Welcome to Rabbits Class!

Autumn term 

14th October 2018

This week we have been

  • Using our plans and editing as we go to create the basic elements of our moving toy robot
  • Exploring the world around us and keeping an eye out for signs of autumn
  • Thinking about sequencing sentences together to create a short story
  • Introduced to Abbey the wise owl in RE and made our own creation
  • Investigating how addition can be done in any order and how it is easier to start with the biggest number
  • Comparing the difference between odd and even numbers and spotting them quickly
  • Using the whole part method (mickey mouse ears) to solve subtraction questions

My Target: Speedily spot whether a number is odd or even. 

5th October 2018

Red, White and Blue Day

Thank you so much for all your kind donations to such a worthy cause. The children looked brilliant in red, white a blue today and they thoroughly enjoyed doing lots of activities and learning about the cause. Take a look at them proudly waving their Union Jack flags below.

5th October 2018


This week we have been

  • Looking at the place value of teen numbers by finding '10 and a bit' with various objects around the classroom
  • Finding one more and one less of a number using a number line, objects or mentally
  • Writing a story using the Mighty Writer and thinking about using the word and to add more detail to our sentences
  • Planning and designing our very own moving toy robot. We had to think about what shapes, colours and materials we will need and how we will get it to move
  • Investigating various different fabrics in science and we talked about how they are similar and different
  • Celebrated Red, White and Blue day in memory of the end of WW1 by turning our classroom into a street party. We made our own union jack flags, bunting, paper planes and origami paper boats. 

Target: To practise saying a sentence out loud and then writing it down. Can you use the word and?

30th September 2018

This week we have been

  •  Writing some super sentences by orally rehearsing before writing it down
  • Using Carrbarrs or a number line to take away and count back a single digit number 
  • Playing some quickfire addition games to increase our fluency
  • Investigating which is the best type of paper to paint on, draw on and mop up water with. 
  • Developing my DT skills by creating my very own cup and ball toy
  • Experimenting with different sounds by using a range of instrument

Target: Play the game below, shut the box.

Shut the box

In maths this week we played a game called 'Shut the box'.  For this game you need cards with the numbers 1-12 written on them.  Then you roll 2 dice, add the numbers together and then for example if you rolled a 2 and a 5 that would make 7, so you would turn the number 7 over.  You keep taking it in turns to roll the dice and add the numbers up and turn the number over until all the numbers have been turned over.  This is a great game for you to play at home as it helps with the children's mental addition calculations.  If you wanted to you could also record the addition sums.  See below how we did it in class

21st September 2018
This week we have been

  • Using Carrbarrs or a number line to add and count on a single digit number.  
  • Looking at number bonds and becoming more familiar with my number bonds to 10.
  • Discussing what toys are like now and comparing them with toys from the past. 
  • Writing simple sentences about my favourite toy using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.  
  • Exploring the properties of glass, water, brick and stone.
  • Thinking about what good learning looks like and what helps us to learn.

Target - Speedy number bonds - Try playing this game of 'Hit the Button' - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

19th September 2018

Tiny Toy Makers

Welcome to our new autumn term topic, 'Tiny Toy Makers'. The children will be investigating lots of different toys, past and present and evaluating what they like and dislike about them. Then, we will be designing, making, improving and evaluating the products we make. The toys we are going to be building in our own tiny toy workshop will involve levers, gears, pulleys and textiles so the children will have lots of opportunities to develop their DT skills. 


Watch this space for some brilliantly made toys. 


Here are some pictures of everyone enjoying our 'Wow Starter' and sharing with the class their very own favourite toy. 

19th September 2018

Shapes & Patterns

The children had such great fun exploring shapes and patterns last week. They got very creative when making repeating patterns and they made some beautiful tessellating patterns too. Check out some pictures of them in action below. 

14th September 2018

This week we have been:

  • Investigating 2D shapes and describing their properties
  • Looking at repeating patterns, including tessellating patterns using shapes
  • Exploring sounds around the classroom and sequencing sounds
  • Classifying and describing lots of different materials in science
  • Talking about my favourite toy and exploring other peoples
  • Writing some super sentences using the mighty writer 

Target - What 2D shapes can you see in your home?

9th September 2018

Welcome Back

 We hope you all had a great summer. The children have settled in brilliantly this week and below are some of the things we have been doing in class. 


I will post a weekly review of all the learning done in Rabbits class at the end of each week so keep a look out.

This week we have been:

  • Getting to know our new classroom.
  • Practising our classroom routines.
  • Finding out about Rabbits and writing sentences about them using adjectives.
  • Counting forwards and backwards up to 30.
  • Drawing and painting our own self portraits.
  • Finding out about Jigsaw Jack in our PSHE lessons.
  • Creating our class charter and thinking about our rights and responsibilities.

Target - Practise counting backwards from 30 with an adult at home.