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"...I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness."

John 10v10

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I wonder what happened once upon a time?


Everybody has returned to school after the half term break, refreshed and ready to go!


This half of term we will be learning a little more about 'Fairy Tales' and we will be asking, ‘Who are the principle characters? Where are they? What happened? How did it all end?


We will start by discussing our favourite characters and our favourite ‘baddies’.  Children will be submerged in stories through role play, story telling, art and performance.


Finally, Grandma Fantastic, our very old classroom puppet; who has been on the planet for a long time, will be sharing how stories were used in the ‘past’.  We will consider the hidden messages in fairy stories such as Red Riding Hood.  
This will be a great opportunity to learn how to stay safe, as well

as developing some useful map work.


You can support children in their journey by reading lots of different fairy tales or traditional tales.. maybe you could ‘tell the story’

You can also help children develop their concept of time by using lots of time-related vocabulary with them.  Use days of the week, months, before, after, morning, afternoon, evening, noon - as many as you can think of during your conversations.

Mrs Hipkins