Welcome to St Thomas CE (VC) Reception's Learning Page. 

      Mrs Holmes                                  Mrs Tempest                                  Mrs Kaye

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                  Mrs Fox            Mrs Blanchard            Miss Dolphin





Our Topic this half term is:




This half term's Topic focus is 'The Night Sky'. In this Topic we will be exploring different cultures and festivals including - bonfire night, Diwali, Hanukkah and of cause Christmas. If you celebrate any of these festival please upload photos to Seesaw, we'd love to see your festivities. We will also be looking at Space, stars and planets and light and dark. We will focus our art work on Jackson Pollock. 

To support us in this at school, you can have a go at 

  • Paint or draw a picture of the night sky

  • Take a photo of the colours you can see in the sky and at night. How does the moon change?

  • Make a colourful picture - fireworks/bonfires

  • Create models of nocturnal animal 

Look out for the fun, weekly activities on out learning journal 'Seesaw'!




Throughout the year, we'll be following the whole school scheme of work,

'White Rose Maths'. Our focus for this half-term is introducing the children to greater

depth thinking around the numbers to 5. This will involve number representation, problem solving, reasoning and subitising (knowing how many without counting).

We'll also be learning all about shapes with 4 sides.


You can support your child by looking our for numbers and patterns within the environment, whilst out in the car, in the bus, pairing socks or counting dried pasta! Count to 10 forwards and backwards (don't forget the blast-off at the end!) every day; make it fun by doing it in different, silly ways - star jumps, clapping or even hopping on one leg!

You could even count in 2s, 5s and 10s!

Make your own large flashcards for all numbers 0-20. Read and write the numbers. Can you get the formation right?




This half term's Talk 4 Writing book is 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy.

The children will learn the story through text mapping - learning through actions and

pictures. Look out for the text map appearing on Seesaw and perhaps ask your child to

read the story to you and even write some initial sounds for some of the characters

and objects in the story. We will be learning to write our name and forming lower and

upper case letters correctly. 

Reading and Phonics 


In Reception we have a strong focus on developing early reading skills.

We are passionate about promoting a love of reading for all the children

and developing fluency and skill. This will only help to serve them well in

all other aspects of their school and adult life. Your role in supporting this

adventure for the children is crucial. 


We send home phonic appropriate books for the children which matches their

level of reading. Your child will receive two books per week. These books will be

sent home every Monday and are to be returned the following Monday MORNING.

In order for them to be changed parents will have to sign the Reading Record

which will go home in your child’s book bag.

We will be learning Phase 2 sounds from Letters and Sounds this half term and homework will be set every Monday for you to work through with your child.


Monday - Library, home work and Home Reading Book swap

            - Library - open from 2:30pm MASKS MUST BE WORN

Tuesday - RH PE 

Thursday - RT PE