Skills for Life
Chantry follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriclum, developing themes and topics based on children’s interests.
Early reading and writing is taught using Read, Write Inc Phonics. This is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
All children in Reception take part in these daily lessons, which are organised by ability across the school.
In Nursery, children work on the very earliest stages of Read, Write Inc as soon as they are ready.
Please click on the links below to see what Reception children are studying.
Carle and Potter class have been learning about the Hindu and Sikh festival of Diwali. Both classes have enjoyed learning about the story of Rama and Sita and how this festival is celebrated. Children enjoyed having mendhi on their hands, drawing and painting rangoli patterns and making barfi sweets. On Friday we had Diwali celebrations in our classrooms, where children wore their traditional clothing and danced to traditional Indian music.Navjot’s Mum also visited our class to tell the us how her family celebrates Diwali. She told us about visiting the Gurdwara, the food they eat at Diwali and having divas in her home, like the ones the children have made at school.