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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year R

Welcome to Year R

 

                         Bees (RP)                         Butterflies (RG)            

                                Miss Pryke, Mrs Hayward                                   Miss Gore and

                                      and Mrs McGlone                                                Mrs Bates

 

Mother's Day Event - We will be holding a Mother's Day Event on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March at 10:30 - 11:30. Please look out for more information.

This term our theme is ‘What happens in a place like this?' we will be focusing on the world around us. Each week we will focus on a different book with a link to a specific country or continent 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 out Newsletter for this term):

  • United Kingdom - Katie in London
  • France - A Walk in London
  • Australia - There's an Ouch in my Pouch/ Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe
  • Africa - Handa's Surprise/Handa's Hen.
  • North America - A Walk in New York.
  • For the final week of this term we will focus on Easter and the Easter story. 

If you have any books or information linked to these countries please feel free to bring it in for your child to share with the class.

Phonics:

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We are incredibly proud of the progress your children have made with their phonics. Please continue to practise these sounds at home. This term the children will be split into groups for Read, Write Inc. The children will continue to consolidate the sounds they have learnt so far as well as read and write simple sentences.

Your child is now beginning to learn the Set 2 sounds, these are the vowel sounds (/ay/ in p- l-ay). They will learn one way to spell each sound. Please see the grid below. Encourage your child to use these sounds when reading and writing.

There is also a copy of the set 1 sounds and word time words we have been practising at school, please continue to go over these at (please scroll down to find them at the bottom of the page).

Please click on the links below to help further support your child.

https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/index.htm 

 

SET 2

Sound

 Rhyme

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.

or

Shut the door.

ar

Start the car.

air

That's not fair.

ir

Whirl and twirl.

ou

Shout it out.

oy

Toy for a boy.

Maths:

This term we will be focusing doubling and halving, time, money, addition and subtraction. We will begin exploring numbers beyond 10.

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). 

Spotting doubles in the environment (Double Decke buses, ladybirds with the same spots on each side). Halving and sharing objects between 2.

Playing number track games with your child (snakes and ladders).

Talking about their school day. Asking them to talk about the order of when they did certain things.

Identifying coins when you are shopping ask children to compare them. What do you notice about their shape and colour?

P.E  

We will be having weekly P.E sessions. Our topic for this term is The Sea. We will be exploring different ways of moving, learning how to jump off equipment safely and learning to control objects through different movements. 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 RP (Bees) and a Tuesday for RG (Butterflies). Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school (house t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls).

Could we please ask 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 alternatively send us an email.

spryke@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk

egore@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk