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Welcome to Foundation at Prince Rock

Year R

RPH (Miss Prothero and Mrs Hanley)

and RS (Miss Spracklen) 





 Literacy - Reading, Writing, Phonics & Oracy


Every morning when we come into school, we practice skills that will help us with our handwriting and pencil control. We use peg boards, threading tools, playdough and various other things to help us develop our fine motor control. 


We have 5 new books to read for this half term and have enjoyed listening to them each day. They are 'The Enormous Turnip', 'One Snowy Night', 'Stick Man' 'Mog's Christmas' and 'Each Peach Pear Plum'. We really hope the children enjoy listening to these stories and poems. 


We follow the ReadWriteInc phonics scheme. We begin by learning individual letter sounds. For further details see the section below. 


We are learning how to be writers and each week write something in our special writing books! This term we are focusing on using initial sounds in our writing and trying to write simple words. 


Reading at Prince Rock


Here is a special video for YR parents from Mrs Hanley. In the video she will explain about reading in YR. It is well worth a watch and may answer some questions you have about reading at PR!

The books we are enjoying this term

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - Books Alive!

Books Alive! presents a reading of the Lynley Dodd classic Hairy Maclary. Hairy Maclary's friends join him for a walk until, with a sudden yowl, a wail and a...

Each Peach Pear Plum - Books Alive!

Classic Children's book Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg read out loud by Books Alive. An introduction to all new readers to characters from t...

Parent video: What is Read Write Inc Phonics

A brief guide to the ReadWriteInc Phonics scheme we use at Prince Rock..

Parent video: Sound blending

Please watch this video to help you understand how we are teaching your child to read words in school.




We are following the White Rose Maths units and are very excited to be finding about a wide range of mathematical skills. We are looking at sorting objects and classifying them. We will be investigating numbers as well as learning about different shapes. We are also using the environment around us to explore different mathematical problems. 


Information about maths - which books might be useful to read at home