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Welcome to Rabbit Class


Dear Parents and Carers,


We would like to welcome Mrs K to Rabbit Class! Mrs K has been enjoying getting to know the children and their interests, and has been really impressed with their positive attitude towards their learning.


Over the last term, the children have been consolidating their learning of sounds in Phonics and applying this to their writing.  They have been practising reading simple CVC words by segmenting the sounds and then blending the sounds together. For example, c-a-t cat or th-e-n then. The children have also been learning common high frequency words (red words), many of which cannot be sounded out, such as ‘the, to, said, he, she, me, be, go, come’. Please continue to support your child with learning these tricky words.


In Literacy we have been reading a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. The children particularly enjoyed reading ‘The Dog who could Dig’, as they used their imagination to think of different things the dog could dig up. For example, a hairbrush or a tennis racket! The children read and retold ‘The Runaway Pancake', then they rewrote the story using their phonic knowledge.  We had to read the recipe to create Pancakes and Traditional Rosemary Shortbread Biscuits and we had a go at writing our own. 


In Maths the children have been counting objects and actions. They have been finding the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them. The children have also been adding single digit numbers using Numicon to help them. In maths we have also been finding one more or one less from a group of objects. As well as building mathematical fluency with numbers, the children have been using mathematical terms to describe ‘flat’ 2D shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle). They have created many repeating patterns using shapes, objects and colours.


The children have had lots of opportunities to explore outside the school grounds. We went to the shops where the children got to choose and pay for their fruit or vegetable and we explored Cassiobury Park where we discussed whether things were manmade or physical. The children have become more confident passing and handling a rugby ball in Tag Rugby using a ‘pocket to rocket’ pass and always holding the ball with two hands.  


Please remember to check our weekly Reception notice which is saved under Children, Class Pages, Reception, Year Group Notice, Weekly Diary.


Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Kelleher and Mrs K

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