Reception 2019 - 2020

Teacher: Mrs L. Carr

Teaching Assistants: Mrs N. Ponting

Specialist Staff: Mrs Slocombe (lunchtime support)


Christian Value: Friendship


Number of pupils: 30

Class Prayers


Lunchtime: 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


Hometime: 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. Amen 


Unicef Rights and Responsibility: Article 7

All children should have a name and a nationality.

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 Friday. Kits can be left on the child’s peg and taken home to wash as the end of each half term - black shorts, white T-shirt and black pumps. Please ensure that they are all clearly named.


Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday. Regular reading at home is encouraged. Pleases sign the reading diary and return to school with the book. Feel free to write any comments about how well your child readn or if there was a aprticular sound or word that they needed support with.

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. We also have "You've been Spotted" draw on a Friday in addition to stickers and verbal praise rewards.

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.

Stay and Play

Fri 13th Dec-2.15-3.15pm Make a decoration

Tues 4th Feb 2.15-3.15pm Technology/internet safety

Thur 26th Mar 2.15-3.15pm Maths focus

Fri 15th May 8.45-10.15am Make a healthy breakfast snack (Christian Aid Week)

Mon 13th July 1.45-3.15pm The Barnardo's big toddle (park visit)

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. Afterwards refreshments are served in the church hall.

Autumn term: Monday 16th September 

                       Monday 11th November

Spring Term:     Monday  13th January

                          Monday 24th February

Summer Term: Monday 18th May 

                       Monday 15th June 2019


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.

Files to Download

Reception: News items

Attendance Winners, by Mrs Erskine

After School Clubs, by Mrs Erskine

Reception: Blog items

Balancing, by Mrs Carr

Subtraction from 10, by Mrs Carr

Number 11, by Mrs Carr

Reception: Gallery items

Children in Need, by Mrs Carr

Mini church 11.11.19, by Mrs Carr

Reception: Events items

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