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

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness



Dear Parents and Carers,

The children helped to select their new topic and we will be looking at ‘Traditional Tales’ this term.

Within the prime areas of learning (Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) we shall be focussing on working together, using tenses and further developing our fine motor skills.


In Literacy we will be reading a variety of stories and rhymes such as; The three little pigs, Goldilocks and the three bears and Hickory Dickory Dock. We shall also be learning to apply our phonics knowledge and retelling stories and poems. The children will also be focussing on spelling tricky words correctly.


In maths this term we shall be working on addition, subtraction, money, capacity, doubling and halving. This will be done practically and we will be using objects to help us complete these. We will be continuing to work on our counting in all areas of our learning.

Understanding the World:

We shall be exploring the similarities and differences between the stories we read. We will also be continuing to look at our family routines and customs. We shall be recording our ideas using technology.

Expressive arts and design:

We shall be singing nursery rhymes and creating dances. We shall also be creating pictures and sculptures about the stories we read. Through this we shall be exploring colouring mixing and textures.


In RE we are answering the question ‘where do we belong?’ We shall be looking at different religions and what it means to live by these religions in Britain. 


We will be doing Athletics this term, the children will be practising their running, jumping and throwing skills.


Please continue to complete the work set in your homework books at least once a week.

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 Jones