Class Blogs

A new term starts here for the Rabbit class

The Rabbits hope you had a great Christmas and we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Rabbits have another exciting half term ahead. Our topic is Polar Lands and we have an igloo in our classroom! We have many exciting stories to explore and will be learning what the environment is like in these cold lands – what do the people wear? What animals survive there? How could you get there? What is ice? We will continue to have daily phonics and maths sessions, as well as regular PE activities. Communication and Language: Talking about the Arctic; Learning the weather bear poem; Discussing Chinese New Year. Physical Development: Travelling, balancing and jumping with apparatus; Learning a dragon dance. Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Circle time – ‘Say no to Bullying’. Literacy: One Snowy Night; Kipper’s Snowy Day; The Snow Lady; The Snowman; Penguin Small; Don’t Wake the Bear, Hare!; Bringing in the New Year. Mathematics: Recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond; Place value; Finding one more and two more or one less and two less than a given number; Sort and describe 2D shapes and 3D solids; Continue a repeating pattern with three colours/shapes/objects; Symmetrical patterns; Know how key times of day are shown on the clock, analogue and digital; Begin to know months of the year, including important months, e.g. birthday, celebrated festivals; Recognise 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins and know the value of each.

Understanding of the World: Finding out facts about the Arctic; Keeping hot/cold – hot water bottle experiment; Freezing and melting experiments; Talk about China and Chinese New Year customs; Cooking Chinese food. Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring textures by creating collages of Arctic animals.

  • We have started introducing phase 3 in phonics. If you are not sure about the phonemes please come and ask. You can also check the Oxford Owl website for the correct pronunciation. You can use the blue phonics book to practice phonics and handwriting.
  • Any time that you spend helping your child with their learning is invaluable.
  • Please ensure your child has a warm hat and gloves for those chilly days.
  • Our reading, writing and maths has really progressed over the course of the Autumn term and Mrs Garland and Mrs Parr are excited to see what we can all achieve in this coming Spring term.

Term Dates

2021 - 2022
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 7 June - Thu, 21 July
2022 - 2023
  • PD Days Thur, 1 Sept & Fri, 2 Sept 2022
  • Autumn Term 1: Mon, 5 Sept - Thur, 20 Oct
  • PD Day Friday, 21 October 2022
  • Autumn Term 2: Mon, 31 Oct - Fri, 16 Dec
  • PD Day Tuesday, 3 January 2023
  • Spring Term 1: Wed, 4 Jan 2023 - Fri, 10 Feb 2023
  • Spring Term 2: Mon, 20 Feb - Fri, 31 March
  • Summer Term 1: Mon, 17 Apr - Fri, 26 May
  • PD Day Monday, 5 June 2023
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 6 June - Fri, 21 July 2023