Reception Classes

Saint Name: St Patrick
Class Teacher: Ms Bentaleb
Support Staff: 

Welcome to Reception:

Reception children have settled in really well and they have been getting used to the daily routine, class rules and eating in the dinner centre.

 In class we have been learning how to work together and share and we have talked about ways in which we can be a “good friend”. We drew our self portraits and thought of words to describe ourselves. Next week, we will be drawing pictures of our families.


Congratulations  –   Our Early Years leader Ms Bentaleb has been appointed Southwark Early Years Champion 2018-2019.  A huge congratulations and well done to Ms Bentaleb, we are all very proud of her and very well deserved.  


 Reception— Joy and Sorrow

There is no limit to God’s grace, nor to God’s mercy when we fail

Religious Education Curriculum Directory

During the Autumn Term, the children in Reception class will be learning about joy and sorrow. They will begin to understand that we are capable of hurting others and that we should always try to be kind to each other. They will learn that we can say sorry when we hurt someone but we need to ask Jesus to help us to do this. They will also begin to learn that Jesus forgave those who hurt him and know that we can forgive other people when they hurt us.

At home

You could help your children by:

  • talking to them about what makes them happy
  • talking to them about how they can be kind to other people
  • reminding them to say please and thank you and to say sorry when it is appropriate

 Please visit Our Faith page to view our  R.E. Newsletters and to learn more on how you can help and support your child in the R.E lessons this half term.

If you would like to visit our Reception classes please contact the Office Manager via email at njohnstone@englishmartyrs.southwark.sch.uk or call on 0207 703 4726.