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Rabbit Class

Welcome to Rabbit Class!

 

We are reception class and our teachers Mrs Benwell and Miss Cleisham. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Sharp. 

 

               

 

We believe that all of our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. This approach ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through the school.

 

We provide a balance of child-led and adult-led experiences for all children that meet the curriculum expectations for ‘Communication and language’ and ‘Literacy.’ These include:

  • sharing high-quality stories and poems
  • learning a range of nursery rhymes and action rhymes
  • activities that develop focused listening and attention, including oral blending
  • attention to high-quality language.

Daily phonics lessons in Reception

  • Phonics is taught for up to 30 minutes a day. In Reception, this is built up from 10-minute lessons, with additional daily oral blending games, to the full-length lesson as quickly as possible. Review lessons are taught each Friday, ensuring recap of the week’s teaching to help children become fluent readers.

 

Please see the Parent's Guide for more information

 

Home Learning 

 

Home Learning tasks are uploaded to Tapestry each Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. Reading books are sent home three times a week with the expectation that each book will be shared with an adult at home at least twice. Flash cards with the phonic sounds we are learning are sent home so that these can be practised at home. We also send home 'Rabbit' cards with our tricky words on for these to be practised at home too.  

 

For our maths learning we use Doodle Maths which is an online platform for practicing learnt maths skills in an interactive and dynamic way 

Details of our new 2021 curriculum can be found by clicking the link below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

Home-school contact books

Please initial daily to confirm that your child has read to an adult. There is also space for any comments about their reading, or anything else you wish to raise. Please make a note in the book if your child is going home with someone else. 

 

Snacks

A healthy snack of fruit or vegetables is provided at break time each day. Milk can be ordered through http://www.coolmilk.com. Please note that there is a charge for milk once your child turns 5.

 


  • Plaxtol Primary School
  • School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • England, TN15 0QD
  • Tel: 01732 810200
  • Email: office@plaxtol.kent.sch.uk
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