Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception at Radipole Primary School. This is your child’s first step in starting their school journey. We aim to create a happy and secure environment that enables all children to reach their full potential, all through exciting play based activities.

Our approach to education is to allow children to learn through practical, hands on experiences.  We create stimulating environments – both indoor, outdoor and also regular visits to our Nature Reserve. Through ongoing interaction with their peers, the environment and even the wider world, they are challenged and supported to develop prime skills such as Communication and Language, Physical development and Personal, Social, Emotional Development.

These prime skills are then integrated within specific key areas of learning, such as Literacy, Numeracy, Art and Design, and Understanding the World. Exciting topics have included; ‘Trips to Outer Space, ‘How to keep a dinosaur healthy?’, and ‘What makes a perfect pirate?’.

We strive to provide strong communication links between home and school life, in order to create a successful transition into a new beginning. You are invited to join us for our ‘Curriculum Coffee Mornings’ each half term, where we share ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home.

Mrs Mullins, Mrs Satherley, Mrs Ayles, Mrs McCarthy, Miss Hallam and Mrs Bartlett all make up our friendly Reception team. We are always available to help.

Reception Teaching Team

Mrs Helen Mullins
Mrs Kayleigh Ayles
Mrs Esme Satherley
Mrs Sophie McCarthy - TA
Mrs Lynne Bartlett - TA
Ms Nikki Hallam - TA

Reception Curriculum

Autumn Term




Spring Term

Healthy Bodies and Dinosaurs

Around the World

When I grow up


Summer Term



Under the Sea

Reception Links

Useful Information