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Summer 2

To The Rescue!


This half term the children will be exploring all the amazing everyday heroes.  There are people that help us everywhere and some of the greatest are in our school! In the first week back we will be meeting people in our school community who do all the different jobs in and around our school. Then we will explore some of the amazing people who help us in our wider community in Gosport. Please let us know if you have an occupation you would be happy to come and talk to the children about. 

Then it wouldn't be a hero topic without learning and playing 'superheroes'! I'm sure you can think of a few. What makes them special? How to they help others? What superpower would you have an why?

Year R's Weekly Checklist

Monday - PE Kit

Tuesday - Computers and Library day -home reader and library book change

Wednesday - Mrs Pleshette / Miss Green's Teaching Day

Friday   - Home reader book change


For weekly pictures of our learning and experiences in year R, please remember to  look at TAPESTRY. You will see what the children have been learning about and all the progress they are making.

Here are some of our Teachers in Year R, reading their favourite book.

Can you guess who they are?

It must be Easter because the chicks are here!

We had delivery from a company called Living Eggs. They delivered 10 lovely eggs in an incubator. This kept the eggs warm just like a mother hen. They each had a number on so we could watch them crack. Then we named them. My favourite name was Steve! After the hatched we had to wait for their wings to become dry and fluffy and for their legs to get strong. Then we put them in the 'brooder'. This is where they ate, played and slept. We all all got to hold one and they were very wriggly and very soft. Now they have all been returned to the farm where they have lots of space to run around and play.  

Popell Barn Mobile Farm Visit 7th March 2022


Today we had an amazing visit from Popell Barn Mobile Farm and Farmer Holly. We met, Chas the miniature pony, Cotton Tail the albino lop, Boris the Guinea pig and two lovely sheep; Spud and Beany. Everybody go the chance to handle the rabbit and the guinea pig. Everyone petted the sheep and then brushed the miniature pony. Then we all explored the different types of eggs and held one. We even milked the mobile cow! We definitely have some budding farmers amongst us. What an amazing day we have all had.

The Christmas Story 2021

We are very proud of our littlest members of the school. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy our very special Christmas Stories.

Polar Bears Nativity 2021

Narwhals Christmas Nativity



Mrs Rendall was wondering 'what does the fox say?' ...

Watch the video to find out!

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to see some of the things we have been busy doing in Year R...

Tour of Year R Video

A little tour of Year R...

(Please view the full video of our Year R Tour to see all of the amazing things we do)

Welcome to Narwhal Class September 2020

Welcome to Whale Class September 2020

Fun with Phonics!


This half  term we will be  using all the sounds we have been learning in set 


Wonder Words


This half term we will be continuing to read our Wonder Words. They will continue to come home in sets of 10. The first 100 are grouped into 'anchors'. You will be able to use your sounds to read them, some words though don't like to follow the rules.  These we call red tricky words. They try to trick you because you can't sound them out! These you have to learn by 'sight'.

Good luck, your teacher will stamp each anchor as you learn them when you come back.



Magical Maths


This half term in maths we will learning all about our numbers to 10 and beyond. We will be looking at the composition of numbers to 10 and practising subitising and even learning some of our number bonds. 



Red Tricky Word Games


Click on to this fabulous web page full of ideas for playing games with those

'red tricky words' which don't follow the rules. We call them 'sight words' because you have to learn them by just looking at them...

Here are the words we learn in year R...

I the no go to he she we me be you

all are her was they my




Getting Ready to Write

 The children are practising how to hold their pencil correctly.

This is how we practise holding our pencil here at Leesland...



Try this little trick at home to help with pencil grip. Place a pom pom in your child's hand and get them to grip it with their two fingers - whilst holding their pencil!

   Why don't you try these at home?

Useful website links you

can use at home...

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode M and follow links for more!

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way. SUBSCRIBE to our channel Collect a copy of Geraldine the Giraffe's storybook from Amazon ...