The half term has been a full and busy one, as you can see from our wonderful display, the children have tried really hard with their creative activities to make dinosaurs and our brilliant palm tree. This week all the rabbits used the bingo dabbers to add pattern and colour to a stegosaurus. The staff were really happy that ALL the children wanted to complete their art job with independence and focus. Look how pleased Jack is with himself!! Hope you enjoyed the stegosaurus fruit salads!
Leo enjoyed sitting under the display looking at our 'Dinosaur Rap' book, he was very good at telling the story.
In other news Huey, Imogen and Kaiden worked hard during their phonics time, There is no stopping Imogen with her reading of CVC words matching them to objects, Mrs Mason says she needs more post its to write lots more words for her to read. Huey was able to multi task, ringing the doctor, jumping the monkeys on the bed and counting at the same time. Kaiden was really interested in animal bingo and we continue to find out how many words he knows and how many sounds he can make like an animal.
Noah has discovered a love for the sensory room and asks to go every week with clear speech and a spring in his step!
Lucy had a little bit of a cold last week and I loved how she went to get her own tissue from my drawer and blow her nose! Just need to practise putting the tissue in the bin now Lucy!
Charlie has started to practise playing 'Pop up Minion' he wasn't sure at first about how to add the little swords to the holes but with help and determination he started to get it!.
Bradley invented his own game of run across the trampoline with me, after I said 'ready steady go' a few times Bradley then tried super hard to say 'ready!'
Next half term we leave the dinosaurs behind as our new topic is 'Hot and Cold' so we will be exploring the weather and the animals that live in hot and cold countries - I have a feeling the penguin will be very popular!
Have a lovely half term and Happy Halloween!!
Mrs Topping and the Team.
This week Rabbits have been proving how independent they can be and also how they like to have fun and enjoy school. I do like Kaiden in his fluffy rabbit ears and we can all agree Imogen looks like she is loving life being outside enjoying the Autumn sun!
On Monday the children ate their lunch in the classroom and despite this big change they all coped really well and as you can see from the photographs they are becoming very independent when eating. Charlie made us laugh as he chose to have dinner for 1 but we were so impressed he didn't need an adult with him to help him to remain seated! Well done Rabbits!
Lucy has been super brave this week despite her poorly foot and she has continued to practise hanging her own coat up every morning. Huey is a wonderful register monitor and takes the job very seriously. Huey was also a very good role model for Kaiden in art this week, showing him how to be independent with the collage materials.
Charlie is the main man for listening when it is carpet time, all we have to say to him now, even when he is outside, is 'Charlie it's carpet time' and he is always the first to walk in and get himself to his seat! Brilliant! Bradley is using our snack time communication board without help and he has quickly realised how to point at the thing he would like.
Leo is so good at coming to join us at carpet time now and he was able to tell his friends what was big or small when looking at images on the interactive whiteboard, all the children have started to use the words or the signs for big and small now. Noah is really enjoying mark making at our writing corner -he wants to use the area independently, which is great as little boys are not always keen on writing!
Finally welcome back to Jack who has been very poorly but has come back to school ready to sign and sing.
This week in maths the children have been using the words and signs big and small to compare animals. The children really like BIG! Imogen was super quick at sorting the animals into 2 groups, well done! Jack and Charlie enjoyed exploring the animals, Jack was using the symbol big and Charlie enjoyed having a taste of the big lion and tiger -brave boy!!! Leo played with the small minions and was able to use the word bigger and smaller although he did tell me the minion was bigger than the lion so the lion ate the minion!!!!
Lucy continues to be fab at using her counting finger and is very good at listening when we ask her to count slowly and show how many.
Bradley has proved to be our master builder, he really enjoyed using the Duplo, he would have carried on all day if we could have let him!
The love of books continues with Kaiden and Huey proving to be book worms this week, Kaiden looks at a book every opportunity he gets. Huey loved telling me he had found a Cbeebies book.
Noah has been such a chatter box this week and his language around the dinosaurs and the animals is fantastic!
Well done everyone!
Mrs Topping and the team.
As you can see from the photographs this week, Rabbits class have been super busy. The dinosaurs have been painting and the triceratops appears to be the favoured one this week!
It is always exciting when our children choose to read books or 'write' without being asked to. I'm sure you will agree the children look very studious when sitting and enjoying a book in the peace and quiet. One of our little boys even found parrots in two different books and realised they were the same!
Another of our little Rabbits enjoyed telling me he was writing his name using the chalk outside, I said this was brilliant and I liked that he was using the floor and not his clothes!!!
At snack time the communication board is a huge hit and all the children enjoy using it although I do think they would like crumpets on the menu everyday!!! We ae also showing the children how to indicate if they don't want something using symbols and words rather than jut pushing it away.
As ever songs are featured every day and there was a wonderful moment when one of older boys sang 5 little monkeys and performed the actions all by himself. At carpet time the minions came to join in with our 'shake' song - they were very good at the actions.
In maths we are concentrating on using construction materials to build towers, houses and trees for dinosaurs to eat.
In Science our big girl did a super job of matching body parts to their labels. WELL DONE!
On Monday as part of our RE curriculum, we celebrated the Chinese Rabbit in the Moon festival which felt very appropriate given it's name! The children really enjoyed listening to the Chinese version of our classics such as twinkle twinkle, and on the Interactive whiteboard I was able to show Chinese characters and writing.
The golden moon balloons were very popular especially when the children realized once they popped, lots of golden circles fell to the floor and could be played in.
It didn't take long for the class to work out how to open the beautiful flower fans and some of the children even realized what they were for. Our two little girls looked beautiful wrapped in a traditional Chinese patterned scarf, it made a very good cape too!
Mrs Killeen put her cuisine skills to the test making Chinese wraps with the children. I have to say how impressed I am with some of the children's chopping and their safety around the cooking tools.
We hope you enjoyed eating the wraps at home.
This week the class have continued to enjoy everything Dinosaur, our Dinosaur Rap book is proving very popular and I am really pleased that the children are choosing to look at it aswell as listen to and watch the song on our interactive whiteboard. Sharing and reading books is a huge love of mine and I am very happy the children like it too!
Carpet number time has been wonderful this week, with all the children trying really hard to count dinosaurs and recognize number labels. There has been lots of clapping and cheering, all of the Rabbits enjoy praise and we love to give it.
In Science the animals were given the chance to play in soil and grass, I think the children enjoyed it too!
Friendships continue to develop and grow, three of the children practiced playing 'pop up minion' which is great for turn taking and patience. There was some practice at sharing dinosaurs and playing with them rather than carry them all around in a big bucket.
Outside the trampoline remains a huge favourite and it was lovely to see two of our older Rabbits take each other to it for a bounce!
Mrs Topping and the team
PS Don't forget the photographer is coming on Monday 24/9/18
What a wonderful start to the school year! We are very happy to welcome our two new little Rabbits and I must say they have had a brilliant first week, joining the class for carpet time, well done! I hope you can see from the photographs how busy and engaged all the children have been both in their learning through play and their focused work. There has been counting, reading, writing, sharing and DINOSAURS!
I am very happy with the children's communication, there is some super talking and signing and as always there is a lot of fun!
Welcome back everyone! I will continue to update our class page every Thursday so you can see what the Rabbits have been learning each week. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or the team with any questions or worries! We look forward to a another brilliant year!