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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year R

Welcome to Year R   

Butterworth  Class(RH)    Carl Class(RG)  

                       Mrs Hayward  and                                                  Miss Gore and

                           Mrs McGlone                                                       Mrs Bates


Hello and welcome to Kingsnorth!

Please Remember that the week commencing 9th September children are in school from 8:45 until 12:45 (they will be staying for lunch). Week commencing 16th September the children will be in all day (8:45am - 3:15pm).

We have very much enjoyed the home visits we have been on so far and we are looking forward to completing these this week. We hope you are ready to start school!

This term our theme is 'What happened once upon a time?' we will be focusing on Fairytales. Each week we will focus on a different book  and the children will complete activities linked to these to enhance their learning. These are the books we will be focusing on this term:  (Please scroll down to find our Newsletter for this term):

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Jack and the Beanstalk



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At Kingsnorth we use the programme Read, Write, Inc for our Phonics. The children will be introduced to a sound a day and will have plenty of opportunities to practise and review throughout the day. We will be sending the sounds we learn home daily so you can practise too.

We will be holding a workshop to explain and show how phonics is taught in our school. It is a lovely opportunity to see how phonics is taught at school and to find out how you can support your child at home. Please look out for more information and when 


This term we will be focusing on numbers 1 - 5. We will be learning about:  quantity and recognition, one more and one less. Counting forwards and backwards. Different representations of these numbers and how to make them in different ways (number bonds e.g 3 + 2 = 5).

How can you help your child at home?

Getting your child to spot amounts in their environment without the need  to count them all (subitising). 

Recognising numbers in the environment, counting out objects. Finding out who has more or less. If you have 2 cars how many more do you need to make 5.


We will be having weekly P.E sessions. Our topic for this term is All About Me. We will be exploring different ways of moving. We will also be learning to think of the space around us as well as working as part of team. P.E will be on a Monday for RH (Butterworth Class) and a Tuesday for RG (Carle Class). Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school (house t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls).

Could we please ask you to make sure all your child's uniform is named. This is to ensure we can reunite any lost uniform to the right child.

 Please check back throughout the term as will be uploading images to show you all the learning we have done this term.


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.