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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


We hope you are ready for the new term. Please note we will be performing a Nativity at the end of this term. More details to with regards to dates, costumes and lines to follow.

This term our theme is 'If you go down to the woods today' we will be focusing Teddy bears. Please note as Christmas approaches we will be changing to a Christmas theme. 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):

  • We are Going on a Bear Hunt
  • This is the Bear
  • Old Bear
  • The Bear Under the Stairs
  • Threadbear
  • The Snowflake Miracle
  • Laura's Christmas Star
  • Dear Father Christmas




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We are continuing to practise our Set 1 Sounds, here is a copy of all the Set 1 sounds. Please continue to practise at home. There is also a copy of the word time: 1, 2 and 3 words we have been practising at school, please continue to go over these at home.





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.


Down the arm and leg, repeat on the over side.


Thing on a string.


I think I stink.



This term we will be continuing to focus on on numbers 1 - 5 as well as looking at space, shape and measure. We will be learning about:  position and direction, one less, comparing groups of equal and unequal quantities, 2D shape and time.

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 (I can see two, where can you see two). Finding out who has more or less. If you have 2 cars how many more do you need to make 5. Recognising shapes and making pictures using them. Encouraging your child to be indepedent with getting dressed, thinking about the order they need to do it in. Talking to them about their day and what they have been up to.


We will be having weekly P.E sessions. Our topic for this term is Down on the Farm. 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.