Reception 2023 - 2024

Teacher: Mrs L. Carr

Teaching Assistant: Mrs N. Ponting

Teaching Assistant: Mrs T. Ray

PPA cover (Tuesdays): Mrs M. Tetlow

Specialist Staff: Mrs L. Jones (lunchtime support)

Number of pupils: 28

Christian Value: Friendship

Welcome to Reception Class

Christian Value: Friendship


UNICEF Rights and Responsibility: Article 7

Children have the right to a name and nationality


Class Prayers


Thank you for the world so sweet

Thank you for the food we eat

Thank you for the birds that sing

Thank you Lord for everything



God in Heaven, hear my prayer

Keep me in thy loving care

Be my guide in all I do,

Bless all those who love me too.



Our Class

Our doors open at 8.45am each morning. The children are encouraged to come in independently and hang their coat and put their bags in the box. Our school day finishes at 3.15pm.

Physical Education

P.E. sessions will take place on a Tuesday morning. Children can come into school wearing their PE kit that day. 


Reading books are given on a Monday and books linked to Read Write Inc are to be given on a Thursday. Regular reading at home is encouraged. Please sign the reading diary and return to school with the book. Feel free to write any comments about how well your child reads or if there was a particular sound or word that they needed support with.

Home Learning

Every Friday there will be 2 Maths IXL tasks set (user names and passwords will be given to you). Children will also bring home phonic flashcards to practise.


Throughout the half term children can collect 'dojo' points and the child with the most points at the end of each half term will be awarded with a mystery prize.

'Star of the Week' is awarded to a child that has tried hard in all aspects of school, including being kind to others, good work, following instructions etc
The 'Star' will receive a certificate and a pencil. 

Wonderful Weather

It is important for all children to wear sensible footwear and coat as the weather gets wetter and colder. We encourage the children to bring their own welly boots to use outside; these can be passed to a member of staff. When children are this age they are still learning to dress and undress independently, so we ask for them to wear shoes with velcro fastenings so they are easy to take off and put on. Please remember to name all clothing and footwear.


At St. Oswald's we place a high emphasis of the importance of good attendance.  We encourage pupils to achieve attendance of 96% which is national average.  There are lots of ways that we encourage and celebrate good attendance, such as termly 100% certificates and prizes.  The children work towards their TREE targets (see key information section for more information) - one of the targets to be a golden apple at the end of the year is to achieve 96% attendance.  If your child is going to be absent please contact school and leave a message.


We encourage parents to support their children in learning the importance of arriving punctually for school.  Starting these good habits in Early Years will ensure that your child continues this routine throughout their school life and into adulthood. Please support us and your child by ensuring you arrive at 8:45am.

Online Safety

An Important Note to Parents and Carers.

Please be aware of online safety when our children go on the Internet. The link below offers information and advice about keeping our children safe online. It also has a valuable reminder of the importance of keeping passwords secure.

Stay and Play

Stay and play sessions enable parents to come into the classroom once a half term and see how the curriculum is delivered. Each half term has a different focus, such as phonics, mathematics, tecnology. 

Mon 16th Oct Phonics/CLL focus - 2.15-3.15
Fri 15th Dec- Xmas Expressive Arts and Design focus - 2.15-3.15
Wed 7th Feb - Maths focus - 2.15-3.15
Mon 25th March - Understanding the world focus - 2.15-3.15
Thurs 23rd May - PSED focus - 2.15-3.15
Friday 12th July -Physical focus (Barnardo's big toddle) -  2.15-3.15

Mini Church

Mini church takes place each half term. Families are more than welcome to join us at St. Oswald's Church. The short service begins at 11.00am.

The next mini church date can be found on our events page.


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Stay n Play, by Mrs Erskine

Mentor Lunch, by Mrs Erskine

Stay and Play, by Mrs Webb

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British Council International School Award
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School Games Award 2017-2018
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St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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