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Year R - Rabbit Class

Welcome to Rabbit class.

I am Miss Annecchiarico, Rabbit class teacher. Working alongside my team, we aim to give the children a fantastic, enjoyable early years’ experience in Year R.

Miss Sharp and Miss Wong work with Rabbit class every day and Miss Redman spends time working with Rabbits too.

I spent some time living in Italy, where I played outside much of the time and I look forward to playing outside with your children.

I love reading and aim for the children in my class to love reading too.

Do check Rabbit class DoJo as I regularly post vocabulary, photos and information about children is learning.

Please come and talk to me if you have any questions about your child’s learning. We will be in touch about involving you in your child’s learning this term.

Term 5 Our starting point is Changes.

We begin by looking at the signs of Spring around the school. We talk to the children about all the changes they have experienced since joining Year R.  Last term we planted beans and the childrne will now measure these and take them home. We read the lovely pop up story Sam’s Sunflower and plant sunflower seeds.

The children help us to prepare our outside area for planting and growing, which we start now and continue in term 6.




Reading with your child.

Reading is at the heart our learning, we read books to the children and then they participate in hands on experiences based on this book. In our reading to the children we show them how to join in with and re tell the story


Children take home a book which they read with you, they choose this book from our reading area. Each child also takes home a phonic book. This is chosen to match your child’s phonic level. They should be able to blend to read most of the words themselves. Please read at least 5 times per week with your child.

Look on class DoJo as I will inform you which words and phrases the children are learning for that week. I will also send home the key vocabulary that the children need to learn, this is on an A4 sheet with pictures. I send this home in English and any other language which your child speaks. Do let me know if I make any mistakes in translation.

Children learn through a balance of whole class teaching and play.

This term in our English lesson we read the following books to the children.

Elmer the elephant.

All about Holi.

One Springy Day.

All about Elephants,  our non fiction book for this term.

Tuff spots, parwntal engagement, PE and maths,

Tuff spots.

Children may talk to you about playing in a tuff spot. These are large trays which I set up to provide exciting play experiences for the children. This term we have cake making tuff spot with play dough and cake tins. Rabbit class will also be able to play with compost and toy zoo animals.




Forest school

Rabbit class attend Forest school on a Monday morning with Koala class. They are really enjoying seeing their friends in Koala class and being able to explore Forest school with them.

Your child needs to come to school in their forest school clothing, warm trousers and top. They need a pair of wellingtons. Please send in their school uniform and they will change back into this after Forest school. Even though the weather is warmer, please make sure that your child has long sleeved top for Forest school.





Rabbit class will be taught PE every Tuesday afternoon.

Children need black shorts, their house colour PE shirt and plimsolls. We teach children how to change into their PE kit.

Children must not have earrings in on PE days. We cannot remove or tape up earrings. Thank you

I look forward to lovely term with the children.







The Term 5 knowledge organisers below provides information on our learning enquiry for this term. 

 Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.

Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.

If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email