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Welcome to year R

Welcome to year R

Purple Class - Mrs Lipscomb and Mrs Conway

Orange Class – Mrs Phillips, Mrs. Morey and Mrs Terry  

Over the last term we enjoyed entering the land of pirates to find out all about life on board and we all worked together to produce a year group assembly. We hope you liked it! 

This half term we will be learning about our immediate environment and how environments are different from one another.

Our ongoing topic is Weather and we will be continuing to look at the seasonal changes that are happening.

We will be going on walk to the park and also around our local environment.

We will also fly on a magic carpet to find out about different parts of the world. 


We will be learning how to:

  • Use speech bubbles
  • Write labels
  • Use adjectives
  • Describe characters.
  • Write super sentences.

We will be able to:

  • Segment the phonemes, digraphs and tri-graphs in words, blend them together and know which letters represent them.
  • Read simple sentences.
  • Read and spell CVC and CVCC words. 
  • Read many words by sight.

Communication and Language 

We will learn to: 

  • Use drama and intonation in our role play.
  • Maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly during appropriate activities.
  • Explore the meaning and sounds of new words.
  • Listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.
  • Communicate appropriately when seeking help or understanding.


We will learn to:

  • Use ordinal numbers
  • Recognise number bonds
  • Count back
  • Use formal methods for subtraction.
  • Use everyday language to talk about time.
  • Use money in practical contexts.

Expressive Art and Design 

We will:

  • Make 3D models using junk modelling.
  • Taken on roles in role play and explore characters form own experiences.
  • Explore our world through role play using our imagination to create places to visit. Represent familiar places and people who help us in our local environment and use multi-media to represent them.

Understanding the World 

We will learn to:

  • Remember and talk about significant events from experience.
  • Recognise and use technology in familiar places.
  • Program a computer to follow commands.
  • Recognise changes in the weather and our outside environment.
  • Empathise with characters from the past.

We will:

  • Look at maps and the globe and begin to give context to where we live.
  • Look at local environment and people in our community who help us.
  • Travel on different types of transport and look at how they are similar and different.
  • Use cameras and I pads to explore our school and local area.
  • Use the internet and non-fiction books to investigate places around the world that interest us. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

We will: 

  • Talk about characters’ feelings, movements and behaviour.
  • Discuss why characters feel the way they do.
  • Understand that our own actions affect other people and how we can help others.
  • Build self-confidence and awareness through team games and challenges.
  • Look at people around our local area and immediate environment who help us and their roles in relation to our own lives. 

Physical Development 

We will:

  • Learn how to keep safe by working as part of a group and class, understanding and following rules.
  • Following the ‘REAL PE’ program focusing on the development of agility, balance, co-ordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.
  • Using and controlling small equipment with our hands, e.g. pencil control, cutting skills, using fixatives etc.


Arts Council EnglandEvery Child A ReaderOfsted Outstanding 2008-2009QLet's Get CookingLottery FundedOfsted Outstanding 2005-2006Healthy SchoolInternational Schools Award