Rabbit Class (Reception and Year 1)
Welcome to Rabbit Class 2020-21
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.
|Mrs Saunders||Class Teacher|
|Mrs Sun||Teaching Assistant|
Things your child needs to bring: Your child will need to bring a bookbag and a named, refillable water bottle filled with water from home (NO SQUASH OR JUICE). All children will need a warm, waterproof coat in school each day and should wear their school uniform unless it is Rabbit Class PE day or Forest School day - see below.
PE Days: Rabbit Class PE lessons are on Mondays. Children should come to school dressed their PE kit - shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls. As the weather gets colder children will need jogging bottoms, sweatshirt and trainers.
Forest School: Rabbit Class Forest School sessions are on Wednesdays. Children should come to school dressed in their Forest School kit to enable them to participate fully in the activities, whatever the weather:
- Wellington boots or sturdy walking boots or trainers
- Long trousers and long sleeved top
- Jumper or sweatshirt
- Warm, waterproof coat (+ waterproof trousers for wet weather)
- Hat, gloves and thick socks in autumn and winter months
- Sun hat and suncream in summer (Please note: NO SHORTS)
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: Please phone the school office (tel: 01483 222442) as soon as possible if your child will not be attending school for any reason. Please do not send your child to school if they are generally unwell, for example with sickness or diarrhoea. School office staff will ask you to describe 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.
Covid-19: Please phone the school office but do not send your child to school if you, your child, or anyone in your household has, or is showing symptoms of Covid-19:
- a new continuous cough
- and/or fever
- and/or a loss of, or change in, sense of taste or smell
Please phone the school office but do not send your child to school if you have been in contact with anyone with or who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 or who has tested positive for the virus.
Your child will need a test for Covid-19 if they have been in contact with anyone at home or in the community who has, or is showing symptoms of, Covid-19, or who has tested positive for the virus.
If your child's test result is positive they must remain at home for 10 days and other members of the household must self-isolate for 14 days.
If your child's test result is negative they and other members of the household must remain at home and self-isolate for 14 days.
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.