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Clandon C of E School

Clandon C of E School A caring community where all can THRIVE

    Rabbit Class (Reception and Year 1)

    Welcome to Rabbit Class 2019-20

    Children in Reception and Year 1 need freedom to learn predominantly through play.  In Rabbit Class learning is child focussed and play based.  This positively promotes the way children naturally learn, enabling each child to develop a solid foundation for their education.

    The half-termly newsletter sent via Parentmail to Rabbit Class parents is at the bottom of this page.


    Mrs Saunders Class Teacher
    Mrs Sessions Teacher (PPA Cover)
    Mrs Habgood Teaching Assistant

    Things your child needs to bring: Please bring your child's book bag to school each day with the Sound Book (Reception children), reading book and diary.  Your child will also need a named, refillable water bottle filled with water from home (NO SQUASH OR JUICE).  Water bottles have a tendency to leak and should be carried separately from book bags.

    Morning Routine: Please take your child to the gate into the Rabbit Class outdoor play area where staff will be on hand to welcome them and take them into the classroom.

    Illness: If your child is ill it is important that you phone the school office as soon as possible on the first morning of their absence.  Please can you also let us know the symptoms of your child's illness so we can see if there is a pattern with other children in school with similar symptoms.

    To help your child to get the most out of school and avoid spreading infection to others, please do not send them back to school until they have been well for 24 hours. If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea they must stay away from school until 48 hours after the last bout of illness. 

    PE Days: PE lessons are on Mondays and Thursdays.  Children should always have their PE kit in school during term time and will bring it home for washing during holidays.  Each child must have a pair of shorts and t-shirt for gymnastics.  They also need jogging bottoms, a sweatshirt and trainers for games when the weather is colder.  Please make sure all your child's kit is named.

    End of the Day: If your child is being collected from school by someone other than their parent or carer, please let a member of school staff know.  You can do this either in person or by phoning the school office, or writing a note.  If someone other than a parent will regularly collect your child from school, please let us know in writing and we will keep a note of the arrangement.

    Classroom Volunteers:  Once children are securely settled at school we always appreciate extra help in the classroom.  This can be a regular commitment or occasional help, as and when you are able, for events in school or trips.  If you are interested in helping please speak with Mrs Saunders.  A Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check is required for all volunteers in our school.