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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 Thursdays. We ask that long hair is tied back and earrings removed on these days and that your child is in school uniform that they can undress and dress themselves in.


We visit the library every Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child's library book is in their book bag on a Tuesday so that it can be changed. If you have not finished reading the book  we can renew it on the library system at this time so it does not show as overdue.  You can also change your child's library book on a Thursday after school.


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 and ensure that nothing else is stored in the wallet as they are easily damaged. 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.


Our current theme...

This half term in Year R our theme is ‘Celebrations' and we will be spending lots of time thinking about our own times to celebrate.  In RE we will be thinking about the 'Birth of a baby' in terms of the Christmas story and we will link this to our own birth stories and how a new baby is welcomed. 

As part of the ‘Celebration' topic we will be learning about different events and festivals like Diwali and Bonfire Night.  We will find out about the history of these and what people do during these times.

The children have been enjoying playing in the home corner and they will now develop this further by getting it ready for a birthday celebration, by adding decorations, before moving on to preparing the home corner for Christmas. They have made some wonderful paper chains and hung them up.

The firework display is a mixture of ICT pictures and paintings and the children have collaborated to create group poems.

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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