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Year R - Spring Term 2019

Once Upon a Time

This term in Year R, our topic is focused on traditional tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. 

The unit focuses on teaching the children these traditional tales and the story language that goes with them so that they can use these as a basis for their own language and then story writing.  By the end of the unit, the children will know and be able to retell several traditional tales.

At the beginning of the term, the children arrived back at school to discover a crime scene in the breakfast room!  There was a taped-off area showing a scene from Goldilocks and the Three Bears with a small table and three chairs, including a broken chair, and different sized bowls. Around the scene questions were hanging such as What has happened to this chair? How did it happen? Who may have done this? Why might they have done this? 

The children used their detective skills and the story to answer these questions.  They then learnt the story off by heart and completed lots of different activities to enhance their learning including using their measuring skills to make their own porridge. 

Since then, we have had a very busy spring term.  We have been learning lots of other traditional tales to recite and perform and have been learning how to do things such as write a shopping list for ingredients to make our very own Ginger Bread Man.

How can you help your child?

  • Reassure your child - School is fun and everything will be ok.
  • Support your child with their homework - They will receive reading and spelling homework and may need your help to begin with.  Each child will be given a new reading record and these need to be in school every day.
  • Talk to us - Please let us know straight away if there is anything we need to know.
  • Work with us - If you have any problems or worries speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Hogan, the Lower School Lead, and we will try our best to sort these out for you.  Only by working together can we ensure your child achieves their very best.





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