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              Polar Bear Class                  Narwhal Class                      Seal Class

 Mrs Rendall/Miss Street                Mrs Jeffs                        Miss Hancock

            Mrs  Milne                      Mrs Warrington                      Mrs Howell



   Learning Through Play Every Day!




   Busy Bee Time - Learning Through Play!

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

Picture 1 Super Sandpit
Picture 2 Vehicles and Garage
Picture 3 Marvelous Mud Kitchen
Picture 4 Big Builders Yard
Picture 5 Dinosaur Valley
Picture 6 Water Wall
Picture 7 The Big Stage - Leesland's Got Talent!
Picture 8 Make and Do
Picture 9 Dentastic!
Picture 10 Write your own numberline
Picture 11 Small World Adventures
Picture 12 The Leesland Pearl!
Picture 13 Maths Market
Picture 14 Pulley Systems

This Week's Topic

Fantastic Farms

Fun with Phonics


This half term we are covering the following sounds:

ay   ee     igh    ow     oo    air 


This half term we are learning:

*  to read simple words by blending our known letter sounds eg  man   sad  pop   dig

*  to write simple phrases using our letter sounds eg a frog on a log

*   to begin to write in sentences using a full stop and a capital letter


Magic Maths


This half term in maths we are focusing on:

*Length      *Weight      *Teen numbers      *Adding          *Subtraction


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




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 to see what we have  been busy doing

in Year R this year...






Longdown Activity Farm Tuesday 26th March

What an amazing trip. All the children were able to hold baby chicks and one day old guinea pigs. They fed the pigs and even bottle fed milk to the 'kids'!


PC Woods puts us under arrest!


Local Police Officer PC Woods came to meet the children in Year R. They all got to experience what life is like in the front AND back of the van! They all got some hands on experience of his special equipment and learnt that Police Officers are very friendly people indeed.


Dinosaurs Love Underpants - and wearing them to Leesland!



Poptastic Book Week and Popular Pop-up book Author Visit

- Paul Stickland 4th March 2019



Real Life Heroes - what an amazing week! We got to meet some  of our  local; Coastguards, Fire fighters, Community PCSO's and even a real life detective! 25th February 2019



Learning in Action: Dinosaur Fun -30th January 2019

Thank you to all the children and adults who made Learning in Action a ‘roaring’ success! We all got creative by making our own dinosaurs and then we completed some Dino maths challenges. It was ‘roarsome’!



We had a special visitor this December!

Can you guess who?!


Christmas Stay and Play Friday 7th of December

Thank you to everyone who brought the festive cheer to our Christmas Stay and Play. I think our favourite part was the ‘festive floss’ dancing!


Learning in Action 27th October 2018

Thank you for everyone who made it to our first Learning in Action this September. You can find all the booklets from the presentation here on our pages.

                                   Why don't you try these at home?
Picture 1 Sand Writing
Picture 2 Letter Decorating
Picture 3 Water Painting
Picture 4 Tummy Time
Picture 5 Rainbow Writing

    Getting Ready to Write




The children are practising how to hold their pencil correctly. We describe it as:


'Fred the frog, sits on the log.'


Fred is our Frog who helps us learn in phonics lessons. This phrase describes the frog legs which pinch (pincer) the pencil and the log is the middle finger which the pencil balances on. Try using this little reminder to help them at home too.


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!





Useful Links You Can Use At Home

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

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