St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Reception- New Starters September 2020How to Talk to Children so that they Listen? | ODM PUBLIC SCHOOL

Meet Your Teachers

Mrs Patrick - Early Years Leader and Reception Teacher

Hello everyone my name is Mrs Patrick i have been teaching in Early Years for a long time now and my favourite things to do at school are getting creative in the workshop and getting muddy in the mud kitchen making potions! When i'm not at school i spend most of my time with my little girl Matilda and my family, baking lots of vegan cakes and being active! 

Mrs Bell - Reception Teacher

Hello everyone my name is Mrs Bell i can't believe it but i have been teaching at St Patrick's for 13 years now! I have been busy the last few years having my three beautiful children Emilia, Nate and Theo though! I'm also the Music Leader in school so my favourite thing to do in school is music, especially singing. When i'm not at school i spend all my time with my children and husband Steven going on adventures, i also really like shopping!

September Information

Good afternoon everyone, we hope you are enjoying your summer holidays and staying safe! It's not long until you begin school and we are so excited to see you all again! Following on from your 1:1 appointment and the information letter we sent over the summer holidays, we thought we would attached all the information again below so you can be 100% prepared for next week! As you all know the children are doing half days until Monday 14th September, on their information packs you received at their 1:1 appointment it states on the front, if your child is mornings (8.50-11.45) or afternoons (12.45-3.10).   

Any questions please email

Take care and enjoy your last few days. See you on Wednesday the 2nd September.

Love Mrs Patrick and Mrs Bell xxx

Monday 13th July

Good Afternoon everyone, it was so lovely to meet you all! Mrs Bell and i are SO EXCITED for September now! You might have forgotten to ask a question or maybe you've thought of a question following your visit, so I hope the sheet below answers them! Please do not hesitate to email me over the summer holidays via the if you need anything. Have a fantastic summer and we will see you all soon. Love Mrs Patrick and Mrs Bell xxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday 15th June

Good morning 'New Starters' i just wanted to pop a little message on to say hello and let you know that we are thinking of you all and we can't wait to meet you! Nearly everyone has booked an appointment now which is fantastic, it's a great opportunity to get a sneak peek into your new class and meet your new teachers. We have a few appointments left on Thursday 2nd July if you still need to book one.

Above i have added some photos of myself and Mrs Bell who will be teaching in reception this year so that you know who we are before your appointments (probably less glamorous!). We are very lucky that our reception unit spans across two classrooms and has a large outdoor area too. In September you will work and play throughout the whole unit and be taught by both of us for various activities but you will have a 'Main' teacher and be separated into two classes for teaching inputs, registrations and group work etc. Between myself and Mrs bell we have over 22 years experience in teaching, I have taught Early Years for the last 9 years and Mrs Bell has taught here at St Patrick's for 13 years, so you're in good hands! 

We are both looking forward to a fun year ahead with you. As always please send me an email to if you have any questions or concerns. We will of course be giving you lots of information at your appointment and you can ask us any questions then too.

Enjoy the sunshine and take care.

Love Mrs Patrick and Mrs Bell

1:1 Appointments - Week of 29th June

Our 1:1 appointments give you and your child the opportunity to visit their classroom and meet their teacher. With the current covid situation we are unable to do our usual transition process but we know the importance of it and hope this way we can still have contact with you ready for September. We have been in touch with your child's nursery and have good picture all about them already. This page will be updated with information to make their start here at St Patrick's a fantastic one. 


The appointments are nearly fully booked but we do have some spaces on Wednesday 1st July and Thursday 2nd July, so please email if you would still like to book one. These appointments are for your child and one adult only, the safety of our staff and yourselves is paramount and we must adhere to social distancing rules. Thank you for your understanding.


As always if you have any worries or queries please email me on the above email address.


Take care and see you soon.

Love Mrs Patrick xxx 

Friday 5th June
Good afternoon, I hope you are all well. In the coming week you will receive another letter from us with further information on, I have attached this letter below. If you've had no correspondence from us yet please email so we can check your contact details.

The 1:1 appointments are nearly fully book but we do have a spaces available on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of July, so please email the above address if you would still like to book one.

We are excited to meet you and show you around your new class at your appointments.

Take care,
Love Mrs Patrick (Early Years Leader) xxx

Monday 18th May

We would like to welcome you all to our school community, we are delighted you have chosen St Patrick's Catholic Primary and we are so excited to meet you all and get started.


You should receive a welcome letter in the next week (attached below). If you don't receive this letter please contact school via this email 


You will receive more information in the coming weeks and we are commited to making your child's transition to our school a happy and safe one.


This page will be updated with all the information you need. Please stay safe and we look forward to meeting you at our 1:1 appointments at the end of June.


Thank you.

Mrs Patrick (Early Years Leader) xxx

In your first letter you will also have the sheets attached below 'Super Me'. Please fill these in with your child and bring them to their 1:1 appointment. These sheets will help us get to know your child better before they start school in September.

Many thanks.

Mrs Patrick (Early Years Leader) xxx