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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 had  relaxing Christmas break and are ready for another term of learning. 

This term our theme is 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' we will be focusing Space. Please note that the last  week of term we will be focusing on Chinese New Year. 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):

  • Whatever Next
  • On The Way Back Home
  • Aliens Love Underpants
  • Albie And The Space Rocket
  • Q Pootle 5
  • Chinese New Year

If you have any books at home that are linked to space please feel free to bring them in but make sure they are named.




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This term we will be splitting the children into Read, Write Inc. groups starting, where they will be reading simple texts and writing sentences.  Sometimes we might send home the books that the children have read in class.  Your child should be able to read this text fluently because they will have read it many times in class.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. We have also started to look at red words; these are words that children can not sound out using their knowledge of phonics for example: I, the, to, was.

As we learn more sounds we will add these to this page so you can practise 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 begin to look at numbers 6-10, as well as looking at number bonds to 5 (different ways of making 5 e.g 2+3, 1+4). We will be learning about:  how a number is made, additon and learning our number bonds.

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). Encouraging your child to count carefully with 1:1 correspondence. Playing maths games/board games. Activities that encourage children to recall number bonds.


We will be having weekly P.E sessions. Our topic for this term is Superheroes. 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. We will also be looking at how to safely travel across equipmemt and jump off. 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.