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Year R

Q and A follow up from Early Year Maths Evening Presentation Nov 2021

Websites slide from Early Years Maths Presentation

Early Years Maths Evening 2021

A presentation about how we teach Maths in the Early Years at Old Basing Infant school and the kinds of things that you can do to support your child at home ...

MDGCOK - the next 6 sounds

SATPIN sounds songs and handwriting rhymes

These are the first 6 sounds that have been introduced to the children this week and how we have taught them so far.

Intro to Phonics follow up Q and A session Wednesday 6th October

Final Slide from Intro to Phonics Presentation

Introduction to phonics

This presentation demonstrates how we introduce the teaching of phonics to the children in Year R and how this encourages them to decode words by blending so...

Year R Curriculum Evening Q and A Session

Foundation Stage Curriculum Presentation 2021

Please watch the Curriculum Presentation to introduce you to the learning that takes place in Year R. If you have any questions that are unanswered, please f...

Welcome to the Year R Website Page!


We have has a great start to school so far and have been so proud of the way that all of the children have settled in. Over the next few weeks, you will be given a Home-School Communication book where you should write any messages that you would like your child's class teacher to see. We will also start using Tapestry to keep you informed of key information and to share with you important steps in your child's development. Please remember that we would love to have you share observations from home with us through Tapestry too, so don't hesitate to upload your own observations.

You will be given a login for Bug Club where you child can read books and an Education City login to enable them to play games to support their learning. 

Your child will also be given a set of Key words for your child to learn to read by sight which you can work through at your own pace. Simply let your child's class teacher know when you require the next set of Key words to learn. Below you will also find a full list of the Year R Keywords that the children are encouraged to read on sight and the handwriting rhymes that we use to introduce letter writing to the children.

When introducing new letters to the children, we use 'pure sounds' to help support their reading and spelling of words. As this might be different from what you are used to, we will periodically post PowerPoint presentations to explain how to make the sounds and the way in which we teach them to the children to support your understanding.

Just before the first half term, all children will be given a reading book to take home which matches their reading level.

Any support that you give your child at home can be recorded in a short note in their green Home-School Communication. Reading sessions and other 1-1 interactions with your child by a class teacher will also be communicated to you via the Home-School book.


If you have any queries, please make a note in your child's Home-School Communication book or have a chat with us at the door when picking up or dropping off. If your message gets missed, please feel free to call and leave a message or send an email to


Telephone: 01256 325704


The Year R Team


Support for Home Learning