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Welcome to Dover Park

Early Years Foundation Stage

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Our teachers are Ms. Sleep, Mrs Lincoln, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith. We know that this can be confusing so we call them Mrs Smith and Mrs S. 



There are 30  children in our class and we work hard as part of a team! We love learning and try to be independent in all that we do.






Key Information for Reception Class

  • Reading books are changed on Fridays- please read with your child every day as this helps build confidence and a love of reading 
  • Library books are changed on Thursdays- please return books every week
  • PE is on Friday- children get changed into their PE kit at school

Our Learning Journey

Autumn Term 1 Overview

Spring Term 1 Overview

Phonics and Reading


At Dover Park we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers by the time they leave our school. We share our love of reading through offering a wide range of rich texts to encourage children to want to read for themselves.  Importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.

At Dover Park we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy. The programme encourages a love of reading by providing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books to be enjoyed both at home and at school.


What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to decode and blend sounds to be able to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, we will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at

How will RWI be taught?
There are five key principles that underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. sessions:

Purpose– know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about

Participation– ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning

Praise– ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability

Pace– teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning

Passion– be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged emotionally.


Read Write Inc (RWI) Phonics

Long Term Phonics Progression

Useful Websites to help your child at home