Holy Trinity Tottenham

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Reception - tortoiseshell Butterfly Class

Tortoiseshell Butterfly is one of the more familiar butterflies found in the UK. However, in recent years the numbers of these butterflies have been decreasing, with the Large Tortoiseshell now being extinct in our country! This is possibly due to climate change and parasitic flies, although the precise cause is unknown. Reception will explore the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle to gain an understanding of the life-cycle of a butterfly and how it lives. We hope to see some butterflies when we go on a butterfly hunt and we will be conducting some fun butterfly-themed science experiments as well as creating some beautiful pieces of art though symmetry.

Learning Overview 

Our topic this half term is ‘Traditional Tales’. As an entry point activity we will be visiting Tottenham Green Library. We will share some traditional stories and have a look at the wonderful books available to lend. We will be sharing lots of wonderful stories this half term such as ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and many others. The children will be learning about addition by counting on, 3D shapes, doubles and number bonds through the stories we explore in our topic. 

We will continue to develop our Personal, Social and Emotional well-being through Todd Parr books ‘The Peace Book’ and ‘The Thankful Book’. Our RE topic this half term is ‘What is Special about Easter?’ which we will explore each week through a series of questions and Bible stories. Our Christian Value for this half term is ‘Compassion’.

Home Learning                          

You can support your child at home by encouraging them to continue to develop their skills including forming letters correctly, recording what they do by saying their sentence, sounding out each word and writing this phonetically. Visit your local library and share stories together talking about ‘characters’ ‘settings’ and the structure of stories; what happens at the beginning, middle and end?

Red Ted

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

Phonics

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. 

Phonics for Parents Powerpoint

Phonic Phases Parent Information Leaflet

Letter Formation Handout

Useful Websites 

Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home. 

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'? 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html