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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Three Prime Areas
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
Four Specific Areas
- 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…
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This is a simple video teaching children about the Easter bells in France, Joyeuses Paques! https://youtu.be/OEpZlj4T9U0
This week’s Home Learning
Some top tips for learning at home from our Reception team.
What a great effort from everyone at St Oswald’s! Buddy’s Workout was a huge success with everyone joining in and breaking a sweat to raise money for the NSPCC. Thank you and well done to our school council for planning and arranging the whole day! Remember to return your sponsor forms to school.
Straight back to the learning! We have been comparing the capacity of different containers.
The magic beans were very useful in our counting and adding.
We invited parents and grandparents to a ‘Stay and Play’ event. We made our own sandwiches and cakes. We all learned a song which we performed for our guests.
Details about the programme taking place over the next few weeks!
We had an exciting start to the week as real chefs from La Corte in Leyland came in to made delicious pizzas with us.
Another busy fortnight of learning. We made some delicious chips and learned about potatoes. We celebrated Chinese New Year and we made loaves of bread.
Straight back to the learning through our new topic.We have learned about fruit with Handa and about vegetables with Oliver in our stories.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas event in Reception. The children participated in lots of Christmas crafts, tasted the soup they had made and met Father Christmas!
We had a great day of learning at The Harris Museum in Preston.
We sorted toys, drew toys, played with toys and even made our own toy!
We have been learning all about dinosaurs. We also supported Children in Need and had our celebration at the end of our Welcome topic in R.E.
We learned about Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day this week.
Details of forthcoming trip!
Whole School Visit to see ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’, The Lowry, Manchester – Wednesday 18 December 2019
Exciting opportunity to see this heart-warming musical! Children will be returning at approx 5.45 pm.
We had a spooky week of learning. We made stick skeletons in the Nature Area. We looked at repeating patterns. Our pumpkin soup was delicious!
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A busy fortnight of learning. We have been to the pond and on the balance bikes. We had a stay and play event. Henry, Les and Lynne entertained us. We celebrated the Harvest and said “Happy Retirement” to Mr Tindsley.
We’ve been writing invitations, counting candles and playing party games. A real nurse came to visit us and we asked super questions. We had a special celebration to end our R.E. topic.
Everyone had a great time celebrating European Day of Languages on Friday. Thank you to all our guests who came and read to our children. C’etait magnifique!
A busy week again in Reception. We have been learning about shapes and investigating colour. We have been talking about Autumn and brought in conkers, leaves, feathers, acorns…….We had a brilliant day at the beach. We visited the Lifeboat Station and has a train ride. The Year 2 children came to read their Paddington stories to us.We ended the week by celebrating the European Day of Languages with a guest who read stories to us in Polish.
Today we put the finishing touches to our Paddington stories and had story time with Reception. Well done year 2!
We have loved all our learning about Elmer. We had a lovely blessing in church with Father Michael to end the week.
We have been amazing all week in Reception. We have been on the balance bikes, learned some sounds, done some outdoor learning and had our first Golden Assembly!
Details of the forthcoming trip!
All of our Reception children are settling in very well. They have been very busy with their learning already! Well done everyone.
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Back to the learning after half term. We learned about different animals and their hearing. We made Father’s Day cards. The week ended with our Good Shepherd Fund walk/run!
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We ended the half term with a lovely picnic. Our guest of honour was Sunshine Bear who danced and high fived the afternoon away!
We had a great afternoon in our beautiful grounds. First we had to crack the code!Then we read the message “we will have fun at the picnic”. We went up to the top field to find treasures, grasses, flowers, sticks and ferns. We used them to create a picture.
Everyone in Reception had a super sports day. Great attitudes on display. Every single person crossed the line! The Year 6 Sports Captains worked hard to make sure it all ran smoothly.
We have had another busy half term of learning in Reception.
Our new theme is ‘Growing’. We cleared out the allotments. We made delicious Welsh cakes for St David’s Day.
We made bread like The Little Red Hen. Thanks to the chefs at La Corte in Leyland who came in to make pizzas with us.
Details of forthcoming trip to Cuerden Valley Park!
We tasted stir fry and prawn crackers. We used QR codes to find pictures about Chinese New Year. Our Chinese Cherry Blossom art was great.
A very exciting snowy week! We listened to different versions of Stone Soup. We made some seed and pasta art. The soup we made at the end of the week was delicious!
A super tiger themed week of learning. We invited special guests to our stay and play party. We all had a great time! Next week we are learning through the story of Stone Soup.
Oliver told his Grandpa he only ate chips but he discovered lots of different vegetables growing in Grandpa’s garden! We made chips and crisps. We made our tiger invitations for next week.
Handa put seven delicious fruits in her basket but something happened on her way to see her friend Akeyo! We have been writing about the story, making fruit kebabs and acting it out. We had a go on the balance bikes.
We’ve had a super busy time getting ready for Christmas. We wish everyone a Happy Christmas a New Year!
https://youtu.be/TdW9j6iu4Gc Click the above link to watch our Infant Nativity
Kipper had six toys in his toybox but Sock Thing went missing! We made our own sock puppets.Father Michael visited us to give us an Advent blessing. We had some Nativity rehearsals…..looking forward to Wednesday!
We had our ‘Welcome’ celebration. We delivered a welcome message to every class. The ‘Dinosaur Stomp’ is our favourite song and dance at the moment.
Reception class had a brilliant day at Blackpool Zoo.
Straight back to the learning after Half Term. We have been learning about skeletons. Our South Ribble coach came to teach us how to ride the balance bikes.On Halloween our super kitchen team made everyone a delicious spooky lunch!
We learned about how Percy took care of all the animals after the storm. We went into our Nature Area to build animal homes. We also learned about Judaism this week. Henry and Les came to perform their songs in Golden Assembly. We made our own band in Music. It was called The Rock and Roller Rock Stones!
Details about Reception’s forthcoming trip!
All our Reception children have settled in so well. It was Kipper’s birthday this week so we had a party!
Our class presentations for this year.
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We started the week by investigating London. We sketched London souvenirs. Shape was our focus as we looked at the work of Henri Matisse and how he drew with scissors.Our final piece was an interpretation of our black and white study of a London landmark.
We had a lovely walk around Longton. We posted a letter and had a story session with Tom at the library. We continued our walk to the park, had a delicious picnic and a play.
We’ve been learning through the stories of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Rosie’s Walk. Exploring our school grounds as part of our Geography Day was really exciting! We are ready for Art Week next week, all about London.
Details of Reception children walk to Longton Library & picnic lunch in the park!
We had a bit of World Cup Fever this week with a flag hunt. We watched the older children playing in their football matches. The ladybird went missing on Wednesday so we had to track him down! Next week our story is The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
We’ve had a super busy fortnight of learning since we started our new topic of ‘Journeys’. We have been learning about London and about Barnaby Bear’s visit to France. We have danced from the heart and joined in with a very exciting poetry parade!
We all had a great time at our picnic.Thank you to everyone who came. A very big thank you to Sunshine Bear who was our special guest!
Information about the exciting launch of Pobble!
A superb effort from everyone today! Great attitudes shown by all the children. The Year 6 sports captains kept it all running smoothly. Thanks to everyone who came to support the children and the weather was very kind!
We started the week with a bear hunt in our nature area, had another one in our outdoor area and another one on our field! We have also celebrated the Royal Wedding! We had a visit from two lambs and learned about how to care for them from their expert owners. We ended the week with a super sports day!
We have been making bear dens this week. We have done some gummy bear science and made really good predictions about what would happen. Our Teddy Bears’ Picnic invitations are nearly ready to go home.The Year 1 children came to read their super stories to us.
We have made puppets, built beds and chairs and tasted porridge. Our ideas when we made up our own races for Sports Day were really creative! We have done lots of gummy bear Maths too! Next week we are sticking with the bear theme but this time there is a wolf involved!
We have been learning all about Space this week. Next week we are learning through the story of a little girl with golden hair who eats some porridge……!
All about superheros this week! We have been writing rescue plans and making masks. Our wristbands unleash our super powers! We loved reading our brand new books too! We are going into Space next week with “Whatever Next”.
We listened to the Easter story and made an Easter garden. Year 6 led an Easter liturgy. We also had an egg hunt. The guitarists from Year 3 and 4 impressed us with their playing.
Reception children had a fantastic day at Bring Yer Wellies. We learned all about planting, recycling, den building, boat racing, composting, herbs and pond life! Phew! It was brilliant!
This week we have been learning about birds, making nests and fat balls. We made art with natural materials. Freddy Fit kept us all moving! We have been recalling our number bonds to 10 when bowling. All of us had a go at holding the chicks!
All about Superworm this week! We have made our own superworms, hunted for real worms, made homes for superworm, written potion recipes and made potions.Our visitors from Japan taught us about Soy beans. We went for a walk to our pond and the new chicks came to visit us. Golden assembly was a fabulous celebration to end the week!
We have had a very busy fortnight of learning about seeds and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have celebrated World Book Day, taken part in a workout for the NSPCC and welcomed visitors from Japan. Next week our story is ‘Superworm’.
Details for forthcoming trip to Bring Yer Wellies!
We celebrated Chinese New Year. Father Michael came to bless us with ashes for the start of Lent. We acted out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and did lots of measuring!
The fabulous chefs from La Corte in Leyland came in to make pizzas with us. We went on a 3D shape hunt. We wrote our own stories and read them to Year 2. Have a lovely half term!
This year our focus for Safer Internet Day was to Create, Connect and Share respect online. We looked at ways to be kind online and how best to share respect with one another.
We made bread like the Little Red Hen, a different loaf every day. Our stone soup turned out well too! A class worship marked the end of our topic of “Celebrating”.Next week real chefs are coming in to make pizzas with us.
We had a tiger tea party this week! Thanks to everyone who came! Next week our stories are The Little Red Hen and Stone Soup.
A busy week of learning! All about fruit this week! Next week it’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea-don’t forget the tiger tea party on Friday at 2.45pm!
Happy New Year! We were straight back into the learning. Oliver wanted to have chips to eat but first he needed to find the potatoes! We made chips and crisps. We had a session on the balance bikes with our South Ribble coach.We also had a walk to our pond.
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!
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”.
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.
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!
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!
We had a great time at Kipper’s Party!
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 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.
Arrangements re the forthcoming visit to Blackpool Zoo!
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!
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!
A few photos to show how well everyone has settled in!
Reception children presented a lovely assembly to celebrate their year. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came. Well done, everyone!
Lots of physical activity this week!
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!
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.
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!
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!
A wonderful afternoon ! Great effort from everyone!
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!
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 to the rescue! Great discussions about what our super powers would be! We released our butterflies!
The butterflies emerged this morning! They will be in class on Tuesday!
Keep up do date with the Reception caterpillars! They are now in their net.
Reception had a fabulous day at Windmill Farm. Everyone listened well and asked brilliant questions!
A brilliant week of learning. We ended it with an Easter Liturgy in church which Year 6 led.
Information and permission slip!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Details & information re the forthcoming trip to Windmill Farm!
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!
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?
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 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!
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!
We have been continuing with our Christmas preparations!
We have started some Christmas preparations. We are so excited about performing in the Nativity on Thursday!!!
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!
A great day at the zoo. The weather was kind and all the children were very Golden!
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!
Can’t wait for the next half -term of learning in Reception! Dinosaurs, toys, a visit to the Zoo and …!
A great end to the half-term with a lovely assembly.Everyone sang beautifully!
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!
Details of the visit to Blackpool Zoo on Tuesday 15 November 2016!
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.
“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!!!
Super learning this week! We all made a cake to celebrate Kipper’s birthday.Next week our story involves a wolf and 3 pigs!
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!
We have done so much learning this week. We got changed really well for P.E. Next week our story is Cinderella!
We have had a fabulous first week! Everyone has come in so well and really settled into school life!
Have a lovely summer!
We all looked brilliant on World Book Day. We have started our Road to Rio!.We visited the Year 6 art gallery.
We have learned about different countries around the world.
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.
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 have had another very busy week of learning with a fabulous sports day to end the half-term!
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.
We have done plenty of Maths leaning this week! We hope you all enjoyed our 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!
We have loved our learning about Goldilocks! We have been writing all week! The porridge we made was just right!
We finished our fortnight of superhero learning with a popcorn treat as we watched Super Ted!
Great superhero learning this week!
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!
Reception had a fantastic time at the Butterfly House in Lancaster. Everyone listened, asked brilliant questions and showed their beautiful manners.
We have packed lots of learning into 4 days! Next week our story is Jasper and the Beanstalk!
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 […]
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.
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’.
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’.
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
We have been busy getting ready for Christmas!
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.
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.
Can’t wait to open the Grotto and Workshop for business on Monday! If you look carefully you might spot Buster!
Wow! We blasted into space this week ! Great learning from everyone!
Another busy week of learning! We started our Christmas preparations! Next week we are learning through the film of Toy Story.
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.
This time he was doing some gymnastics!
We got to the bottom of our disappearing bananas! Have a look!
A lovely Children in Need day.Brilliant outfits!Once again a sterling effort by the kitchen team making Pudsey biscuits !!!!
An exciting start to our new theme of ‘Toys’. Dinosaurs everywhere! We have been counting, sorting, labelling and drawing them!
We all had a brilliant day at Blackpool Zoo. All the children showed their exemplary manners. They asked brilliant questions too!
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!
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.
What a week in reception!
This Friday, Year 1 brought their super Hansel and Gretel stories to Reception. Well done Year 1!
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.
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 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 !
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 !
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!
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 !
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!!!
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.
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 had a great time on our bear hunt. Looking forward to Road Safety and our Teddy Bears Picnic next week !
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!
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…
Lots of learning about animals this week.We also got a new outdoor pathway which is great fun!
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”.
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!
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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a special breakfast!Olaf and Elsa popped in and everyone had a great time!
Everyone got into the Christmas mood!
All the children performed wonderfully. The acting, narrating ,singing and percussion were all excellent!
We have started our Christmas preparations! Everyone has made an Advent promise and we can’t wait to perform in The Nativity next Wednesday!
Another busy week of learning in Reception. A lovely end to the week with Children in Need!
We had a fantastic day at the zoo. The weather was beautiful and we saw many different animals. The dinosaur safari was really exciting!
A busy fortnight to end the half term.!
Year 1 visit reception to read their super information books all about their senses.
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.
A fun week of learning! Next week our story is Little Red Riding Hood.
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!
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.
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!
We had a lovely morning in Longton. We practised our Road Safety skills. The letters got posted and the weather was kind!
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!
Well done Reception! 100% participation and effort!
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!
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!
We visited our school pond and had a play in the top field.
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!
A great start to our new theme of ‘Journeys’
We have now finished our Bear topic. The picnic was great fun and the sun shone! Our next theme for learning is ‘Journeys’
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.
Our new parliament of owls has arrived! They have settled in brilliantly and had great fun meeting their friends.
Another busy fortnight of learning.We are looking forward to our Teddy Bears Picnic on Wednesday.
A busy week of learning in Reception! Next week our story is ‘Peace At Last’
We have started our theme of ‘Bears’. Next week our story is about a little girl with golden hair who likes porridge!
We had a great day of learning at the Butterfly House. Our learning next half-term is through the theme of ‘Bears’
Everything is growing in Reception!
We crammed lots of learning in again this week! Next week our story is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.
What wonderful costumes for World Book Day!
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’
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.
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’.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What a wonderful day of learning at Blackpool Zoo. The weather was kind and all the children enjoyed seeing the variety of amazing animals.
This week our story was Funnybones. We have been counting skeletons, picking our favourite part of the story and learning about our bodies.
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!
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.
Look how well Year 6 helped Reception to learn about the importance of washing hands.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the maths targets that Reception work towards over the year.
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.
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.
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 their super singing mermaid stories to reception.
Another great workout with Freddy! He commented on how well the children listened and joined in.
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.
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!
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!
The weather was very kind for our sports day.Everyone competed very well and it was a close result in the end!
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!
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.
What an exciting and busy day ! Raising money for Comic Relief and getting fit with Freddy.
The new theme for our learning is ‘Growing’. We will be learning about plants and animals. A beanstalk has grown in our classroom!
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.
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.
On Friday we celebrated Chinese New Year by making paper snakes and delicious food.
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!
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.
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.
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 have written really exciting stories about the adventures of Bob, the man on the moon. They visited Reception and read their stories very well.
We all had fun today raising money for Children In Need. The spotty costumes were fantastic!
We had a great day at the zoo learning about all the different animals. We even met some dinosaurs!
We had great fun keeping fit with Freddy. He certainly had us throwing some shapes!
Who is that creeping about? It’s Mr Wolf ! Is he looking for Grandma or Red Riding Hood ?
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!
Year 6 spent the afternoon teaching Reception how to wash their hands.
We had a brilliant time celebrating the Diamond Jubilee!
Our new starters for September are already halfway through their Little Owls programme. They have explored the school and visited the pond!
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 visited Reception to read their fantastic zoo recounts.
We had a fabulous time at our Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The weather was very kind and our teddy bears were extremely well fed!
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!!!
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.
We have been learning about the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We were inspired to create our own art works from natural materials.
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.
We have planted beans, peas, lettuce and beetroot. When we went down to the pond this week we saw ducks and lambs.
Foundation Stage children have been up to the pond to look for frogspawn. They found lots of it!
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!
We are learning about growing in Foundation Stage. We have got some mini-beasts to look after, Grasshoppers and Crickets!
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.
Eventually, Oliver found the potatoes and could make some chips!
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 !
In Foundation Stage we have been making new rhythms with our drums from Ghana and concocting a new range of fruit smoothies.
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 ?
We have put our seed fat balls around our school grounds. How many different birds will we see ?
Reception really enjoyed working together to make their delicious bread !
Thank you Fresco, Fresco for showing us how to make great pizzas !
We all had a fantastic time at our tea party!
Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term
Reading sheet to download
File to download here
Photos from the Foundation Stage