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 ‘Space’. We will be exploring the solar system, getting friendly with some aliens and learning what it takes to be in space.

Within the prime areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) we shall be focusing on extend our vocabulary so we can explain our ideas, developing our coordination and continuing to build our friendships and resolving our conflicts.


In Literacy we will be reading a variety of texts including non-fiction, poetry and fiction. We aim to use the texts we read to create our own versions, using and building upon our phonic knowledge.


Maths this term will build upon our current number skills and move forward to addition, subtraction and problem solving.

Within shape, space and measures we shall continue to build on the children's shape knowledge and introduce everyday language relating to time and money.

Understanding the World:

We shall continue to explore the world around us, by looking at significant events, celebrations and festivals relating to us and others throughout the world.

Expressive arts and design:

We shall be using a range of different materials and techniques to create pictures relating to space. We will also aim to create rockets with our junk modelling.

Our Role play area this term is a space station. The children will be able to take on characters and act out scenarios. They will also be able to write the ships logs and explain what they can see on their journey through space.


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


Our focus for this term will be shall dance, the children will be learning to move their bodies in different ways and directions and after half term we shall start to develop our athletic skills indoors including; running, jumping and throwing.


Children are expected to complete their phonics homework at least once a week and read at least three times a week. Additionally your child may receive math homework to help consolidate the learning we are doing in class.


Thank you in advance for your support,

Miss Castle


Reception Class teacher: Miss Castle                             Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jones