St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Reception                            Mrs Bradley                         Advent 1 

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 Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.


 All our learning evolves from trying to create an environment in which pupils can demonstrate the key characteristics of effective learning. All of our learning opportunities and activities seek to provide pupils with the opportunity to:

 Play and explore – engagement with learning:

 -Finding out and exploring

 -Playing with what they know

 -Being willing to ‘have a go’

 -Active learning – motivation to learn:

 -Being involved and concentrating

 -Keeping trying

 -Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

 -Creating and thinking critically – thinking about what they are learning:

-Having their own ideas

 -Making links

 -Choosing ways to do things

Welcome into Reception Advent 1.  Throughout our topic Good to be Me children will have lots of opportunities to talk about themselves and their families and participate in a variety of activities through play based learning. The children will work in small focus groups on English and Math’s activities to promote motivated, enthused and eager learners. Advent 1 is very much about making your child feel confident, valued and happy in their surroundings ready for learning, giving them the skills and opportunities to become independent learners, making their own choices, selecting and using equipment on their own to explore their interests further.

 Our RE topic is focused on ‘Myself’. Children will begin to show an understanding of who they are and appreciate their value and uniqueness, the wonder and mystery of life. God creates each person in love, in his own image and likeness. Living in thanksgiving, acknowledges God who knows and loves each person – “me”


Prayer and Reflection


Father, creator of all,

you ‘ordered the earth’ to bring forth life

 and crowned its goodness by

 creating family life.

Teach us the beauty of human love,

show us the value of family life

and help us to live in peace

with everyone. Amen.

 Useful Websites to support Learning: - The Skeleton dance – phase 2 tricky word song - another good page on Cbeebies that will help your child with formation of objects ready for writing letters.