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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year R


Welcome to Year R   
Jeffers  Class(RB)        Shireen Class(RCG)  

                 Miss Bate                                   Mrs Green and Miss Ciantar

Miss Greeves, Mrs Howard and Mrs Spiers will be working between both classes, Mrs K will be working 1:1 in Shireen class. 

As school is closed today, we have put some work on Seesaw for your child to complete. If you need a log in, please email


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 will be learning about different places in the world and other cultures. We will be starting with Poland as our amazing TAs, Mrs B and Mrs K are Polish.  

Here are some of the books we will be reading:

  • Ravi's Roar
  • George and the Dragon
  • Billy and the Dragon
  • Handa's Hen
  • Anna Hibiscus' Song
  • Stick Man


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At Kingsnorth, we use the programme Read, Write, Inc to teach phonics. This term, the children will be taught in small groups according to their phonic knowledge, this will mean that we can work on the next steps specific to your child.  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 continue to support your child by reading their book daily with them. 

SET 1 




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.


Down his back, then curl over his arm.


Down his body, curl and dot.

v Down a wing, up a wing.
y Down a horn, up a horn and under his head.
w Down, up, down, up.
z zig-zag-zig.
x Down the arm and leg, repeat on the other side.
sh Slither down the snake, down the head to the hooves and over his back.
th Down the tower, across the tower, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back.
ch Curl around the caterpillar, then go down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back.
qu Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair then down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle.
ng Thing on a string.
nk I think I stink.

Set 2

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

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This term we will be representing, comparing and making numbers 1-5. In addition, the children will be learning to recognise the properties of circles, triangles and squares and using positional language.

Key Vocabulary: Numeral, subitise, count, compare, bigger, smaller, more, fewer, same, combine, circle, triangle, square, shape, curved, edge, straight, next to, on top of, over, through.  


This term we will be focusing on listening skills, following instructions and using our bodies to play simple games. RCG (Shireen Class) will have their PE session on a Monday and RB (Jeffers Class) will have theirs on a Tuesday; children can come into school in their PE kit for term 1 and 2.  



Jigsaw is the PSHE programme we use in school. This term our Jigsaw piece is 'Celebrating Difference'. Children will be encouraged to think about themselves, what they are good at and what makes them unique. We will be discussing similarities and differences and celebrating what makes people special. The children will have the opportunity to share about their families and where they live and will learn how to make friends with others. 

Key Vocabulary: Same, different, unique, friendship, family, home, community


This term we will begin learning about Christianity and the birth of Jesus. We will be learning the Nativity story and will be visiting the Church to find out how Christians celebrate Christmas in Church. 

Key Vocabulary: God, Christian, Church, Jesus, incarnation, Christmas, birthday, miracle, nativity, Bible.  

   How can you help your child at home?

If you are worried about your child and their speech or language development please have a look at the link for the Parents Portal on Speech and Language Link below:

  • Talking about your day. What did you do first? What did you do in PE? What did you have for lunch? What was your favourite/best part of the day?
  • Play games to encourage turn taking.
  • Continue to read stories to your child as well as listening to them read daily. 
  • 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. Count beyond 10.
  • 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? 
  • Practise Nursery Rhymes.
  • Finding one more or one less for a given number to 10.
  • Practise number bonds to 5 (5+0, 4+1, 3+2, 2+3, 1+4 0+5).
  • Practise letter formation.

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.