Our Lady and St Anselm'sRoman Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Reception class. Miss Ashworth is our teacher with Mrs King as our teaching assistant. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Bailey who joins us every Monday to help in our busy classroom. This year we have a class of 30 children who will be settling in to school life here at OLSA! As a team, we work together to support your child in every way so they can achieve their very best. 


Throughout the year, we will learn through topics such as superheroes, dinosaurs, festivals, traditional tales and the seaside. We will teach the children the skills they need and then the children will transfer these skills to their chosen activity during their child-initiated play. The children will take their learning both indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather. Through observations of the children, we can extend the activities to suit your child's ability and teach them their next steps. At OLSA, we have our own secure outdoor area where we have access to sand, water, large physical equipment, natural materials and much more!


If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to contact me via my staff email on


Microsoft Teams Access (click the image below)

Your microsoft teams and purple mash logins can be found on the first page of your home reading record. 


Letter join

Username: jk1978

Password: home


Oxford Owl

Click on my class login (red button)

Username: olsashine2020

Password: shine2020


Below you will find 2 remote learning plans. Plan A relates to work that is being carried out in class. This is the work we would like you to complete if your bubble is isolating or you are isolating because someone you have been near has tested positive for coronavirus.

Option B should only be completed in emergencies when you do not have access to the internet.


In the event of a whole bubble closure or a further lockdown your child's Teams sessions will be at 10am and 2pm.

Please ensure you email daily with a picture of your work so feedback is given promptly. Emails sent after school hours will be responded to the next working day.


Routines in Class


Snack Time 

Morning break begins at 10:30am. If you wish to send your child with a healthy snack for their morning break, please ensure it is labelled or in a tub.  

In the afternoon, we have a rolling snack time and a piece of fruit will be provided for your child. 



We ask you to read with your child as much as possible. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know. We will change reading books every Thursday so please ensure your child’s reading record and books are in their school bag. We will send home two reading books per week; We ask you to please read these books more than once, the first time focusing on tricky words, blending and segmenting, and the second time, questioning your child’s understanding of the story.  


Piggy Bank

In Reception, we like to be able to provide a wide variety of resources and activities for the children. Additional activities like cooking, malleable, gardening and special collage resources incur additional costs. Small contributions from you make a big difference to the special activities that we can do with your children. In class, we have a piggy bank where children can put a small donation or spare change. We ask for no more than 50p per week. Newsletters will keep you updated about purchases from your contributions. 




EYFS Progression