Reception 2023 - 2024

Teacher: Mrs L. Carr

Teaching Assistant: Mrs N. Ponting

Teaching Assistant: Miss H. Porter

PPA cover (Tuesdays): Mrs M. Tetlow

Specialist Staff: Mrs L. Jones (lunchtime support)


Welcome to Reception Class

Christian Value: Friendship

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.



UNICEF Rights and Responsibility: Article 7

Children have the right to a name and 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 Tuesday morning. Children can come into school wearing their PE kit that day. 


Reading books are given out on a Friday. This will match the Read Write Inc group they are in. 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. When the children get 10 dojos they recieve a sticker. On a Friday there is a reward for the child with the most dojo points for the week. Each week there is a star of the week and 2 lunchtime star of the week.

'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.


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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Nursery Closure, by Mrs Webb

Uniform Donations, by Mrs Webb

Transition Morning, by Mrs Webb

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St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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