Year R

Our Autumn 1  topic is ‘All about me’


This half term we will be reading a range of books about starting school, families and people.

We will be developing our understanding of the world by learning about ourselves, other people and our families.

In Phonics we will be working on our phase 1 skills where we will be focusing on developing our speaking and listening skills.

Children will be taught:

  • Environmental sounds.
  • Instrumental sounds.
  • Body percussion (e.g. clapping and stamping)
  • Rhythm and rhyme.
  • Voice sounds.
  • Oral blending and segmenting (e.g. hearing that d-o-g makes ‘dog’)

By October half term we will begin our Phase 2 phonics.


In Maths, we will be learning all about matching, sorting and comparing. Then we will explore simple patterns. Our number focus will be on numbers 1,2 & 3. Every day we will practice our counting and number skills by singing songs.

Please ensure that your child has their book-bag and reading diary in school every day, as they will need these when they read to adults.

If you would like to support your child at home, please read with them every evening for 10 minutes.

Remember to check our Walk and Talk board to find out what we’ve been up to each day and chat to your child about it on the way home.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Hobbs-Jones