St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Reception                            Mrs Bradley                         Lent 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.


Theme: Castles

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 back to Lent term 1.  We are looking forward to our topic all about Castles. We will be comparing shoe sizes and length of hair linked to fairy tale stories. Children will be sequencing time events such as Cinderella on the day of the ball. We will share non-fiction book about Castles, asking questions such as why were they built? Who lived in them and how their castle protected them? What were people’s roles in castle? Etc Children will have the opportunity to take on the role of knights, kings, queens, princesses and other fairy tale characters. We will be writing lists and spells linked to Sleeping Beauty and when looking at Cinderella we will be writing invitations, a list of jobs, a menu, story sequencing and much more.


Our RE topic is focused on Gathering. We have been taking about how and why we celebrate.


Prayer and Reflection


Thank you God


for all that grows,


Thank you for


the sky’s rainbow’s,


Thank you for


the star’s that shine,


Thank you for


these friends of mine,


Thank you for


the moon and sun,


Thank you God


for all you’ve done!




Useful Websites to support Learning: alphabet song  action song  days of the week song months of the week year castle song  There was a princess long ago song


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