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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year R

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

                                       Miss Bate                   Mrs Green                 and Mrs Field   


                                                   Miss Greeves,                and Mrs Spiers 


will be working between both classes. 

This term our topic is 'Animals'. 

Here are some of the books we will be reading:

  • Ella's night lights
  • Ava's Poppy
  • The best Diwali ever!
  • Kipper's birthday
  • Hannukah Bear
  • Stick Man
  • The Jolly Christmas postman


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At Kingsnorth, we use the programme Read, Write, Inc to teach phonics. The children are 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 exploring the composition of/subitising numbers to 5. We will also be comparing amounts using the language of more and fewer. We will be learning about the properties of simple 2d shapes and learning how to describe them.

Key Vocabulary: Match, compare, sort, set, same, different, odd one out, more, fewer, smaller, bigger, longer, shorter, taller, heavier, lighter, most, least, pattern. 


This term we will continue to do Write Dance, this gives children the opportunity to practise gross motor skills and developing the muscles they will need to help them with their writing. These are fun sessions that use music and dance which help children develop their balance, coordination, flexibility and stamina, the session ends with mark making on large paper. We will also be introducing balancing, jumping and landing and throwing and catching.

RCF - Monday

RB - Tuesday



Jigsaw is the PSHE programme we use in school. This term our Jigsaw piece is 'celebrating difference'. Children will be thinking about their strengths and what makes them special. We will also be looking at how we are similar and different in regard to our families and homes. We will finish the term by discussing friendships and how to let someone know when we are unhappy with their words or actions. 

Key Vocabulary: different, special, friends, similar, family, frightened, unique, kind, happy, proud, same 


This term we will begin learning what Christians believe about the origin of the Christmas story. We will explore how it is celebrated in homes, communities and church. This will all be topped off with a fantastic Nativity show by the children!

Key Vocabulary: God, Bible, Christian, Church, Jesus, Joseph, Nativity, shepherd, angel

   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, wiping their nose. 
  • 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.
  • Use the free White Rose app to practise subitising. 

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.  

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