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    Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year R


 Reading, Writing and Literacy

There will be lots of opportunities for talk within the classroom.  The children will be able to share their thoughts and ideas with others.  They will also listen to lots of different stories and have the opportunity to visit the library.  We will begin to have a daily phonics session which will help us begin to read and write.  The children will be taking part in a daily movement activity to help us develop the muscles we need to develop our handwriting. We will also be retelling and sequencing the stories of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Hungry Caterpillar and Dear Zoo.



This term we will practise counting every day and will start to recognise numerals when written down. We will be counting lots of different objects all around the school and finding lots of exciting ways to help us count. We will even be developing our problem solving skills! We will use maths in a variety of practical activities and will look at measuring, shapes and pattern.


Understanding the World

We will begin the term with the topic ‘Being Special: where do we belong?’ and then ‘Stickman’.  We will talk about where we live, who is important to us and our favourite activities. We will be finding out about festivals such as Diwali, Remembrance Day and Christmas. 

Expressive Arts and Design

Every day the children will be exploring the different resources in the classrooms, as well as outside.  We will be using a mixture of creative resources to make models.  Role play, construction, play dough, water, sand and small world play will also be available each day. The children will be using their creativity skills to construct and represent images from the stories we are reading this term.



Trips are an important part of the curriculum at Prince Rock. There will be opportunities for children to develop their educational experiences in various settings. In the Autumn and Spring terms, we will go on a walk with parents to Tothill Park. 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. – Friday AM (Commencing week beginning 28th October 2019).

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.