Reception Classes

Saint Name: St Patrick
Class Teacher: Ms Bentaleb
Support Staff: Ms Piesse  (Currently on Maternity Leave) 

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 – God’s Family

Creation is the first and universal revelation of God’s love … Each human person is made in God’s image …

Religious Education Curriculum Directory

This half term, the children Reception classes will be learning about God’s Family. Throughout the topic, the children will be given opportunities to become aware that God made all the people in the world to be part of his family and that we are part of it too.

They will learn that God made us to know and love him, as well as to show our love for him by helping one another. They will find out that God has given us gifts so that we can show his love to others.

As Christmas approaches, they will learn that God’s greatest gift to us was to send his only son Jesus and learn how to respond to that gift.

At home

You could help your children by:

  • reminding them that Christmas is about the gift of Jesus to us and not just about receiving presents.
  • talk about your family and draw pictures of Jesus being part of your family
  • take them to see baby Jesus at church during the Christmas season.

 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.