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!

 

Amen

 

Useful Websites to support Learning:

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/

 

www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

www.ictgames.com

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/get-squiggling-letters-alphabet-song alphabet song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUXk8Nc5qQ8&vl=en  action song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ  days of the week song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk months of the week year

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEbrwAIEDRI castle song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMlzCy2qM2k  There was a princess long ago song

 

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