“Do all heroes wear capes?”
The Reception staff would like to wish all children and their families a
happy new year and welcome them back to school.
At St. Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School we use ‘REAL Projects’ as a way of learning. These
projects fully engage children in their learning experiences. They provide children with a love of
learning and real opportunities through an immersive experience
This term we will be answering the
question “Do all heroes wear capes?”.
We will begin by looking at Superheroes and the
qualities and values that they have; Respect, Honesty,
Determination, Self-belief, Passion and Team Work.
We will then think about how many of these
superheroes have ever helped us? Are there any Real
Life Superheroes who help us?
We wil explore the people who help us in our everyday
lives; police, firefighters, doctors, nurses etc.
The children will look at the history of these services
and how they have changed over time.
Finally, we will end with a Superhero School – where
we will look for ways in which we can be superheroes
and embody their values in our own lives and how this
links to the school’s ALIVE Charter.
We are really looking forward to beginning our REAL
EYFS Curriculum Links
Children in Reception will be learning to;
Count objects, actions and sounds.
Link the number symbol (numeral) with its
cardinal number value.
Understand the ‘one more than/one less than’
relationship between consecutive numbers.
Select, rotate and manipulate shapes in order to
develop spatial reasoning skills.
Compose and decompose shapes so that children
recognise a shape can have other shapes within it,
just as numbers can.
Continue, copy and create repeating patterns.
Compare length, weight and capacity.
Form lower-case and capital letters correctly.
Spell words by identifying the sounds and then
writing the sound with letter/s.
Read individual letters by saying the sounds for
Blend sounds into words, so that they can read
short words made up of known letter– sound
Read a few common exception words matched to
the school’s phonic programme.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
See themselves as a valuable individual.
Build constructive and respectful relationships.
Express their feelings and consider the feelings of
Show resilience and perseverance in the face of
Identify and moderate their own feelings socially
and emotionally. Think about the perspectives of others.
Manage their own needs.
Communication and Language
Understand how to listen carefully and why
listening is important.
Learn new vocabulary.
Ask questions to find out more and to check they
understand what has been said to them.
Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed
Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity
As the EYFS is cross curricular it is impossible to list all
of our curriculum links and outcomes. Any queries feel
free to speak to your class teacher
Each week, children will continue to be recognised for
their efforts to display our ALIVE characteristics;
Active, Learning, Interacting, Volunteer and Emotions
As Autumn turns to Winter, we will be exploring the
changing season and studying
the world around us, noticing the
changes in wildlife and the
Chinese New Year
This year will be the year of the Tiger and will
be celebrated on Tuesday 1st
Reading is a vital part of your child’s education, please ensure that you read with your child as much
as possible at home so that they are able to make the progress that they are capable of.
We ask that all children read at home a minimum of 3 times per week – please record this in your
child’s reading record along with any comments. You will also find comments here from school
regarding your child’s progress.
Early Learning Goals
Accompanying this Newsletter is a list of the New Early Learning Goals that all children are assessed
against at the end of Reception – this is nothing new and is something that happens every year.
These are the standards that all children are expected to reach before entering Key Stage 1.
Please take some time to look at these as they are important milestones in your child’s development.
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