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Welcome to the Spring Term in Year R


 Reading, Writing and Literacy

The children have been enjoying daily phonics sessions and we will now be learning digraphs and trigraphs, as well as recapping all taught letter sounds. We are starting to write CVC 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 class reading sessions where they will be broadening their skills for early reading. The children practise their handwriting daily during register using the RWI mnemonics to support accurate formation. 



This term we will continue to work on counting and understanding number.  We will consolidate previous work on counting reliably up to 10 and learning number bonds. We will also focus on calculating (both addition and subtraction).  This will be through both practical and discussion activities.  We will explore 2D and 3D shapes and learn about their key properties. 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 accurately.



Understanding the World

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


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 printing, colour mixing and shadow drawings.



Trips continue to be an important part of the curriculum at Prince Rock. This term we will be visiting Tothill Library for a story session with Austen Ferguson.  In the summer term, we visit Deer Park Farm. We will also be visiting different places of worship in order to develop our understanding of religions.


Other Information

P.E. – Monday AM (Commencing week beginning 20th January 2020).

Library – Friday afternoon.


Reading books

All children will continue to have a colour band book based on their reading level. Children will also be bring home a decodable book (where most of the words can be sounded out). For some, this will be the book they have been using in their phonics sessions. 


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.