Reception - Château de Chambord
Our class name is Château de Chambord. Château de Chambord is an extraordinary castle known for its grandeur. It was built by King Francis I of France in the 16th century. Our class name will be the inspiration for our learning while we get to know your children and settle them in. We will be reading the story “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch; a not so traditional story of a Princess rescuing a Prince from a nasty dragon who destroyed her castle. During story time we will be learning about concepts of print as well as the three ways to read a book: read the words, read the pictures and retell the story. We will be exploring our various construction materials to build our own grand castles, role playing life in a castle, decorating crowns and even sculpting dragons with playdough!
This half term our topic is Traditional Tales. A traditional tale is a story that has been told and re-told for many years. We will be sharing reinterpretations of some classic traditional tales, including Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion and The Ghanaian Goldilocks, and comparing how they are similar and different to the original. This topic provides children with an opportunity to retell stories through drama, story maps and their writing. Retelling stories promotes language development and allows children to demonstrate their understanding of the plot and characters.
Being kind is one of the Golden Expectations at Holy Trinity CE Primary School. This half term in PSED we will be exploring kindness by sharing the story Have you filled your Bucket Today? We will be asking the questions: What does kindness look, feel and sound like? How can we be kind? Why should we be kind? This will help us build positive relationships and understand how caring for others benefits our own self-esteem.
In maths we will be investigating ‘solid’ 3D shapes and using mathematical language to name and describe 3D shapes. We will create and recreate patterns using familiar shapes and order and sequence familiar events.
Please continue to support your child at home by reading and sharing stories everyday, visit your local library to explore stories about castles or starting school. Talk to your children about our topic and encourage them to tell you about their daily learning.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
To encourage a greater focus on reading at home, the Early Years at Holy Trinity is introducing what we hope will prove to be a highly motivational scheme called RED TED.
RED TED is an acronym for children Reading Every Day with their parent or carer and then Talking Every Day about what they have read.
Please click on the Red Ted for more information
Please find below the resources that were used and handed out in our recent Phonic Workshop for parents. We hope that you find them useful.
Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home.
- Youtube – Jolly phonics. Songs and actions for each sound.
- http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne does phonics – some nice videos/apps
Here is a useful website to help your child continue their learning at home. Have you tried 'Count with Lecky', 'Dressing Lecky' and 'Lecky's Friends'?