Year R



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Year R is the start of every child’s journey through school life.  Our Year R classes are Butterflies, Honeybees, Dragonflies & Ladybirds.  These children are the youngest in our school!


Year R continue to work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.  They build upon their skills and knowledge from nurseries and preschools extending their understanding of key concepts.




Our topic this term is


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We will be thinking all about how people celebrate special events in their own families.


Diwali is a special celebration for Hindus. 

It is a a festival of lights when lots of candles and lanterns are lit and they give gifts to their families.

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Diversity Day – 16th November 2018

Each class did a different activity linked to Diwali and India. 

We made lanterns, drew our own henna patterns, decorated elephants and looked at rangoli patterns.



In English, we will be writing lists, invitations and cards for birthday parties.

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Who would you invite to your birthday party?

Can you make a list of things of food you would have at a birthday party?

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We will be introducing the children to Phonics when all the children have settled into class life.

Below is the order we will introduce the sounds to the children.

There are also some exciting phonic games you can play. Click on the links below. 


 Don’t forget to keep reading and complete your Reading Stars bookmark.

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