Welcome to Endeavour and Year R!
Columbus, Hillary, Attenborough and Kandinsky
The Year R Team
Miss Di Pietro is the Class Teacher
Mrs Goulding and Miss Beavis are the Teaching Assistants
Mr Abbott is the Class Teacher
Mr Butcher is the Teaching Assistant
Mrs Churchill is the Class Teacher
Mrs Moores & Miss Richards are the Teaching Assistants
Miss Evans is the Class Teacher
Mrs Scahill & Mrs Headdon are the Teaching Assistant
The whole Year R Team would like to say a massive Welcome to you and your family on your child’s first year of school at Endeavour Primary School.
We are looking forward to working together to support and encourage your child to learn, grow and develop.
If you have any queries or questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher either by booking an appointment via the office.
To support your children we will be asking for the first term to ask your children to come to school in their PE kits on their PE days.
Reading: Reading at home with your child is important for their development and helps them embed their learnings from they day.
Please read with your child as often as possible at home, we ask that you record your child's reading through our online reading app "BoomReader".
You will also see how your child is progressing with reading in school, as staff will add notes also.
Phonics: We will begin learning our sounds at school and it would be great if you can reinforce these at home. Your child will learn one new sound per day, and we encourage them to talk to you about these sounds.
Keep an eye on your child's Tapestry account to see which sounds we have been learning each week, and please speak to your class teacher if you need any support.
Below are some games you can play at home to make phonics fun and reinforce your child's learning at home:
ELS Phonics programme links.
Here are the links for you to access all of the phonics sounds your children will be learning and videos showing you how to pronounce all of the sounds correctly.
Phoneme pronunciation video PHASE 2
Phoneme pronunciation video PHASE 3
Phoneme pronunciation video PHASE 5
PHASE 2 Grapheme sheet
PHASE 3 Grapheme Sheet
PHASE 5 Grapheme Sheet
Harder to read and spell words
Some words are known as 'harder to read and spell words' these are words that are frequently used in books and often are not decodable using our knowledge of sounds. Please find a list attached to practise recognising the key words by sight. We will test your child every half term on how they are getting on. Please only focus on a few words at a time to ensure the children are not overwhelmed and secure in knowing a few words, before moving on to learn more.
At Endeavour, we will engage in many exciting projects over the academic year.
In year R, the projects are:
All about me.
People who help us.
In Year R we use Tapestry to gather evidence around each child's learning. You will be able to see what they have been up to at school as we upload pictures of their learning. We love to see what you get up to at home, so please add exciting news to your child’s account for us to share at school. This can include, cooking, clubs, days out, family events, learning new skills and having lots of fun!
If you have not received an email with your child's log in details please contact the office.
Useful websites to support home learning;
Please do speak to us if you have any queries or concerns.
It can be a little tricky to speak on the door so it is advisable to book an appointment though the office.