursery lead is Mrs Bollington.

Water Bottles

Water bottles should be in school each day and should contain only water or sugar-free squash.  Any worries or concerns, please don't hesitate to speak to me. 

Snacks

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

Toast is available to purchase, for an additional morning snack. This costs £1.25 per week or every two weeks if your child attends for only 15 hours.  This is 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 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 our 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 give 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 to 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 and even cookery books all make exciting ways to access a wide range of vocabulary. If your child is a reluctant reader at home, do let us know - we have many strategies to support this. 

Forest School

On a Wednesday afternoon, Miss Botrill and Miss Townsend will engage in Forest School with the Rabbit class. The children should come to school in their forest clothes on this day. 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. All clothes and footwear should be clearly labelled with your child's name.

Talk4Writing

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett, and supported by Julia Strong. It is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.

Autumn 1 2023

Curriculum coverage

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

 

 

 

Marvellous Me!

The Rabbits will engage in a variety of activities that will help them to learn all about themselves, their friends and their families, whilst settling into their new learning environment.

  • Family/self-portraits
  • Feely bag of emotions - vocabulary related to emotions to describe how they would feel
  • All about me/ourselves - songs, poems and rhymes
  • Home role-play experiences
  • 'Getting to know each other' games/circle time
  • Stories about celebrating differences and being special
  • Family story stones and puppets
  • Height chart
  • Healthy practices
  • Show-and-Tell

In the nursery, our talk-4-write focus for this half-term is The Little Red Hen.

The children can explore, play and learn about 'harvest time', perseverance and helping others!

 

 

Autumn 2 2023

Curriculum coverage

All activities are cross-curricular and linked to our EYFS curriculum. Below is a taster of all the wonderful things rabbits will be getting up to this half term and some of the books that will be shared to support their learning.

Winter Wonderland

The Rabbits will engage in various adult-led and child-focused activities that will help them explore, practice, develop and learn new skills within our topic this half-term. We will also follow your child's interests to make their learning and play meaningful.

What will we be Learning About?

  • Exploring the seasons of Autumn and Winter
  • Remembrance Day
  • Celebrating and learning about different festivals from around the world including Diwali, Christmas and class birthdays
  • Songs, poems, rhymes, puppet play (World Nursery Rhyme Week - 13th November- 17th November)
  • Home role-play experiences - Hospital, Post Office, Santas Workshop
  • What does a good friend look like? / School Values - (Anti-bullying Week/JIGSAW- PSED)
  • Stickman activities/experiences - encompassing all seven areas of learning and development
  • Nativity story/Christmas activities - school production, letters to Santa, crafts, baking, stories and songs
  • Show-and-Tell opportunities
  • Music and Movement

Spring 1 2024

Curriculum coverage

All activities are cross-curricular and linked to our EYFS curriculum. Below is a taster of all the wonderful things rabbits will be getting up to this half term and some of the books that will be shared to support their learning.

Let's Explore.......

The Rabbits will engage in adult-led and child-focused activities that will help them investigate, practice, develop and learn new skills within our topic this half-term. We will also follow your child's interests to make learning and play meaningful.

What will we be Learning About?

  • Spot the Bears!
  • Sensory play trays (Going on a Bear Hunt)
  • Fun facts about Bears
  • Create binoculars
  • Exploring mud!
  • Subitising/one-to-one correspondence - bears, dinosaurs, pancakes
  • Food tasting - Chinese New Year/Shrove Tuesday/Easter
  • Dinosaurs-  subitising/counting, mark-making, fact book
  • Making Pancakes
  • How to be a good friend
  • Exploring Kenya - looking at similarities/differences

 

 

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