St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Reception                            Mrs Bradley                         Advent 2 

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Theme: People Who Help Us


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


Advent Term 2 is already here! This term will be a busy one finding out about people who help us and with Christmas approaching fast.


Our topic is focused on interest raised by the children whilst exploring their topic All About Me last term. The children will be finding out about and asking questions such as how are fires put out safely and by whom? How does a letter we post get delivered? Who can help us if we are ill? Children will have the opportunity to explore and take on the role of some of these special people who help us through play based learning. Opportunities will be provided for small and large scale construction, finding out about and making our own important vehicles. (Any cardboard boxes, tubes, plastic bottles etc will be much appreciated.)


 Our RE topic is focused on Baptism with an opportunity to take part in our very own Baptism service.




Prayer of Baptism:


A Baptismal Prayer


Heavenly Father,


In your love you have called us to know you, led us to trust you, and bound our life with yours.


Surround this child with your love, protect it from evil.


Fill it with the holy spirit and receive it into the family of your church, that it may walk with us in the way of Christ, and grow in the knowledge of your love.




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