Welcome to Reception

We are very excited that your child is starting their primary school journey with us. The class teachers are Miss Welfare & 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 & Nursery Academy our Early Years curriculum is based on inspiring young minds through vibrant, fun filled topics that stimulate their imagination and curiosity. We encourage the children to become independent learners by exploring the areas within the classroom.

Our classrooms are colourful, lively and well-resourced and learning is lead through carefully crafted activities which develop their 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.

Reading books will be sent home every day and will be changed weekly. We ask parents to read daily to support children’s reading development. 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

Worship in Reception




Christian Values in Action in Reception

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