Bunny and Rabbit (Nursery & Reception)

Please look at the key information below. 

Adults in Bunny and Rabbit Class

Class teachers
Mrs Turner (Monday - Wednesday am) - ct@newclose.wilts.sch.uk
Miss Smith (Wednesday pm - Friday) - bs@newclose.wilts.sch.uk

Nursery Teaching Assistant Lead
Mrs Baxter - cb@newclose.wilts.sch.uk

Teaching Assistants
Mrs Smit
Mrs Bowles


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of staff and we will do our very best to make sure they are answered quickly.

Class Expectations

We have high expectations of behaviour at New Close. Everything we do is centred around our six values:

Aspire, Positivity, Pride, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility. 


When children follow these expectations they will receive verbal praise and may also receive stickers and dojo points. Those who do not follow these expectations will receive consequences. These consequences are outlined in our Good Behaviour Policy

We recognise in Nursery and Reception that some children require a different approach to consequences and therefore may receive a different consequence usually in the form of 'time out/reflection time'.  

What do I need to bring to school?

Children in Bunny Class need to have:

- comfortable clothes which aren't for 'best' as we like to get messy and muddy! (We do not need to wear school uniform)

- a change of clothes in a bag which can be kept on their peg.

- their book bags, drink bottles and lunch (if they are staying for lunch).

- nappies and wipes if your child needs nappies.


Children in Rabbit Class need to have:

- their red school book bag in school every day. This should have two school books in it (one reading together book & one decodable book) their home/school reading record and their phonics folder.

- a drink (no fizzy drinks) in a separate bag, an optional piece of fruit and lunch if they are not having a school meal.

- their PE kit in school (we will change in class)

- weather appropriate clothing (we aim to go outside in all weathers). It is helpful if they can keep a pair of wellies in school.


Children in Rabbit Class have PE on a Friday, but we encourage you to leave their PE kits in school for the term - we will send it home sooner if it needs washing.
Forest School is on a Wednesday, children need to come to school in clothes suitable for outdoor learning (we go out in all weathers).


Everything else needed will be provided by the school. We are trying to reduce the number of items being brought into school and encourage children to leave toys/teddies at home. 


Children in Bunny class are expected to share a book with their grown up on most nights and children in Rabbit Class need to read/share a book five times a week with their grown ups. This reading should be recorded in the home/school reading record.

This Term in Bunny/Rabbit Class

This term in Bunny and Rabbit class our topic is Growing up and Moving on 

Please click here for our topic overview


Key dates, celebrations and activities this term include: class photos, move up day, sports day, fathers day, summer solstice, armed forces day and ice-creams in the park!

P.S. Please can we remind all parents to encourage their children to leave toys and teddies at home. We do not want these to get lost or damaged in school. Thank you.

Useful Links

Click the links below for useful webpages that will help you support your child's learning at home.

Little Wandle Information for Parents