Goosnargh Oliverson's Primary School

Goosnargh Oliverson's Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Reception!

MRS ATKINSON happily welcomes you to Reception!

We have an excellent team working in Reception with Mrs Massaro supporting each day and Mrs Hayton, Mr Hoole and Miss Morse joining us throughout the week too. Mrs Atkinson and Mr Hoole teach our PE on a Thursday and Friday afternoon now. 

We love to learn through play, both indoors and outside of the classroom; here you can have a look at some of the wonderful things that we have been busy doing and learn more about our setting here at Goosnargh Oliverson’s.

See our 2023 welcome letter here:


reception welcome letter 2023.pdf


Our Curriculum

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

If you would like to know more, take a look at this document: 


2023 EYFS Framework 



Each day your child will learn a new sound in their phonics groups; revising this sound at home is very important and helps your child to embed and remember it more easily.

We believe that it is really important that you model the sounds correctly to your child so that they don’t pick up on any bad habits. Follow this link for a really helpful audio guide of the pronunciations of the sounds.

Show-and-Tell - (Experts)

Show-and-Tell happens daily in Reception; it is an excellent way for the children to learn from each other as well as develop their confidence, communication and language skills. Each child chooses an area of interest and they become the ‘expert’. Children create a presentation at home and then over the course of the week they share their expertise each day and the rest of the class engage in discussions based around this area. You will be contacted about this via your Tapestry Learning Journal account a week or so in advance. 

Here is a reminder of our library rota.


Reading with your child is one of the most valuable things you can do to support their education. We advise that you spend 20 minutes each night enjoying reading together; this might mean reading a book to your child as well as allowing them time to read as independently as possible. It is always really important to talk about new vocabulary you come across in a book and to ask your child questions about the story.


Useful Websites

Literacy / Phonics