Reception 2023 - 2024

Miss Tilley

Mrs Wood

Mrs Mullane

In Reception we have 3 teachers - Miss Tilley who teaches Monday and Tuesday, Mrs Mullane who teaches Wednesday,Thursday and Friday and Mrs Wood is full time. We are supported by 2 amazing Teaching Assistants, Mrs Killilea, Miss Ollerhead. 

At Charles Darwin Community Primary School we provide a safe, happy and nurturing learning environment.  In the Early Years Foundation Stage children are developing positive attitudes for future learning.  Our activities are carefully planned to encourage children to become independent and active learners by playing, investigating, exploring and creating.

In both our learning environments in the classroom and outside, we meet the individual needs and interests of all our children by providing a balance between child initiated learning under the guidance of our staff and activities that are planned and led by an adult.

The Reception team plan the learning opportunities through half termly topics. Our learning activities are planned in both the outdoor and the classroom environments. We also have some special weeks throughout the year. For example, a pirate week and a dinosaur week.



  • Please ensure you have a named water bottle in school, we will send them home every day to be washed and refilled.
  • Make sure all school uniform is named, including bags and lunch boxes.
  • Please try and read with your child every night even just for 5-10 minutes and sign the online diary.

Reception: News items

My Happy Mind, by Miss Bowers

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Reception: Display work items

Healthy Eating Week, by Mrs Mullane

Fun Times!, by Mrs Mullane

Reception, by Mrs Mullane

Reception: Events items

Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mrs Marianne Bennett (Acting Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett

Clerk to the Governors: Gemma Reeves
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