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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
Mrs McGlone                                                                 Mrs Bates

Mrs Moat and Mrs Howard will also be helping us.

Welcome back. Please note there is a change to the timings of the day. Drop off will be from 8:55am - 9:05am for both classes. Pick-up times have not changed (3:00pm-3:15pm).

Year R Nativity 2020

This year things will be a little different!
Of course we won't be able to invite you in to see the children, but we are looking to put something together to be able to share with you virtually. Watch this space!

Some song words for each Class
Songs for Butterworth Class - Mrs Hayward
Songs for Carle Class - Miss Gore

Some songs to practice:
There's no room for you!
Good News!
A Bundle of Joy!
Away in a Manger
We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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 Journeys/Transport. Towards the end of term we will move on to focus on Christmas.  Each week we will be completing a variety of activities related to the following:

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
  • Samson's Titanic Journey.
  • You can't take an Elephant on the Bus/The Naughty Bus
  • The Great Balloon Hulaballoo.
  • The Snowflake Mistake.
  • Laura's Christmas Star.
  • Dear Father Christmas.


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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 look out for further information on how to support your child.

Here is a video that will show you how to pronounce the sounds: 

For more information please click: 

W.C: 2nd November - this week we have started to learn our sounds. Here are the videos to show you the sounds we have learnt.

'th' - Thhhhank you

'z' - Zig zag zig

'ch' - ch-ch-ch-choo!

'qu' - Qu-qu-qu-queen





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



This term we will be focusing on numbers 1-5. We will be counting, recognising, looking and the composition of these numbers (for example 3 can be made up of a 2 and a 1 or a 1, 1, 1), subitising (seeing that amount without having to count) and finding 1 more or 1 less. We will also be looking at shapes and their properties as well as ordering the day.


We will be starting P.E this term. RG (Carle Class) will be on a Monday and RH (Butterworth Class) will be on a Tuesday. At the moment P.E kits are not coming into school. Children to come in wearing their P.E kit and please make sure earrings are removed. 

How can you help your child at home?

  • Read lots of stories to them and ask simple questions for example: "What is this character doing?" "How is this character feeling?" "Who said...?"
  • Practise the sounds your child brings home.
  • 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? 

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.