Stretham Community Primary School


Rabbit Class

Summer Term 2022

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Week beginning 20th June 2022


We have had another busy week in Rabbit Class.  One of the things we enjoyed most this week was outdoor exploring and learning at Forest School!

Week beginning 13th June 2022


We enjoy regular reading in Rabbit Class.  In fact, we have a reading session every day!  Sometimes we read and discuss something as a whole class, sometimes we read to an adult and sometimes we just have time to enjoy a book or magazine that we have chosen.

In RE this week, we learnt that Buddhist temples are built so that they represent the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and wisdom.

Week beginning 6th June 2022


This week in Maths, we have been learning about position and direction.  We used a wide variety of activities to practise using the required language.  One of our favourite activities was commanding our 'robot partners' to move, using the commands forward, a quarter turn clockwise or anticlockwise and a half turn.  We discovered it doesn't matter if you make a half turn clockwise or anticlockwise; the result is the same!

In English, we have been working so hard on our writing over the last few months with fantastic results!  This week we were plotting Grandma's escape from the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood.  We wrote instructions for some very imaginative escape plans!

Week beginning 23rd May 2022


Well we made it to Forest School but not long before the thunder storm hit and we all had to come back inside! sad Our exploring was rather short-lived but we will be back soon.

In PE this week, it was all about the technique of jumping.  We worked in pairs to offer each other advice on how to improve our jumps.

Week beginning 16th May 2022

In RE this week, we each thought about our own special place and what makes it special to us.

After several weeks of testing the strength and stability of different shapes and structures in Design Technology, we finally made Baby Bear's chair.  Of course we then had to test our designs!

Week beginning 9th May 2022


In PE, we continued to practise our sprinting technique in preparation for Sports Day next week!

Week beginning 2nd May 2022


This week in Science, we planted some broad beans.  We are exploring what plants need to grow and stay healthy. 

In Design Technology, we continued to explore the strength of different structures and think about which 3D shapes are the strongest.

Week beginning 25th April 2022


In Design Technology, we will be designing and making a chair for Baby Bear.  This week we explored the stability of different shapes.

In computing this week, we took portrait and landscape photos using the tablets; we used a frame to help us think about what to include in each shot.  We then reviewed our photos and had to decide how we could improve one of them.

Week beginning 18th April 2022


What glorious weather we have had this week!  We have made the most of it in Rabbit Class and enjoyed lots of outdoor learning.  In Maths, we have been measuring and comparing heights and lengths.  We were given the challenge of throwing bean bags a specific distance and then using metre sticks to measure the exact distance and see how close we were.  We got better at measuring and estimating how far to throw our bean bags!

In Science, we started our new topic on Plants.  This week we explored seeds and how they are dispersed.  We had a go at making our own helicopter seeds out of paper.  We learnt that helicopter seeds are a type of seed, such as those from Sycamore, Ash and Maple trees, that spin as they fall from the tree. The spinning movement and the fact that they are light and can catch the wind allows them to travel further. 

Spring Term 2022

Week beginning 28th March 2022


We had a brilliant session learning and exploring at Forest School!

Week beginning 21st March 2022


This week we had the opportunity to look at a vintage car and butcher's van.  Thank you so much to our visitors, Mr and Mrs Sheldrick, for bringing their very special vehicles to school.  We were very keen to explore the vehicles and had lots of questions!

In Geography, we researched amazing facts about African animals using books, fact sheets and the internet.

In PE, we practised our striking skills using cricket bats, tennis rackets and a variety of balls.

Week beginning 14th March 2022


It's British Science Week!! smiley  In Rabbit Class, we have had a lot of fun exploring, investigating and finding out about the wide variety of jobs that scientists do.  Here we are investigating whether people with bigger hands can grab more things.

We also thoroughly enjoyed creating colourful patterns, using skittles and water; watching the coloured coating dissolve and spread through the water.

We have frogs and frogspawn in our pond! It has inspired us to learn more about the life cycle of the frog.

Week beginning 7th March 2022


After testing our taste combinations last week, we were ready to prepare and make our own healthy wraps this week.  We included our own choice of protein, vegetable and dairy.  We had to prepare our own ingredients and we learned the best way to fold our wraps.  We made a label to show the ingredients we had used.  It was then time to evaluate our wraps on how well they met the brief!

We couldn't go to Forest School on Tuesday but we enjoyed a lovely walk in the spring sunshine instead!

Week beginning 28th February 2022


We all thoroughly enjoyed this year's World Book Day with lots of different activities: snuggling up to enjoy and share books, a live online lesson with the children's illustrator Axel Scheffler, drawing our own story book characters, looking at all the 'Story Suitcases' and story time in our new library!

In Design Technology this week, we were testing different taste combinations for our healthy wraps.

In a bonus maths lesson, we explored 100 squares with Mr Robertson on Friday afternoon.  You could have a go at some 100 square jigsaws at home by following this link Nrich 100 Square Jigsaws.

Week beginning 21st February 2022


In Science this week, we continued to think about staying healthy and how exercise helps to make us fitter and stronger.  We wanted to find out what happens to our heartrate when we do exercise.

In Maths, we have started learning about fractions.  This week we investigated the whole and making equal parts, using counters, multilink and paper. 

Week beginning 7th February 2022


This week we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week 2022. The theme was 'Growing Together'; thinking about growing emotionally as individuals and finding ways to help each other grow.  In Rabbit Class, one of the activities we enjoyed was designing a hot air balloon to show the people who support us and help us grow.

In Design Technology, our challenge was to make a boat that floats!  We could choose from a selection of materials and pick instructions to follow or come up with our own design to try.  

Week beginning 31st January 2022


We have worked very hard on our writing this week.  After writing a detailed narrative based on 'The Snail and the Whale', we read another story about a whale, 'The Storm Whale'.  In this story, a boy finds a baby whale on the beach and takes it home to care for it in the bath.  We used drama to explore the conversation that might ensue if you came home to find a whale in your bath tub! We then wrote letters to the boy to tell him what we thought he should do with the whale.

In Science, we have been learning about off-spring, life cycles and healthy living.  This week, we made posters with top tips for staying healthy.