All about Nursery|
The first stage of your child's journey at St Oswald's, is Nursery, in which they will attend from the age of three. Working with Reception, they begin to learn about different topics, including fantasy stories, life and our surroundings. They learn through play, have alternative lesson times and go home for lunch. Nursery has two sessions which run from 9am - 12pm and 12pm - 3pm.
As mentioned earlier, they partake in a variety of lessons and activities: Health and Ourselves, where they study every day life; animals, where they learn about nature and how species learn to adapt: Space, where they go to the Space Centre in Accrington, giving them a chance to discover the universe beyond our reach. Other topics include Pirates and Princesses, where they learn about fantasy and use role play to understand the structure of a story.
We have an outdoor area filled with equpiment to play on and help them continue learn in a different environment.
A wonderful start to their educational journey here at St Oswald's.
Early reading and phonics|
The phonics reading scheme we use in school is Letters and Sounds. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.