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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
Miss Gentry                                                               Mrs Bates

Mrs B will be working between both classes.

We hope you all had a happy, healthy Easter break and are ready for another term of learning and fun!

Please find information below about the new term.

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 our topic is People who help us. We will learning about jobs people do and how people can help us. Here are some of the jobs we will be focusing on:

  • Teachers and people who work in our school
  • Firefighters
  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Dentists and Opticians
  • Police officers
  • Vets


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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 continue to practise these words at home as well the green words that attached at the bottom of this page. Please continue to support your child by reading their book daily with them. 





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

For more information please click:  - phonics games 


We will continue to focus on numbers to 10. We will use our knowledge of this and the number pattern to explore numbers bigger than ten; looking at how numbers are made of ten and a "bit". We will also be learning to add and subtract within 10. We will be deepening our knowledge of shape and spatial awareness, by: rotating, manipulating and decomposing different shapes.


This term we will be focusing on: our spatial  awareness; playing games and working as a team and developing our balancing skills. RG (Carle Class) will be on a Monday and RH (Butterworth Class) will be on a Tuesday. Please note P.E kits now need to be in school. This is to enable us to practise getting dressed independently. Please support us by encouraging your child to get dressed for school by themselves. 

Primary and Secondary PSHE fulfilling RSE | Jigsaw PSHE Ltd


Jigsaw is the PSHE programme we use in school. This term our Jigsaw piece is Relationships. Children are introduced to the key relationships in their lives. They learn about families and the different roles people can have in a family. They explore the friendships they have and what makes a good friend. They are introduced to simple strategies they can use to mend friendships. The children also practise Jigsaw’s Calm Me and how they can use this when feeling upset or angry.


This term we will begin learning about other World Faiths.  We will find out about them through stories that are important to people of Faith.  We will be talking and thinking about the meaning of each story and what makes them special.  We will be learning about the following religions:

Islam, Judiaism, Sikhism, Hinduism

   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.
  • Support your child with leaving you at the door when it is time to come in to class.  
  • Read stories to your child and complete the tasks that are sent home in their reading record.
  • 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? 
  • 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).

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.