Welcome To Year R
Mrs O'Donnell and Miss McQueen are the class teachers and are supported by Mrs Sealey and Mrs Rutter.
Year R follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and have lots of fun in the classroom and outside. We have a large safely fenced outdoor area which allows free flow learning. There is a built in sand pit and large water tray to allow children to explore different activities daily. Inside the classroom there is an arts and crafts table which is open every day and allows children to develop their creativity through junk modelling and building or painting. There are two role play areas which are changed to match the topic in the classroom.
Forest School takes place every Friday afternoon and it is led by Mrs David. Lots of exciting activities happen at Forest School. We have camp fires and make hot chocolate most weeks. The children are leaning how to tie different knots and using their knot skills to build dens ands shelters. Everyone enjoyed mini beast hunting and exploring the stream.
PE is taught every Thursday morning. During the Autumn term we have a specialist sports teacher in and the children will begin to learn a range of different types of sports activities. During the Spring term, we have a specialist Games teacher who coaches the children in a range of ball skills .
The children are taken on trips every term to support their learning in school.
In Year R children begin their phonics journey, firstly by learning to listen for sounds and then learning the sounds letters make. Children will learn to blend these sounds to start reading and segment words to start writing.
Write Dance is an activity that happens daily to support pencil grip and control. Children move to music using all parts of their bodies and then draw to music. There is a range of different types of music used.
Children will learn to count, add and subtrct with numbers up to twenty and beyond in Mathematics. Time and money, shape and measure is often taught through a range of activities.
Please keep checking back to see our new topics and do look at the pupil voice page for recent photos of activities we have been doing in Year R.