This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s learning in Early Years at a glance!



Learning Link: People who help us.

Welcome to Reception!

We are so excited about getting to know our new St Salvatore and St William classes and we know that we have a fantastic year ahead of us.

The first thing that we will be doing is making lots of new friends, learning everyone’s names, and finding out about each other and our school.

We are also going to be learning about the people who help us in our community. Not only those we turn to in emergencies, like doctors, nurses and firefighters, but also those who help to keep everything running in our daily lives. We are looking forward to hearing which jobs you would like to find out about and are hoping that we will have some visitors to come in and tell us about their roles.

Just before the Christmas holidays we will have a special S=P+A+C+E Extravaganza to celebrate and reflect on all the learning that we have done during our first term together at St Thomas’.

Mrs Sumsion –

Mrs Wichmann –

Mrs Morgan – 

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Autumn

Curriculum Evening Presentation 2021

Year Group reminders

Please could the children bring in a picture of their baptism, naming ceremony, or a picture of them being welcomed into your family. If you don’t have a Christening or Baptism photo, any special photo of them with their family as a baby is fine.


Our second Parent Consultation Evening is on Monday the 18th of October, via Zoom.


‘Welcome’ –

We will be talking about how we welcome people into our God’s family.

Personal, social, emotional development

We will be thinking about our Golden Thread of thankfulness and reflecting on our first half-term at school.

Literacy and Phonics

Phonics Phase 2 –


We will be learning unit 2 sounds: i, n, m and d

Communication and language

We will be practising our first Prayer Service.


It’s Me – 1,2,3

We will be exploring patterns and looking at natural autumn objects.

Understanding the World

We will be thinking about our half-term plans: where we might be going and what we might be seeing or doing.

Expressive arts and design

We will be making a Baptismal candle.


Singing games in the circle – Swing me over the water, Touch your shoulders, Ickle Ockle. Exploring High and Low sounds – See Saw singing and moving on our own and with a partner. Signals game – listening and watching.

Physical Development (in PE)

To change speeds of movement to fit the activity.

Home learning

Please continue to read for 5-10 minutes each day and record this in your child’s Reading Record.