EYFS 2: Reception

'Reception is a nurturing environment. Children form positive relationships with adults and other children in Reception and so they feel safe and enjoy school. Children benefit from a wide range of activities across all areas of learning in the classroom and outdoors. Well-thought-out planning ensures that children are excited and well motivated to learn. Small-group, teacher-led work is precisely matched to pupils’ needs and so helps children move on in their learning.'

Extract taken from recent Ofsted report (2–3 November 2016 )

Starting School!

This is an exciting time for your family as your child begins their school life at St. Martin’s.

We hope we can make this time as enjoyable as possible.

Please take a few moments to read the information below.


Welcome Evening

Thank you to all our parents and carers who came to our Welcome Evening on Wednesday 27th June.

As promised, those who completed the induction forms will be entered into a draw to win a selection of fantastic books for your child. The names of the lucky winners will be announced soon.

We hope to meet all our wonderful new Reception Friends on Monday 16th July for our ‘Move up Day’.

When you arrive for our ‘Move Up day’ please come to the main school entrance, I will meet you there. I will open the door to let you all in at 9:00. I will need an emergency contact number for you before you leave.

I will also need to know if you would like your child to have a school lunch, there will be a charge of £2.20 for this.


Kindest Regards,

Miss Ruth Miller EYFS Lead