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English Martyrs Primary School

"As part of God's family we grow together, respect each otherand challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be."

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Welcome to Reception! 

Hello, my name is Mrs Fisher and I will be your class teacher in Reception. I am looking forward to a wonderful year in Reception, for lots of you, your first year at English Martyrs! I have a dog called Millie, who I love taking out for muddy walks and I also love to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy keeping fit, reading and travelling to new places. I also like to decorate and be creative.  

In Early Years, children have the opportunity to play, learn and develop together through the continuous provision. Children are supported and encouraged to follow their natural desire to explore, investigate and learn through play both inside the classroom and in our outdoor provision area. We also have whole class times for specific areas of learning such as literacy, maths and phonics.  

 Staff are led by the children's curiosity and imagination as well as having topics planned throughout the year to act as a stimulus for the children. Alongside our planned activities we look for opportunities to enhance the children's learning. We do this by planning 'in the moment'. We allow the children to take a lead on their own learning following their interests and own curiosity. Our response is uniquely suited to the unique child in that unique moment. The children will also learn through guided activities and adult led focus groups.  

 Parental input is very important at this age and we actively encourage parents to share information about their child's development and achievements. We use the learning platform Seesaw to share parts of our day with parents and to see WOW moments from home too.  



In the Summer term, we will be taking a trip to RHS Bridgewater to learn all about growing plants and what we can find in our gardens. As part of this trip, we will take part in hands-on activities such as building bug hotels in the woodland and making seed dumplings.