Julie Taymor is an American director and costume designer. She was born in Newton, Massachusetts (USA) and grew up interested in theatre. By age ten, she had joined the Boston Children's Theatre and starred in several productions.
Taymor is best known for the costume designs of the Broadway hit, The Lion King. Taymor also co-designed the masks and puppets, winning a Tony Award for ‘Best Costume Design.’
Look at what we have been learning about...
Please have a read of our class SWAY where you can view some of the learning we have been getting up to.
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Please click on the link below to view the curriculum map for Reception.
Please see below what Reception are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version.
The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.
Phonics is one of the key tools for reading and writing. At St Michael's, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP). We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
The resources here will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
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.
We strongly encourage you to continue RED TED as part of your home learning. Keep track of how many books you read with tally marks or by making your own chart. If you have your own printer you can download and print this chart (RED TED Chart).
Celebrate reaching reading milestones by sharing a picture of your chart with your teacher on Evidence Me. Please refer to the Reading section below for a list of websites offering a range of online books and read alouds.