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Year R

Welcome to Year R


Reception Class will be taught by Miss Taylor assisted by Miss Evans and Miss Webb

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Miss Taylor will be teaching Year R this year, assisted by Miss Evans and Miss Webb. Please browse this page to find out what is happening in Year R.

In Year R we have lots of fun playing and learning in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. During the first half of Autumn Term our topic was “Getting to Know You” and we learned all about our similarities and differences. In the second half of Autumn Term our topic will be “Traditional Tales”. We will be learning about Goldilocks, the three pigs and the gingerbread man – as well as many others.

This term we are busy learning to read. In our daily phonics sessions we learn about letters and the sounds they make. We then practise blending them together to read words. We also learn our key words and would like all children to be in the 20 club by Christmas time. To achieve this we ask that you read with your child for ten minutes each day and listen to them read their key words. If your child reads 5 or more times a week they will be entered into our school reading raffle where they could win a book!

In maths we are learning to count to 100 so it would be great if you could count with your child on the way to school, ensuring that they are saying all of the numbers correctly (saying 17 and not 70). We are also learning to recognise numbers, shapes and money so please help your child by pointing out shapes and numbers on your way to school and going shopping with coins and notes.

In Year R we have a special class teddy called Squidge. The children who make good choices will take it in turns to take Squidge home for an evening, along with his diary. I can’t wait to read all about his adventures!

I am very proud of the number of children who have achieved 100% so far this term and would like to see this high attendance continue throughout the year. High attendance is linked to better performance socially and academically and is very important, especially during a child’s foundation years.

If you would like more advice on how you can support your child’s learning at home please come and talk to me.

Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Taylor