Week commencing 14th January 2019

Prime areas of learning

This week we will be continue with our new topic ‘Enchanted tales’. We will be wallowing in lots of story language and role play opportunities. We will be planting our own magic beans this week and looking at what they need to grow. During circle times we will talk about the story and whether the characters made good or bad choices and what they could have done differently.

Specific areas of learning

In phonics we will begin phase 3 and learn the digraphs (two letters that make one sound) ch, sh and th. Our tricky words are ‘we’, ‘me’ and ‘be’.

In Literacy this week we will reading Jack and the beanstalk. We will be writing instructions for planting our magic beans. We will need to include lots of imperative (bossy) verbs.

In Maths we will be measuring footprints as well as a variety of objects. We will use non-standard measures looking at how many cubes tall is the beanstalk? How many beanbags long is the footprint?

Ideas for home   

  • Practice your phonics sounds and reading.
  • Can you measure how tall someone in your family is using hands or cubes?
  • Read lots of your favourite stories


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Week commencing 26th November 2018
















Prime areas of learning
















This week we will be continuing with our Winter Wonderland topic. The value of the month is Humility and the artist of the month is William Morris.
















Specific areas of learning
















In phonics this week we will recap all the sounds we have learnt so far as well as learning w, y, z. We will spend time exploring the sounds using object boxes and songs. We will continue recap all the tricky words and learning ‘he’ and ‘she’ and learning how to spell ‘the’ and ‘to’. This week we will also be continuing to practise learning letter names alongside the sounds and singing the alphabet song.
















In Literacy this week we will reading ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson. We will be thinking about the theme of the story and writing speech bubbles for the characters in the story.
















In Maths we will recap numbers to 9 before moving onto the number 10. We will be unpicking this number, collecting 10 objects and thinking about how to represent this number, before using resources, including Numicon to find different ways to make 10.
















Ideas for home   
















  • Practice the Christmas production songs and dances.
  • Practise putting your coat on and zipping it up.
  • Can you find 10 objects around the house?
  • Practice your phonics sounds and reading.
















A typical day in reception


Start of the day

At 8:45 a.m. we come into the cloakroom by ourselves and hang up our coats and bags. We then find our name and peg in.


Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.

Carpet time

We all spend some time together on the carpet before lunch to review our learning and have a story. Some of us go home for lunch.

The afternoon

After lunch we do singing and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.

Before home time we review our afternoon learning and have a story. We get our coats and bags and say goodbye to our friends.

Ready steady go time

When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.

Fruit time

At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our cup and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music. When we have finished our fruit we always put our rubbish and cups away.


We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.

Going home

We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.

Our Commitment

"We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment”

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The Horsell Village School
Church Hill,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4QQ, United Kingdom

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