St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Reception          Mrs Bradley        Term 3

Topic: Castles 

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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 back to spring 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. If you have any photographs of your children gathering together with family and friend then please send them in so we can share them throughout our topic.

 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/counting

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

 http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/section.aspx?t=95&siteId=17&sectionId=95

www.ictgames.com/