Welcome to all our new children and families!
It has been lovely to see so many of you coming in to school in the mornings to support your children becoming independent and seeing the classroom set up.
Our main focus for the beginning of term is helping the children to feel happy and safe in their new learning environment. Lots of time is dedicated to ensuring the children are familiar with adults, their peers and making friends.
We have also started to introduce the children to some of the routines and expectations we have in Year R and it is likely that they have been sharing some of these with you!
You will be able to find out more about what we do in the Year R curriculum meeting on Tuesday 24th September at 9.00am. Any information shared during the meeting will be available on this page afterwards.
We look forward to working with you to support your children on their start to school life.
We follow a daily phonics programme based on the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme. We teach the children to use sounds in their purest form in order for them to blend and read words successfully e.g. 's' not 'suh'. A copy of the sounds taught will be available in the back of your child's reading diary.
Please click here to see the phonemes by order of teaching.
Please click here to see how to pronounce the phonemes correctly.
Please click here to see some ideas for phonics activities to do with your child.
More information about the way we teach phonics and reading will be available here after the reading and phonics evening on Wednesday 18th September.
Please see below for how children in Year R are taught to form their letters. Towards the end of Year R some children may start to join their handwriting.
Climbing the tree to a better me
Our special tree focuses on the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Social aspect of our learning. In Year R we are practising using our manners, being a good friend and being respectful and responsible.
We can earn three stars for each rung of the ladder and at the end of the year we can earn a special sticker at the top of the tree for our effort in trying to show these things.
When we have collected three stars of the same colour we can show our certificate in assembly and our name is moved up the ladder in class to show our progress.