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Reception 2020/21

 Welcome to Miss Morris’ Reception Class

Miss Morris’ class e-mail address is eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm).

Thursday 29 April 2021

Please see below letter with details of the isolation period for Reception children.

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Please see below the curriculum overview for Reception for this half term:

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Please see below the curriculum overview for Reception for this half term:

Friday 26 February 2021

Parent Consultation Meetings – March 2021

As advised in the newsletter prior to the half-term break, we are offering parents the opportunity to meet with class Teachers to discuss pupils’ progress, engagement with home-learning and well-being. All consultation meetings will be held remotely via Google Meet.

Please complete the relevant short Google form below to select your preferred appointment time to meet with your child’s Teacher. You will be asked to provide your e-mail address. An invitation link to join the Google Meet will be  e-mailed to you and also to your child’s school google e-mail account. If using a mobile device, you may need to install the Google Meet app in advance of your meeting.

Once you have selected your chosen time, this slot will be removed from the list of options and will no longer be available to book. Please only book one appointment slot.



Monday 18 January 2021

Please see below the Reception Class remote learning timetable for use during the current closure period. A pdf version is also below if you wish to print it.

Friday 27 November 2020

Hello to my Reception Superstars, 

I hope you are all ok and keeping busy! It has been very strange not being in school together but we will soon be back and ready to have lots of fun as we build up to Christmas!

Thank you for all the hard work you have been doing. I am so impressed with your concentration and your ‘have a go’ attitudes! I have been putting plenty of smileys on the monster chart and lots of you will be choosing from the treasure box when we return. I am so proud of you all for being such good learners for your parents. 

It was lovely to see many of you on our Google Classroom meet up sessions. I was thrilled with how well you listened to the instructions and showed off your great Phonics skills. I look forward to seeing you virtually again for our next sessions on Monday and Tuesday. 

See you soon. Myself and Mrs Fox miss you lots! 

Miss Morris x

Dear Reception Parents,

I just wanted to send a little message to say a huge thank you for your hard work with the children at home. I fully appreciate how hard it is to support learning at home, particularly while continuing with daily routines and work yourselves, but you have been amazing and I can’t thank you enough for the super work the children are doing. 

I am thrilled with the videos, photos and comments I have been receiving via Evidence Me. Thank you for the time you have taken to do this and I hope you have received my comments back ok too. Thank you also for engaging with Google Classroom. It has been brilliant to have face to face contact with the children and to keep Phonics sessions going – many of you have had to be quite hands on at home helping with the technology so thank you for your time and patience. 

Just two more school days to go and we will return back to ‘normal’. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 2nd December at 8.55am. As usual, any problems or queries, email me on eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk and any great work, photos, videos and comments can be shared on Evidence Me. 

Kind regards

Miss Morris 

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Dear Reception Parents,

We have now established Reception pupil logins for Google Classroom and Miss Morris will be offering some short live sessions on Google Classroom to see the children face-to-face. The first session will be tomorrow Thursday 26th November at 10.00am.

In order for your child to be able to join in with this live session, please register your child beforehand by following the link below.  You will need to agree the google terms and conditions then join the Reception class as a student:


The class code is the last 7 digits of the above link ie s4l6ttb .  You can use this to just register with the username and password on Google Classrooms.

Your child’s username is their first name followed by their second name followed by @stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk for example, Paul Wood would be paulwood@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk 

(Where names are hyphenated, use the full name without the hyphen eg Paul Taylor-Wood would be paultaylorwood@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

Password in all cases is Password123

If you have any problems registering, please contact our IT support, Ian Jones, directly:



To join the session tomorrow at 10.00am, log in to your child’s account, open the Reception classroom and click the ‘Meet’ link at the top of the page.

Miss Morris looks forward to seeing your child tomorrow!

Monday 23 November 2020

Hi Reception Superstars,

I hope you are all ok and that you have found some fun things to do at home over the weekend.

I have really enjoyed looking at the photos and videos your parents have sent to me (thank you parents) and I have written back to you. I have the monster smiley chart on my laptop so when you try hard for your parents, I’ll put a smiley on the chart and let you know where you are up to. I’m impressed that you are all so keen to do well and you try very hard. I think your parents are very proud of you! 

I am looking forward to seeing you on Google Classroom this week. I’ll let you know more as the week goes on. I have set some activities on the for you based on what we would have been doing in school (see below). From Tuesday to Friday, we will be learning about the story ‘Owl Babies’ which I think you will love! You can use the sheets I put online or you can write directly into the exercise book I sent home before half term – do whichever is easiest for your family. I know it can be difficult to work from home so do your best when you can. 

Happy learning, be good for your parents and keep smiling like you always do! 

Miss Morris x

Dear Reception parents, 

I hope the children are ok and not finding the isolation too difficult. I’m sure they are finding lots to do and keeping happy! 

I have set work for a period of four days taking us through to Friday. This work is based on what we would have been doing in school. I have added in activities from the CGP books sent home before half term and feel free to use the exercise book sent with them for any work. As in my previous message, I understand that working from home can be very difficult so please do what you can, when you can. The timetable is a guide (timings don’t have to be stuck to) and I’ve tried to put everything in it (website links) to make it easier for you to use. If you have any problems or issues, please email me. I’m here to help! 

More information will follow in the next day or so about Google Classroom- look out for updates on the school app. It will be lovely to see the children face to face, I am missing them lots. 

Kind regards

Miss Morris 

Friday 20 November 2020

Hi to all Reception parents,

As we are not able to be in school at the moment, I have put together two days of activities for the children. I am sure that the children are disappointed not to be in school but I hope they have fun with the activities planned. 

These activities are set out in a timetable just to give you an idea of how we run our sessions. Please feel free to move these around and there is no need to stick to the timings, they are just a guide. I understand that the reality of working from home can be quite difficult so please use the timetable and activities as you wish. 

Next week, I will be linking with the children face to face through Google Classroom. Login details for Google Classroom will be sent out next week to connect us all!  

Please tell the children that I am so sorry not to be seeing them in school this morning and that we will have our Diwali party when we return. It will be something nice to look forward to!

Keep in contact using Evidence Me and my email – eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk. If you wish to send me photos of your child’s completed activities on Evidence Me, I would love to see them and I will write a comment back. If you have any queries or issues, please let me know. It is what I am here for and I am happy to help! 

Kind regards, 

Miss Morris 

Monday 9 November 2020

Please see the curriculum overview for Reception for this half-term:

Friday 17 July 2020

Hello to all of our Reception superstars and their families, 

We have reached the end of your first school year! I can’t believe how quickly it has gone and how much you have grown up in this time. We had such a wonderful start to the year, spending a brilliant Autumn term and some of the Spring term together. We were not able to spend the rest of the school year together as a class but we made the best of it and worked hard to stay in touch with each other. It has been lovely to share your home learning experiences with you and we are thrilled that you have enjoyed our different theme weeks! 

When you come back to school in September, I will be so excited to spend a little bit more time with you at the start of the term. I will see you at the green gate at the Infant entrance on Monday 7th September and we will enter school one by one and go into the Reception classroom. The classroom will look a little different but do not worry as we will help you with any new routines. We will spend the week learning together, playing games, exploring the school gardens and learning about Year 1 routines. We are going to write a letter to Mr Coppenhall to tell him all about us and our favourite teddy bear at home. We will have a teddy bears picnic with Mr Coppenhall and Mrs Dix-Baker and, as our teddy bears can’t join us at this time, we will bring photos of them to our picnic instead. Please ask your parents to email us a picture of your favourite teddy bear to eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk by Monday 7th September. I will print these out for you at school. 

We are really looking forward to seeing you all again and we can’t wait to hear about your favourite teddy bears. Oswald will be waiting to see you and he even has his own little desk too! He is very excited! 

Have a wonderful summer! Be very good for your parents and stay safe! Enjoy!

Miss Morris, Mrs Fox and Oswald! xxx

Thursday 16 July 2020

On Wednesday St Oswald’s took second place for the Daily Mile in the Warrington Wolves Foundation Sports Day event!

Keep up the hard work everyone!

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Hello all,

This week we are taking part in the Warrington Wolves Foundation Sports Day event. Each day there are two challenges and the best result gets sent to the Warrington Wolves who will populate a leader board between schools.

On Monday the children in school recorded their quickest Daily Mile time and their furthest bean bag throw. 767 children took part across a number of schools and I am very pleased to announce that we took home GOLD IN BOTH EVENTS! 

On Tuesday we had another great result winning Gold in the long jump!

We will be taking part within school but you can also take part at home. All you need to do is have a go at the event listed below and send me an email with your results! (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)


Daily Mile Quickest Time – 

Highest Catch Clap Score –  how many throws and catches with a clap in 60s –


Daily Mile Time – 

Most Star Jumps Score – 


Daily Mile Quickest Time – 

Dance-a-thon – Dance till you drop – How long in minutes?

We get extra point for the number of children taking part so have a go and let me know, so we can get further up the school leaderboard!

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 13 July 2020

Hello to all my Reception Superstars

What another brilliant week it has been! I have learnt so much about your pets and imaginary pets too! You are all so good at looking after animals and have some lovely ideas about how we take care of them in God’s world. Well done to you all! 

This week is our final week of home learning together and our theme this week is ‘Jungle Animals’. I know how much you all love animals and I think you will enjoy learning about the types of animals that live in the jungle. The book I would like you to share with an adult is ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ which is one of my favourite books. I hope you like it too! 

I am really enjoying the lovely photos you send to me and I am always thrilled to share them on our school website. Many of you have become famous in our school community since March and I know it is a lovely way to see what all of your friends are doing. Email your learning to me or use Evidence Me and I will leave you a comment on the observation. I even give out virtual smileys sometimes which I add to the school monster chart. 

Enjoy your week in the jungle!

Miss Morris 

Monday 6 July 2020

To all my Reception Superstars, 

What a great week you have had! The parents that have contacted me this week have told me that you have enjoyed the pirate theme very much! I am so pleased – it is one of my favourite topics to teach! Lots of you have completed the Purple Mash activities and have tried really hard with them. I have had some lovely photos sent to me of treasure maps, parrots and excellent instruction writing. Many of you have also been working really hard to double numbers – well done! I think I owe you lots of smileys! 

This week our learning is based on the theme ‘Pets’. I know lots of you have pets that you love very much. If you don’t have a pet, don’t worry! This week there is a book that I would like you to share with an adult that shows how you can have a very special pet that doesn’t have to be a dog or cat! I love this story and I hope you do too! 

As always, please email me or put photos on Evidence Me and share your learning. I always love to hear from you! Just in case anyone is not sure, you can download the Evidence Me App and share evidence with me that way. I can write back to you for each observation and this is then stored in your online Learning Journey. 

I hope you have a lovely week and I look forward to hearing from you all. 

Miss Morris 

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Timings for school drop off/pick up

Please note the drop off/pick up times for different groups of children are as follows. Could we please ask that these times are strictly adhered to avoid overcrowding at entrances/exits:

Key workers (Junior gate)

Drop off 8.45-8.55am

Pick up 3.30pm

Reception (Infant entrance)

Drop off 9.00-9.10am

Pick up 3.00pm

Year 1 (Rear Hall door)

Drop off 9.15-9.25am

Pick up 3.15pm

Year 6 (Junior gate)

Drop off 9.05-9.15am

Pick up 3.00pm

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Hello all,

I hope you are all keeping well, and are managing to keep fit and healthy, even with the unpredictable weather!

There is a new orienteering challenge for you this week, called #knowyourdirections. You can see what it is all about by watching the video in the link, before looking at the PDF that I have attached.

Have fun and please let me know how you get on by sending me an email (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary). I will upload any that really impress me! 

Have fun, and stay safe.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 29 June 2020

Hello to all of our Reception Superstars,

It has been a lovely week with such beautiful weather – I hope you have all been learning lots in the sunshine! Lots of your parents have shared your learning experiences with me which has been lovely to see and read about. Many of you enjoyed taking part in Little Red Riding Hood’s cloak investigation – I think many of you just enjoyed having water poured over you!!! I have looked at amazing writing – wonderful shopping lists for Grandma! Also many of you are keeping fit and healthy, creating obstacle courses and jumping up and down on your trampolines. 

It has also been lovely to see how much you are learning about your own interests too. Some children are learning about the seaside, some about money and some are taking part in creative tasks and making things for other people. Keep up your wonderful enthusiasm for learning something new! Well done Reception! 

This week our home learning is based around a ‘Pirate’ theme. The text is ‘Pirates love underpants’ – if you haven’t got this book at home, there is a link on the second page of the timetable for a reading of the text. Please share your learning with me via email or Evidence Me. I’m always thrilled to see what you are up to and if you send me a photo, I will make sure it goes on our school website – you will be famous! 

I hope you have a lovely week. Ahoy Reception! 

Miss Morris 

Monday 22 June 2020

Hello to all our Reception Superstars, 

You have been busy this week! Lots of you are enjoying using the downloadable activities and I am receiving lots of photos from your parents of the completed activities. I love seeing your work and also photos of you doing the different activities. They always make me smile! Also lots of you have enjoyed sharing a chapter from a story with an adult each day on Purple Mash and I noticed that you are all doing so well answering the quiz questions once you have heard the story! Next week I will be setting Purple Mash in the same way and basing it around the fairytale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ but again, the story set on Purple Mash is slightly different. Can you spot the things that are the same and the things that are different? All the chapters and quiz questions will be available all week but they will be set one for each of the week. 

I know lots of you have been learning to ride your bikes over the past few months and I have had some wonderful photos and videos sent to me of these wonderful achievements. If you have a WOW moment that you want to share with our school community along with your home learning, email me or use Evidence Me and I will ask Mrs Bluck to put your photos on the school website so everyone can see how well you have done! 

Have a wonderful week! 

Miss Morris 

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s orienteering challenge, I have a new one for you this week; it’s all about…Athletics!

This is a great opportunity to get outside in the sunshine and try out some of those skills that you would have been able to show off had we have been able to have our sports day.

 I have attached a PDF below that explains how to do the challenge, have a look, have a go and send me an email of how you get on! (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

 I hope you have fun having a go at this.

 All the best,

 Mr Coppenhall

Monday 15 June 2020

Hello to all my Reception Superstars,

I have been so impressed with your learning this week. I have seen lots of lovely activities that your parents have shared with me of you completing your three little pig activities. I am so impressed with you all! Well done – I owe you all smileys for the monster chart! 

This week I have set a ‘Three bears’ theme but isn’t like the story that you know! There are a few changes – I wonder if you can spot them! On the timetable you will see that the ‘Reading’ session is linked to Purple Mash each day. You will find a different chapter for each day on Purple Mash. Share the chapters with an adult, complete the quiz and then, on some days, there will be an activity for you to do. Try not to do your Purple Mash tasks all at once – space them out over the week as there are a lot more than usual this week as we are trying something a little different! I hope you enjoy it! 

Remember you can email or use Evidence Me to send me any photos or comments about your learning. I always love to look at what you have been up to with your timetabled tasks as well as other activities you take part in with your family! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!  Miss Morris 

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a relaxing break and are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wednesday. This week it is all about Orienteering! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can take part in the challenge, and here is a link to a video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at this.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 8 June 2020

Hello to all my Reception Superstars and their families

I hope you have had a lovely two week break! I bet a lot of you have been playing in the beautiful sunshine that we had. ? It is a pity that the weather is a little colder now but I am sure you will be having fun anyway! ? I have missed hearing from you and your parents telling me about all the fantastic things that you are up, so I am really looking forward to catching back up with you all via my eyfs email or Evidence Me. 

This week our learning both in school and at home is based on the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. ?This is my favourite traditional story as I love to read about the pigs being brave and stopping the wolf from blowing down the final house! They are far too clever for him! I hope you enjoy the story and the learning linked to it. If you share any learning with me, I’ll ask Mrs Bluck to pop your photo on the school website and you will be famous in our school community! ?

Miss you all!  Miss Morris 

Friday 22 May 2020

Hello to all our Reception Superstars and their families,

The Whit break has now arrived! I bet you are all excited to take a break from your learning and relax at home with your families. You have all been working so hard and learning lots and lots! We have been so pleased to see how much you are all improving and we can’t believe how grown up you all are. 

I hope the sun continues to shine so that you can have some nice times together in your gardens and plenty of fun in the sun. Be good, stay safe and be as helpful as you can at home for your parents. 

Miss Morris and Mrs Fox ?

Monday 18 May 2020

Hello to all my Reception Superstars

I can’t believe how long it has been since we were last together in school! Myself and Mrs Fox are missing you all lots and we are glad that you are enjoying your time at home and learning so much. 

I have had some lovely photos of your learning this week and lots of your parents tell me that you have really enjoyed the theme ‘Under the Sea’. It has been wonderful to see how many budding scientists we have in Reception as lots of you were excellent at investigating objects that float and sink and asked such thoughtful questions. I have really enjoyed seeing fantastic writing and number work too! You are all so clever!  ⛵

Our theme this week is ‘On the farm’. I want you to share ‘The little red hen’ story with your family and become better each time you share it at retelling the story. I have also set some Purple Mash 2Do tasks for you and also there is a ‘Farm’ folder on Mini Mash for you to look at and choose activities that you would like to do. Oswald has been busy and has sent you a little update about what he has been up to. Maybe you could write back to him and tell him about your adventures! ?

Please share any learning you do on Evidence Me or email me.  I am always thrilled to see the things you are doing and the excellent progress you are all making. 

Enjoy the sunshine! ?

Miss Morris

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

Last week I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wendesday. This week it is all about Volleyball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can do take part in the challenge, and here is a link to video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 11 May 2020

Hello to all of my Reception superstars and their families, 

You have all been so busy this week getting ready to have celebrations in your homes for the anniversary of VE Day. Lots of you completed the flag activity I set for you last week so I hope you enjoyed waving your flags at your celebrations. ?

I have received some wonderful photos and comments about the lovely things you have been doing at home. Many of you have been completing the timetabled activities and doing a fantastic job with them. I am so proud of you all for showing off the amazing phonics, writing and number work that you have been working hard on. Also it has been great to see some lovely creative tasks, singing and even yummy desserts being made! I have put a selection of photos together for you to enjoy and catch up with what your friends are up to at home. 

This week I have put a timetable of work and activities together following an Under The Sea theme. I hope you enjoy them! The Minimash activities can be found on the Purple Mash website. The ‘Under the sea’ tab is in the top right hand corner once you are in Minimash. Once you do one of these activities, press save and it will be put in your very own folder for me to have a little look at how well you have done! As always feel free to share any photos or comments about any of the activities or experiences you have with me via my email or on Evidence Me. I am always thrilled to receive them! 

I hope you all have a lovely week and I hope to hear from you soon. ⛵?

Miss Morris 

Thursday 7 May 2020

Miss Morris loves to receive photos of her Reception Superstars doing lovely things at home. Take a look at your friends in this selection below!

Reception Learning experiences

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are well and are keeping fit and healthy during this lockdown.

I know lots of you have been doing PE with Joe each day which is a fantastic way to exercise at home!

I wanted to share a few ideas that have been created by the Warrington Schools Sports Partnership that we are a part of at St Oswald’s. They do a new Virtual School Games Personal Challenge each Wendesday and this week it is all about Basketball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can  take part in the challenge, and here is the link to a video showing you how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMo0AFSyMM


I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 4 May 2020

Dear Parents,

Following many phone calls home over the last 2 weeks, Teachers and myself have picked up requests from parents asking for more direction on the time children should spend on subjects within our home learning programme. In response to this and as we move into week 7 of our lockdown and home learning programme, below are timetable guides for Upper Key Stage 2, Lower Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Early Years. From this week, Teachers will be setting work against these timetables and we hope you will find these detailed plans helpful.

It has been a pleasure chatting to many of you over the last couple of weeks and hearing about the learning that is happening and the routines you have established. I thank you sincerely for working with your child(ren) and understand that this can be extremely difficult, particularly if you have more than one child at home and/or you are trying to balance this with your own home working. Being happy and healthy remains the priority for your children and for us all during these challenging times.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Teacher if you need any further help or direction.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your families and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Miss Lennon

Monday 4 May 2020

Hello to all of my Reception Superstars,

It has been wonderful to see and hear about so many of the lovely things you are doing at home with your family. I have been really impressed! The photos and comments from your parents have really made me smile so I have shared some of these photos with our school community to brighten their day. Take a look at your wonderful friends! Please continue to share your learning with me via my email or Evidence Me as I love to share your learning experiences with you.

I have set some activities for you to do at home just like we would do in school. Show your parents how clever you are by trying really hard to complete them. They are set out in a timetable below. There are links below the timetable to take you to phonic videos and some of the tasks.

I am missing you all lots. Mrs Fox says hi! Work hard but have fun!

Miss Morris x

Reception Timetabled Activities 4th to 8th May 2020

or writing activity

ar writing activity

Key words updated

Flag to colourCreate a butterfly

Create a butterfly

Butterfly writing

Wednesday 29 April

Thomas Leech, Director of the Schools Singing Programme at the Diocese of Leeds, has shared with us details of their newly launched daily singing sessions:

Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God.  They’re led by the Diocese’s expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available.

Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk – this is a wonderful tool to reach children and families across the country.





Monday 27 April 2020

Hello Reception Superstars,?

I hope you are all ok and are being very good at home for your parents. Last week I contacted some of your parents for a catch up to see how you all are and it was lovely to hear that you are trying very hard and doing lots of lovely things with your families. Myself and other staff members will be continuing to contact your parents over the next few weeks to say hello to all of you and tell you how much we are missing you all.

A new set of Purple Mash tasks have been set which will be available until Friday. Remember you also have Teach My Monster To Read and Numbots to work on too to help you with your Reading and Maths. If you haven’t tried these yet, email me for your log in details on eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk.

The White Rose Maths website has a lovely set of Maths activities this week based on pirates and trolls for you to do. Follow the link for more information – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.

Last week at home you were learning about how plants grow. After looking at some of the photos that your parents have sent to me on Evidence Me and my email, I have realised other things are growing too! ALL OF YOU!! You are all getting so tall and grown up! I have told Mrs Fox how much you are all growing and I think she is worried that you may be taller than her now! I decided to set some activities for you to do to find out how tall you are! (See below). I hope you enjoy doing them! You can put any photos or comments on Evidence Me or send them to my email if you wish to.

Measuring activity

Reception growing activities photographs

I hope you have a fun week.


Miss Morris ?

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Please find below some more online resources you may find useful:

The Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman has announced that access to her maths school The Maths Factor will be free while schools are closed (normally £2/week). It’s aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds and is matched to the national curriculum.

Teachers are aware that some children are already using The Maths Factor every day – well done to those children and keep it up!

Sir Linkalot

While we are on lockdown and children are not in the classroom it is quite tricky to teach spellings in the way we usually would at school. We would like you to try a new award winning app that helps children improve their spelling by looking at words and practicing spelling in lots of different ways. The app is called ‘Sir Linkalot’ and schools and parents have kindly been given free access to it to use during school closure time.

Sir Linkalot does not just look at spelling it covers many of the technical requirements of the English curriculum including: vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns.

How to access the Sir Linkalot app:

  1. Download the app from the App Store.*
  2. Tap on the log icon (for log in) at the top right.
  3. Click on ‘Have an access code?’ and enter the word ‘Free’ as the username and the password.
  4. Choose which bundle you want to try and you’re ready to start!

*There is a problem with downloading Google play Android app at the moment which is being resolved as quickly as possible by the SirLinkalot team. In the meantime you can access the app using a PC/Laptop by typing ‘app.sirlinkalot.org into the browser itself then enter the access code as above.

Religious Education

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has provided the document below containing some activities to support your child’s learning in RE.


This work comes from the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education programme which is taught in all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun. They are in Year groups however, there is no harm in completing other year group work as this will help your child to remember and strengthen their learning.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Launched this week with three daily lessons for each year group. Lots of celebrities involved in the delivery of the lessons – might be worth a look!


Oak National Academy

From Monday 20 April, parents can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from Reception through to year 10, through a new online platform, Oak National Academy.

To access the Oak National Academy resources, head along to their official website, where resources went live this morning. From here, you can view lessons by subject and level, or you can follow their planned weekly schedule: https://www.thenational.academy/

English with David Walliams 11.am www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Monday 20 April 2020

Hello to my little Reception superstars and their families,

I hope you are all well and have had a lovely Easter. I hope you haven’t been eating too much chocolate like me! You all know how much I love chocolate!

Thank you to all of you who have sent me wonderful photos of Easter gardens. I was thrilled to see them and I’m sure they brightened up your gardens and homes for the lovely sunny weekend that we had. I have really enjoyed seeing all the different things that you are doing on Evidence Me and on my email. You are all learning so much – well done! I hope you have been enjoying the little messages that I occasionally send back to you!

If we would have all been in school together this week we would have been beginning a ‘Growing’ topic so I have set tasks surrounding this learning. Purple Mash tasks have been set until Friday and also if you go to Mini Mash there is a ‘Growing’ tab in the right hand corner ready for you to do lots of growing activities.?

Click below for other growing tasks.

Growing activities

Missing you all lots!


Miss Morris ?

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hello to all our Reception Superstars and their families,

We hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine at home this week. We have been thrilled to hear from many of you and are pleased to hear that you are all having lots of fun and learning lots. We hope that you are all being very helpful at home and showing your parents how grown up you all are! We are missing you all lots and lots!

On Monday a task was added to this website to create an Easter garden. Remember to send photos or an update via email or Evidence Me of how you got on with your Easter garden. We would love to see them. If you are not sure what to write for an Easter prayer, maybe you could say the one below with your families once your garden is complete.

Below is a prayer for you and your family to remember Jesus:

Let us remember Jesus. 

Jesus, you are so good. 

Help us to grow in goodness.

Jesus, you are so kind. 

Help us to grow in kindness. 

Jesus, you are so caring.

Help us to grow in caring. 

Jesus, you are so loving.

  Help us to grow in loving.  


  (Taken from Come and See)  

We wish you and your families a very peaceful Easter.

Happy Easter!


Miss Morris and Mrs Fox


Monday 6 April 2020

Hello to all of my Reception Superstars and their families,

I hope you are all well and I bet you have all grown lots since I last saw you. I have been missing you all and miss all the fun that we have. School is not the same without you all!

This week I have set a few tasks on Purple Mash for you. Also if you look on the home screen on the Purple Mash website you will see ‘Mini Mash’. Click on this and in the top right hand corner you will see a box labelled ‘Easter’. There are lots of Easter activities to do in there for you over the next week.

I have attached an Easter Garden activity for you to complete.  I hope you enjoy it! Also attached are Phase 2 and Phase 3 key words for you to practise reading and writing.

Easter Garden Task

Key Words

I found a few websites that you may find interesting to look at to aid Reading and Maths:

Happy Easter!


Miss Morris

Wednesday 1 April 2020


KS1 (Including Reception) now have access to NUMBOTS which is a maths based online game. You can access it directly at: play.numbots.com or you can download an app to play it on a device

If you would like your child’s login details, please contact your class teacher and they will send you them to you.

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Reception!

I have heard great things about the website ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’. It is a fun and interactive game which guides the children through different phonics activities, learning sounds we have previously looked at, and as the game progresses, new sounds for the children to learn.

I have set up usernames and passwords for each of the children. If you are interested in this website, please email me on eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk for more information.


Miss Morris

Key Stage 1 Message

A website that we use a lot in school to support our Phonics sessions is Phonics Play. This website has been made available for free during this time of learning from home. The details to log in are below:

Username: march20

Password: home

We hope you find this website useful.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Hello my little Reception Superstars,
It has been lovely to see how many of you have been completing your weekly Purple Mash tasks. I have seen some amazing dinosaurs and some excellent phonics completed. If you haven’t already had a go at these tasks, they are on the Purple Mash website until Friday and then a new set of tasks will be available from Monday. Your parents have been sending me lots of photos and information about what you have all been up to so keep up the good work!
As promised, I have set a task for you to complete in your work book. Click on the ‘Alien Tea Party’ below.
I am missing you all.
Miss Morris

Alien tea party

Please see documents below which provide a wealth of information about the Early Years Foundation Stage and what your child will be learning in the Reception Class.

Early Years Foundation Stage Overviews – Termly Overviews

Overviews – Spring 2020 

Reception Spring 2 2020

Reception Spring 1 2020

RE Newsletter Spring 2020

Overviews – Autumn 2019

Reception Autumn 2 2019

Reception Autumn 1 2019

RE Newsletter Autumn 2019