Reception at St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School
A warm welcome to Reception’s class page for this year!
We are here to make your child’s first experience of school happy, safe, positive and fun with the welfare of the child central to our provision of care, play and learning.
Our aim is to deliver an exciting, engaging pedagogy that provides individual and appropriate challenges. This is through play-based activities and rich learning opportunities which are relevant to all the children’s cultures and communities. Children will be supported to take risks in an enabling environment that offers stimulating resources and encourages exploration.
Mrs Hatherley – Class teacher (Deputy Headteacher). Pastoral Lead, EYFS Lead and Forest School LeaderMrs Hunter – Teaching Assistant, Mon-Wed
Parents as Partners
At St Matthew’s we recognise and value the important role parents play in education as they know their child best. Consequently, we encourage parents to engage in an active partnership with the school. This results in a positive impact on the child’s development and parents that feel secure to share important information, seek advice, help and support should they need it. It helps the child to feel safe and secure while in the setting if they see that their parents feel comfortable there. It creates a shared level of expectation, improves the child’s outcomes and ensures every child has their individual needs met. The success of this strong partnership is based on a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise
If you have any suggestions, comments or concerns please send us a message via ClassDojo or please contact the School office.
Meet the Teacher – Reception