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Welcome to the Year R Zebras Class Page! 


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Class Teacher: Mrs Field 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs May and Mrs Valle


Please check this page regularly as this is where you will find key information for the class. My email address is at the bottom of the page should you wish to contact me. 


Welcome to Term 6 


This term we are finishing our 'On the Farm' topic because we had so much fun last term and still have lots of learning to do. 



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In English, we will be reading 'What the Ladybird Heard Next' by Julia Donaldson and 'The Little Red Hen.' We will be learning the stories with actions prior to writing our own version of a farm story. 


In maths we will be consolidating our understanding of numbers from 0 to 20. We will be using lots of positional language as well as learning our number bonds.  

Our RE topic is 'The Church'


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We will be talking about God's Church and how we are all part of God's family. We will be learning about what it means to be a Christian, that church is a place of prayer and about Baptism. 

We are hoping to visit the church this term for a tour. 

Dates to Remember


  • Transition Morning (4th July - AM). This is when your children will meet their new teacher in the Year 1 classroom. 
  • Summer Fete (13th July) A fun family event for all to enjoy. 
  • Teddy Bears Picnic (16th July 2pm). This is a picnic for the current and new Year R Class (The Bees) and their parents. Please bring along a picnic and a teddy bear.
  • Sports Day (22nd July - AM). 
  • Last Day of Term (23rd July). Please remember we finish at 2pm. 







EYFS Curriculum and Phonics Presentation

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General Reminders

  • We will be having PE every Monday afternoon. PE kits can stay in school every day and will be sent home at the end of the term to be washed. 
  • Home learning books are sent home every Friday and need to be back on the Tuesday.
  • We will be sending home reading books (additional to library books) very soon. The children have the opportunity to change these books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Library books will be changed on Fridays.
  • Children need to have wellies in school ASAP so we can start our Welly Wednesday.

Number Formation Rhymes

Reading Tips

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Pre Cursive Handwriting

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Information for New Entrants


You can help your child to get ready for starting school by:

  • allowing time for the children to practice getting changed into and out of their school uniform (especially practicing buttons which are very difficult when you've got little fingers!). They will also need to be able to put their coat on and do the zip on their coat.

  • make sure your child is used to going to the toilet independently and know to wash and dry their hands afterwards.

  • can tidy away independently. 

  • free school meals are provided for reception and key stage 1 children. If you wish for your child to have a school dinner they will need to be able to use a knife and fork. They are given one hour for their lunch break. To ensure that they have opportunity to play outside during this hour, children need to practice eating efficiently. 

  • give your child opportunities to recognise their name. Some may even feel ready to practice writing their name! If they are support your child in holding the pencil correctly.


 Fun activities to do with your children in the build up to starting school:


  • say and read nursery rhymes with your child.  These really help to give your child an excellent start when learning to read.

  • looking at books together and reading stories to your child.  Join the local library and borrow some books on a weekly basis!  Your child will love being able to choose his/her own books and enjoy spending time with you looking at the pictures and listening to the stories.

  • look at and talk about printed language in their environment, on food packets, road signs, labels and leaflets.

  • being number detectives!  Point out numbers around you, on houses, cars, television channels, cookers and microwaves, in the supermarket – the list is endless!

  • say number names in order as you climb the stairs, count teddies on a bed or plates on the table.

  • talk to your child about what he/she can hear, see, taste, touch or smell.  Make scrapbooks with your child about a special train journey, walk or holiday you have experienced together.

Send Mrs Field a message!

If you have any queries about the reception class at St. Teresas's then please leave a message below and I will get back to you.