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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

Living | Learning | Laughing

Rabbits- Nursery

We are Rabbits class. We are a nursery class, and our Nursery Lead is Mrs Bollington. 

Our Outdoor Learning session will be on a Wednesday.  Please send your child in in their normal uniform, but ensure they have wellies in school for this session.

I would like to welcome all our lovely parents and children to Rabbits Class, and express what a privilege it will be to teach and nurture your children in nursery this school year.

During your child's time in nursery, they will learn, develop and acquire new skills and knowledge through play and active learning in a stimulating and enabling environment, delivering the E.Y.F.S frame work.


What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S) is an assessment profile for children from birth to the end of the reception year.

This is a very important stage as it prepares your child for their future learning and successes.

The E.Y.F.S consists of 7 areas of learning and development.

3 prime areas:

1. Communication and language

2. Physical development

3. Personal, Social and emotional development

4 Specific areas:

1. Literacy

2. Mathematics

3. Understanding of the world

4. Expressive arts and design


Children mostly develop the prime areas first, which then help them to develop skills in the specific areas.

The E.Y.F.S profile also encompasses 3 characteristics of effective learning, these are:

* Playing and exploring

* Active learning

* Creative and thinking critically


These three characteristics play an important part in your child's ability to learn.









Nursery Admission Arrangements

Summer Term 2 - Homework

Fancy that!

Make a fancy bug, using a flat white pebble. Decorate it with a range of paint and craft materials. Invent a Scientific name for your bug and write it on the underneath of your bug.


Mini beast safari/Author

Go on a bug hunt in your garden. Take photographs or draw the mini beast. Create your own bug book using describing words for each photo/picture.


Mini beast hotel

Create your own mini beast hotel using natural materials such as logs, sticks, leaves, stone and man-made items such as flowerpots, guttering, pallets, drinking straws. Display a sign that says 'Welcome to the Mini beast Hotel'


Homework to be brought in week beginning Monday 8th July



Summer Term 1 - Homework


Our topic for this half term is 'What can you see in Summer?'


  • Little box of sunshine!

Fill a small box or bucket with a range of summery goodies that make you feel happy. We will share our boxes or buckets with our Rabbit friends the week commencing 20th May 2019.

  • Sandy castles

You could be inspired to create a sand sculpture or castle, using a variety of resources to make your design unique. You can draw or write a list of instructions or take photographs to share with your Rabbit friends, to show them how you created your masterpiece!

  • Summer sticks

Go outside and collect a stick. Use brightly coloured paint, fabric strips, pipe cleaners and ribbons to decorate your stick by wrapping, tying and gluing materials. Bring your stick into school to share week commencing 20th May 2019 and you can decide if you want to decorate our school grounds or take your summer stick home to display in your garden.



Spring Term 2 - Are Carrots Orange?

Homework and Information


This terms home learning is all about eating well and being healthy. 


* write/photograph/draw a story map about a supermarket shopping experience.

* Create a miniature vegetable garden in a container or box. Take photographs/write/draw an  information booklet about how you created it, and how you will look after your garden.

* Make a fruit kebab with a range of chopped up fruits - make it as colourful as possible! Can you use fruit that you haven't tasted before?

Create a recipe card with instructions about how you made you kebab. Add photographs or drawings too.


All children to complete the story map task, plus 1 other activity. Enjoy!


Please send in to school on Tuesday 9th April.

Easter - May Day

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Homework for Autumn Term 2 - Rabbits

Homework for Autumn Term 1 Rabbits

We wish you a Merry Christmas from Mr Rowley and the Rabbits

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Enjoying our fruit and milk

Registration time

Exploring colours with paint

Our rabbit collage

Team work!!

Spring Term activities and memories

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Rabbits Class - Daily Routine

* 9.00am - Registration

          - Days of the week

          - Funky Fingers (activities that builds upper body strength and                     finger/hand strength and control

* 9.20am - Phonics

* 9.35am - Continuous provision and adult led activities

* 10.30am - Snack time and story

* 10.45am - Continuous provision and observations

* 11.20am - Music and Movement

* 11.30am - Guided reading

* 11.40am - Show and tell/mat and chat

* 11.50am - Home time