Solent Infant School
Welcome to Year R
Welcome to the Year R Home Page

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Dear Parents and Carers,
As the children embark on their final term in Year R, we are delighted to announce our first learning theme of the Summer Term, ‘Get up and Grow’. This will see the children exploring lifecycles of insects and plants and we will be continuing to discuss how we grow and change. They will develop their information writing, apply their observation skills and discuss similarities and differences. Towards the end of this half term, we will be having an exciting fairy-tale themed week. Once we enter the second half of the summer term, we will enjoy a range of interesting events, as the children begin to make the transition into Year One. We are so looking forward to our whole school trip to Marwell Zoo and can’t wait for Sports Week too!

Weekly Home Learning
We will continue to send weekly home learning through your child’s Tapestry account, with some recommended activities to help further support that week’s learning at home - including our ‘Family Fun Challenge.’ Home readers will be sent home each week, please continue to use Big Cats at home too. To help prepare for transition into Year One, children will also be coming home with their home reader and a parent comment sheet. We ask that you comment on this sheet about how your child found their home reader each week. Please do not forget to practice your flashcards, we aim to get all children to complete their cream colour before the end of Reception. If your child has finished their flashcards, please practise writing these words and making sentences with them.

Year R PE Days
Our PE Days will continue to be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child arrives at school in their PE kit on these days each week, with long hair tied back and earrings removed or covered over on these days. As with all items, please ensure that all of your child’s PE Kit is clearly labelled.

Warmer Weather
With the warmer weather coming our way, we kindly request that all sun hats and other items of summer clothing are named. On sunnier days, please apply sun cream to your child before they come to school, to protect them when we are spending time outside. Throughout the summer, a named sports-cap water bottle is invaluable as the children will be encouraged to drink plenty and refill them throughout the day if necessary.

Thank you
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you have any messages for the class teacher, please contact the school via the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the school website. You can also leave a message with the designated member of staff in the main school playground or by phone, if urgent, and the office team will ensure that your message gets to the class teacher.


Mrs Dallinger, Mrs Eades, Mrs Curry and Mrs Marshall
Mrs Tobin and Mrs Lewis
Miss Garland, Mrs Kent and Mrs Butcher