Summer Term 1
Pirates – Aaaaaarrrr!
Our treasure chests are terrific! The children explored different techniques to create their treasure chests – next to make some treasure!
We are really enjoying our new topic of Pirates. We began our topic with a special Pirate Day where we dressed up. We also made pirate passports, pirate hats and pirate biscuits.
Spring 2 – On the Farm
We went for an adventure to Mrs Miller's farm. We met Wilma, Mr Baptie and Dave, the lambs. We saw Bubble and Squeak, the piglets – who were 8 weeks old. We also made friends with Summer and Wilson, the pony and horse.
Thank you Mrs Miller!
Baking Bread and Eating Cress
WOW! What a busy term we have had so far! We have been very busy growing cress this term and this week we made some bread so that we could try our cress in a roll. It was delicious! Our classroom smelled wonderful!
Our visit to Godstone Farm
WOW! What an amazing day we all had at the farm. We met so many animals and we were able to touch and stroke them. We found out about sheep and lambs and met a lamb who had just been born that very morning! We also met Jeff the chick who had also just been born. The tractor ride was great fun too!
We were very lucky to have some mice visit us in Rabbits class. The mice were called Tinsel, Crackers and Jingles and they are “Fancy Mice”! We found out that baby mice are called “Pinkies” and the female is called a “Doe” and the male is called a “Buck”.
The mice were so friendly and liked sniffing us and crawling on us. They were so excited to meet us in Rabbits class.
We also met Henry’s dog Muno. He was very excited to see us, but calmed down and was very patient as each child had a closer look and stroked him if they wanted to. We found out that he has his own bed in the kitchen, eats Dentasticks to keep his teeth clean and likes to eat steak, gravy and chicken as special treats. He was so affectionate and loved being stroked.
The children had so much fun exploring how to skateboard. They learnt how to put on knew pads and elbow pads (very tricky), balance themselves on the board, jump on and off, as well as balance whilst moving. The children also loved skateboarding on their bottoms, tummies and backs, trying not to bump into each other!
Spring 1 Animals and Pets
Happy New Year! This term we are finding out lots of exctiting things about animals.
So far this term we have made cakes and found out how to make icing for "Erica the Caterpillar" who is a friend of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
We were sent a letter asking for help to make icing for a cake for her friend's birthday, his name was Hungry and he was five years old this week. This was not a problem for the wonderful scientists in Rabbit Class!
Autumn Term 2
WOW! What a busy Christmas in Rabbits Class!
We have had Elves visitn our classroom with their elf shoes stuck in ice. We needed to be scientists to help them solve their problem.
We have also been busy making gingerbread dough and making our own Christmas biscuits – yum yum.
We have been very creative this term. We have been learning the story of The Elves and The Shoemaker. We have made some beautiful Magic Shoes with MAGIC powers!
In RE we have learnt about the symbol of the baby Jesus in the form of mince pies. The children found out about why we celebrate Christmas with mince pies and made their own.
This term we have begun exploring SOLID shapes, their names and their properties.
We have had a lot of fun creating "Cuboid Elves" and amazing rockets for Bonfire Night.
Autumn Term 1
We are Rabbits Class!
Rabbits in Rabbit Class!
We had some very special furry visitors in Rabbits Class today! We had Parker and Poppy the rabbits and Grey and Percy the Guinea Pigs!
The children found out all sorts of information about the rabbits – including that a boy rabbit is called a “Buck” and a girl rabbit is call a “Doe”! We also found out that Parker – the very fluffy rabbit is called a “Lion head” rabbit because he has so much fur it looks like he has a lion’s mane!
Rabbits have been learning about the history of Nutley School and how the school is 165 years old this year! The children created cards to celbrate and we will put them in our school hall to share the celebration with everyone.
We have been learning Yoga at school this term. Mrs Hind, our Yoga Teacher, explains he we can stretch our bodies and be mindful in moving our bodies.
We have had a very busy time so far – we have been Learning and exploring all the new spaces in Nutley School!
Some of our beautiful Harvest cards
Help at Home
In Rabbits we are learning sounds in words each week as well as "WOW" words and tricky words.
Have you tried playing Obb and Bob on the Letters and Sounds website? See if you can put the right words in the right places.
Can you go on a shape hunt around your house and find these three shapes?
Click on the links below for some useful websites for learning how to recognise sounds as well as blending them together:
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html – This is a fun website to aid children's learning across the curriculum.
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2.html – This site works through each "Phase" of learning the sound of each letter.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting – Top Marks is a wonderful site for children to explore number and shape through a vast amount of games.