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Year R

Letter formation and handwriting

Please find images of how to support your child in achieving the correct letter formation.


- lower-case letters start at the top

-dots and horizontal cross lines are added after the main part of the letter has been formed

-capital letters start at the top and go down first, the pencil is then taken off the paper to add the horizontal lines

Year R phonics and reading presentation

Thank you very much to all the parents who were able to attend yesterday's presentation evening. If you were unable to make it please find below the three PowerPoints about phonics, a phonics lesson and how we teach reading. Also below you will find hints and tips about how to support your child with wordless books.

If you have any questions please pop and see the class teachers.

And here are some ideas for sharing wordless books...

Year R curriculum presentation

It was lovely to see so many parents at the meeting this morning. 

If you weren't able to make it please find the Powerpoint below.

If you have any further questions please pop and see your child's class teacher.

Thank you for your support.



We would like to say a very warm welcome to all of our new Year R children and their families starting this year.


We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and look forward to seeing you for your home visits in the next few days. 

It is extremely important that your child uses a comfortable and efficient pencil grip, even though this may not be the same as your own. This should be the pincer grip.

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.