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Welcome to Year R

Here you will find information about Apple and Cherry classes. Information about the exciting things 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.

Our current theme...

This half term in Year R our theme is ‘Polar Lands.'  We will also be reading the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs and we will learn about the celebration of Chinese New Year. As part of this topic we will become 'Polar Explorers.' We have already been on an expedition to find polar animals and we have received an email from Penny Polar asking us to help her with finding facts for the book she is writing!  

The children have been enjoying getting hands on with the ice blocks and they have been using their maths skills to free the polar animals by matching the correct Numicon piece to the numbered padlocks.

We have begun putting up a new display with the children's fantastic polar pictures and they will be adding their writing to the display as it is completed.

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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