St Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community

F1 - Nursery


Welcome to F1

Mrs E. Taylor (Monday / Tuesday,         

Miss Waszak (Vashak) (Wednesday / Thursday / Friday)

Nursery Practitioner

Mrs Hooley - Rice

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jones (am only)

Miss Waszak's School Closure Home Learning Pack (OPTIONAL)


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Mini Wheelers

This term we are excited to welcome back Andy from Mini Wheelers!

He is currently running two groups every WEDNESDAY morning. This term's classes have already started, but if you are interested in signing up, please speak to a member of staff and we can book you on to start immediately!


LEVEL 1- BALANCE BIKE BEGINNERS is for children aged 2- 4 and is delivered in blocks of 5 sessions. The aim for children in this group is to have fun and gain confidence learning the fundamental skills of cycling using balance bikes as well as developing key motor skills including balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness. Once children can successfully ride a balance bike by lifting their feet up to balance and steer the bike they are then ready to move onto our level 2 course to learn how to use pedals. 

Q: DO I NEED TO BRING A BIKE? Balance bikes provided or use your own.


LEVEL 2- TRANSITION TO PEDALS is a 6 week course for children aged 4- 7 and continues the development of gross motor skills and dynamic balance. The main goal is for children to make the transition from balance bike to riding their own pedal bike confidently and safely.

Q: DO I NEED TO BRING A BIKE? Balance bikes provided for the first 3 weeks, children older than 6 please bring a bike with pedals removed to use for this stage, own bikes required week 4 or as advised by coach.


LEVEL 3- WHEELERS IN MOTION is the final stage of your child's Mini Wheelers journey as this 4 week course is specifically designed for children who have recently learnt to ride a bike independently. The aim is for children to gain confidence and have fun on their bike whilst improving key riding skills including setting off, handling, braking and cornering, giving you piece of mind that your child will be safe to cycle to school, in parks and off road cycle paths.

 Q: DO I NEED TO BRING A BIKE? Yes own bikes required at all sessions.  


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Outdoor Learning


In Early Years, our outdoor provision is a crucial part of our curriculum, and is therefore part of our every day timetable. This gives children valuable time to explore in a different manner to the classroom, allowing them to be bigger, louder, and engage on a larger scale. 


Please ensure that children have appropriate clothing for the weather.

- coats, hats, scarves and gloves.

- sun hats, sun cream and water bottles. 



Please remember that our outdoor area is part of our provision, and that children should not come through the Early Years gates to play in our outdoor area before school opens. Thank you.


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Forest School


Our forest school session is every WEDNESDAY afternoon. Children must come to school wearing their forest school clothes (uniform not required) and must come with suitable additional layers for spending the afternoon in forest school in any weather.

We recommend the following:

Puddle Suit

Warm comfortable shoes

(wellies do not keep children's feet warm in cold weather)

A spare change of clothes

(just incase)

Onesie's are a great spare change of clothes for rainy days as they are quick and easy to change into so that children are warm and clean for the journey home!

A plastic bag

(to send home anything muddy!)




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Our topic for Spring Term is:

'Will you read me a story?'

Welcome to the magical world of fairy tales! Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Let’s find out more about our favourite stories, and discover some new ones.


Cornerstones Topic Family Learning Suggestion 

Help your child prepare for their project Reading fairy tales can sweep us away into a fantastical world. Why not visit your local library together to read lots of different versions? You could also watch children’s films on this theme and discuss the different types of characters. Alternatively, you could use toys to retell favourite fairy tales.

Our Autumn Term Highlights


Our topic for Autumn Term (second half) is:

'Why do leaves go crispy?'

During the second half term we will be thinking about the seasons and looking at changes all around us. We will be finding out about how animals take care of themselves throughout the cold weather, and be sharing lots of seasonal stories. 


Cornerstones Topic Family Learning Suggestion 

Autumn is awesome! Why not go for an autumn walk to play in the leaves? You could also collect natural objects to make a colourful autumnal collage. Alternatively, use recycled materials to make a woodland creature.


Our topic for Autumn Term (first half) is:

'Do you want to be friends?'

During the first half term we will be learning our friends names in our new class, learning about our families to create a sense of personal identity, and starting to think about what jobs our parents do when we are at school, building up to thinking about what jobs we might like to do when we are older! 


Cornerstones Topic Family Learning Suggestion 

Friends are fabulous! Why not create a ‘friends and family tree’ together out of photos? Use different coloured lines to draw links that represent family, friends or acquaintances. You could also create a ‘treasure chest’ out of the things that make you ‘you’. Which possessions couldn’t you cope without? Alternatively, invite friends round for a get-together and discuss memories of happy experiences you have shared.