Class News

Reading: Year 5 and Reception

Posted on Sunday 24 September 2023 by Miss Goswami

As you all know, we love to read at Moortown Primary School. Year 5 will be reading with Reception every Friday. It was lovely to see and hear all the children engaged in a story.

Autumn 1: Week 3

Posted on Friday 22 September 2023 by Mrs Wood

Literacy
This week, our focus story has been The Great Big Book of Families by Hoffman Mary. After reading the book, we talked about our families and drew pictures of them.

Yesterday, we talked about different types of houses and drew a picture of our house.

Maths
This week, we’ve focussed on perceptual subitising (recognising the number of objects without counting) up to 3. We’ve been learning how to use our fast eyes when looking at small sets of objects.

Help at home: Can you say how many dots there are without counting?

Phonics
This week, we’ve learnt more phase 2 phonemes: i, n, m and d. We’ve been trying really hard to pronounce the phonemes correctly. We’ve also started  writing initial sounds in our phonics books.

Help at home: Don’t forget to use your weekly phonics home learning sheet!

Poetry Picnic
Every week, when we’re having our milk and snack, we’ll learn a poem.  Throughout the week, we’ll rehearse it, practise the actions and talk about the poem. On Fridays, we’ll perform our poem for you to watch at home. Video coming soon!

Every Friday, your child will bring a paper copy of the poem home for you to keep practising at home.

Reading
Reading daily at home is an essential part of your child’s reading journey. Please make sure your write in your child’s reading record and return it every Thursday. If you have any issues logging onto Collins eBooks, please let me know.

Check out what else we’ve been up to in Reception!

Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Reception welcome meeting on Tuesday. It was great to see so many of you. As always, if you have any questions or would like to share any home learning please use our Reception email moortowneyfs@spherefederation.org.

Important
Click here to find out about the Reception baseline assessment.

 

Acceptable Use Agreement

Posted on Thursday 21 September 2023 by Alice Needham

On Friday, your child was sent home with our Acceptable Use Agreement.

This is our school’s online safety policy which explains the expectations we have when children are online in school.

Please read this with your child and sign and return this to school.

Thank you!

KS2 ICT AUA (1)

Geography: What is city expansion?

Posted on Thursday 21 September 2023 by Miss Goswami

In Geography, the children explored what city expansion is. First, we defined it: ‘It is also known as urban sprawl, this is the increase in a built-up area of a city’.

We then took to ‘Digimaps’ to compare the size of Leeds City Centre in the 1890s, 1950s and current day. Have a look at our work:

Help at home: Discuss why the city has expanded and how can we tell.

We are Geographers!

Posted on Thursday 21 September 2023 by Mrs Lake

This half term we are learning about geography in topic lessons. Our unit is called Where in the World am I? It is all about where we live, including our locality as well as the countries, capitals and seas of the UK. Our vocabulary for this topic is listed below.

atlas a collection of maps, usually in a book
city a large town
compass a tool for finding direction
locality an area or neighbourhood
landmark an object or feature of a locality that has importance and can be used to help you find your way
physical geography physical geography looks at the natural things in our environment
human geography human geography looks at the changes in the environment by humans
to survey to find the opinions of a group of people by asking them questions
issue an important topic or problem that needs discussion

This week we have been learning about the names of all the countries that make up the United Kingdom as well as their capital cities. We worked with our partner to look in the atlas to find the UK.

Help at home by discussing the four countries of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The BBC bitesize website here and this song are great for helping the children remember too.

Bethan Woolvin virtual author event

Posted on Wednesday 20 September 2023 by Mrs Lake

Today, Year 2 joined Bethan Woolvin on a live event where Bethan introduced her new book Luna and the Sky Dragon. 

We enjoyed listening to Bethan read her new book, talk about what inspires her and also learned how to draw a character from her new book.

   

Autumn term after-school clubs

Posted on Wednesday 20 September 2023 by Mrs Taylor

*Availability update*

Thank you for the great take up so far of our after-school clubs. Some clubs are now open to other year groups. Please see below for spaces that are still available to book.
Monday
Fun and Games – limited spaces available 
Reading Club – limited spaces available
Multi-sports – spaces available (now open to Y3)
Wake Up Shake Up – full
 
Tuesday
Sewing Club – full
Dodgeball – limited spaces available 
Yoga – spaces available (now open to Reception)
Netball – spaces available (now open to Y3)
 
Wednesday
Hama bead Club – full
Drama – limited spaces available 
Street Dance (Flex Dance) – full
Girls Football – spaces available (now open to Y2 and Y3)
 
Thursday
Basketball KS1 – limited spaces available
Basketball KS2 –  spaces available
Lego Club – full

Our after-school clubs are available for booking on schoolcomms. Please contact the office if you need any further information or help with booking places. Clubs will begin next week.

Science: classifying animals

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2023 by Miss Wilson

This morning, we’ve been learning about the observable characteristics of different types of animals and plants.

In the photographs, children are finding the characteristics of the different types of vertebrates.

If there is something they are not sure about, they’re using iPads to do secondary research to get an answer.

Help at home by discussing our science vocabulary for this unit!

Passing and ‘Keepie Uppies’!

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2023 by Miss Wilson

This half term, Y6 have been improving their football skills.

We’ve focused on passing, so far. Check out the clips below – especially the composure of the first person where she found a successful pass in a game!

Passing in a game and practising the skill uncontested.

We’ve also been trying our hand (well, foot) at a personal challenge – how many ‘Keepie Uppies’ can you do?

Check out some of our first attempts below!

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Help at home by discussing the best technique for a pass, why a footballer needs to keep fit or what happens to your body during exercise!

We are Geographers!

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

This half term we are learning about geography in topic lessons. Our unit is called Where in the World am I? It is all about where we live, including our locality as well as the countries, capitals and seas of the UK. Our vocabulary for this topic is listed below.

atlas a collection of maps, usually in a book
city a large town
compass a tool for finding direction
locality an area or neighbourhood
landmark an object or feature of a locality that has importance and can be used to help you find your way
physical geography physical geography looks at the natural things in our environment
human geography human geography looks at the changes in the environment by humans
to survey to find the opinions of a group of people by asking them questions
issue an important topic or problem that needs discussion

This week we have been learning about the names of all the countries that make up the United Kingdom as well as their capital cities. We worked with our partner to look in the atlas to find the UK.

Help at home by discussing the four countries of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The BBC bitesize website here and this song are great for helping the children remember too.