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Starting School During COVID-19

Starting school can be a daunting time for children and parents alike, but this may be particularly felt this year due to the COVID-19 situation. We’ve created this page to share useful information with our new intake parents. We’ll be updating it regularly with resources to help prepare you and your child for their start with us at Oswald Road Primary School in September. Although school is closed at the moment, our staff are still working remotely, so please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have. You can call 0161 881 4266, or email

The BBC Bitesize website is a great place to start, as it has loads of fantastic resources on starting primary school.

Virtual Tours

Nursery Welcome Pack

You should receive your Nursery welcome pack in the post by the end of May. You can also find all of the documents enclosed in the pack here:

Developing Your Child’s Independence

A great way to prepare your child for their start at school is to work on their independence in doing various activities. Click on the links below to read more:

Getting Ready to Use the Toilet

Getting Ready to Look, Listen & Play

Learning to Dress

Learning to Use a Fork

Learning to Use a Spoon

Getting Ready to Move, Sit & Balance

Getting Ready to Write

Getting Ready to Throw, Catch & Kick a Ball

Getting Ready to Use Scissors

Early Years Hand Skills