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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, please feel free to get in touch via email with any questions you may have-

Click here to see the plans for school for September 2020.

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:

Nursery Prospectus

Tapestry Login Details

Pick up passwords letter

Nursery School Meals


Communications and Newsletter Schedule

All About Me

Admissions Form

Reception Welcome Pack

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

Reception Prospectus

Admissions Form

All About Me

Communications and Newsletter Schedule


Pick up passwords letter

Reception School Meals

Tapestry Login Details

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

Developing Your Child’s Speech, Language & Communication Skills

Practical Activities to Develop Listening & Attention

Understanding Describing Words

Activities for Developing Spoken Language

Feelings & Emotional Understanding

Understanding and Following Instructions

Developing Communication Confidence & Self-Esteem

Narrative Skills & Telling Stories

Awareness of Sounds in Words

Developing Sounds for Speech

Tips to Encourage Children to Play & Talk

Helpful Hints for Unclear Speech

Learning Words and Developing Vocabulary

Attention & Listening