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

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness



Reception Curriculum Evening

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, it is also to help them settle into their school journey.

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


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.


During 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.

Our Role play area this term is a café. The children will be able to take on characters and act out scenarios. They will also be able to write down food orders and create marks.


During RE we will be looking at the people and places that are special to us and listening to stories.


Our focus for this term will be getting changed for PE. We shall also be learning key PE skills such as, throwing and catching through different games.


Children are expected to complete their phonics homework given once a week and read at least three times a week with your child.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Miss Castle


Reception Class teacher: Miss Castle Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jones