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Welcome to Rabbit Room!

Our 3-4 year old children attend for either 15 hours a week, either every morning or every afternoon, or for 30 hours a week between 9am and 3pm. They are taught by Jess, Mary, Zoe, Hazel and Catherine. Take a look through our class page to see what sort of things we get up to.



Pumpkin Carving Stay and Play


On Tuesday 31st October 2023 the parents and carers of the children in Rabbit room, attended a pumpkin carving stay and play session. We just wanted to say 

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who joined their children at the pumpkin carving stay and play everyone looked like they had a fantastic time.


Please take a look below to see how much fun they had.

International Mud Day 2023


Earlham Nursery School celebrated International mud day a day early this year as we have so many fun activities coming up before the

Mud Play is important for children to develop and practice their fine and gross motor skills, increase awareness of their senses, particularly touch, improve hand/ eye coordination and develop their social and emotional skills, including taking turns and leading/following directions. All of the children had the chance to take part in a variety of different activities including going down the mud slide, playing with the muddy animals, making muddy foot prints and much much more!

World Book Day 2023


Our local police officer payed us a visit to tell us all about what his job involves. He showed the children some of the equipment he carries and even let them hold some of it!

The children enlisted his help to find Goldilocks who had broken the law by sneaking into the three bears house, stealing their porridge and breaking their chair! But don't worry: she was soon apprehended!




Goldilocks and the Three Bears


For our classic tales theme, we chose to focus on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We had a range of activities on offer to explore the story in greater depth:

- We set up the Three Bears cottage in our home corner and our small-world area with masks and props to act the story out.

- We had porridge oats in our sand tray, and had a go at making porridge and tasting a range of toppings.

- When we knew the story well enough we arranged pictures to create a storyboard for the children to have a go at telling the story themselves.

- We created Wanted posters for Goldilocks to help us find where she was hiding, and even enlisted the help of our local police officer!



Red Nose Day 2022


We had a jam-packed day of activities based around Love Monster, who always looks for opportunities to help others when they need it. We decorated love biscuits (before scoffing them for our snack!), created monster masks and filled a monster outline with the coins we brought from home.




Dippy the Diplodocus at Norwich Cathedral


We were all very lucky to go on a whole-school trip to Norwich Cathedral to see the famous 'Dippy' on his nationwide tour!

The huge fossilised dinosaur was on display for us to see and we were amazed by how enormous he was...we couldn't even fit him into one of our pictures!

As well as seeing Dippy the children got to hold a life sized replica of his head and feel his unique teeth. We also went for a walk around the cathedral on a scavenger hunt to explore the building's history and grandeur.




Pumpkin Carving 2021


Every year we invite parents and families to come to our pumpkin carving stay and play, where every family gets a pumpkin to carve together and take home.

The children love getting stuck in, although not everyone's a fan of scooping out the messy insides!

We also carved some class pumpkins which we lit while having a Halloween story.




World Book Day 2021

The children in Rabbit and Badger Room dressed up as storybook characters for World Book Day. Our focus story was 'The Gingerbread Man'.

The children made masks and baked and decorated some delicious gingerbread!



The children in Rabbit Room had a great time visiting the soft play room this week. They played so well together, taking in turns to fill the ball shower and standing underneath it. Playing 'The Floor is Lava' challenged them to think of creative ways to move around the room without touching the floor!



Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

This week in Rabbit Room we have been learning about winter through our book of the week. We were lucky enough to have some snow in the garden: you can see pictures of the children sledging below. We also made bird feeders to keep the birds in our garden fed through the winter. We played with ice, exploring what happened when we added powder paint and how it changed over time into water. And we took a walk in the garden to play 'I Spy..', like the hares do in the story.




We were lucky enough to still have some snow at Nursery on Monday, enough to spend a morning sledging down our hill!



Christmas 2020 in Rabbit Room

It's been a busy few weeks in Rabbit Room as we've been doing lots of craft activities, decorated the classroom, learned Christmas songs, enjoyed a Christmas party, learnt about the different ways that we celebrate Christmas and even had a visit from a very special person...

Making Christmas Decorations

The children made some different decorations to decorate the classroom and to take home. They drew on strips of paper which were stuck together to make garlands. In the garden they made natural wreaths with Jayne. And they added hand prints to baubles to take home as a keepsake.

A sweet, festive treat

As one of our advent treats we tried Pandoro, a traditional Italian sweetbread shaped like a star. It was very popular with the children, and the grown-ups too!


Here Comes Father Christmas!

To prepare for Santa's visit, we wrote some letters to Santa and practiced singing 'When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney' so that we could sing it for him. The children loved meeting Santa and telling him what they would like for Christmas.

Christmas Party!!!

The children had a wonderful time at their Christmas party. They made party crowns, played pin the nose on the snowman, pas-the-parcel, musical bumps and statues, had party food and finished the day by watching The Snowman.




Bonfire Night

Luckily for us, the 5th November fell on a Thursday: our Forest School Day! It gave us the perfect opportunity to learn about fire safety and to toast some marshmallows on the campfire. Delicious!




Happy Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween we invited our parents to come and do some pumpkin carving with their children. They were able to carve their own pumpkins and take them home. The children loved drawing their designs and scooping out the messy insides!




Friendships are forming

The start of the Autumn term is always a busy time as we welcome lots of new faces to Nursery. It's so lovely to see the children developing new relationships with one another: it's just one of the many valuable opportunities that attending nursery provides.



Farewell, Class of 2020!

To celebrate the end of the year we held a party for the children. They had lots of fun playing party games, dancing to music and having a special treat for lunch. It's always sad to see another group of children go but we're so excited for them to start at their new schools.



Potato Growing

Over the year the children grew potatoes! They started by chitting the potatoes in the classroom, waiting for sprouts to grow. Then they planted them in soil in the garden. After lots of waiting, watering and adding of soil we rummaged around to see how many we could find. We then counted the potatoes and arranged them by size before asking Katie to cook them so that we could have a taste.



World Book Day

This year the children came dressed up as characters from traditional tales, as this was our topic for the half term. We had the lots of characters from the gingerbread man! The children also took part in storytelling activities, like building houses for the three little pigs and decorating their own gingerbread men.

Check out this huge city that our children built! They spent the whole session working together and using all the resources they could find. Very impressive!!



Forest School

At Forest School the children chose to learn about birds. They learnt how to do bird watching, and all of the different sounds that birds make. They then made some bird feeders to hand up around the garden and had a go at making their very own bird's nest.

The bird's nest came in useful when we found an injured baby bird in the garden. We put it safely on the roof and fed it berries until the weather warmed and it was able to fly away with it's mother when she returned.



Christmas 2019

To celebrate Christmas this year we:

  • Decorated our classroom with decorations and made some of our own.
  • Had a visit from Santa!
  • Invited our parents in for a special Christmas Craft Stay & Play, making baubles, wreath, biscuits and more.