Hello and welcome to Reception

Our Gospel Value

As a Catholic school, we promote the Gospel value of love for our youngest children in all aspects of school life and in their relationships. We embed these in our class and help the children to understand what this means in their own lives. This includes a love for God’s world.


Our class charity

Our class charity is Guide Dogs UK https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/

Being prepared for school each day

Children will need their waterproof coat, a bottle filled with water and a bag for reading books. The children are expected to come to school with correct uniform and looking smart as we take pride in  pride in our uniforms at English Martyrs’ – “Looking Smart, Thinking Smart!”  Could you please make sure all names are written inside all the items of uniform. As staff, we always remind the children to look after their belongings. Could you please make sure your children are wearing the correct school uniform daily, including smart school shoes, ties and their hair tied up. Could we also ask that the children do not come to school with a pencil case, toys, wearing nail varnish and jewellery as this is not part of their school uniform.

Break and lunch times

Children have one breaktime in the morning. For this time, they are welcome to bring a healthy snack with them to eat during break.

Mrs Draycott – Class Teacher

Mrs Laura Draycott Reception & Year 1 Teacher

Miss Shaw – HLTA

Miss Jade Shaw Teaching Assistant

EYFS Newsletter  – overview of Advent 2 learning

EYFS Curriculum Meeting 5.10.23 – What will my child learn in Reception?

Please see your child’s reading diary for the most recent homework expectations or speak to Mrs Draycott.

Our PE day is Thursday. The children will need a PE kit in school comprising of a white polo t shirt, blue shorts and plimsolls. The children can also wear their school PE hoodie or school fleece.  Our current PE topic is dance which is taught in the hall.

Meet the Staff for this Class

Mrs Draycott

Miss Shaw

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