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Reculver CofE Primary School


Year R

Dragonfly Class - Miss Cunningham

Caterpillars- Miss Wood and Miss Halsey

Welcome to the Early Years

Welcome to Early Years – The Early Years children are very fortunate as they will be supported by a number of fantastic adults.

In Dragonfly Class the children will be supported by Miss Cunningham, Mrs Gardiner, Mrs Barker, Mrs Hughes and Miss Lee.

In Caterpillar class the children will be supported by Miss Wood, Mrs Wennman, Miss Halsey and Miss Wisdom.


Please do not hesitate to come and see us  if you have any concerns at all about your child’s progress or happiness at school, appointments can always be made at a mutually convenient time either at the beginning or end of the school day.           


Reading and Home Learning

During Terms 2,4 and 6 we will send home a home learning challenge grid.  Please use a scrap book to present your child’s Home Learning using photographs and examples of their pictures and writing. The children love to share their scrap books with both their friends and adults at the end of each term.

 Children love to listen to stories as well as practising their own reading skills so we ask that you read with your child every night. The children can select books from school to listen to at home as part of their daily routine, these can be changed as frequently as you like.  We also ask that children read regularly at home to you. Please see the leaflet regarding reading at home for further information on how best to support your child with this.

 The children are also provided with word strings containing the 45 reception high frequency words.  They will need help to learn to sight read both the red and green words and to write these by the end of the year.

 Learning is about keeping on trying and enjoying what we set out to do! We provide a calming environment which focuses on effort as well as achievements. When we all learn together and from each other we will thrive in our learning!



Early Years Overview

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Me and My Community

Exploring Autumn

Starry Night

Winter Wonderland

Big Wide World


Once Upon a Time

Sparkle and Shine

Animal Safari and Creep, Crawl and Wriggle

Sunshine and Sunflowers

Rainbows and Reflections


Curriculum Trips and Enrichment Days

To support our topic teaching we hope to make the following visits this year. Further information regarding these will follow in due course.

Term 2 – Visit to St Mary’s Church

Term 3 – Visit our Local Area

Term 4 – Fairy tale Castle Workshop

Term 5 – Wingham visit

Term 6 - Visit to Reculver Beach



Dragonfly Class PE lessons will be taught on Friday

Catrepillar Class PE lessons will be taught on a Tuesday.

Children are invited to wear their PE kit to school on this day. Children must wear their school house t-shirt, blue/black shorts and their school sweatshirt on this day.  When the winter months arrive, blue/black tracksuit bottoms are permitted as well as a change of footwear should lessons take place on the school field.  All jewellery, including earrings must also be removed on this day.


If there is a change to the weekly timetable and PE is to be completed on an alternative day this will be communicated on Class Dojo.


We are really looking forward to getting to know your children and learning alongside them this year.


Year R Team

Miss Cunningham Miss Halsey Miss Wood



year r newsletter term 1.pdf


eys flyer 2023 24 2 2 .pdf


early years subject booklet final 3 .pdf