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 open the documents for more information of how you could help to support your child.


Thank You, very much to all our Parents and Carers who came to our ‘Welcome Meeting’ on Monday 27th June, it was lovely to see you all.

Everyone who attended was automatically entered into our ‘Prize Draw’.

We are very pleased to announce that our Winners are:

Lorelai and Jodie

Well Done to you both. You have won a set of fantastic books to share at home. We will hand these to you tomorrow.

We hope to meet all our wonderful new Reception Friends on Wednesday 29th June 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.

Please let a member of the team know if you would like your child to have a school lunch, there will be a charge of £2.20 for this.

This Wednesday, the School Lunch menu is:

  • Roast Gammon and Bud’s Crispy Spuds. With carrots, seasonal cabbage and gravy.


  • Cauli corn bake and Bud’s crispy spuds.

Cauliflower and creamed corn bake with carrots and seasonal cabbage.


  • Jacket potato with cheese or tuna filling.


  • Peachy Crumble Crunch with custard.


  • Fresh fruit


  • yoghurt

Kindest Regards,

Miss Ruth Miller EYFS Lead