Year R Curriculum Overview

Spring Term 2017

We look forward to welcoming the children back after the Christmas break and wish you a Happy New Year. This half-term we are looking forward to learning lots more new things and in RE we will begin the topic 'Getting to know Jesus'.  In maths we are continuing to count carefully and will look at different quantities, more & fewer, one more than & one less than, and continue to improve our number formation. In literacy we will begin to access our phase 3 phonics program and its related activities and continue to encourage independent writing. Our role-play corner is now a classroom, again this is a familiar setting and will encourage language development, social skills and imaginative play. Our theme for Knowledge & Understanding is 'where we live' and we will learn about our local area.

In addition to this the children are enjoying Computing, PSHE, Knowledge and Understanding, Creative Development and PE. For PE this term one of our targets is independent dressing and it is important to make sure ALL items of clothing are clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Changing for PE can be hectic and children need to take responsibility for their own things.

As always we will continue to focus on gross and fine motor skills, correct letter formation, independence, personal responsibility and most importantly reading.


We will continue to change reading books and listen to your child read on a weekly basis. Please ensure you read regularly with your child, a little and often is most effective. Please remember to sign and comment in their reading record book too – this is a valuable channel for communicating between staff and parents.

You can pop in for a chat about your child any time after school if you have any concerns or wish to discuss their progress, please remember our door is always open. Alternatively, you can ring the school office and we will endeavour to return your call at our earliest convenience

Remember YOU are your child's biggest educator, enjoy the journey with them and thank you all for your ongoing support at home.


 Useful Weblinks


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Parents Link to EYFS

This is a very useful link to the government website with information regarding the content of the EYFS curriculum and details of the early learning goals that our children are working towards.

Reception Teachers

Mrs. O'Nions and Miss Carter

This is a good school with a very welcoming and happy​ EYFS department, which successfully lives out its belief that every child matters.



Both the reading book and library book are to be kept

in their book bag - along with their reading diary.

Book bags need to be in school every day and reading

 diaries signed regularly.

Can you please ensure you read regularly at home

 with your child, as children who read a little

and often make the most progress!


Guide to listening to your child read


Remember – any work completed at home (to a good standard - your child will know by now what we expect of them) can be brought into school and they will earn extra stamps on their reward chart. You can use the small blue writing book in your child's book bag or alternatively work brought in on paper will be awarded stamps and put in their homework folder in their classroom tray.

Remember YOU are your child's biggest educator, enjoy the journey with them and thank you all for your continued support at home.