Welcome to Puffins and Penguins!

Our Year R year group is made up of 2 classes called Puffins Class and Penguins Class. We work across our early years unit with both classes mixing most of the day. Our outdoor area is open in all weathers, with the children having free-flow play. We are passionate about play in our school! Long periods of uninterrupted, child-initiated play that is facilitated and supported by experienced Early Years teachers and Teaching Assistants is what makes our Year R children successful and happy 🙂

In the first half term of school we focus on learning about ourselves and others, and all about Puffins and Penguins!

Our PE day is Wednesday – we come to school dressed in our PE kits. We have a session in the morning and then visit our on-site library.

Our class blog is a mini snapshot into how much fun we have in Year R! Please take a look through our blog to see what we’ve been doing through the year 🙂

Here are some resources that will support learning in YR:


Our school phonics scheme is: Twinkl Phonics

Please find below important resources to support your child develop a strong foundation of Level 1 phonics. Level 1 phonics is taught in preschool, and contains the skills necessary to begin to read and write.

Here is a Level 2 sound mat – we start teaching Level 2 phonics in the children’s 2nd week of full time days.

We will update this web page with more resources and news as the year progresses.

In the mean time, enjoy our blog!

From the Year R Team :-).


Here are our Phonics minibooks from Autumn 1.

Reception Blog

The Colour Monster - talking about how we feel
When the Year R children met Curly Bob…
How to pronounce Level 2 sounds