Welcome to Reception


We are very excited that your child is starting their primary school journey with us. The class teachers are Mrs Shaikh (EYFS Lead) & Mrs Hatton. Our amazing teaching assistants are Mrs Gornall and Miss Patel. Mrs Rawat our HLTA takes the classes in the absence of the class teacher.

We welcome all forms of communication as we fully appreciate how busy your days are. If you miss us at the start and end of the school day, we can be contacted via the school office or on dojo.

At St Matthew’s C.E. Primary School & Nursery our Early Years curriculum  is based on inspiring young minds through vibrant, fun filled topics that stimulate their imagination and curiosity. Topics are real life and learning is often driven by the children’s interests and learning needs. This often promotes many interesting questions about the evolving world around them that suddenly becomes a reality!


Our classrooms are colourful, lively and well-resourced and learning is lead through carefully crafted and specific play skills. Each child embarks on an individual journey throughout their time in Reception and it is wonderful to see how young children develop their personality, academia and confidence by accessing the personalised curriculum that we have to offer.


The relationship between home and school is a crucial aspect of your child’s educational journey, so we send updates weekly on dojo, letters and text messages to keep you fully informed. We also regularly send personalised learning packs so you can support your child with the same targeted learning. We also fully appreciate your support with weekly reading books!


We believe in developing the individual child and so this involves supporting their strengths and nurturing all other aspects so that the children leave the Early Years as confident, independent learners well equipped for the next challenges in Year 1.

Reception Class Prayers

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