St Matthew's C.E Primary School

“I can do all things because Christ gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

Reception/Year 1 – Saint Teresa

Welcome to R1LJ Class page!


I am so excited to be your Class Teacher and have a wonderful year together. We will be joined by our Teaching Assistants; Mrs Phillips, Miss Urey, Mrs Charlery, Mrs Shah.

Our Class Saint is Saint Teresa. Mother Teresa was born in North Macedonia on 26th August 1910. When she was born, she was named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Just like her family, Agnes was very religious and she wanted to help people. In 1973, Sister Teresa made a promise to God and the Church. She promised that she would spend her life trying to help poor people and doing God’s work. In 2016, Pope Francis said that Mother Teresa was to become a saint.

At St Matthews we have a real love of reading, and this is celebrated in our Class also. We encourage children to read at home and record this in their Reading Journal.

To support us with our Phonics and Reading we follow the Read Write Inc. scheme to teach phonics, below are some useful links for parents.

Over the academic year we will be learning and focusing on a variety of topics and our first topic in Autumn Term 1 is Seasonal Changes. You can see what we have been getting up to in Class on each terms page.

Our P.E days will be on a Monday and Tuesday and this year we ask children to come to school in their school P.E kits (Outdoor PE on Monday and Indoor PE on Tuesday). On Thursday will be enjoying Forest School, Children need to be coming to school in old joggers suitable for Forest School and then wellies in a bag (preferably left at school) with school uniform jumper and t-shirt. Please don't forget a warm, waterproof coat too. 

Please take a look at our wonderful EYFS (Nursery and Reception) setting here at St Matthew's by clicking the hyperlink below. 

EYFS Video tour October 2020

If you have any questions, please do let me know,

Miss Jeffreys.