Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness



Dear Parents and Carers,

This term our topic will be All About me! We are starting with this topic to enable the children to get to know each other and staff.

Within the prime areas of learning (Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) we shall be focussing on settling into school, rules and routines, making friends and talking about our feelings.

Literacy: In Literacy we will be reading a variety of stories and discussing the features. We shall also be learning to write our full names and learning correct letter formations. We shall also begin to learn sounds in our phonics lessons. 

Maths: In maths this term we shall be working on counting, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and recognising different shapes and their properties. 

Understanding the World: We shall be exploring the world around us, by looking at significant events in our lives and the lives of our families, discussing our milestones, talking about where we live and the village, celebrations and festivals and using technology to record events.

Expressive arts and design: We shall be using a range of different materials to create pictures, we shall be drawing self-portraits and mixing colours. We will also be making fireworks pictures and art work to support different festivals.

We have two role play areas within the classroom, one is a doctors and the other is a house. The children are able to explore character and narrative through this.

RE: Our RE question this term is ‘Which stories are special to us and why?’ We will begin by sharing our favorite stories and then begin to look at stories and books that are important to Christians and people of other faiths.

PE: Our focus for this term will be getting changed for PE, we shall be doing this alongside our PE lessons.  We shall be doing PE on a Friday. 

Homework: Phonics homework will be set once the children have settled in and letter explaining this shall be inside the book.

Reading- Please read at least three times a week with your child.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Miss Wilkins


Reception Class teacher: Miss Wilkins                                   Teaching Assistant: Mrs Heapy