Early Years




Well done to all the Reception families for a positively brilliant start to the school year.  With your support, the children are all settling well into school life and are making lots of new friends. We are enjoying getting to know them all. Over the coming weeks the children will be sharing their likes and dislikes and talking about their families.

The children are learning all about life at The Horsell Village School and are already becoming familiar with the class rules and routines. We will be creating our own class contracts together and thinking about all the important rules we have in school and why we have them. Our Value this half term is ‘Respect’ which we have already begun to demonstrate in the early interactions with our new friends.

Our topic for this half term is “Can anyone be a hero?”  This month we will explore our first texts “Super Duper You” and “Think Big.”  Towards the end of the month we will begin to look at how some of the Emergency Services can help us. 

During this hugely important first month, all the Reception team look forward to discovering each child’s preferences, interests and aspirations. 



Please send all children in with a named fruit snack and water bottle every day.

Please send in a named waterproof jacket into school each day.

Induction meetings: 22nd September 9.15am in the School Hall

Ideas for home   

  • Can you recognise your name?
  • Practise taking your jumpers and cardigans on and off.
  • Practise opening and closing your fruit pots.
  • Practise opening and closing the zip on your coat.


Here you will find more information on the topics, phonics and letter formation. 

There are also links to the parent’s induction meetings.

A typical day in Early Years

Start of the day

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


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 learning together on the carpet.

The afternoon

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

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 drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating


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.

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