Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception. We are very excited that your child is starting their primary school journey with us. The class teachers are Mrs Hatton and Mrs Tracey. 

We welcome all forms of communication. If you miss us at the start and end of the school day, we can be contacted via the school office or on class dojo.

At St Matthew’s C.E. Primary 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.

Phonics plays a crucial part in Reception as we teach children to read and write. Please support us by revising the sounds learnt in school. These are posted weekly on dojo. Reading books will be sent home every day and will be changed weekly. We ask parents to read daily to support children with applying their phonic sounds to read words. 

Here at St Matthew’s we believe in developing the individual child, 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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