Year R

Welcome to Year R


Mr. R. Gill (YR Class Teacher)



Mrs N. Dunstone (LSA)

Mrs. E. Baratt


At Worlebury we strongly believe that Early Years education is the foundation upon which young children build the rest of their schooling. It is a holistic education that encompasses all learning and development. This is the purpose, nature and management of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Worlebury Primary School.  EYFS is available to children who enter school from September of the academic year in which they will turn five years old. These children are in the final year of the EYFS. In the National Curriculum this is referred to as the Reception Year, or YR. To read the full policy please look at Policies under Key Information

The Reception children at Worlebury have a fenced off area from the main playground which forms part of their 'outdoor learning environment'. They have access to this area throughout the day. For more information on the Reception Curriculum, please visit our Curriculum page under Key Information.





Please share reading books 5 times a week and record your progress in your child's reading log!  We audit all reading logs weekly to support you, and your child's development.


Over the next 3 weeks, sing the 'Crocodile Snap Pencil Grip Song' together and keep practising how to hold a pencil correctly - paint, colour, dot-to-dot...anything your child likes!  Have fun!  Bring in examples of from home and get extra House Points!!!

Click on the link below.....


Crocodile Snap Pencil Grip song




Phonics sounds and actions



 If you have any skills (including hobbies and interests) that you think may be of help to our class, please inform Mr Gill!  We are always looking for experts to come in and talk to our children.  ANY contributions are always greatly appreciated throughout our school!


Additionally, if you are able to spare some time to help with reading in our class, please come and speak with Mr. Gill!


Many thanks! 













October, 2019

Weeks 4-6

These weeks have flown past, and we have had amazing fun with our learning!  In addition to creating a life-size 'cellar' and environment for our 'Funnybones' role play area, we have also...made moving skeleton characters, skeleton gingerbread cookies, a 'town' from junk modelling, sequence of the story using different materials, learned learned and performed the opening sequence to the story and even created a giant Funnybones character using tissue paper.  You are very welcome to come in any time after school to see our work!!!

In addition to all of this, the children have performed their Reception and KS1 Harvest service.  We were so proud of the fact that so many children chose to perform a sentence about their learning AND learn their words by heart!  The giant 'scarecrow' was also an amazing addition to the service!  Thank you once again for you kind and generous donations towards the food bank.

If you have not yet signed up for parent's evening, please do so.  I am very much looking forward to catching up with you and discussing your child's successes!

Thank you for your ongoing support at home with reading, blending words activities and letter formation tasks.  The children are very positive about these activities and are taking great pride as they are noticing such huge progress in their work!

Enjoy looking at some of our work in class below.....

Mr. Gill.



September, 2019.

Week 2 and 3.

Our class enjoyed a wonderful 'Rockstars Maths' day.  The children looked wonderful.  We explored the number four and looked at different ways to represent numbers and different ways to add them together.  We sang songs ordering numbers forward and backwards playing the air guitar!  Rock on!


The term is underway and I am delighted how well the children are adjusting and adapting to Year R life!  I have really enjoyed getting to know parents and adults over the last couple of weeks.  Thank you to everyone who has offered their services to our school in different capacities.  

As promised, I have attached the PowerPoint of 'Mr. Pencil' and a web link to a video that takes you through the sounds and actions we are learning in class.  They are wonderful resources to support your child at home.  Please remember that I am always here and willing to discuss any concerns and successes that you have.

Many thanks,

Mr. Gill.



Week 1/2

A very warm welcome to Worlebury School and our Early Years Reception Class!  We are very much looking forward to getting to know you and forging close partnerships between home and school.

As we embark on a new and exciting journey together, you may well have lots of questions that arise throughout the transition process.  You are very welcome to come and talk to me at any time at the end of the school day.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will have many opportunities to discuss these together.  On Friday 6th September you are invited to attend a short meeting after school where I will discuss phonics, reading and how you can support your child at home.  If this date is not convenient, I will happily arrange an alternative date.

You will shortly be given a curriculum map to outline our key areas of learning for terms 1 and 2 and a communication booklet to share any important correspondence.  This will help you to feel connected to our school family and informed on our learning themes.  In time, this website will grow with a range of resources you can use at home to support your child at as well as pictures an extracts of learning undertaken in class.  

We look forward to an exciting week ahead!

Mr. Gill.