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Look at what we do in Year R

Autumn 1

Year R have loved their first half term in school and the teachers have really enjoyed getting to know all the children!

It has been a very busy few weeks…

At the start of the half term we learnt about our classrooms and where all the areas, toys and equipment were and explored the playground. The children quickly got into the routine of school and the teachers could not have been prouder of them. The children especially enjoyed starting MOOT and using all the outdoor space.

Just when we were getting used to school something very strange was spotted on the playground. Dinosaur footprints! Year R were very brave and followed them to discover a bucket full of dinosaurs (just little ones!).


The children spent the following weeks learning all about dinosaurs. They learnt some of their names and thought of a name for their own dinosaur, made from clay. They learnt all about dinosaur skeletons and even had a go at making their own. Year R had to listen really carefully to follow instructions and paint a stegosaurus, they all looked amazing.


We loved learning about the dinosaurs and were very grateful the dinosaurs decided to leave us our bucket full of dinosaurs!

Alongside all their work on dinosaurs Year R started listening to sounds in the environment, making their own sounds and working out if words rhymed. We also played lots of games where they had to listen to the first sound in words. The Phonics fairy leaves us new sounds and tricky words every day! The children have really impressed us with how quickly they are learning and remembering the sounds. We now know enough sounds to start reading simple words too, how exciting! 

In maths Year R worked really hard helping the class teacher count toys from the class toy box, they were very reliable remembering to say one number for each name. Then they worked on their number sense. Understanding there are lots of different ways you can represent a number, their maths brains have really been working hard!

We can’t wait to see what adventures next half term will bring…