St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

Please remember this is all subject to change due to COVID 19. 

Reception 2020

Welcome to the Reception Transition page. 

Reception has 2 classes in one room.  

Team Orange - Mrs Bradbury  

Team Yellow - Miss Howard 

Other people who help us in Reception are: Miss Gray, Mrs Egan & Mrs Backhouse

The Early Years leader is Miss Berry (Assistant Headteacher). If you have any queries of questions about transition in Reception send an email to the school email for the attention of Miss Berry or give her a quick ring in school. 

We have one huge Reception classroom. In the same room we separate the children into two classes. Within these classes we have 2 Key Worker Groups per class. These are small groups with a Key Worker who gets to know your child really well. 

 The Reception team often work together and share learning experiences, celebrations and collective worship. 

Many of our Reception children have joined us in our Nursery but we also welcome lots of new children and their families straight into Reception. All are welcome and very much a part of our family!!


Reception - Helpful Photographs 

Here are some photographs of key areas in Reception to help you and your child/children get to know the department. 

1. This is the EYFS gate which you enter through at the start and the end of the day to drop off and collect your child. 

2. This is the Reception classroom door. Both Mrs Bradbury's & Miss Howard's class enter through this door. Both classes exit here at the end of the day (separate doors open in the same place). 

3. Here are a few photos of the Reception classroom inside. 

4. Here are a few photos of the Early Years outdoor area that Reception and Nursery share. 

Check out our Reception page from this year to see our classroom environment in action! Click here. 

We LOVE reading at St Edmund's and there is no better way to help your child talk through school and their feelings than sharing a story. Take a look at some of these great books below or click on the image to follow a link.


  • Starting School by Janet Ahlberg (a very popular book)
  • Harry and the Dinosaur Start School by Ian Whybrow
  • Alfie and the Big Boys by Shirley Hughes
  • Topsy and Tim Start School by Jean Adamson and Belinda Worsley
  • Usborne First Experiences: Going to School by Anna Civard
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and Ruth E. Harper
  • There’s a Dragon at My School by Philip Hawthorn
  • Suzie Goes to School by Charlotte Olson

If you google some of these you'll find many have a youtube version of the story. 

Sadly, we couldn't have our usual information briefing sessions in school this year so we have attached our presentation for you below. We hope this provides you with a little more information about Reception. 

There is also a helpful 'Things to Remember' overview sheet. 

How can I help prepare my child for September? 

The main and most important way to help your child prepare for September is to devote time to their emotional wellbeing. Talk positively to them about school and keep having FUN at home! A happy child will be ready to learn when we are back...this is vital.


Here is some optional information that you might find helpful. The SEND Transition page has more information.  

Hungry Little Minds is a wonderful website that is full of age appropriate and fun activities you can complete at home.


Tiny Happy People is also a great site to help develop early communication skills. 

Take a look by click the images below. 


The wonderful BBC CBeebies have also created a wonderful website packed full of tips and child friendly resources. 

Click on the image below to follow the link.