Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This may take place in a variety of settings including nursery classes, pre-school playgroups and with registered child minders, as well as in the school reception class.

Teaching is based on securing progress towards Early Learning Goals, which indicate what is expected of most children by the end of the foundation stage. These goals are contained within the following areas of learning and development:-

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Key Learning and Progression in EYFS

Three Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Four Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

In addition there is a focus on the characteristics of Effective Learning which are:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

The foundation stage is important in its own right, and in preparing children for later schooling. At St Oswald’s school we build on what our children already know and can do. We offer a structure for learning that has a range of starting points and a content that matches the needs of young children. We also provide opportunities for learning indoors and outdoors.

We have lots of exciting things happening in the foundation stage and when you join us, you too will experience the ever changing classroom, the visits, the visitors and much, much more…

 

Your child will be studying the following topics and each half term a topic overview will be sent home to keep up to date with what your child is learning in the classroom.

  • Ourselves
  • Toys
  • Food
  • Growth
  • Bears
  • Journeys

 

 

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Someone Bigger

A busy fortnight of learning. We have been making and flying kites.We have started to think about Advent. Looking forward to our Nativity on Tuesday!

Scarlet Fever

Important information!

Toys

We have been looking at non-fiction books this week. We have also been learning about Judaism. Real money has been spent in the toy shop.Our learning next week is through the film “Toy Story”.

The Hunt for Harry’s Bucket

When we arrived at school on Monday Harry’s bucket of dinosaurs had disappeared! We helped Harry to find it by making posters and we followed a map to find his dinosaurs.We enjoyed our Children in Need events in our pyjamas.

Harry and the Dinosaurs

Straight back to the learning ! We had a visitor from Spain. We had a great day at Blackpool Zoo.Everyone was very respectful when we visited the Remembrance prayer space. Year 5 children were very impressed with our Dinosaur Stomp dance when we visited them!

Funnybones

Our classroom was a bit spooky this week! We have been writing labels for parts of the body. We have also used the Numicon in our maths learning.Well done to Reception for their assembly for parents, everyone was brilliant!Have a great half term everyone!

Kipper’s Birthday

We had a great time at Kipper’s Party!

The Three Little Pigs

Another very busy week of learning.We acted out the story of the three little pigs and made a story map. Becca from the PDSA came to tell us about her job. It was very interesting and she was really impressed with our listening. Next week we are learning through the story of Kipper’s Birthday.

Little Lumpty

Little Lumpty did not listen to his mum. He climbed to the top of the wall and then he was scared. We have been building Lumpty’s wall and re-telling the story. We went on a number hunt. The Harvest Celebration in church was a lovely end to the week.

Reception Class visit to Blackpool Zoo – Wed 8 November 2017

Arrangements re the forthcoming visit to Blackpool Zoo!

Cinderella

All about Cinderella this week! We made crowns, pumpkin soup and some magical sparkly bath water. The ball was a great success. Prince Charming made a grand entrance and loved all our dancing.We also learned our new sounds! Next week our story is about Little Lumpty. Very eggciting!

Mog and the V.E.T.

What a busy week of learning. We have been acting out Mog’s story and drawing pictures. We have been learning with the Numicon. A nurse came to talk to us and we asked fabulous questions. Our P.E. was really exciting. We also learned about Autumn and our senses. The week had a special ending with a welcome blessing in church with Father Michael. Next week we will be having a ball with Cinderella!

Reception

A few photos to show how well everyone has settled in!

Look At Me Now!

Reception children presented a lovely assembly to celebrate their year. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came. Well done, everyone!

Harry Potter Day – celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Reception

Lots of physical activity this week!

Little Owls

We can’t believe our Little Owls are graduating on Thursday 6th July at 2.30! The weeks have flown by. Here are a few photos, there will be more to see on Thursday!

Learning in Reception

We have been doing super learning over the last few weeks. We have been learning about Journeys. Our texts have included The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Queen’s Hat and Flotsam.

Come and See RE Newsletter

Our latest RE newsletter

Reception Visit the Library

The weather did not dampen our enthusiasm for the walk to the library. Tom read us two stories which we all joined in with. We also made some bunny ears as there was a dancing rabbit in one story! We all listened brilliantly!

Art Week

What a busy week. We have looked at the artist Jackson Pollock. Our gallery got a lot of visitors. They were really impressed with the art. Well done to all the children!

Reception Sports Day

A wonderful afternoon ! Great effort from everyone!

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

The sun shone on us all at the picnic.Thanks to everyone who came. We all had great fun eating, drinking, dancing and singing! Our VIP guest Sunshine Bear really threw himself into everything!

Veggies Assemble

This week our story was all about how the vegetables helped Supertato. Our first Road Safety session was fun! Superworm will be in class next week.

Supertato

Supertato to the rescue! Great discussions about what our super powers would be! We released our butterflies!

Butterflies

The butterflies emerged this morning! They will be in class on Tuesday!

Caterpillar Watch Update

Keep up do date with the Reception caterpillars! They are now in their net.

Windmill Farm

Reception had a fabulous day at Windmill Farm. Everyone listened well and asked brilliant questions!

Learning in Reception

A brilliant week of learning. We ended it with an Easter Liturgy in church which Year 6 led.

Reception Right Start Pedestrian Training Programme

Information and permission slip!

Life Cycles

This week we have been learning about life cycles. We have also completed our 20 lap walk around the playground as our Good Shepherd fund raising activity.Please send in your sponsor money! Everyone looked fabulous today in their Red Nose Day outfit.

Growing

Everything is growing in Reception! We enjoyed the story which our visitors from Japan told us.Next week we are looking at different life cycles and non-fiction books.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We are loving all our Hungry Caterpillar learning. We have been writing, drawing and problem solving. Our student from Japan has enjoyed her week in Reception and the children have been teaching her lots of English!

Learning in Reception

Great learning from everyone again this week. We have made some super flower pictures, celebrated World Book Day, done some reading and problem solving. We started our Lenten journey by making pancakes and being blessed with ashes by Father Philip.

Jasper’s Beanstalk

Our new theme for our learning is “Growing”. We stared by reading about Jasper and his Beanstalk. We made beanstalks as tall as our partner and we planted beans.

Reception visit to Windmill Animal Farm – Tuesday 28 March 2017

Details & information re the forthcoming trip to Windmill Farm!

Chinese New Year

We learned about Chinese New Year in one exciting day.Miss Walsh has spent time in China and shared her interesting objects with us.We also sampled some food,listened to stories and sang songs!

Stone Soup and The Little Red Hen

We learned how to tell the story of The Little Red Hen with actions, then we made different types of bread. Our repeating patterns were great!Finally we acted out the story of Stone Soup and made our own soup(without the stone!).Next week the little red hen is making a pizza. Who will help her?

Tiger Tea Party

A busy week of learning! We looked at a painting by Henri Rousseau and created our own tiger pictures.We investigated number bonds and repeating patterns.The week ended with a great party!Looking forward to Chinese New Year,The Little Red Hen and Stone Soup next week.

Oliver’s Vegetables

Oliver wanted to eat chips but first he had to find the potatoes! Next week it’s all about the tiger who came to tea.Please try to come to the tea party on Friday at 2.45pm!

Handa’s Surprise

Straight back to the learning! We acted out the story of Handa taking the fruit to her friend Akeyo. We learned how to ride the balance bikes. Playing the real African drums was fun! Next week we be learning through the story of Oliver’s Vegetables!

Reception

We have been continuing with our Christmas preparations!

More Toy Learning in Reception

We have started some Christmas preparations. We are so excited about performing in the Nativity on Thursday!!!

Super Learning

We have finished our learning through the Harry and his Dinosaurs stories. Next week our story is Lost in the Toy Museum. The toys play hide and seek during the night!

Blackpool Zoo

A great day at the zoo. The weather was kind and all the children were very Golden!

Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Our dinosaur learning has been great this week! More to come next week! We are very excited about our visit to the zoo on Tuesday! 4 more sleeps!

Sneak Preview…

Can’t wait for the next half -term of learning in Reception! Dinosaurs, toys, a visit to the Zoo and …!

Reception

A great end to the half-term with a lovely assembly.Everyone sang beautifully!

Funnybones

What an end to a great week of learning! A performance in the hall by Henry, Les, Year 5 and Year 6. It was brilliant! We have enjoyed all our scary learning and we’ll be doing some more next week!

Reception class visit to Blackpool Zoo

Details of the visit to Blackpool Zoo on Tuesday 15 November 2016!

Little Lumpty

This week we have had some very special visitors, police horses, Le Loup and everyone who came to our Open Morning. Our learning has been brilliant! Lots of number, reading and writing. For the next fortnight our learning is through the story of Funnybones.

The Three Little Pigs

“We are in Space!” one child said as we were in the Spacelab. It was an amazing experience! Next week our story is Little Lumpty. On Wednesday we will be meeting some four legged visitors!!!

Kipper’s Birthday

Super learning this week! We all made a cake to celebrate Kipper’s birthday.Next week our story involves a wolf and 3 pigs!

Cinderella

What a super week of learning! Cinderella, Freddie Fit, a new tyre park , new sounds and much more!!! Next week we are learning through the story of Kipper’s Birthday!

Our Week of Learning in Reception

We have done so much learning this week. We got changed really well for P.E. Next week our story is Cinderella!

Our First Week in Reception!

We have had a fabulous first week! Everyone has come in so well and really settled into school life!

More Exciting Learning!

Have a lovely summer!

Reception’s fun learning

We all looked brilliant on World Book Day. We have started our Road to Rio!.We visited the Year 6 art gallery.

Around the World in Reception

We have learned about different countries around the world.

Little Red Riding Hood

A very busy week of learning. We have been singing Red Riding Hood songs. Our artist for art week was Henri Matisse and our theme was picnic food. Everyone worked really hard to produce some super art work.

Our New Travel Agents

First day back at school after a lovely May half term. We came in to our new theme of journeys, with a brand new area! A travel agents! Lots of excitement to book a holiday today!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Sports Day

We have had another very busy week of learning with a fabulous sports day to end the half-term!

Little Owls

We are halfway through our Little Owls induction programme already! We have got our special t-shirts, been on a bear hunt, met all the children and teachers, met real owls and explored our classroom! Next time we are going to our school pond.

Our Learning this week!

We have done plenty of Maths leaning this week! We hope you all enjoyed our picnic!

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

The weather was kind for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic. We all enjoyed the food and performed our Rockabye Bear song really well. Our visitors had a great time too especially our VIP Sunshine Bear!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We have loved our learning about Goldilocks! We have been writing all week! The porridge we made was just right!

Superheroes

We finished our fortnight of superhero learning with a popcorn treat as we watched Super Ted!

Supertato

Great superhero learning this week!

Jasper’s Beanstalk

We have been busy learning all week! We were excited to see the moon rocks. We had a brilliant workshop about ‘sharing’.The day at the Butterfly house was fantastic! Have a great 2 weeks holiday!

Butterfly House

Reception had a fantastic time at the Butterfly House in Lancaster. Everyone listened, asked brilliant questions and showed their beautiful manners.

Jack and the Beanstalk

We have packed lots of learning into 4 days! Next week our story is Jasper and the Beanstalk!

Sport Relief 2016

Everyone at St Oswald’s came to school in their sporting gear to do their mile for Sport Relief. We had three special guests to help us warm up and cheer us on; Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Liam Grimshaw. We all had a brilliant time and a few autographs too! Here are a selection of […]

The Tiny Seed

Another week of great learning. We have been planting and watching our tadpoles grow. We all took part in the Sport Relief mile. Next week we will be getting ready for Easter.

The Enormous Turnip

What a week! We have had a student from Japan with us all week and the children have been brilliant at showing her all the great learning! We had a delicious Fairtrade breakfast made by the wonderful kitchen team. We have been dancing with Sharn and had a walk up to the pond. Next week our story is ‘The Tiny Seed’.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Lots of P.E. this week with our South Ribble Coach and Freddy Fit. We have also been getting ready for Mother’s Day. Next week our story is ‘The Enormous Turnip’.

Owl Babies

Everyone has come back to school ready to learn. A busy first week of our new theme of’ ‘Growing’. Next week our story is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar.Looking forward to Freddy Fit on Friday!

Chinese New Year and Pancakes

Another busy week . Spellbinder had us all enthralled with his stories. We made fudge for Valentine’s Day. We made Lenten promise butterflies and hung them on our tree. Father Jean Paul blessed us on Ash Wednesday. Have a great half term!

Pizza

Thank you to the chefs from La Corte in Leyland who came to make pizzas with us. Next week we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Monday. Also on Monday a special storyteller is coming to weave his magic!

The Little Red Hen and Stone Soup

We started the week by baking bread and ended it making soup.Thank you to everyone who came to taste our creations! Next week our story is ‘The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza’.

Oliver’s Vegetables

Oliver only wanted to eat chips but his Grandpa had lots of different vegetables to eat!
Next week our learning is through the stories of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘Stone Soup’. Join us at 3.15 next Friday to taste our soup and bread!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

A busy week of tiger themed learning. We celebrated with a lovely tea party at the end of the week which was really well attended!

Handa’s Surprise

Happy New Year! Straight back to learning! Next week we are learning through the story of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Don’t forget to come to our tea party in class on Friday 15th at 2.40pm.

It’s Christmas!

We have been busy getting ready for Christmas!

Shine Star Shine

All our Infant children performed beautifully in Shine Star Shine. There was brilliant acting and singing! You can watch the video on our You Tube channel. To find our channel click on the TV icon on the class page in the ‘Children’ section.

Breakfast with Santa!

On Saturday morning the infants came in ready for breakfast with Santa. There were plenty of games, fun and it even ended with a surprise visit from Elsa, for a story and a sing along.

The Grotto is Ready!

Can’t wait to open the Grotto and Workshop for business on Monday! If you look carefully you might spot Buster!

Toy Story

Wow! We blasted into space this week ! Great learning from everyone!

Lost in the Toy Museum

Another busy week of learning! We started our Christmas preparations! Next week we are learning through the film of Toy Story.

Giraffe’s Can’t Dance

Phew! What a week of learning! Jungle animals were everywhere! Next week our text is about toys who get up to lots of things when their museum is closed.

We caught the monkey again!

This time he was doing some gymnastics!

Monkey Madness!

We got to the bottom of our disappearing bananas! Have a look!

Children in Need

A lovely Children in Need day.Brilliant outfits!Once again a sterling effort by the kitchen team making Pudsey biscuits !!!!

A Busy Week in Reception

An exciting start to our new theme of ‘Toys’. Dinosaurs everywhere! We have been counting, sorting, labelling and drawing them!

Blackpool Zoo

We all had a brilliant day at Blackpool Zoo. All the children showed their exemplary manners. They asked brilliant questions too!

Funnybones

The classroom had changed when we arrived on Monday morning. There was a spooky feel, Monster Mash was playing and the scene was set for a week of scary learning!

The 3 Little Pigs

Everyone has been busy building houses for the pigs.The big bad wolf came and tried to blow them down! Next week will be full of eggciting learning through the story of Little Lumpty.

Kipper’s Birthday

What a week in reception!

Year 1 read their fairytales to Reception.

This Friday, Year 1 brought their super Hansel and Gretel stories to Reception. Well done Year 1!

Cinderella week in Reception

Another busy week in reception. We started the week reading about Cinderella. We have made Cinderella her very own glass slipper, made Cinderella her very own bath and even managed to get Cinderella’s shoe out of a block of ice.
We said goodbye to our Japanese student, who made us a lovely origami card. We finished off our week with a ball and a visit from Prince Charming himself, who danced with us and gave each of us a chocolate mouse.

Another Busy Week in Reception

All the children in Reception have had another busy week of learning. We talked about our families and ended the week with a lovely blessing in church by Father Jean Paul.

The New Kitchen is Open!

The kitchen team worked hard to make a delicious lunch! There was a roast beef dinner,jacket potatoes or omelette. The salad bar was popular and the sticky toffee pudding was a definite hit! The Junior children enjoyed their lunch on a plate with proper cutlery too !

Receptions First Full Week in School!!!

We have been so busy already in Reception! We have made Rainbow Fish which sparkle on the window and biscuits which we ate at our ‘Meet and Greet’ .Hope to see you next Friday in church for our blessing.Well done to all the children for their brilliant start!

St Oswald’s Golden Jubilee Flower Festival

This weekend we had a beautiful flower festival to celebrate our Church’s Golden Jubilee. Our church building was completed in November 1965 and has been the heart of the Catholic community in Longton for the past 50 years.

Reception’s End of Year Assembly

As the weather was so kind we had our end of year assembly outside.We also managed to incorporate some races on the track as our own sports day was held inside! Well done everyone, you are all ready for Year 1!

Little Owls Graduation

The Little Owls showed all their guests that they are ready for school during the graduation! They sat, listened and received their certificates proudly ! Well done everyone!

Little Owls Sports Day

All the Little Owls had a briliant time at their Sports Day.Superb effort by everyone ! We are all looking forward to the graduation next Thusday at 2.30 in the school hall!

Rosie’s Walk

Phew! This week we have recorded a CD, learned through the story of Rosie’s Walk, made a special card for our Dads, had Sports Day and danced from the heart. Next week we will going around the world in 5 days !

Reception Sports Day

The weather could not stop our Sports Day! We just did it in the hall! Great skills and attitudes shown by everyone ! The supporters were very enthusiastic and the Year 6 Sports Captains managed the event superbly! Well done everyone!

This Week in Reception

A very busy week of learning again! We have all been artists looking closely at the work of Sol LeWitt. We were very proud of our gallery at the end of the week and our visitors loved it !

Little Owls

We had a real expedition to the pond! We saw butterflies,cows and different flowers. We will get closer to the pond when the gardeners have tamed it a bit! Everyone was fantastic at getting their wellies on and off!!!

Journeys

A great start to our new theme.We have been camping in the rain and sun, cooking on the camp fire and building our own dens.

Teddy Bears Picnic

A very busy week of learning! Road Safety and a picnic for Reception!The Little Owls met real owls and explored their classroom!We need a holiday!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We had a great time on our bear hunt. Looking forward to Road Safety and our Teddy Bears Picnic next week !

Our Little Owls

Our Little Owls have flown in for their first sessions.They have all had a great time! Next week they will be meeting some real owls!

The Gruffalo

Another exciting week! Our new starters came to school to experience their first Little Owls session.They all enjoyed it! Next week in Reception we will be going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one…

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Lots of learning about animals this week.We also got a new outdoor pathway which is great fun!

Reading tips for parents

Goldilocks

A busy week of learning to start the Summer term! Everything is growing, we’ve been to the pond. We had our first gymnastics session with our South Ribble Coach and she thought we worked really hard.Next week our story is ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance”.

Reception

A busy fortnight, labelling flower pictures, making Hot Cross buns and getting ready for Easter. Freddy Fit was impressed with our listening and our super moves!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We started the week learning through the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and then moved on to learning about snails- we found out that snails hibernate! We found plenty of interesting creatures on our bug hunt.Next week we are going to look at non-fiction books about plants and animals.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Lots of outdoor learning this week.We have planted beans, potatoes and carrots and made a wormery. We also spotted frog spawn in the pond. Next week we will meet a very hungry caterpillar!

The Enormous Turnip

A flying start to the new half-term! Chinese New Year food in class and from the kitchen.We have been planting and started work on our very own ‘pond’. Next week we will be learning through a story starring a boy, a giant and a beanstalk…

Stone Soup

We invited parents and grandparents in to celebrate the end of the half term.There was Vegetable and Leek and Potato soup with five different kinds of bread. Spellbinder had us enthralled with his stories. Our South Ribble coach was impressed with our skills on the pedal bikes.

Pizza

A super week of learning. A big thank you to the chefs from Fresco, Fresco in Croston who helped the children to make delicious pizza. We have also been busy with the South Ribble coaches.Looking forward to Spellbinder on Monday ! Our story next week is Stone Soup.

The Little Red Hen

We made different kinds of bread this week. It was delicious! We had a special Frozen lunch.Next week real chefs are coming into make pizza with us.

Handa’s Surprise

A busy week! We made a milkshake, tasted fruit,looked for changes at the pond and played real African drums. Next week the Little Red Hen will be helping us to bake different types of bread.

Oliver’s Vegetables

Great learning again this week! We made chips, practised on the balance bikes and enjoyed the snow! Next week our story is Handa’s Surprise.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

A great start to our new year of learning. The tigers have been going home for tea! We have been learning how to ride the balance bikes and developing our PE skills.We ended the week with a tiger tea party!Next week our stories are about Oliver. He eats different vegetables and also makes a milkshake.

Breakfast with Santa

What a special breakfast!Olaf and Elsa popped in and everyone had a great time!

Christmas Jumpers in Reception

Everyone got into the Christmas mood!

The Nativity

All the children performed wonderfully. The acting, narrating ,singing and percussion were all excellent!

Starting to get ready…

We have started our Christmas preparations! Everyone has made an Advent promise and we can’t wait to perform in The Nativity next Wednesday!

Someone Bigger

Harry and the Dinosaurs

Another busy week of learning in Reception. A lovely end to the week with Children in Need!

Blackpool Zoo

We had a fantastic day at the zoo. The weather was beautiful and we saw many different animals. The dinosaur safari was really exciting!

3 Little Pigs and Funnybones

A busy fortnight to end the half term.!

Year 1 read to reception

Year 1 visit reception to read their super information books all about their senses.

Who is that creeping about?

The wolf has been busy creeping about this week and he’s going to look for three little pigs next week! We all enjoyed the Harvest
celebration in church this week.

Little Lumpty

A fun week of learning! Next week our story is Little Red Riding Hood.

Kipper’s Birthday

We’ve had a great week of learning through the story of Kipper’s Birthday. The blessing in church by Father Jean Paul was a very special end to the week. Next week our story is Little Lumpty. Expect an egg-based home challenge!

Cinderella’s Ball

Everyone had a super time at the ball! The guests all looked amazing and their dancing was stunning! Next week our story is Kipper’s Birthday.

Aliens Love Underpants

What a brilliant week! Learning about space, a visit to Longton and Freddy Fit! If that’s not enough we were part of the whole school trip to see The Lion King in Liverpool which was absolutely stunning! Well done Reception!

Reception Visit Longton

We had a lovely morning in Longton. We practised our Road Safety skills. The letters got posted and the weather was kind!

Around the World in Five Days!

In Reception we have been on a whistle stop tour of some of the countries in our world! We visited France, Brazil, India and the USA, tasting the different foods, playing games and lots more! A super week!

Reception Sports Day

Well done Reception! 100% participation and effort!

Little Owls

Another busy session! We had a story about Oola the owl with an ice lolly in our nature area. We met some of the Junior children and teachers in their classrooms. We also watched some of the Years 3 and 4 sports day. Phew!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

All about the goats and the troll this week! Next week we are going around the world with our learning. We will be visiting a different country every day starting with Brazil!

Little Owls

We visited our school pond and had a play in the top field.

Rosie’s Walk

Another busy week of learning through the story of Rosie’s Walk. We ended the week on a high with our dance at the festival!

Dogger

A great start to our new theme of ‘Journeys’

A Busy Bear Week

We have now finished our Bear topic. The picnic was great fun and the sun shone! Our next theme for learning is ‘Journeys’

Little Owls Meet Real Owls!

A busy afternoon in Little Owls! Meeting our friends and lots of playing. A real treat was seeing real owls in our school hall. See you all after half-term.

Little Owls

Our new parliament of owls has arrived! They have settled in brilliantly and had great fun meeting their friends.

Bears in Reception

Another busy fortnight of learning.We are looking forward to our Teddy Bears Picnic on Wednesday.

Goldilocks

A busy week of learning in Reception! Next week our story is ‘Peace At Last’

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We have started our theme of ‘Bears’. Next week our story is about a little girl with golden hair who likes porridge!

Our Visit to the Butterfly House

We had a great day of learning at the Butterfly House. Our learning next half-term is through the theme of ‘Bears’

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Everything is growing in Reception!

The Enormous Turnip

We crammed lots of learning in again this week! Next week our story is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

World Book Day

What wonderful costumes for World Book Day!

Pancakes, Pancakes

We made pancakes and re-planted our sunflowers. The Fair Trade food we tasted was delicious! We have started our Lenten journey. Our story next week is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

The Tiny Seed

A super start to our new learning through the theme of ‘Growing’. We visited our school pond and also had a visit from a special dance teacher who taught us some new moves! Next week our story is ‘Pancakes, pancakes’. We will also be sampling some Fairtrade food.

Stone Soup

This week our learning has been through the story of ‘Stone Soup’. Spellbinder also enchanted us all with his amazing stories. After half-term our story is ‘The Tiny Seed’ which starts our theme of ‘Growing’.

The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza

A great big thanks to the chefs from Fresco, Fresco in Croston for coming into to school to make pizzas with the children.They were delicious! Next week our learning is through the story ‘Stone Soup’

Oliver’s Vegetables

Another busy week of learning. We have had two stories about Oliver. On Friday we started our celebration of Chinese New Year with the whole school in the hall with a dragon dance and song!In class we made dragons and a delicious stir fry.

The Little Red Hen

This week all our learning has been through the story of The Little Red Hen.Next week our story is Oliver’s Vegetables. We will also celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday.

Handa’s Surprise

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

We have had a busy week of learning! Our class tiger has already been home with some of us and had delicious teas. We ended the week with a tiger tea party with Year 1 children. Next week our book is Handa’s Surprise.

Learning in Reception

Reception performed The Very Hopeless Camel with Year 1 and 2. They sang beautifully and the acting was superb! We have been learning through our topic of toys and also preparing for Christmas.

Someone Bigger

Our story this week was about Sam who made a kite with Dad but the kite needed someone bigger to fly it! We have made and tested our own kites. The police dogs visited us as well!

Dinosaurs

We have had a fortnight of learning through our new theme of ‘Toys’. Our class toy shop is open for business! Our book was about Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs.

Blackpool Zoo

What a wonderful day of learning at Blackpool Zoo. The weather was kind and all the children enjoyed seeing the variety of amazing animals.

Funnybones

This week our story was Funnybones. We have been counting skeletons, picking our favourite part of the story and learning about our bodies.

3 Little Pigs

Another busy week of learning. We also had a visit from the firemen who let us go on their fire engine. Freddie Fit also put us through our paces!

Police horses visit Reception and Year 1.

Little Lumpty

This week we have been doing lots of egg based learning! We built walls for Lumpty and counted the bricks, tested how rubber eggs bounced and other eggciting activities. We ended the week by presenting the gifts at the Harvest Celebration.

Micro-organisms

Look how well Year 6 helped Reception to learn about the importance of washing hands.

Red Riding Hood

What a busy week of learning through the story of Red Riding Hood. We also had a visit from two Police horses and their riders. The children listened beautifully and asked super questions. Next week our book is Little Lumpty which is a version of Humpty Dumpty.

Kipper’s Birthday

This week we have been learning through the story of Kipper’s Birthday. We have been counting candles on cakes, putting the correct numbers of objects in the party bags and sorting out a party in the role play. We have made real cakes and written invitations. We ended our week with a blessing in church with Father Leo.

RE Programme ‘Come and See’

Find out here what topics your child will cover in RE this year.

Cinderella’s Ball

We ended our week of learning through the story of Cinderella with a ball. Prince Charming visited the ball with gifts from The Fairy Godmother. Year 1 have been writing brilliant stories and brought them to read to all the guests. We also enjoyed tiara cakes made by Madeline’s mum and a drink.

Reception Maths Targets

Here are the maths targets that Reception work towards over the year.

The Dog’s Trust Visits Reception

Angela from The Dog’s Trust visited Reception today. She brought her rescued dog, Sebastian with her. The children learned how to look after their pets properly. Angela was very impressed with how well all the Reception children listened.

Off to a Flying Start in Reception!

Our Reception children have settled in already. They started their school learning journey through the story of The Rainbow Fish. Next week their story is Mog and the VET.

Reception’s Enterprise Week

We have had a busy week! We made chocolate lollies, decorated cakes, packaged our herbs and made butterfly pegs. We sold out and made a profit!

Year 1 read to reception

Year 1 read their super singing mermaid stories to reception.

Reception Get Fit with Freddy

Another great workout with Freddy! He commented on how well the children listened and joined in.

Little Owls

Wow! Our new flock of Little Owls are nearly ready to graduate. This special event is taking place at 2.30pm on Thursday 4th July in the school hall.

Busy Bear Day

What a busy last day of learning for this half term! We took part in our super athelete challenges and danced away with our teddy ears. We named and released our butterflies.We had another picnic on our top field and found all the clues to solve a teddy problem!

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Cuerden Valley

Reception class took their bears to Cuerden Valley. They found out what bears like to eat and drink. The children worked together to build very creative shelters. Everyone enjoyed their picnic lunch too!

Reception Sports Day

The weather was very kind for our sports day.Everyone competed very well and it was a close result in the end!

Outdoor Learning at Borwick Hall

What an amazing day of learning outside. We all went canoeing in the canal and danced along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The logpile and mouse houses we made in our Gruffalo session were very inventive.We also made the butterfly fly with the parachute and when we got to the end of the trail we found a chocolate surprise!

Butterfly House Visit

We had a fantastic day of learning at the Butterfly House in Lancaster. We saw butterflies, rabbits, birds,squirrels and terrapins. We handled African snails, snakes and cockroaches ! The staff commented on how well we listened, asked questions and were respectful.

Red Nose Day

What an exciting and busy day ! Raising money for Comic Relief and getting fit with Freddy.

Jack and the Beanstalk

The new theme for our learning is ‘Growing’. We will be learning about plants and animals. A beanstalk has grown in our classroom!

Fairtrade Breakfast

A tasty breakfast was enjoyed by all of us. We had Fairtrade juice, honey and bananas. We are going to look out for the Fairtrade logo when we are out shopping.

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as a book character. The costumes were brilliant. All the children took home a copy of Alfie’s Shop by Shirley Hughes.

Oliver’s Vegetables

On Friday we celebrated Chinese New Year by making paper snakes and delicious food.

The Tiger Tea Party

We have been reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea this week. The tigers have been going home to have tea with the children. Year 1 children visited us to read their fabulous lion stories. They stayed for the tiger tea party too!

Little Red Hen Storytime

We acted out the story for parents and grandparents. Everyone was invited to share the different types of bread. Parmesan and Sun Dried Tomato, Cheese and Onion and Sunflower bread were just some of the flavours! All the children took home their own Booktime pack.

Handa’s Surprise

Our Foundation Stage children have been learning through the story of Handa’s Surprise. They have been tasting fruit and made some delicious fruit salads.

Reception class enjoy Year 3′s Newspaper Articles

Year 3 have worked very hard up to Christmas and have created their own newspaper articles all about the Iron Man. They enjoyed going over to Reception Class and sharing their reports with them.

Year 1 Read to Reception

Year 1 have written really exciting stories about the adventures of Bob, the man on the moon. They visited Reception and read their stories very well.

Children In Need

We all had fun today raising money for Children In Need. The spotty costumes were fantastic!

Blackpool Zoo

We had a great day at the zoo learning about all the different animals. We even met some dinosaurs!

Freddy Fit

We had great fun keeping fit with Freddy. He certainly had us throwing some shapes!

Red Riding Hood

Who is that creeping about? It’s Mr Wolf ! Is he looking for Grandma or Red Riding Hood ?

Cinderella

Foundation Stage children have been learning through the story of Cinderella.At the end of the week we had a ball! There was eating, dancing and even a visit from Prince Charming himself!

Boowa and Kwala

Have you washed your hands properly?

Year 6 spent the afternoon teaching Reception how to wash their hands.

Jubilee Celebrations

We had a brilliant time celebrating the Diamond Jubilee!

Little Owls

Our new starters for September are already halfway through their Little Owls programme. They have explored the school and visited the pond!

Freddie Fit Olympic Day!

Pictures from Freddie’s brilliant Olympic Day with the Infant children. As always, everyone had a fantastic time with Freddie, despite the soaring temperatures. Well Done!

Year 2 read to Reception

Year 2 visited Reception to read their fantastic zoo recounts.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

We had a fabulous time at our Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The weather was very kind and our teddy bears were extremely well fed!

Foundation Stage Sports Day

We all had a fantastic sports afternoon in the parish hall. The children put in 100% effort when running, balancing the egg and spoon, launching the rocket and transporting the teddy! The mums enjoyed their race and the dads were very serious competitors!!!

Art for the NSPCC

The NSPCC chose our school to create original art works as thank you gifts for the people involved in A Voice for the Children. This concert was in aid of Childline which is a service of the NSPCC. The concert featured Russell Watson and raised in excess of £30 000.

Our Art

We have been learning about the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We were inspired to create our own art works from natural materials.

Butterfly House

We had a fantastic time at the butterfly house. We learned about butterflies, snakes,birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, spiders, flowers and trees! The weather was very kind so we could really explore the park too.

Growing Our Own Vegetables

We have planted beans, peas, lettuce and beetroot. When we went down to the pond this week we saw ducks and lambs.

Pond Walk

Foundation Stage children have been up to the pond to look for frogspawn. They found lots of it!

Fairtrade Breakfast

All the children in Foundation Stage enjoyed their Fairtrade breakfast this morning. They had Fairtrade orange juice, bananas and honey. The spread was supplemented with toast and cereal. Delicious!

New Pets!

We are learning about growing in Foundation Stage. We have got some mini-beasts to look after, Grasshoppers and Crickets!

Mardi Gras

We have all had a great day in Foundation Stage celebrating Shrove Tuesday. We made pancakes, masks, necklaces and ended the day with a Mardi Gras parade.

Spellbinder

Cooking Chips

Eventually, Oliver found the potatoes and could make some chips!

Soup Slurping!

Foundation Stage is learning about Oliver’s Vegetables. Oliver says he only eats chips but when he digs up all Grandpa’s vegetables he cooks up some really tasty treats !

Super Smoothies

In Foundation Stage we have been making new rhythms with our drums from Ghana and concocting a new range of fruit smoothies.

Handas Surprise

In Foundation Stage all our learning this week is around the story of Handa. She fills her basket with all kinds of different fruits but when she gives the basket to her friend Akeyo it’s filled with tangerines! How did that happen ?

Feed the birds

We have put our seed fat balls around our school grounds. How many different birds will we see ?

Baking Bread

Reception really enjoyed working together to make their delicious bread !

Perfect Pizza

Thank you Fresco, Fresco for showing us how to make great pizzas !

Chinese New Year Celebration

Tiger Tea Party

We all had a fantastic time at our tea party!

Some of our learning in reception

 

RE at St Oswald’s

Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term

The Reception Reader

Reading sheet to download

Reading with your child

File to download here

Foundation Stage Photos

Photos from the Foundation Stage

 
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