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Miss Belcher, Miss Hegarty & Mrs Akhtar (RA)

Miss Miles, Miss Mckinney & Miss Lynch (RB)

This term teachers can now be contacted via email:


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Welcome back Reception! We hope you have had a relaxing Easter break. Below you will find a presentation with information about the exciting learning taking place in Summer 2022, and how you can support your child in their learning this term. 

Thank you 

Parent Information - Summer Term 2022

Nisha and Adam have been litter picking this week!

Reception's trip to Selly Manor Museum!

Phonics is taught daily using Anima Phonics. Each sound has its own accompanying action or poem, click on the link to visit the soundboard and see how many your child can teach you!

Anima Phonics Sound Board




Hannah has been enjoying litter picking this weekend! Well done Hannah!

Aayan has been litter picking this week!



Today Reception celebrated ‘World Book Day’ where they came to school dressed up as their favourite characters from books they have read. Children had fun taking part in different reading activities


They also talked about their right to an education (Article 28) and how not everyone gets to read lovely stories like we do.

Fatima has been busy litter picking this week!

8.2.22- As part of Safer Internet day children talked about the importance of staying safe online. Children worked in pairs to demonstrate how we use computers and Ipads safety. Children were compassionate and loving sharing the equipment and asking adults for their help.

1.2.22- This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year looking at the different ways people celebrate Chinese New Year across the world we have been making our own dragon art work, lanterns and took part in our very own

Dragon dance!



Sophia and Maya have been busy picking litter this week!

This week Reception were visited by Animal Lady. We got to see and learn about lots of different animals from all around the world.


We were very Prophetic and Wise by listening carefully and asking questions about the beautiful animals God has created.


Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Our theme this term is 'Creature Comforts'. Please find the curriculum overviews below to support your child with their learning this term.

Wising you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Khadijah has been busy litter picking this week!


This week Reception have been learning all about Jackson Pollock, our artist of the month! We have using his style of painting to create our own masterpieces inspired by him.  


In Reception this week we have been learning all about Diwali! The Hindu celebration of light.

We have been busy making Divas, Rangoli patterns and taking part in Diwali dancing! We were Curious and Active when learning about this Hindu Celebration, asking questions and comparing similarities and differences of different faiths. 

Hannah, Fatima and Aayan have been busy litter picking this weekend!


To celebrate the start of Black History Month Reception have been learning about Africa. We also shared the story 'Welcome to our World' where we discussed our similarities and differences and how wonderful that makes the world! 

Reception have been busy this week celebrating Harvest! We have been thinking about Harvest and not wasting our food to make sure everyone has enough food to eat.

Children discussed why it is important to share with others less fortunate that themselves.


Today Reception celebrated 'World Habitat Day'. We learnt about what a habitat is, and the importance of caring for our world. We discussed global goals 13-15 and how we can care for animals' habitats so they stay safe in the future. 

World Habitat Day!


This week in Reception this week we have been talking about the importance of keeping the world a clean and happy place. We have been exploring different ways in which we can reuse and recycle our rubbish in order to keep our environment clean and animals safe.


Today Reception celebrated 'International Peace Day' where we discussed what peace is and what it looks like in our lives. We talked about Global goal 16 and how we can show peace to others. We drew pictures and took part in a class discussion.

International Peace Day!


Reception celebrated Mary our Mother's birthday where we celebrated Mary and women everywhere! We looked at global goal number 5 and talked about important women in our lives, and in our wider community.

First Day In

Reception 2021!


Today we joined the family

of English Martyrs’ School,

where we grow closer to God

each day through learning

and walking hand in hand with

him on our journey of faith.

Healthy Eating in Reception!


In Reception we drink water and milk. We enjoy a healthy fruit snack and of course we love our school dinners!

Welcome to Reception!

The Reception team are so excited to welcome you to your new school!

We cannot wait to meet you and your families as we start our journey together at English Martyrs' school. 


Our theme this term is 'Marvellous Me!' We will be learning all about ourselves and the lives of people important to us. We will also be learning about people who help us in the wider community. See below for the work plans for each term.


Please visit our webpage regularly for pictures and updates of what we have been getting up to in Reception!