Reception Curriculum

Welcome to Reception

Our Reception Year is made up of two classes ‘Chicks’ and ‘Ducklings’. Both myself (Mrs Turl) and Emma Luff work very closely together to provide a stimulating, fun, enjoyable curriculum delivered in an engaging environment for our Reception children. Over the last few years we have been lucky enough to have taken the children on some amazing trips of discovery to Paignton Zoo, Escot and West Town Farm in Ide. We’ve also been fortunate enough to have some special visitors to St. Martins such as Nurses from Bramble ward RD&E, local police officers and local guide dogs.


Melanie Turl – Assistant Head & Reception Class Teacher

Emma Luff – Reception Class Teacher

Megan Adams – Teaching Assistant

Kerry Downing – Trainee Teacher

Dianne Radford – Forest Teacher/ HLTA

Useful information:

  • We have weekly Forest School sessions where we learn in our very own forest
  • We have shoeless learning which helps develop our core strength and proprioception and provides a homely feel to our setting.
  • We work closely with our Nursery staff so that our EYFS provision can meet all children’s needs
  • Children are offered a daily snack of fresh fruit
  •  Tapestry is used to share and celebrate each child’s learning.
  • With each of our children we create a ‘Make Your Mark’ book, which celebrates each child’s mark making journey through their early years.
  •  Our Buddy System between Year 6 and Reception helps develop a very special bond between our oldest and youngest children.  At regular times during the school year the children meet to play, learn, read and create together, encouraging them to build relationships and strengthen self esteem through a shared sense of play and enjoyment.

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