Reception – Make a Monster

Morning Reception! I hope you’re all happy and healthy. Here’s a nice activity to try at home:

1) Play the ‘make a monster’ game with a grownup or a sibling by folding a piece of paper into three or four sections and taking it in turns to draw the different body parts of the monster..keep them secret to get the funniest looking monsters!

2) Colour and decorate your monster to bring it to life!

3) Create a model of your monster out of playdough, plasticine or junk modelling/recycling around the house.

4) Talk to your grownups about the monster. What are they called? Where do they live? What kind of personality do they have?

5) Write about your monster using WOW words to describe their looks and behaviour. You could even try writing a short poem about them!

Here’s an example me and my children did together…we called him ‘Haydepus’

Haydepus was a terrifying beast, His flaming blue hair lights up his next feast. With octopus legs, crab like claws And razor sharp teeth in his overslung jaws. If you spot The Haydepus, BEWARE! You might need a fresh pair of underwear!

Have fun and stay safe everyone!

Reception – Unhelpful Chester

Hello Reception, I hope you are having fun and have been helping at home. Sadly, Chester has not been having a good week. He has not been very helpful at all! Look at the photographs to see what he has been up to. Mrs Gentle could do with some ideas about what she could do.

Pyjamarama Day

Happy Pyjamarama Day everybody!

Happy #pyjamarama day everyone!

I hope, like me, you are enjoying having plenty more time to read some new books. I’m not too sure if Molly is enjoying this one quite as much as I am 😴🐶

Miss Guy x

Mr Murray is in the St Oswald’s Hub today and we have read some of ‘The Koala Who Could’ by Rachel Bright, a book all about facing up to change. How can reading change how you are feeling? What have you enjoyed reading recently? #pyjamarama #welovereading #readingforpleasure

Happy #Pyjamarama Day! There is no better way of relaxing than reading a good book. I would love to hear what you have been reading. It would be good to share some of your photos of what you are reading at home.

Miss Jones x

Mrs Swift and Matthew are snuggled up in the rocking chair, with a good book. This is their favourite place to share a story 🙂

Spiky bed head is a must, when in pjs

No caption needed for our lovely Mrs Gilroy! We hope you find everything you need in your non-fiction book! #pyjamarama #welovereading

It’s #Pajamarama day and Mrs Riding and Freya are enjoying story time together reading ‘The Beast of Buckingham Palace’ by David Walliams

What are you reading today?

Miss Madren has had a relaxing afternoon reading and joining in with #Pyjamarama. Who else is joining in?

Mrs Greer and mouse are enjoying a book about his friend Scouse Mouse. Happy pyjamarama day.

Lockdown has given me the time to read more here I am in my pjs on the sofa at home. We would love to hear what you are reading at home too! Share your photos on Twitter @StOswaldsPriLiv using the hashtags #pyjamarama and #welovereading

Miss Kirwan x

On #Pyjamarama day Mr Cummings’ dog Reggie is helping him sound out new words in his favourite book! What is your favourite book to read at the moment?

Happy #pyjamarama day. I always enjoy sitting in my chair and reading a good book! I hope you find some time to read today too. Mr Loughran

Happy #Pajamarama Day! Story time is our favourite – pjs and a snuggle on the couch with a good book. Cora and I are reading ‘Elephants Can’t Fly’. What book are you reading at the moment? Tag us in your #Pajamarama pictures on Twitter @StOswaldsPriLiv!

#WeLoveReading Mrs Black

Happy Pyjamarama Day everyone! We have loved spending the time reading extra books during the lockdown. Harry is racing through “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series – he thinks they are hilarious! What are you reading at the moment? Let us know if you are doing any of the special “pyjamarama” activities today – we would love to see them.

Mrs McBrien

Last night, some of your teachers (and Stanley and Bertie!) started the Pyjamarama celebrations early by sharing what we have been reading during our weekly catch up! We hope you have your pjs on!

Happy #Pyjamarama day! I don’t think I’ve owned a pair of pjs for many many years! But each day Keeva and I enjoy reading our favourite Disney books (usually ones with pictures!) we thought we’d challenge ourselves with Mary Poppins today! Tag us in your photos #readingforpleasure‬

Mr Wall

Happy #Pyjamarama day everyone from @MrMosaid. I don’t actually own any pyjamas so I had to borrow some, quite comfy actually! Soo many books on my girls lists for the day and I think they are excited for a pyjama day. Enjoy Everyone!

Happy #Pajamarama Day! Mrs Hammond is enjoying some relaxation time with a book 📚#WeLoveReading what’s your favourite story?

On #Pajamarama Day, Mrs Hall and Peter in 5AB are reading their chosen books to Hettie their dog 🐶 who likes to listen to you read? #WeLoveReading

Happy Pyjamarama Day. I know I’m not in my pjs but I’m in my comfiest clothes. I have been doing lots of reading while I have been at home and find it so relaxing. Please send us photos of you reading your favourite books x

Happy #Pyjamarama day! Mr Bradshaw’s dog Milo is reading about his favourite footballer in his pyjamas this morning. What is your favourite book at the moment? #readingforpleasure

On #Pajamarama Day, Miss Hughes has taken a picture of Isla, James and Bonnie enjoying reading ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ – a classic children’s favourite! Share your favourite classics with us #WeLoveReading

Miss Owens and Scarlett are enjoying pyjamarama day.

Happy #Pyjamarama day! Cooper and I have been doing a bit of reading this morning! What book are you reading at the moment? I’d love to know! Why not send a picture of you reading in your pj’s in! Miss Duncan

Happy #Pyjamarama day Yr 2, Enjoy the fun activities and send us photos of you reading with your family and pets. I am reading Slime by David Walliams and can’t wait to tell you all about it when we get back to school.

Mrs Hindley

Happy #Pyjamarama Day! #WeLoveReading in our house! Here we are reading The Three Little Pigs which is Sonny’s favourite. What are you reading today? Don’t forget and tag us into your #Pyjamarama photos @StOswaldsPriLiv

Love from Miss Finnigan & Sonny xx

Happy #Pyjamarama Day everybody! Mrs Jones is relaxing with a good book! Hope you all are too!

#Pyjamarama day! We’ve been spending lots of time talking about our feelings, here are my daughters reading two great books that help us understand our feelings & emotions. Miss Mckenna

Reception – Addition

Good morning Reception, we are continuing our work on addition today, but will be moving on to something different next week. We hope you are having fun with the different activities. Take care and stay safe.


Good Morning everyone! #Pyjamarama is almost here! Here is the schedule of events – loads for you to do tomorrow and what’s even better you can do it all in your pyjamas! Don’t forget and post your photos tomorrow, we can’t wait to see everyone getting involved! #welovereading

Repeating Patterns

Hi Reception!

I hope you are all okay. Here is a challenge that might keep you busy using resources you can find outside (when it stops raining!)

Can you create a repeating pattern like the pictures attached? You can make your pattern trickier by including more objects each time.


A message from Miss Ford

Good afternoon RF,

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying spending so much time with your families. The teachers in reception have been chatting every day to try and think of exciting and fun challenges for you, we hope you have been enjoying them! It has been lovely to see some of your responses on Twitter and WeDuc. I am so proud of how well you are all coping.

Please remember to check the WeDuc app and our twitter feed: @StOswaldsPriLiv for daily updates and lots of suggested activities to keep you busy.

In addition to this, Oxford Reading Tree has a vast library of free e-books for your children to read at home on phone, laptop or tablet. All you have to do is create an account to access these.

Keep in touch through Twitter, WeDuc and we have the email: if you have any questions or just want to update your teacher with what you have been up to!

I miss you all very very much and cannot wait for us all to be together again. Take care and stay safe. Miss Ford

A message from Mr Cummings

Hello RC,

Just a quick message to check that you are all okay. I hope you and your families are keeping happy at home and staying safe. It would be lovely if you could share some of the fun things you have been doing at home for us all to see! If you haven’t already, please remember to check our school website, WEDUC and Twitter for the daily challenges our Reception teachers are posting to keep you busy! I really look forward to hearing from you all; remember to check out our school website keep up to date and I hope to see you all very soon. Stay safe, Mr Cummings

A message from Mr Crowther

Hi RJ! I really hope you’re all happy and healthy and trying to make the best of this strange situation! Hopefully you’ve been having a go at some of the activities the reception teachers have been putting on Weduc and having fun with your families. Remember to be extra good for your grown ups at home and keep working on your reading, writing and numbers! I’m sure you’ll have loads of stories of all the ways you’ve kept busy to tell me when we get back! I bet you can guess how I’m keeping myself and my family (and the neighbours!) entertained. Try your best to learn new life skills while at home like tying a shoelace or making a sandwich and remember to keep your bedrooms tidy! Needless to say I’m missing you all and can’t wait to see your smiling faces back in school before too long. Take care and stay safe. Mr Crowther