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Year R


Our Autumn Term starts with the children sharing their “Summer Holiday Adventure Box.” This is a great way for the children to get to know their new friends and teachers. A little later in the term the children celebrate ‘Bonfire Night’ by planning their very own bonfire party, which is held at school one evening in November. The children have a fantastic time singing songs around the bonfire, enjoying sparklers and eating toasted marshmallows. The term draws to a close with our highly anticipated Christmas Nativity Performance, which the children work really hard to prepare for!


Within the first few weeks of the autumn term, we also begin exploring our local area through small group walks. The children learn about road safety, how to keep safe whilst out and about and discover what is located near to Seaside Primary.


Understanding the World- All about Me, special celebrations, seasons, light and dark, exploring electronic devices.

Expressive Arts and Design- Printing, collaging, leaf rubbing, large art, self-portraits, model making, chalking, oil pastels, den building.

Physical Development - Negotiating space, invasion games and dance. 


In the Spring Term, the children return to school after the Christmas holidays to find that their class mascot is missing! To help us find the missing mascot, we have a very special visit from some local Police Officers. We then learn about people who help us both around the school and in the community, through exciting visits from the Fire Service, the RNLI and a Nurse.


Later in the term, the children set to work solving a range of mysteries involving various fairy tale characters. The children spend time helping the “fairy tale police” look for clues and solve these mysteries. They are then rewarded with a fantastic fairy tale ball at the end of term!


Our detective skills are put to the test again when we discover a giant footprint, egg and tooth in our playground. The children have to work out who they belong to and learn facts about their discovery.


It is during the Spring term that our walks to the beach begin. The children take part in scavenger hunts, create large beach art as well as skimming stones in the sea.


Understanding of the world – Dinosaurs, exploring the local community, comparing environments, recognising technology around us and special celebrations.

Expressive Arts and Design – Sketching, painting, role play, storytelling, constructing with a purpose and manipulating materials.

Physical Development – Healthy Hearts, keeping our bodies healthy, gymnastics and net and wall skills.


The Summer Term begins with our exciting ‘animals’ topic. The children have the opportunity to handle a range of reptiles when they come to visit us at school and we take the children to visit a farm later on in the term.


After half term, the children plan a class “holiday” and enjoy flying to our chosen destination during our “Flight Day” which is hosted by a real-life Flight Attendant!

Before the children leave us for Year 1, we say goodbye with a Graduation Ceremony. This is a brilliant occasion during which parents and carers are invited to celebrate the children’s successes from the year with us.


Understanding of the world – Animals, the world around us, beach walks, using technology for a purpose.  

Expressive Arts and Design – Sketching, exploring media and materials, beach art, symmetry, painting and textures.

Physical Development – Athletics, Sports Day and striking and fielding.