Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

Our Topic


We are glad to have welcomed our Reception class back well rested after their half term break. Children have been keen to share their stories about their busy half term activities, and we have all enjoyed looking at the photos and drawings children have shared in their Time to Talk Books. This half term our theme is Christmas Festivities, and we will have a wide range of Christmas stories and activities to explore during this very busy and exciting term! For much of last term our children enjoyed playing teachers, so our role play in class this half term is a classroom, where children can further explore this imaginative play.


We will:

  • Become more familiar with a wider range of phonics sounds and reading words in sentences.
  • Think about words that rhyme and develop our understanding of rhyme.
  • Write letters, lists and short captions linked to our class stories.


Reading is very important to us here at All Saints’ and we cannot over emphasise how important it is for your child to read with you regularly at home every day. You will have received with this letter a leaflet telling you how you can support your child’s reading at home, and please do find time each day to sit and enjoy reading with your child. Your child will have a reading record book that will be used both at school and at home to share progress on your child’s reading. Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school every day.

Please click here for our reading leaflet. 


We will:

  • Think about one more and one less.
  • Count forwards and backwards to and from 20.
  • Explore shapes, 2D and 3D.



We will:

  • Think about celebrations in Christianity and other Faiths.


Each week children in Year One will be given spellings on a Monday to be practiced in preparation for a test on the Friday.

The spellings sheet will also show the particular sounds that we are focusing on in our phonics that week.


Homework for Spring 1

Please click here for the latest homework sheet. These homework tasks are designed to be fun, inspiring and child directed.

Please work together with your child to complete 3 tasks from the selection on the sheet. The way you present the work is entirely up to you.

Many thanks.


Reception Curriculum

At the beginning of each term, your child’s class teacher will send out a new curriculum letter.  These letters outline different topics and activities which will be undertaken over the course of the term.  The letter might also indicate how you can support your child at home.

Click here to see the latest curriculum letter.


For a more detailed report on what your child will be doing this half term, please click here for the latest Medium Term Plan. 


Songs to help your children

How to pronounce phonemes:
Phonics Song:
Count to 20 song: 
Geraldine Giraffe phonics videos:

Useful websites and games for Reception Class

The websites listed below are a fun and engaging way to support your child’s learning.