Reception Admissions 2021

Please take a moment to watch our virtual tour of Martello

Early Years at Martello

We recognise that a child’s first year at school is an incredibly important time. School choice has to feel right, so the best way to decide whether Martello Primary is the right place for your child is to visit us for a tour.

However to gain a brief overview of just some information about Early Years at Martello, please read the below.

At Martello we take the time to get to know our new pupils and their families, making sure that parents and carers are involved in their child’s learning journey every step of the way. We use Tapestry (an online programme) to record, celebrate and share children’s progress with their families.

We know that getting the first stages if school life right is vital for pupils to connect to their education- we want our pupils to love coming to school. For this reason, we take part in meet and greet sessions with families before pupils start to give parents and carers the chance to tell us about their child. We also provide settling-in ‘stay and play’ sessions, Teddy Bears’ picnics and provide a transition booklet with all the information pupils and their families need.

Our ethos for Early Years is centered around quality child-initiated play. We know the value of learning through play. Our Reception pupils have their own special outside area to use.

Our beautiful purpose-built classroom ensures that your child’s learning flows naturally from inside to outside. The classroom is set up as an inviting learning space rich with resources and zones to promote pupil exploration.

Our team is confident in facilitating excellent learning opportunities to enhance pupils’ early development. We know that teaching a love of reading is important, so we read widely and regularly to our pupils throughout each day.

We teach phonics through the well-known Read Write Inc programme. We help our pupils develop as confident talkers and pride ourselves on developing their speaking and listening skills.

All pupils in Reception are provided with healthy free school meals made onsite.

Taking a Tour of Martello

Unfortunately due to current social distancing rules we are not able to host one of our engaging and informative open events.

Please take some time to explore our website. If you have any questions surrounding a reception place for your child for September 2021, please do not hesitate to contact us

We will also be offering out of school hours, socially distanced tours of the school during January. Please contact the school office to book an appointment.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to welcoming you and your child to Martello in the near future – whether virtually or in person!

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