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Welcome to the Spring Term in Year R



Reading, Writing and Literacy


The children have been enjoying daily phonic sessions and we will now be learning digraphs (special friends) and trigraphs (best friends), as well as recapping all taught letter sounds.

 We will be writing words and sentences using our letter sounds and high frequency words. We will look at using a simple success criteria in our writing too.


The children will engage in two whole class reading sessions per week where they will be broadening their inference skills. We will also be reading lots of books from our author of the term, David McKee. The children have frequent opportunities to write in sessions and apply their learning during activity time.



This term we will continue to work on counting and understanding number.  We will consolidate previous work on counting reliably up to 10. We will also focus on calculating (both addition and subtraction).  This will be through both practical and discussion activities.  We will explore size, weight, capacity, time and 3D shape in context. Throughout the term we will continue to develop our mathematical ideas and methods to solve problems. We are also trying hard to write our numbers correctly!


Understanding the World

This term is all about penguins! We have started to explore the geography of penguin habitats and their characteristics. Later in the term, we will discover more about festivals around the world and in the UK. We will talk about animals and their homes.


Expressive Arts and Design

The children have access to a range of creative activities throughout the day linked to our topics. We will also be exploring music and dance in whole class sessions. This term we are going to focus on different textures, materials and colours. We will soon be creating some beautiful scenes from of focus story ’Little Pip’. 


Key Dates and General Reminders

P.E. – Friday AM

Outdoor School– Friday PM

Library – Friday afternoon.

Reading books will be changed on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has their book in school on this day.


Please could you ensure all uniform is named, including P.E kits.

Please remember to bring book bags to school every day.   


Please check your child’s book bag each day for any letters etc.


Please put only water into the bottles.