A warm welcome to Reception’s class page for this year! This is such a big part of your child’s education and we will make it simple for both you and your child, please take a look at the Autumn plans listed below at the bottom of this page to see what your child will be learning about for this term in all subjects. If you have any suggestions, comments or concerns please send us a message via ClassDojo or please contact the School office.

Our Team:

Mrs Hatherley – Class Teacher, Nursery Manager
Mrs Hunter – Teaching Assistant, Mon-Wed.
Miss Taylor – Teaching Assistant, Thu – Fri


A big part of Reception’s learning in English is ‘Phonics’, we use the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ program. Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so they can put all their energy into composing what they write. Depending on your child’s stage they will bring back either a sound sheet or a ditty book, more information about Phonics at St Matthew’s can be found here.

PE Kits

Could you please ensure your child has their PE kit at all times as physical exercise enhances learning. Please check the P.E Timetable to see when they have structured P.E lessons.

Class Dojo

If you have not already done so, please sign up for Class Dojo! It is great for helping us keep in touch with you about your child and what they’ve gotten up to. If you’ve misplaced the code please contact us in Reception and we’ll be happy to help.

Important Documents

Have a look below to see what we’ll be learning this year, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me via Class Dojo. All files are in PDF format.