Welcome to Rabbits Class (EYFS)
Class Teacher: Mrs Thornley
Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bond
View meet the Year R teaching staff here
The emphasis in Rabbit Class is having fun and instilling a love of learning. We teacher the Early Years curriculum through a range of exciting and engaging texts and topics, with the Early Learning Goals supporting the framework of our curriculum. Children engage weekly with Forest School to develop outdoor learning skills, support wellbeing and develop pupil resilience. Mrs Thornley is a trained Forest School practitioner.
In Early Years and Key Stage One, we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to teach phonics and early reading. We have daily phonics lessons that later in Year 2 and beyond become spelling, grammar, and punctuation lessons. We teach reading sessions through Little Wandle to develop fluency, comprehension, and prosody.
More information about our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for individual subjects can be found on our curriculum pages and in our termly Learning Letters, links to which are included below.
Our general timetable can be downloaded below. Our timetable is subject to change but gives you an overview of coverage each week.
At Shorne Church of England Primary School, one of our curriculum drivers is ‘Opportunities’. Teachers have created a list of ‘70 Things Before I Leave Shorne Primary’ to broaden children’s experiences throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities we encourage our Year R children to take part in – either at school or with their families – are:
#1 Build a den
#2 Watch a caterpillar change into a butterfly
#3 Make a minibeast hotel
#4 Make bird feeders
#5 Go on a treasure hunt
#6 Grow a seed into a plant
#7 Make mud pies
#8 Have a picnic
#9 Make perfume with flower petals
#10 Climb a tree
More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages.
Useful Parent Resources for EYFS
For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.