Year R

Mrs T Catmull
Teacher
Mrs T Catmull
Art Leader
Ms J Humberson
Teacher
Ms J Humberson
DT Leader
Mrs A Best
Teaching Assistant
Mrs A Best
Miss L Crossley
Teaching Assistant
Miss L Crossley

Year R Early Years Curriculum Project

Sunshine and Sunflowers

Sunshine and Sunflowers

Shadows and Reflections

Shadows and Reflections

Rainbow Class (Year R) Projects

Sunshine and Sunflowers

In this project the children will explore thier local environment and see how it has changed throughout the year. They will grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the garden area. The children will learn how to care for plants and animals, identifying some different types. They will take part in outdoor learning activities and find out how to stay safe in the sun. 

Supporting your child at home

  • Grow some quick groaing plants together, such as salad leaves, radishes or cress
  • Plan and go on a picnic
  • Go on a local walk and talk about the changes that have happened to living things thorughout the year

Innovate Challenge - iPlanning a picnic

Communication and Language - Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking

Physical Development - Gross motor skills; Fine motor skills

Personal, Social and Emotional Development -  Self-regulation; Managing self; Building relationships

World - People, culture and communities; The natural world

Expressive Arts and Design - creating with materials, being imaginative and expressive

 

Shadows and Reflections

This mini project teaches children about natural phenomena, inlcuding shadows, reflections and echoes. They will find out how shadows are formed and how they change shape and size through the day. They will explore how different materials and surfaces reflect light.

Supporting your child at home

  • Find objects from around the house in which you can see your reflection
  • Draw around shadows outside and see how the shape and size of the shadow change through the day. 
  • Explore places to hear echoes, such as tunnels, under bridges and in large open-plan rooms

Innovate Challenge - Making suncatchers

Communication and Language - Listening, attention and understanding; Speaking

Physical Development - Gross motor skills; Fine motor skills

Personal, Social and Emotional Development -  Self-regulation; Managing self

World - The natural world

Expressive Arts and Design - creating with materials, being imaginative and expressive

Transition EYFS to Year 1

Transition Project - Moving On

Transition Project - Moving On

Year R Transition Project

This project supports the transition of the children from EYFS to Year 1. This will be an on-going project delivered over Term 5 and Term 6. In this project the children will explore how they have grown and changed through the year. They will celebrate their successes and reflect on what they have learned and how they have developed. This project prepares the children for the next step of their learning as they move into Year 1. 

Supporting your child at home

  • Look at photographs from the year and talk about how they have changes and grown
  • Encourage your child to talk about their favourite learning experiences from the year and their successes and achievements
  • Talk about change and encourage your child to explain what they are looking forward to when they move to Year 1. 

 

Year R Key Information

 

In Rainbow Class, Year R, PE is timetabled on a Wednesday every week.

 

Due to the nature of the Early Years Foundation Stage a continuous dialogue about your child's learning is available via Tapestry.

 

Please check your Tapestry account for regular updates on events and achievements in class. 

 

If you are having problems accessing your account please speak to a member of the Rainbow Class Teaching Team or email the office on office@lenham.kent.sch.uk