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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year R

Welcome to Year R   
Butterworth  Class(RH)        Carle Class(RG)  

Mrs Hayward  and                                                         Miss Gore and
Mrs McGlone                                                                 Mrs Bates

Mrs Moat and Mrs Howard will also be helping us.

Welcome back to Term 6. We hope you had a restful break. We can not believe we are in the final term of the school year.


Staying healthy

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


Each term we focus on a different theme or topic. This term we are going to be focusing on plants, mini-beasts and dinosaurs. Each week we will use different stories to help us with our learning.

  • The Tiny Seed and Jasper's Beanstalk
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 
  • Spinderella/Aaaarrgghh Spider!
  • Sports Week
  • Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.
  • Gigantosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Drip.


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Red Group: Parent Guide

Please click here to take you through to the page where you will find lots of books for your child to read.

At Kingsnorth we use the programme Read, Write, Inc to teach phonics. The children will be introduced to a sound a day and will have opportunities to practise taught sounds throughout the day. We will also be sending these sounds home for you to practise with your child. Please look out for further information on how to support your child.

Please click on the link below to watch a parent presentation giving you an introduction to Read, Write Inc Phonics (click on slide show, then select from the beginning and the powerpoint will play with a voice over from Miss Gore)

Read Write Inc - Parents Meeting

Here is a video that will show you how to pronounce the sounds: 

For more information please click:  - phonics games 







Maisy, mountain, mountain.


Round the apple, down the leaf.


Slide down the snake.


Round the dinosaur’s bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet.


Down the tower, across the tower.


Down the insect’s body, dot for the head.


Down Nobby, over his net.


Down the plait, up and over the Pirate’s face.


Round the girl’s face, down her hair and give her a curl.


All around the orange.


Curl around the caterpillar.


Down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg.


Down and under the umbrella, up to the top and down to the puddle.


Down the laces to the heel and over the toe.


Down the flower, draw the stem.


Cut off the top, scoop out the egg.


Down the long leg.


Down the horses head to the hooves and over its back.


Slither down the snake, down the horses head to the hooves and over his back.


Down his body, then up and curl.


Down his body, curl and dot.


Down the wing, up the wing.


Down the horn, up a horn and over the yak’s head.


Down up, down up the worm.


Down the tower across the tower and then down the horses head to the hooves and over its back/




Curl around the caterpillar, down the horses head to the hooves and over its back.


Round the queen’s head, up to her crown and down her hair and curl.

x Down the arm and leg, repeat on the other side.
ng Thing on a string.
nk I think I stink.


Set 2 - Some of you have now learnt your Set 2 sounds. Here they are with their rhyme. 

Set 2
Sound Rhyme
ay May I play?
ee What can you see?
igh Fly high
ow Blow the snow
oo Poo at the zoo
oo Look at a book
ar Start the car
or Shut the door
air That's not fair!
ir Whirl and twirl
ou Shout it out!
oy Toy for a boy



This term we will be focusing on: doubling; grouping and sharing; position and direction; patterns and solving problems using all the skills we have learnt this year.


This term we will be focusing on our throwing and catching skills, moving in different ways and working together as a team. RG (Carle Class) will be on a Monday and RH (Butterworth Class) will be on a Tuesday. At the moment P.E kits are not coming into school. Children to come in wearing their P.E kit and please make sure earrings are removed. 

How can you help your child at home?

  • Read lots of stories to them and ask simple questions for example: "What is this character doing?" "How is this character feeling?" "Who said...?"
  • Listen to your child read everyday. There are questions at the back of their books to ask. 
  • Encourage your child to be independent with: getting dressed, zipping their coat up, putting on hats, gloves, scarves and using a knife and fork. 
  • Look for numbers in the environment "what number can you see on that door?" "How many trees can you see?" 
  • Practise counting forwards (1-10) and backwards (10-1). Start on different numbers.
  • Counting objects both in a straight line and in a random order. 
  • Talking about the days of the week - what day is it today? What day was yesterday/tomorrow? 

Please feel free to contact us if needed to discuss any concerns or worries, either: write a note in your child's reading record, speak to us on the door or via the office.