Welcome to Year R

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To find out more about Year R’s curriculum, please click on the current newsletter below or speak to you child’s class teacher / Year Leader (Mrs Choudhury).

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Year Group Events

Easter Holiday Homework


Before the Easter Holidays, Year R’s homework was:-

Choose your favourite mini beast and make a model
to bring to school on the first day of term.

See the results below

Phonics Workshops

9th / 10th and 12th May 2017

Year R Phonics Workshops

(9.00am – 9.30am)

Half Term Homework - Gruffalo


Spring 1 Displays










Winter Snowman Homework


Nursery Rhyme Recital


We found a lot of characters from nursery rhymes in our book, Each Peach Pear Plum. Each class decided to learn a nursery rhyme. We performed the rhyme in front of our parents, our friends. Later went to perform at pre-school in front of children and the staff. We were proud of what we had learnt and felt brave performing in front of many new faces.








Useful Tips for Parents

Below are some useful guides to help with your child’s letter formations.  Please click on the link to open each page:-

Spring: Some ideas for parents to support their child’s learning  – click HERE

Correct Letter Formation – click HERE

Read Write Letter Formation – click HERE

Read Write Letter Formation with Pictures – click HERE









Dinosaur Gallery










Autumn 2 Displays










Library Visit

We went to the library this week. It was a great opportunity for us to learn about all the excellent resources within the library and how using these can make a real difference to our learning.  We had lots of fun meeting the librarian, listening to stories and choosing books. Now we will be encouraging our parent to take us!











'Settling In'

Wow…the children have settled into their new environment so well! The children have been making good progress in all areas of their learning. They are already enjoying being part of Downside Primary School and joining in with the daily routines of Reception learning. We hope you enjoy looking at some pictures of them having fun. There will be many more to come.











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