St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Autumn 2020




We have welcomed into Reception 40 children who are all settling beautifully. The children are all glad to be back with their friends and playing together. All the children are becoming more familiar with the new routines and the staff are busy modelling the play and learning expectations.


During autumn we focus on the introduction of our phonics teaching and this is taught through song, games, actions and rhymes. We will update you weekly via “Tapestry” detailing the new sounds taught and the ways you can support and enhance this learning.


Our mathematics learning follows the mastery approach that promotes a greater understanding and depth of learning in mathematics. This will cover matching, sorting, comparing amounts and simple patterns. We then progress onto representing numbers and shapes. Look out for the weekly updates to detail our learning and the next steps.


We will cover the following topics:

All about me


Traditional Tales

Celebrations including Christmas.

Worship time and PSHE learning will focus on new beginnings and our feelings.



We have put on a list of websites that we use in school for you to use at home.

Reception is led by class teachers Lisa Stephenson and Charlotte Casey and supported by teaching assistants Kate Williams, Lynsey Pickup and Louise Harrison.