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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


We have settled into our new routines and 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 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'The Gruffalo', 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What can you see?' and 'A Great Big Cuddle'. 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 mark making for meaning. 


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...




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