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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! 


.We are so lucky to have two teachers in Reception this year: Mrs Corry and Mrs Nolan! 


My name is Mrs Nolan and I am very excited to be teaching in Reception this year alongside my friend and job share Mrs Corry. I am in class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I love spending time with my family and friends and listening to music. I'm looking forward to getting to know the children and parents this year. We're going to have lots of fun! 


My name is Mrs Corry and I teach in Reception on Mondays and Fridays. The remainder of the week I'm very busy in my role as SENCO. I enjoy spending time with my family, going for dog walks and relaxing! I'm looking forward to getting to know the children and parents this year - we're going to have so much fun together! 


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, Mathematics and Religious Education. 


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.  




What we are learning this half term