Holy Trinity

Church Of England VA School

01706 378061

Partner School

Our Core Values - Trust, Courage, Forgiveness, Truthfulness, Generosity, Respect, Responsibility.

What is going on in Reception?

Over the course of the school year, we will be adding some useful information to this page. You can find all the information you need, below, regarding our current learning within school this term and it may also include some handy tips and tricks to help your child at home or may be some useful websites for learning, related to our topics in class.


In Literacy this term we will be reading a variety of picture books to complement our learning including titles Funnybones, Owl Babies and The Tiger who came to Tea. Our focus will mainly be developing communication and language skills, with the ability to retell the story with visual cues and sequencing the story verbally. We will also enhance our writing area with a variety of activities including colouring sheets to observe the development of fine motor skills, maps and compasses so children can recreate their own and party invitations so we can have our own tea party!


We will begin our phonics journey by recapping Phase 1 for the first four weeks of school. We will look at environmental sounds, sounds objects will make, exploring initial sounds and also the sounds our bodies are able to make (through body percussion or even our voices!). 

We will then move on to Phase 2 phonics and will begin to practice oral segmenting and blending as well as learning how to form the letters correctly using the Twinkl Phonics Formation Phrases. 


In maths, we will be looking specifically at numbers 1 to 5, how they are formed, counting objects and finding one more and one less. We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes.


For the Autumn term, our focus in RE will be I am Special and Harvest.

We will be looking specifically at why we are special, how we are all special (by comparing our hand/thumbprints) and who else is special to us. For our Harvest topic, we will be investigating where our food comes from and will be attending church to take part in our school's Harvest Festival. As a class, we will also be welcomed, by Father Ian, into our school community. 

We will be reading The Creation Story, to see how God made the world and how he made food, water and people before thinking about all of our wonderful plants and animals and how we can harvest food around the world.

This half term we will also be looking at the Christian Value of FRIENDSHIP



Understanding the World

This half term the children will be learning all about their super selves in our topic ALL ABOUT ME! They will be exploring a timeline from birth to now, begin to look at their family history, understand that we change and grow and where in the world we live! We will also be looking at the world around us and noticing the seasonal change as we move from summer to autumn.