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 In Reception Class at St. Matthew’s we tailor our approach to your child’s needs. We take into consideration the interests and needs of every individual child when designing and delivering our early years curriculum. To help us to achieve this we take full advantage of the very large classroom and enormous outdoor learning area that we enjoy come rain, sun or snow. Your child will have the opportunity to engage in and learn through a vast array of teacher led and play activities that challenge and extend their learning and add excitement to their school experience.We also offer the opportunity for you to keep up to date with what your child has achieved at school through a unique online learning journal. This has been developed as we feel that convenient and regular communication is vital to your child’s development.Please contact us via email or telephone if you wish to discuss your child’s new school or are considering St. Matthew’s as your child’s first school. Stmatts kids   

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome! What a busy few weeks we have had in Reception! We have all been getting to know one another whilst settling in to our new classroom/outdoor area – with some help from Year 1. We have been exploring and making things from boats, to baking mud pies and even creating our own funfair slide…

Redwood Trip on Tuesday 4th July

We had a lovely day in Redwood. The weather was just perfect. In the morning we walked through the woods to find our way round. We had lunch in the outdoor picnic area and then played in the meadow. We found creatures in the long grass. After lunch we build dens and searched for creatures…

Forest Fridays

We have been spending every Friday so far this term in Forest School- looking for caterpillars, making mud pies, hiding in dens (which are hard for teachers to get into!) swinging on the swing and climbing trees. We have also had our snack in Forest School. We stick to the rules “No Pick, No Lick,…

Elderflower fever!

This week we made elderflower cordial in class. Our homework over the half term was to find Elderflower bushes locally and we all participated in this well. First we had to read the recipe and weighed and measured out the ingredients. We all helped with different stages- dissolving the sugar, sorting and counting the flowers,…