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Welcome to Year R

Here you will find information about Apple and Cherry classes. Information about the exciting things that we have been doing will appear here.


Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Fridays. We ask that long hair is tied back and earrings removed on these days.


We visit the library every Monday afternoon. Please make sure your child's library book is in their book bag on a Monday so that it can be changed.


New phonic cards will be sent home at the end of each week on a Friday. These will be the letter sounds that we have been learning during the week. Please cut them up and practise them with your child. They need to be able to blend the sounds together to read words as well as recognising each individual letter and saying its name and sound. Remember to send the phonics zippy wallet to school each day in the book bag. If you are unsure of the sound the letters make then we have helpful videos showing the cued articulation action and the sound under the parents' section of the website.


We have now introduced our talk books. They will come home every Friday. Please make sure they have been returned to school by Wednesday of the following week as this is when we ask the children to share the discussions that they have had at home with you. It is a lovely conversation time in the classroom and really contributes to the Communication and Language Early Learning Goal that the children need to achieve by the end of the year.


The children have been enjoying practising the words in their word pots. Please ensure that these are in their book bags each day as we use them during guided reading time. The words should be practised as often as possible so that the children can read them on sight as this will support fluency during reading.

Our current theme...

This half term in Year R our theme is ‘Everyday Heroes'  and we will be reading the traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk.' In RE we will be thinking about special people from the Sikh religion and linking this to people who are special to us. 

As part of this topic we will be enjoying visits from family members who will be invited to talk about their jobs and what they entail. We will be thinking about the questions we could ask to find out more information. We will also be considering what jobs we might like to do in the future and why as part of our writing sessions.

The children have been enjoying the role play areas of the police station and the doctor surgery. We have had more doctors and nurses than patients, definitely not a reflection of reality!

The Supertato display shows off the children's artistic talents with their own 'superveg' and the designs for them.

Don't forget that you are welcome to come into the classrooms on a Thursday, after school, to see what your children have been up to in their learning.

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