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A huge welcome to our newest members of our Leesland Family.  We are really looking forward to all getting back together again. We have so much planned, there will be lots of stories, playing, laughing and learning together. Please check this page to see updates of what we have been doing as well as on your tapestry. We well also add support for learning ideas at home here too.

Welcome Video Year R

See our classrooms before you join us:

Welcome to Polar Bear Class September 2020

Welcome to Narwhal Class September 2020

Welcome to Whale Class September 2020


 Autumn Term Half Term's Topic:

Fantasy and Fairy Tales


Fun with Phonics!


This half  term we will be using Phase 1 from Letters and Sounds. We will be learning to discriminate sounds in the environment and using our bodies and instruments. This will help us to hear t he different sounds in words.





Wonder Words


This half term we will start learning to read some Wonder Words. They will come home in sets of 10. The first 100 are grouped into 'anchors'. You will be able to use your sounds to read them as we start learning the letter sounds. 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.



Magical Maths


This half term in maths we are focusing on:

*numbers to 10  



Ask your child's teacher for ideas to support this at home.





Tricky Word Games


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

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


Busy Bee Time  

Learning together through play!

The children love choosing their own ways to learn, explore and challenge themselves - and so do we!


Super Sandpit
Vehicles and Garage
Marvelous Mud Kitchen
 Big Builders Yard
Dinosaur Valley
  Water Wall
The Big Stage - Leesland's Got Talent!
Make and Do
Write your own numberline
Small World Adventures
The Leesland Pearl!
Maths Market
Pulley Systems

            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 ...