Rabbits go exploring!

What a busy week! Starting off with our swimming sport showcase. Thank you to all parents that were able to attend, we hope you enjoyed seeing your childโ€™s progress in the water.

During our communication and language sessions, we have continued our work with Portside Pirates. The children did some super work when making our treasure crafts, with some doing independent work with fine motor skills, using paints and sequins to decorate telescopes or treasure chests, whilst some helped fill a sensory bottle as the deep blue sea.

We were very excited to finally get out on a school visit. We were invited to share a forest school session withYear 4 at Castlefort. The children were encouraged to help with den building. We loved exploring the different styles of dens and playing with the other children. We ended the session with an ice lolly which was a lovely treat for all the hard work. We chose all of Rabbit Class as our stars of the week for their excellent behaviour.

We have been really pleased with the children demonstrating increased independence with their PE sessions. Some have been attempting to climb the ladder of the climbing frame or use the stepping stones which they were previously apprehensive of doing and some have been requiring less support when jumping down from a piece of equipment. Well done little Rabbits!

In cooking the children have been doing excellent work building up their tolerance to new tastes and textures. They have been using their own knives with support to slice into fruit to create some pirate themed banana boats. They looked and tasted very yummy!

Ramandeep has been very sensible as our lunch trolley monitor and has been giving our cook Nicky lots of eye contact and smiles ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Port side pirates ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

This week, we have started a new story song called Portside Pirates ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ.
The children have enjoyed getting into character and exploring the pirate themed resources.
They were brave as we role played walking the plank. They also did some excellent cooking; making choices between ingredients and holding utensils independently as they created pirate pancake faces.
In swimming, the children were supported to work on their physio plans and to join in with some pirate themed action songs.
In PE, the children joined in with a silly game, using sit on scooters to sail across the hall floor on adults backs, there were lots of giggles!
We are very proud of Deeya this week, she has been doing some lovely walking around the classroom and outside, only requiring one hand support from an adult. She has also been very vocal and making some new sounds. Super work, well done!

Summer fun!

This week in Rabbits, we have listened to the story song of โ€˜Thereโ€™s a hole in the bottom of the seaโ€™.
The children were very brave and reached out to touch our sensory fish exploration and have used the continuous provision tray with a good level of independence to develop their fine motor skills and to touch and feel different textures.

We have made the most of the beautiful weather and have moved some of our sessions outdoors. The children worked hard on their speech and language activities, participating with turn taking games, using aided language boards and using picture books/sensory play with support to identify key objects and colours. We also enjoyed Tac Pac out on the grass, relaxing in the shade.

We would like to wish all of our special Daddies a wonderful Fatherโ€™s Day. The children have been busy being creative and making their cards for you, we hope you like them!

To end the week, Rabbit class have thoroughly enjoyed keeping cool with water play and using the outdoor play equipment, we were really pleased how they all tolerated having their suncream applied and have drank well.

Our superstars this week are Blake and Poppy. Blake has been doing good work in cooking and tasted some Biscoff spread, licking his tongue across his lips to have another taste. Poppy has been super brave and has allowed Nurse Sue to weigh her and take her height using the weighing chair and height bar. Well done to you both!

We would also like to say a big thank you to all the parents that took time out of your busy day and were able to attend our PE sport showcase event. It was great to see you all, we hope you enjoyed it and managed to get a good insight into our PE sessions.

Have a good weekend everyone, we hope you get to enjoy the sunshine before it starts raining again! See you all next week for more learning fun!

Rabbits celebrate the Platinum Jubilee ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐ŸŽ‰

We hope you all had a good half term. Considering we have only been in three days this week, we have still managed to get lots done!
The children had a great first day back with a sensory room session and Tac Pac. On Thursday we had PE, working on coordination and balance and carried on with lots of celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee.
On Friday the children helped prepare sandwiches for our Oakwood street party and decorated cakes for the cake competition. We then celebrated outside with the whole school (the first time since before covid). It was great! ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽต๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

This week we have had great fun exploring the book โ€˜Busy Royal Family.โ€™
The children have thoroughly enjoyed getting into character, dressing up in costumes, crowns and exploring jewels in sensory pouches. We worked on our fine motor skills and did some free painting for our Jubilee display.

Later in the week, we have been busy practising for our tea party. The children have been working on their pouring skills using the t-pot and choosing from the cake stand. We even designed some of our own cakes and biscuits using playdough, but discovered that they do not taste as good as real ones!

We have been pleased with how two of our children have been playing so nicely together this week, making up their own game of peekaboo in our tent, so have chosen them as our stars of the week. Well done Deacon and M!

On Friday we made some jam sandwiches. All of the children were really good at joining the group and exploring the ingredients and holding their cutlery. We even had some little helpers that did the washing up when we had finished! Well done everyone ๐ŸŒŸ

We hope you all have a fantastic half term making happy memories with your families. See you all on Wednesday 8th June for more learning fun!

What Rabbits did nextโ€ฆ.

This week we have continued our work with Kipperโ€™s Sandcastles. The children built up their tolerance with getting sticky to create some sand art and all sat wonderfully at the table to build on their hand muscles whilst exploring the beach themed playdough activity.

We have seen some great improvements with behaviour in class this week and it just proves that our daily use of scent of the day and objects of reference help the children with understanding their daily routines and transitions. Well done everyone! We were especially proud of you all for wearing your PE tops for our good morning and transitioning to PE well.

We have been busy in our cooking session and were really pleased that all of our rabbits helped in their own little ways. We had children peeling oranges, smashing up meringues and slicing strawberries and bananas to create our fruity Eton mess, which was served up with our homemade icecream from last week – Delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹

We would like to congratulate Blake, Ramandeep and Rheshary as our stars of the week. They have all been amazing! Itโ€™s so tiring though being so good and Ramandeep had to have a little snooze after all of her hard work as our lunchtime trolley monitor this week! ๐Ÿ˜ด

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Next week we will be celebrating The Queenโ€™s Platinum Jubilee and have lots of fun activities planned for our little Rabbits.

See you on Monday!

Kipperโ€™s Sandcastle

This week in Rabbits we have started a new story about Kipper at the beach.
We have been busy bunnies practicing our sandcastle building and completing ice cream themed fine motor tasks.
The children have been doing excellent listening during their life skills sessions and recognising their own toothbrushes – well done!

The have also been doing good sitting during our good morning routine and completing some independent choosing and mark making.

During our swim session, we enjoyed meeting an inflatable lobster which links nicely to our holiday topic. Some of our Rabbits were very brave and had a go at balancing on it in the water (with adult help ๐Ÿ˜€).

During music, we have enjoyed exploring the instrument sounds as we prepare for our summerfest performance.

During our cooking session, we have been making Kipper some strawberry ice-cream. All the children helped with something, but some were more keen than others to have a taste!

Our Star of the week is Rheshary, he has been trying really hard with his physical skills to pedal his own go kart outside. Keep up the excellent work!

Have a lovely weekend everyone ๐Ÿ˜€

Eid Mubarak ๐ŸŒ™

This week in Rabbits we have enjoyed celebrating Eid. We used scents, tastes and music to explore and the children all joined the group to choose from a selection of activities such as mark making or making decorations from playdough.

We have also continued our work with Peppa Pig and her camping trip. We thoroughly enjoyed climbing into the sleeping bags, pretending to be asleep and even getting chased by a bear!! Aaarghh!

We have been working on our fine motor skills, using our fingers to complete some threading using the looms, we giggled as we got all tingle tangled in the ivy!

In cooking, we made some fruity ice lollies. The children joined in wonderfully to explore the smells and tastes of the fruit before helping slice it up. We then used the noisy blender using a switch to help develop understanding of cause and effect. Well done everyone for taking part!

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Donโ€™t forget swimming kits on Monday, our pool is now repaired so swimming will be able to take place. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜„

Letโ€™s go camping! ๐Ÿ•

This week in Rabbits we have started our new topic โ€™letโ€™s go on holidayโ€™. Our story has been called โ€™Peppa goes campingโ€™. The children have had lots of fun exploring the tents and pretend camp fire, as well as all the sensory resources linked to the book.

During fine motor sessions, the children have been using their handprints to create their own campfire artwork. We used cutting blocks to snip paper and pulled cotton buds apart to create smoke on black card.

We have also made smores during a cooking session, with a team effort to break up chocolate, count out biscuits, marshmallows and then spooning melted chocolate onto the biscuits to assemble the smore. Everyone enjoyed having a little taste- well done!

As part of our problem solving work, we set up a seaside session for the children to explore wet/dry sand, make patterns using moulds, scoop, pour sand/water using jugs and spoons. We had fun using the water squirty toys to get each other wet too!

In music, we used the guitars and played along to campfire songs. We also had a campfire video playing to set the scene in the classroom.

Corey Tyler and Poppy are our stars of the week for their super work with talking and role playing. Well done, keep up the good work!

We hope you all have a great long weekend. See you on Tuesday for more learning fun! โ˜บ๏ธ

Happy Easter little Bunnies! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿซ

This week in Rabbits we have enjoyed celebrating all things to do with Easter. The children helped create some beautiful Easter Bonnets, they have also worked hard making their Easter cards.

We have had several cooking sessions this week, making nest cakes and decorating carrot/egg/chick biscuits (we also enjoyed having a little taste of the yummy chocolate!)

We all got a bit competitive with our egg and spoon race – there may have been some sellotape involvement by the winners!

We ended our week with an Easter Bonnet parade, we think you will agree that the children all look beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ

Have an โ€˜eggcellentโ€™ Easter ๐Ÿฃ everyone and have lots of fun making happy memories.

See you in a couple of weeks! When we return, our new topic will be called โ€™Letโ€™s go on Holiday!โ€™ We have lots of fun activities planned.

All of Rabbits had a splashing time in the pool. Everyone worked so hard that we had some sleepy bunnies in the afternoon.
We have chosen Deacon as our star of the week for being so brave when he was feeling poorly.