Welcome to Reception class. Miss Ashworth is our class teacher with Mrs King and Miss Rawlinson as our teaching assistants. 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 LAshworth@olsa.lancs.sch.uk
In case of a lockdown, here is a list of further websites which can be accessed to assist home learning:
Oak Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/
White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com
Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Lancashire Libraries - https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/your-library-at-home
Spelling - https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Reading challenge - https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
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.
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.